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Daily Archives: November 21, 2008

Wills calls for leadership revamp

Wills calls for leadership revamp

21/11/2008, by in News, Public Affairs

By NEIL RIDDELLSHETLAND Islands Council should consider following the lead of the Western Isles and radically overhauling the way its political leadership is structured in order to improve the standard of democracy in the isles, according to a councillor.Lerwick South member Jon­athan Wills is... Read more...

Six figure milestone for CLAN

Six figure milestone for CLAN

21/11/2008, by in News

By ROSALIND GRIFFITHSSHETLAND fund-raisers have proved their worth once again by breaking through the £100,000 barrier in the CLAN 1,2,3 appeal.Since the appeal was launched in the summer fund-raising activities ranging from sporting events to house teas, concerts and community gatherings have... Read more...

Trust fails to take budget action

Trust fails to take budget action

21/11/2008, by in Public Affairs

By NEIL RIDDELLDURING a week when it was confirmed the market value of Shetland Charitable Trust’s pot had plummeted by over £30 million since April, one of the trust’s two independent trustees hit out at the charity’s inability to get its annual budget down to a sustainable level.Acting... Read more...

Row as back-up helicopter taken to cover south coast

Row as back-up helicopter taken to cover south coast

21/11/2008, by in News

By RYAN TAYLORA SPAT has broken out following a decision by the Maritime Coastguard Agency to temporarily withdraw Shetland’s back-up rescue helicopter.Normally two aircraft provide search and rescue services for the isles. However, a decision on Friday to pinch the back up Rescue 103 helicop... Read more...

£18,000 is icing on the cake

£18,000 is icing on the cake

21/11/2008, by in News

MORE than £18,000 was raised in Shetland during last week’s BBC Children in Need appeal.In spite of the credit crunch, people gave generously with fund-raising events throughout the isles.A marathon broadcast from 7pm to 1am by Radio Shetland last Friday raised nearly £10,000 through an auc... Read more...

Windfarm protest stepped up

Windfarm protest stepped up

21/11/2008, by in Public Affairs

By NEIL RIDDELLCAMPAIGN group Sustainable Shetland this week launched a petition calling on islanders to oppose Viking Energy’s proposed windfarm.The company, meanwhile, insisted that the public would get their chance to have a say on the project when a planning permission is submitted.In a... Read more...

Minibus will help Bressay

Minibus will help Bressay

21/11/2008, by in News, Public Affairs

A NEW minibus service is to be introduced in Bressay to help provide a more flexible public transport system on the island.Councillors approved spending £35,000 on the service – a seven-seater vehicle which could take passengers to and from the ferry.The council will also look at running the ... Read more...

Plastic fears as plans go on show

Plastic fears as plans go on show

21/11/2008, by in News

By RYAN TAYLORPLANS by supermarket giant Tesco to significantly extend its Lerwick premises were put on public display this week.Customers were able to view technical drawings of the project as they came into the South Road store on Wednesday and Thursday.Staff were on hand to answer question... Read more...

Staneyhill Shop owner has to seek buyer

Staneyhill Shop owner has to seek buyer

21/11/2008, by in News

By RYAN TAYLORA COUNCIL decision earlier this year to retain premises in one of Lerwick’s residential areas as a shop has forced the businessman who owns the building to sell up.Dennis Garrick, owner of the Staneyhill Shop, had wanted to change it to office premises after the business closed ... Read more...

Wheely bins idea is back

Wheely bins idea is back

21/11/2008, by in News, Public Affairs

THEY were rejected following a Shetland-wide survey eight years ago, but wheely bins could yet be appearing in the isles.Councillors gave their backing on Tuesday for plans to use wheeled bins for commercial waste.Members of the infrastructure committee heard the bins, which could be offered in ... Read more...

Knitters contribute ‘life-saving’ hats

Knitters contribute ‘life-saving’ hats

21/11/2008, by in News

ENTHUSIASTIC knitters in Shet­land have been a massive part of a campaign to save children’s lives, with over a thousand baby hats presented to Save the Children by isles MP Alistair Carmichael last week.Earlier this year the charity made a plea for the tiny life-saving hats and has received sa... Read more...