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Daily Archives: February 6, 2009

CLAN appeal reaches £200,000 milestone

CLAN appeal reaches £200,000 milestone

06/02/2009, by in News

The Shetland CLAN 1,2,3 appeal has now reached the £200,000 mark.The appeal, which began at the end of July 2008 and runs to July of this year, has received donations from different groups covering the length and breadth of the isles.CLAN committee co-ordinator Cecil Smith said that “people i... Read more...

School closure debate begins

School closure debate begins

06/02/2009, by in News, Public Affairs

By JOHN ROBERTSON and RYAN TAYLORThe first political skirmish over closing rural schools is set to take place in the Town Hall on Thursday when SIC councillors debate the controversial so-called blueprint for education which has been a year-and-a-half in the making.The blueprint is essentially ... Read more...

Brae murder charge denied

Brae murder charge denied

06/02/2009, by in News

A Brae resident accused of starting a fire which killed his baby daughter denied a murder charge last Friday.William Middleton, 32, appeared briefly at the High Court in Edinburgh for legal debate ahead of his trial.The murder charge alleges that Mr Middleton knew that nine-month-old Annalise wa... Read more...

Council spending D-Day looms

Council spending D-Day looms

06/02/2009, by in News, Public Affairs

By NEIL RIDDELLCouncillors will have to hammer out a final agreement on their capital programme for the next year at a Full Council meeting in 10 days’ time after this week’s discussions descended into confusion and all three of its committees deferred any detailed discussion on priorities fo... Read more...

Trust assisted

Trust assisted

06/02/2009, by in Public Affairs

The SIC this week stepped in to support Shetland Amenity Trust to the tune of £285,000 for its architectural heritage programme after the charitable trust said it was currently unable to afford any additional burdens.Members of the council’s infras­tructure committee unanimously agreed to stum... Read more...

Faroe refuses Smyril compensation

Faroe refuses Smyril compensation

06/02/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

By JOHN ROBERTSONThe Faroese prime minister has refused to offer to compensate Shetland for its diminishing investment in the troubled Smyril Line. Instead the leaders of the two island groups are looking forward to a new start to their diplomatic relations at a summit in Orkney later this year... Read more...

No Catch creditors are left wanting

No Catch creditors are left wanting

06/02/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

By RYAN TAYLORUnsecured creditors of failed fish processing firm No Catch will only receive a penny out of every pound they are owed when they are eventually given their cash back.The frank admission from administrators Grant Thornton will leave up to 200 businesses out of pocket as they attemp... Read more...