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Daily Archives: October 17, 2008

Camera for the Broch

Camera for the Broch

17/10/2008, by in News, Public Affairs

THE COUNCIL is looking to station a closed-circuit TV camera at Sound Service Station in an attempt to halt the splurge of vandalism at Clickimin Broch in recent months.Environmental health manager Maggie Dunne told a meeting of Lerwick Community Council this week that she would be consulting with... Read more...

Barmaid praised for saving distraught woman

Barmaid praised for saving distraught woman

17/10/2008, by in News

A BARMAID from Shetland has been praised by police after she jumped into the River Clyde to rescue a woman who was trying to kill herself because her boyfriend had left her.Angela Murray, 21, originally from Brae, was working in The Clyde Bar in Helensburgh when she saw the woman acting strangely ... Read more...

What can be achieved?

What can be achieved?

17/10/2008, by in News, Public Affairs

COUNCILLORS should tell the public what can be achieved in the lifetime of this council.That is the feeling of Shetland North councillor Alastair Cooper, who made a plea for the completion of three marinas which had been in “gestation” for around 10 years.Speaking at a meeting of the service... Read more...

Council still silent on insurance

Council still silent on insurance

17/10/2008, by in News, Public Affairs

WEEKS before the council has to set its annual budgets, the SIC is continuing to refuse to say whether it has adequate insurance cover against a £5.25m claim from Lerwick Port Authority.The LPA claim relates to losses incurred after it had to delay dredging work on Lerwick Harbour because of the ... Read more...

Air traffic figures up

Air traffic figures up

17/10/2008, by in News

THE NUMBER of passengers using Sumburgh airport has increased by 5.2 per cent in the last six months on the same period last year to 90,791, according to new figures from Highlands and Islands Airports (HIAL).That compares with an increase of two per cent overall at the 10 airports operated by HIA... Read more...

Store cattle and young calves sold at Thainstone

Store cattle and young calves sold at Thainstone

17/10/2008, by in News

THAINSTONE, Aberdeen and Northern Marts sold 941 store cattle and 26 young calves on Friday.Bullocks (543) averaged 158.4p (-0.6p) to 192.2p per kg and £1,250 gross.Heifers (388) averaged 153.4p (+0.4p) to 235p per kg and £1,200 gross.Bulls (10) averaged 121p (-26p) to 129p per kg and £1,05... Read more...