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Daily Archives: February 27, 2009

ZetTrans joins EU regions

ZetTrans joins EU regions

27/02/2009, by in Public Affairs

Shetland’s transport partnership ZetTrans could benefit financially by joining the Northern Periphery Programme, an EU-backed group of sparsely populated regions.The other four main partners so far are: the Regional Council of North Karelia in Finland (lead partner); the County Council of Vast... Read more...

Swimmers excel in pool action

Swimmers excel in pool action

27/02/2009, by in Sport

Shetland Swimming Association held the annual junior champion­ships on Sunday, involving young swimmers all aged 10 or below.In the eight and under boys’ championship Bowen Ratter of Delting Dolphins (DD) swam really well in the freestyle and butterfly to win the gold medals and also very we... Read more...

Fence post used to mutilate seal pups

Fence post used to mutilate seal pups

27/02/2009, by in News

A Whalsay fisherman who admitted clubbing 21 grey seal pups to death with a fencepost on a small remote island was told he may be facing a prison sentence when he appeared in court this week.Jimmy Stewart, 47, of Saltness, Symbister, who is a crewman on the Altaire, one of the UK’s biggest p... Read more...

SNH: Case could damage isles’ reputation

SNH: Case could damage isles’ reputation

27/02/2009, by in News

It is estimated that there are around 3,500 grey seals around Shetland and that the figure has remained largely static for over three decades, in contrast to the picture nationally where numbers are estimated to have doubled in the past 50 years.East Linga is one of the few suitable sites for br... Read more...

Bluemull stays free

Bluemull stays free

27/02/2009, by in News, Public Affairs

Ferry fares at Bluemull Sound will not be reinstated, it was decided at a meeting of the Inter Islands Ferries Board this week.The decision to remove ferry fares between Yell, Unst and Fetlar was made back in September 2005, a move designed to help with the economic regeneration of Unst followin... Read more...

Archaeological training courses go on offer

Archaeological training courses go on offer

27/02/2009, by in News

A team of experienced archaeologists from the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) will lead a training course in Shetland in June.The course is being run in conjunction with the archaeology section of Shetland Amenity Trust, as part of the Scotland’s R... Read more...

MP fights for anglers

MP fights for anglers

27/02/2009, by in Public Affairs

Isles MP Alistair Carmichael has written to UK fisheries minister Huw Irranca-Davies, urging him to resist the extension of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) to apply to recreational sea anglers.Under the new proposals recreational fishermen would be required to register their boat as a fishing ... Read more...

Viking activities for schools and communities

Viking activities for schools and communities

27/02/2009, by in News

The team behind last year’s educa­tional Viking Experience project are returning to Shetland next week, this time with Viking Timeslip and Wordsmith Crafts.The new initiative, which will be taken to schools and communities, involves four historical interpreters, each displaying a different r... Read more...