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Daily Archives: October 10, 2008

Community renewable projects win seal of approval

Community renewable projects win seal of approval

10/10/2008, by in

COMMUNITY Energy Scotland is taking a lead role in assisting the development of a wide variety of projects across Shetland.One example is the new and innovative approach to community wind energy projects. With no access to the national electricity grid, emphasis is being placed on small schemes ai... Read more...

Council accused of incompetence

Council accused of incompetence

10/10/2008, by in News, Public Affairs

By NEIL RIDDELLA COUNCILLOR has hit out at the “serial incompetence” demonstrated by the leadership of the SIC, which could cost taxpayers in Shetland over £8m with nothing to show for it, and has reported the matter to Audit Scotland.Lerwick South member Jonathan Wills estimates that arou... Read more...

CLAN 1,2,3 appeal banks first £50,000

CLAN 1,2,3 appeal banks first £50,000

10/10/2008, by in News

By ROSALIND GRIFFITHSTHE SHETLAND CLAN 1,2,3 appeal has just broken the £50,000 barrier. The appeal for a new cancer centre in Aberdeen was launched at the end of July and has seen widespread support across Shetland from both individuals and groups.Donations have been made directly to the appe... Read more...

Sullom oil spill caused by ‘heavy rain’

Sullom oil spill caused by ‘heavy rain’

10/10/2008, by in News

AN INVESTIGATION has been launched after more than 1,500 litres of oily water escaped into the sea from Sullom Voe Oil Terminal’s dirty water drainage system during heavy rain on Tuesday.A spokeswoman for BP said a joint pollution response team between the terminal and the SIC spent most of Wedn... Read more...

Robertson suspended over spree

Robertson suspended over spree

10/10/2008, by in News

By ROSALIND GRIFFITHSYOUTH campaigner Daniel Robertson has been suspended from the Scottish Youth Parliament after an alleged drunken spree.Mr Robertson, 20, from Sullom, is said to have taken part in a noisy drinking session with SYP chairman Kieran Collins, 24, in a hotel in Hamilton, south L... Read more...

School still too big

School still too big

10/10/2008, by in News, Public Affairs

FURTHER work needs to be done to get the size of the proposed new Anderson High School down to the target size of 15,000 square metres, a meeting of the council’s services committee heard yesterday.Head of education and social care Hazel Sutherland said there was now a revised brief for the scho... Read more...

Students to learn from top chefs

Students to learn from top chefs

10/10/2008, by in News

FOUR Shetland College UHI students will travel south next month for a week-long work placement with top British chefs.George McIvor, who was in Shetland at the weekend for the food festival, has been the key to helping arrange the placements for the students.The students, who are each close to c... Read more...

Start made to hamefarin quilt for 2010 event

Start made to hamefarin quilt for 2010 event

10/10/2008, by in News

THE HAMEFARIN Quilt was launched at the Town Hall yesterday by SIC convener Sandy Cluness and Ann Hill, a keen quilter who was born in Shetland and now lives in Dumfries.Mrs Hill is looking forward to coming home for the Hamefarin, which will take place in June 2010. Many people throughout the wor... Read more...

Helicopter grounded after dispute

Helicopter grounded after dispute

10/10/2008, by in News

By NEIL RIDDELLCOASTGUARD rescue helicopter Oscar Charlie was temporarily grounded on Tuesday afternoon after a dispute over the European working time directive.Under European law workers only have to work a 48-hour week, but the dispute was over the interpretation of the directive within the c... Read more...

Free meals for bairns

Free meals for bairns

10/10/2008, by in Public Affairs

YOUNG primary school pupils in Shetland will be able to benefit from free school meals from 2010 onwards.Following a pilot project, the SNP administration at Holyrood has announced that it will compel councils to provide free lunches for all pupils in primaries one to three and that the new policy... Read more...