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Daily Archives: November 7, 2008

Cash for carbon project

Cash for carbon project

07/11/2008, by in

SHETLAND AMENITY Trust has been awarded £92,000 for a two-year project to reduce Shetland’s carbon footprint by between 28,000 and 50,000 tonnes.The funding, sourced from the Scottish government through the Climate Challenge Fund, will be used to appoint a full-time carbon reduction officer and... Read more...

CLAN hits amazing £80,000

CLAN hits amazing £80,000

07/11/2008, by in News

THE Shetland CLAN 1,2,3 appeal now stands at nearly £80,000 and continues to surpass the organisers’ expectations.Representatives from CLAN House in Aberdeen have been delighted with the response and are now in Shetland. They are holding an informal drop-in session at Islesburgh this afternoon ... Read more...

Promotional guide launched

Promotional guide launched

07/11/2008, by in News

By LOUISE THOMASONA PROMOTIONAL guide to Shetland was among a set of books launched at the Town Hall on Monday. Shetland Islands Today is included in a collection of four books, which also features guides to Greenland, Faroe and Iceland, created by Icelandic publisher Halldór Pállson.Laun... Read more...

Norwegian honour for J W Irvine

Norwegian honour for J W Irvine

07/11/2008, by in News

By RYAN TAYLORHIS WRITING has been a treasure to many in Shetland for almost 30 years, but now the work of veteran author James W Irvine has been officially recognised by the King of Norway.The celebrated writer was presented with the highly prestigious Saint Olav’s Medal at a ceremony in Ler... Read more...

Schiehallion well below par

Schiehallion well below par

07/11/2008, by in News

SCHIEHALLION is still suffering technical prob­lems since its annual maintenance and is still not producing at its full capacity.General manager of ports and harbours Jim Dickson told a harbour board meeting yesterday that the floating production, storage and off­loading system (FPSO) was now pr... Read more...

Robust debate over drinking

Robust debate over drinking

07/11/2008, by in News

By LUCY GRUNDONYOUNG people in Shetland debated the Scottish government’s proposals to increase the legal age for buying alcohol from supermarkets and off-licenses from 18 to 21 at a meeting last week.A group of 69 aged between 11 and 18 from across Shetland met at a general meeting of Youth ... Read more...

Killer diseases tally

Killer diseases tally

07/11/2008, by in News

By JOHN ROBERTSONTHE BIGGEST killers in Shetland are cancer and circulatory system problems such as heart disease and stroke which caused more than half the islands’ 209 deaths last year.Sixty-two deaths (30 per cent of the total) were due to circulatory problems while cancer claimed 43 p... Read more...

Fuel supplier under pressure

Fuel supplier under pressure

07/11/2008, by in News

By JOHN ROBERTSONSHETLAND’s main fuel supplier GB Oils is to come under pressure to cut its prices by the body which controls the island’s public transport network.ZetTrans is calling for a meeting with the Irish-owned distributor to raise its concerns about the big gap between mainland... Read more...

Norwegians under fire over mackerel quota

Norwegians under fire over mackerel quota

07/11/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

NORWEGIAN fishing chiefs have been criticised for pushing for a huge increase in mackerel quota for next year.High level talks in London bet­ween the European Union, Norway and Faroe have seen the total allowable catch (TAC) for mackerel set at a level 33 per cent above that permitted last year. ... Read more...

Safer waters mean fewer visitors

Safer waters mean fewer visitors

07/11/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

THE IMPROVEMENT in the weather after the recent storms may have been welcomed by most people, but it has led to quieter times at Lerwick Harbour.On Saturday the Dutch reefer Nova Galicia berthed at the Greenhead base from St Peters­burg.She stocked up with frozen fish from the Catch before head... Read more...