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Daily Archives: January 30, 2009

Young mechanic named college’s best

Young mechanic named college’s best

30/01/2009, by in News

Train Shetland apprentice Vincent Tonner has been named as Inverness College’s motor vehicle apprentice of the year.The SVQ Level 3 apprentice from Yell was presented with his award, along with a toolbox worth £250 provided by Macgregor’s Industrial Supplies, at a recent ceremony at the colle... Read more...

Witness appeal after assault

Witness appeal after assault

30/01/2009, by in News

Police are appealing for witnesses to an alleged early morning assault on a 24-year-old woman which caused an area next to the Co-op super­market in Lerwick to be cor­doned off by police on Wednes­day.The incident is said to have happened between 5am and 8am near a bus stop close to the Holmsga... Read more...

Feisty debate likely over arts

Feisty debate likely over arts

30/01/2009, by in News

By NEIL RIDDELLA heated debate is guaranteed tomorrow evening as the Althing Social Group examines whether too much money is spent on the arts in Shetland.The motion will be proposed by avidly anti-Mareel councillor Jonathan Wills and Althing regular Gordon Dargie, while Shetland Arts chairman ... Read more...

Allotment plans to go before council

Allotment plans to go before council

30/01/2009, by in News

Councillors will next week be asked to approve in principle the leasing of sites in Mossbank and Sandwick to the Shetland Allotment Association for a “peppercorn rent” following “considerable” public interest in the scheme.In a report due to go before the SIC’s infrastructure committee o... Read more...

Silky voice of Times retires

Silky voice of Times retires

30/01/2009, by in News

For 10 years he was one of the voices of The Shetland Times, recording the paper every Friday morning for the benefit of the partially sighted and blind.But last week Donald Silk retired from the voluntary role, which involves reading extracts from the printed version onto tapes that are then sent... Read more...

Check BA too, urges Scott

Check BA too, urges Scott

30/01/2009, by in News

Islanders wanting to fly from Sumburgh to London could pot­ential­ly save over £100 by booking with British Airways rather than new franchise operator Flybe, according to Shetland MSP Tavish Scott.When Loganair’s franchise with BA ended and Flybe took over, the airline set up a “code share... Read more...

Faroe to respond over ferry

Faroe to respond over ferry

30/01/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

Faroe’s Prime Minister was formulating an official reply to SIC convener Sandy Cluness this week after his demand for action regarding Shetland’s greatly devalued £4.2 million investment in Smyril Line.The Shetland Times revealed last week there had been no reply or acknowledgment for the l... Read more...

MP signs book in honour of Holocaust victims

MP signs book in honour of Holocaust victims

30/01/2009, by in News

Isles MP Alistair Carmichael showed his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day by signing a Book of Commitment in the House of Commons to honour those who perished.As in previous years, the Holocaust Educational Trust placed the Book of Commitment in the Commons to give MPs the opportunity to pledge... Read more...

No problem as JBT and SFF wrap up points

No problem as JBT and SFF wrap up points

30/01/2009, by in Sport

JBT Ladies and Shetland Freezer Foods both had straight-sets wins in the women’s volleyball league on Friday, while in a very close match LadySpurs Express managed to see off the challenge of Sandwick. In the men’s league JBT Sovers defeated DITT Globetrotters in a four-setter.BP Sullom Voe M... Read more...

Cricket teams score heavily in league matches

Cricket teams score heavily in league matches

30/01/2009, by in Sport

The latest indoor cricket matches resulted in comfortable wins for Big Shots, Southend and Bressay Light and a hard-fought victory for Lerwick B over Brae.Big Shots 120 for 4 Emer. Services 67 for 3Big Shots batted first and got off to a fast start with Guy Nightingale and Magnus Bray scoring q... Read more...