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Daily Archives: November 14, 2008

History of pelagic fishing project

History of pelagic fishing project

14/11/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

A NEW fishing history project is under way at the NAFC Marine Centre with the appointment of Bobby Gear from Scalloway.Mr Gear, who graduated from the University of St Andrews this summer, will be carrying out the project on the post-war development of Shetland's pelagic fishing industry over th... Read more...

Flybe caves in on credit card fees

Flybe caves in on credit card fees

14/11/2008, by in News

By NEIL RIDDELLFLYBE and Loganair have agreed to significantly reduce credit and debit card charges for flights bet­ween Shetland and the mainland following a sustained public cam­paign led by The Shetland Times, but local politicians are now calling on the operators to make further concessions... Read more...

Eastern Airways awarded contract for Scatsta

Eastern Airways awarded contract for Scatsta

14/11/2008, by in News

BRISTOW Helicopters has awarded the interim contract for the Integrated Aviation Consortium, which transports offshore oil workers from Aberdeen to Scatsta, to Eastern Airways.The independent regional airline will run the contract from 7th February next year until June 2010, while the permanent... Read more...

Harrison gets top job

Harrison gets top job

14/11/2008, by in News

LOGANAIR has appointed David Harrison, currently the company’s finance director, as chief executive.Previously on the board of Bond Helicopters, Iomart and Inveresk before joining Loganair in October 2002, Mr Harrison will be taking up his post with immediate effect. Chairman Scott Grier said:... Read more...

Unusual house guest goes visiting in Papa

Unusual house guest goes visiting in Papa

14/11/2008, by in

A PAPA Stour resident got a surprise at the weekend when an owl flew into his porch.Oliver Tait, of Northouse, Papa Stour, saw a bird flying around his garden on Saturday morning. Thinking it was an Arctic Skua, he paid it little attention, until the bird flew towards the house and in through the ... Read more...

List grows as mortgages prove costly

List grows as mortgages prove costly

14/11/2008, by in News, Public Affairs

By RYAN TAYLORTHE CREDIT crunch is adding new pressure to the council’s housing waiting list, as people succumb to financial pressures brought about by the downturn, it was revealed this week.Head of housing Chris Medley said an increasing number of people were defaulting on their mortgages a... Read more...

Boost for isles renewables

Boost for isles renewables

14/11/2008, by in Public Affairs

By LOUISE THOMASONTHE FUTURE of renewable energy in Shetland received a major boost this week as Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond announced a major study to explore a grid of cables across the North Sea.It came as Viking Energy, the com­pany behind the proposed wind­farm for the ... Read more...

CLAN chief amazed at funds

CLAN chief amazed at funds

14/11/2008, by in News

By PETER JOHNSONTHE CHIEF executive of the CLAN 123 appeal has said she is “speechless” at the amazing generosity of Shetlanders in raising £90,000 in only 14 weeks.Speaking at a function for fund-raisers at Lerwick Town Hall last Thursday Debbie Thomson said that she felt humbled by th... Read more...

Hospital staff advised to leave parking spaces

Hospital staff advised to leave parking spaces

14/11/2008, by in News

NHS SHETLAND has been quick to respond to requests for hospital staff to leave parking spaces free for patients.Health board chief executive Sandra Laurenson has written to Lerwick Community Council after concerns were raised that patients attending the Gilbert Bain could find nowhere to park. ... Read more...

Smyril out of cash

Smyril out of cash

14/11/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

TALKS aimed at resurrecting Smyril Line’s service to Shetland with the Norröna have fallen flat.Informal discussions had taken place between cash-strapped Smyril and the SIC’s economic development department after the Faroese firm started looking for ways to raise crucial funds.The company... Read more...

Tesco reveals extension plans

Tesco reveals extension plans

14/11/2008, by in News

CUSTOMERS are to be able to examine Tesco’s extension plans with an exhibition on show at the store in Lerwick next week.The company is hoping to significantly extend the South Road store and earlier this year submitted a planning application which would see the retail floorspace increase by mor... Read more...

Mind Your Head notches up £5,000 from Spiggie Run

Mind Your Head notches up £5,000 from Spiggie Run

14/11/2008, by in News

THE MIND Your Head charity has had another successful year, with its annual Round Spiggie Fun Run/Walk raising nearly £5,000.Four hundred and fifty people took part this year and thanks to the sponsor, Lerwick Building Centre, all participants received another Mind Your Head t-shirt to add to the... Read more...