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Daily Archives: September 26, 2008

A new power station as well

A new power station as well

26/09/2008, by in News

By JOHN ROBERTSONINVESTIGATIONS are taking place into building a new power station on a site further out of Lerwick because the existing one at Gremista will struggle to meet more modern pollution standards.Scottish and Southern Energy is currently assessing a range of possible options for ... Read more...

Marts and NorthLink agree deal

Marts and NorthLink agree deal

26/09/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

By RYAN TAYLORAN AGREEMENT has been reached over livestock movements which should prevent the repeat of a fall out between NorthLink and the marts.Farmers and crofters from the North Isles trying to ship animals south after recent farm to farm sales feared the beasts could be turned away at the... Read more...

Shock as Atlantic pulls plug on isles

Shock as Atlantic pulls plug on isles

26/09/2008, by in News

HIGH prices and the global economic downturn were mainly why Faroese airline Atlantic Airways decided to pull the plug on its service to Shetland.The company had provided a link between Sumburgh Airport and London Stansted, but was forced to change its plans last week.Members of the transport pa... Read more...

Fewer patients to move hospital

Fewer patients to move hospital

26/09/2008, by in Public Affairs

PLANS to move 20 patients from Montfield to the Gilbert Bain Hospital have been amended to take account of new infection control guidelines.The guidelines say that space between beds has to be increased in order to minimise hospital acquired infections.This means that fewer beds can now be accom... Read more...

Cookery book inspires staff at Hay’s Dock cafe

Cookery book inspires staff at Hay’s Dock cafe

26/09/2008, by in News

HAY’S Dock Café Restaurant, located in the Shetland Museum and Archives, is playing an active part in the first Shetland Food Festival, showcasing dishes inspired by a Shetland cookery book held in the archives. The Shetland Cookery Book, by Margaret B Stout, is an abridged copy of Cookery for ... Read more...

Classic car future under threat

Classic car future under threat

26/09/2008, by in News

By RYAN TAYLORA DISPUTE over the former Tod’s warehouse in Lerwick is threatening the future of Shetland’s classic car collection.The large shed in the town’s Gremista Industrial Estate has pro­vided storage for over 50 vehicles belonging to members of the Shet­land Classic Car Club fo... Read more...

Shaw and NorthLink staff to give it wellie

Shaw and NorthLink staff to give it wellie

26/09/2008, by in News

STAFF from Shaw Marketing and Design’s Shetland office are kicking off the Yellow Wellie Relay from Lerwick to Edinburgh tomorrow.The relay, which will raise vital funds for the RNLI, will involve the transportation of a yellow wellie between their two offices – a distance of around 375 miles.... Read more...

Thrills and spills in store with the Miami ride

Thrills and spills in store with the Miami ride

26/09/2008, by in News

WITH the nights drawing in and winter approaching, the ever popular Codonas funfair is returning to Shetland – with several new rides and a beefed-up food outlet.With rides and games, a bouncy castle and a catering outlet the operators believe there will be something for everyone.Back this yea... Read more...

Zambia school makes penpal appeal

Zambia school makes penpal appeal

26/09/2008, by in News

FOLLOWING the success of the recent Shetland to Zambia Gym Project, an opportunity has arisen for schools in Shetland to become involved in supporting a school in Africa.The headteacher of Nakatindi Community School in Livingstone, Zambia, Choonga Lewis, has written to Mark Wylie, who led the proj... Read more...