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Daily Archives: September 19, 2008

Market turmoil dents trust funds

Market turmoil dents trust funds

19/09/2008, by in Public Affairs

CHAOS in the world’s financial markets ripped a big hole in Shetland Charitable Trust’s funds this week with £10 million possibly wiped off their value in just two days.The estimate came from trust acting general manager Jeff Goddard who said he would have to wait until today to receive an ac... Read more...

Bonus will be paid – for now

Bonus will be paid – for now

19/09/2008, by in News, Public Affairs

By JOHN ROBERTSONTHE CHRISTMAS bonus for pensioners and the disabled is to be paid out this year despite the threat of an extra £250,000 tax demand because the scheme is not focused on the poor and needy.Shetland Charitable Trust decided in private session on Wednesday to push ahead with t... Read more...

Lamb prices reach record levels

Lamb prices reach record levels

19/09/2008, by in News

By RYAN TAYLORA NATIONAL shortage of livestock was behind a bumper weekend at the marts in Lerwick, with some prices reaching their highest level in over 20 years.Chairman of Shetland Livestock Marketing Group Ronnie Eunson said last Saturday’s exceptional day of trading at the Lerwick ma... Read more...

Invitation from New Zealand

Invitation from New Zealand

19/09/2008, by in News

MEMBERS of the Auckland Shetland Society in New Zealand met recently to discuss how to increase the membership.One of the decisions made was to have a tattie soup night and supper dance on Saturday 18th October.Society treasurer Doreen Blundell said if by any remote chance anyone from Shetland w... Read more...

Sandy’s kind gesture to Jag owner

Sandy’s kind gesture to Jag owner

19/09/2008, by in News

By ROSALIND GRIFFITHSA DISABLED ex-serviceman whose rosy view of Shetland was shattered when the mascot was stolen from his car will be presented with a replacement by council convener Sandy Cluness.Kevin Bryant, 49, wrote to The Shetland Times last week expressing dismay that the leaping cat m... Read more...

What now for hydrogen car?

What now for hydrogen car?

19/09/2008, by in

IT MAY have resembled a cross between a Frogeye Sprite and a Nissan Micra, but Pure Energy’s hydrogen-powered car had the potential to unlock the secret to finding alternative fuels.So, what has happened to the pocket-size green machine?The car was rolled out to the media some three years ago ... Read more...

MP annoyed with testing plan

MP annoyed with testing plan

19/09/2008, by in News

ISLES MP Alistair Carmichael has condemned as “unacceptable” plans by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) to remove the testing of candidates for motorcycle and heavy goods vehicle licences to mainland Scotland.Mr Carmichael was commenting after meeting DSA chief executive Rosemary Thew to di... Read more...

Bobsleigh sponsorship

Bobsleigh sponsorship

19/09/2008, by in Sport

LERWICK Port Authority agreed this week to sponsor British bobsleigh team member Kenneth Simm from Brae to the tune of £500.Royal Marine Kenneth, 25, has set his sights on becoming British champion this season. But until he becomes a champion at national level he has to provide his own funding.... Read more...

Bad water?

Bad water?

19/09/2008, by in Public Affairs

COMPLAINTS last year over the quality of water in mainland Shetland are being investigated by the industry watchdog.Scottish water quality regulator Colin McLaren said this week a large number of complaints about a smell, taste and burning sensation came from customers in the Lerwick and Eela wate... Read more...

Cafe a hit

Cafe a hit

19/09/2008, by in Public Affairs

THE CAFE restaurant at Shetland Museum and Archives is out-performing its business plan, trustees heard at a meeting of Shetland Amenity Trust this week.General manager of the trust Jimmy Moncrieff said that reports of losses in Hay’s Dock cafe restaurant in the first year were “misleading”.... Read more...

A school bus from Shetland, with love

A school bus from Shetland, with love

19/09/2008, by in News

FROM Shetland With Love is well on the way towards the purchase of a school bus for the orphans of God’s Golden Acre in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, Organisers Mona and Iain McAlpine have again thanked the people of Shetland for the many generous donations over the past year.The family of the la... Read more...