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Daily Archives: December 12, 2008

Second man reported over seal deaths

Second man reported over seal deaths

12/12/2008, by in News

A SECOND man, aged 44, will be reported to the procurator fiscal in Lerwick following the deaths of baby seals on a small island off Whalsay.A 47-year-old man, named locally as Jimmy Stewart, has already been reported in connection with the deaths of 18 grey seal pups on the remote island of East ... Read more...

Danish firm for Mid Yell

Danish firm for Mid Yell

12/12/2008, by in News, Public Affairs

By NEIL RIDDELLDANISH firm MT Hojgaard has been selected as the preferred bidder to build the £8.5 million new Mid Yell Junior High School.The company, which recently built a new school at Suduroy in Faroe, has worked on a number of large construction projects through­out northern Europe and ... Read more...

Trust must hatch plan for reform

Trust must hatch plan for reform

12/12/2008, by in Public Affairs

By NEIL RIDDELLCHARITIES regulator OSCR is calling on Shetland Charitable Trust to devise a plan to reform the way it operates by next summer amid further controversy over whether councillors should continue to exercise complete control over a substantial chunk of the isles’ oil reserves.In... Read more...

Brentnall evades jail

Brentnall evades jail

12/12/2008, by in News

A MAN who downloaded hundreds of indecent images of children from the internet has walked free from court.Paul Brentnall, from Mossbank, was caught after his estranged wife found the images on his computer after he moved out of their house in Wiltshire.And when the 46-year-old was arrested at hi... Read more...

Thai ordeal costs Scalloway man £300

Thai ordeal costs Scalloway man £300

12/12/2008, by in News

SCALLOWAY man Alec Johnson had an unusual end to his holiday recently when he was one of the hundreds of tourists to be caught up in the protests in Thailand.What should have been a short journey home after a 16-day holiday turned into five days of uncertainty as the main airport in Bangkok, Suvar... Read more...

High school project manager appointed

High school project manager appointed

12/12/2008, by in News, Public Affairs

By RYAN TAYLORA DEDICATED project manager has been appointed to help bring the new Anderson High School to fruition following its troubled gestation.Alister Coutts will be leading a team from Edinburgh-based con­struction and property consultants Robinson Low Francis to help complete the proje... Read more...

Man set for court over alleged seal cull

Man set for court over alleged seal cull

12/12/2008, by in News

A 47 YEAR OLD man has been charged in connection with the deaths of 18 grey seal pups found on a beach on a small island off Whalsay.Scottish Natural Heritage workers alerted police when carrying out a seal survey on 29th November, and when officers attended a beach on the remote island of East L... Read more...

Town centre awarded funding

Town centre awarded funding

12/12/2008, by in News

LERWICK Town Centre As­sociation has been awarded £20,000 of Scottish government funding to develop the area as a Business Improvement District (BID).Established about 15 years ago, the association opened its own office last year with support from Shetland Islands Council and Highlands & ... Read more...

Report highlights damage to habitats

Report highlights damage to habitats

12/12/2008, by in Public Affairs

By RYAN TAYLORA MORATORIUM should be placed on new windfarms amid fears over the effect they could have on deep peat lands across Scotland, according to a Tory MEP.Struan Stevenson’s comments follow a new report by the John Muir Trust, which he says supports the argument the ecosystem ser... Read more...

Charity DVD tells winning garden’s story

Charity DVD tells winning garden’s story

12/12/2008, by in News

By LOUISE THOMASONA DVD following the story of the Shetland Croft House Garden, which won gold at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, is to be released with the proceeds going to Motor Neurone Disease (MND) associations.The garden was the brainchild of Martin Anderson, founder member of the MN... Read more...

Thumbs up for school

Thumbs up for school

By ROSALIND GRIFFITHSINSPECTORS who visited Brae High School in September were impressed by the school and the broad education given to pupils.The HMIe inspection, the results of which were published this week, revealed many strengths, including the support pupils gave each other, the strong co... Read more...

Hotshot terriers win top honours

Hotshot terriers win top honours

12/12/2008, by in News

THE TERRITORIAL Army sol­diers based at Fort Charlotte in Lerwick recently took part in their first field firing opportunity for over 40 years.The local TA became an infantry battalion in 1967 when the Royal Artillery left Shetland. Two years ago they converted back to artillery and last month fi... Read more...