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Daily Archives: January 23, 2009

Ambulance chief promises to help

Ambulance chief promises to help

By ROSALIND GRIFFITHSA second ambulance for Shetland is a possibility being considered by service chiefs who visited the isles for talks with NHS Shetland on Monday.Acting chief executive of the Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) Pauline Howie said she was “absolutely committed” to making in ... Read more...

Rededication raises money for CLAN

Rededication raises money for CLAN

23/01/2009, by in News

A rededication service at St Columba’s Church in Lerwick was held last Thursday and attended by around 300 worshippers.The organisers were delighted to see people from all over Shetland as well as a good representation from their own congregation.The Very Rev Alexander Mac­Donald was the gues... Read more...

Swansons up for sale as owners opt to retire

Swansons up for sale as owners opt to retire

23/01/2009, by in News

By LOUISE THOMASONTwo familiar faces on Da Street will soon be leaving.After almost 19 years supplying Shetlanders with their jewellery needs, David and Mildred Johnson of S & R Swanson are selling up to retire.The Johnsons took over the business in October 1990 from Stanley Swanson and h... Read more...

SIC’s business aid scheme

SIC’s business aid scheme

23/01/2009, by in News, Public Affairs

The SIC is hoping to inject £2.9 million into Shetland businesses over the next two years without falling foul of EU competition rules. The now-infamous restricti­ons on state aid have been relaxed suddenly in a bid to help countries tackle the credit crunch.The council’s plan is to set up a S... Read more...

Charity shop needs help

Charity shop needs help

23/01/2009, by in News

Charity Save the Children is appealing for volunteers to help out in its shop on Lerwick’s Commercial Street as it campaigns to raise money to help with the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.Spokesman Rob McMillan said there were a number of “different and interesting” roles to fill and all applic... Read more...

Good chance now for orphaned otter Kirkikou

Good chance now for orphaned otter Kirkikou

23/01/2009, by in

Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary is trying to nurse a baby otter back to health after it lost the use of its back legs. Kirikou, a 10-week-old female otter, lost its mother in a garden in Bressay just before Christmas.The Redman family found the otter at their seaside house at Ham and watched and wait... Read more...

Boats take shelter

Boats take shelter

23/01/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

Lerwick Harbour has had a busy week with a number of reefers visiting and fishing boats in for shelter.The Bahamian-registered research boat Ohm Express arrived last Thursday for shelter at Victoria Pier east.The Silver Ocean sailed to St Petersburg with a cargo of frozen fish, and the Silver Be... Read more...