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Daily Archives: February 20, 2009

Remarkable feat of local politicians recalled

Remarkable feat of local politicians recalled

20/02/2009, by in Features

JONATHAN WILLS was Labour’s parliamentary candidate at both the 1974 general elections. Here he assesses the meaning of the memos and reports that flew between civil servants.Recent research by the Scottish writer and broadcaster George Rosie, for the BBC and the Scottish Review of Books, reve... Read more...

Windfarm plagued by indecision

Windfarm plagued by indecision

20/02/2009, by in News, Public Affairs

By NEIL RIDDELLThe future direction of the controver­sial Viking Energy windfarm project is shrouded in doubt after councillor-trustees again deferred a decision on sanctioning spending of £2.25 million of charitable trust money on taking it to the stage of a planning application amid continu... Read more...

Double-decker bought online for one-off trips

Double-decker bought online for one-off trips

20/02/2009, by in News

By JOHN ROBERTSONIt is amazing what you end up with off eBay if you are not careful. Andy Holland of Sandwick says he really did mean to buy Shetland’s only double-decker bus although his wife took a bit of persuading that his £3,200 bid on the internet represented a bargain. He and a friend... Read more...

Tesco rethink ploy fails

Tesco rethink ploy fails

20/02/2009, by in News, Public Affairs

A last-gasp bid to stop Tesco getting a big extension to its Lerwick supermarket failed this week when only three councillors backed the call.Councillor Jonathan Wills ar­gued the 70 per cent increase in sales space would hit other busi­nesses in town which went against SIC policies aimed at p... Read more...

Sumburgh Head scheme lodged with authority

Sumburgh Head scheme lodged with authority

20/02/2009, by in News

Proposals aimed at making Sum­burgh Head Lighthouse a major tourist attraction have been lodged with the council’s planning depart­ment.Shetland Amenity Trust hopes to demolish redundant outbuildings and extensions to the building’s pavilions before building a new extension and information... Read more...

Helicopter ditched

Helicopter ditched

20/02/2009, by in News

By LOUISE THOMASONAll crew and passengers of a Super Puma Bond helicopter which ditched in the North Sea were yesterday safe and well.The incident happened when a crew change helicopter, which was carrying 16 passengers and two crew members, ditched into the sea 125 miles due east of Aberde... Read more...

Study to explore food and business park

Study to explore food and business park

20/02/2009, by in News

By RYAN TAYLORWork has begun on trying to establish a new food and business park in Lerwick, it emerged this week.Inverness-based chartered sur­veyor Graham and Sibbald has been asked by Highlands and Islands Enterprise to undertake a demand study to establish the park’s viability.A ... Read more...

Ugly camera poles may have to go

Ugly camera poles may have to go

20/02/2009, by in News

By RYAN TAYLORA revolt against three large, unslightly black poles designed to hold some of the cameras in Lerwick’s CCTV system may lead to their being taken down, it emerged this week.The poles, which are located on Victoria Pier, next to the small boat harbour and near the Fort chi... Read more...