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Daily Archives: February 10, 2009

Government U-turns on bull hire scheme

Government U-turns on bull hire scheme

10/02/2009, by in News

The Scottish government has decided to continue the bull hire scheme after widespread protests from the agricultural community and opposition parties.Rural affairs minister Richard Lochhead has offered to retain the current procedure for another year while work is done to secure a continuing schem... Read more...

Allotments group given start-up cash

Allotments group given start-up cash

10/02/2009, by in News

The people behind a campaign to set up a series of allotments around the isles is to get a £500 grant towards its set-up costs from Lerwick Community Council.An application from Shetland Allotments Gardens and Plots (SAGaP) was unanimously approved at a community council meeting in Lerwick Town H... Read more...

Community council seeks new members

Community council seeks new members

10/02/2009, by in Public Affairs

Lerwick Community Council is on the lookout for two new members.An advert is to be placed for interested parties next month after the resignation due to other commitments of Alan Goudie. Another of the community council's members, Lawson Bissett, who has never attended any meetings, is also to be ... Read more...

Commons to debate firefighters’ hours

Commons to debate firefighters’ hours

10/02/2009, by in News

The House of Commons will debate the implications of the EU working time directive for retained firefighters tomorrow.The hour-and-a-half long debate was secured by Isles MP Alistair Carmichael, who has expressed his concerns that the scrapping of Britain's opt out as agreed by the European Parlia... Read more...