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Daily Archives: March 27, 2009

Eighty days in jail for killing 21 baby seals

Eighty days in jail for killing 21 baby seals

27/03/2009, by in News

Whalsay fisherman and crofter Jimmy Stewart, 47, has been jailed for 80 days for bludgeoning 21 grey seal pups to death with a fence post.Sheriff Graeme Napier decided to send him to prison on Wednesday when he appeared for sentencing at Lerwick Sheriff Court despite receiving a sheaf of letter... Read more...

Trust may pay for new north boat

Trust may pay for new north boat

27/03/2009, by in Public Affairs

By NEIL RIDDELLTens of millions of pounds of community funds could be poured into a Shetland-built and owned vessel to replace one of NorthLink’s existing freight ferries and run between Lerwick and Bergen every weekend during the summer.An idea to pay for the construction of a boat which... Read more...

Festival confirmed for next year

Festival confirmed for next year

27/03/2009, by in News

By LOUISE THOMASONFire festival enthusiasts have another date to add to their calendars after it was confirmed that the first South Mainland Up-Helly-A’ will take place next year.A steering group was initially set up to get the ball rolling and a gen­eral meeting held to try to establish... Read more...

Police welcome jail term for drugs mule

Police welcome jail term for drugs mule

27/03/2009, by in News

A Liverpool drugs mule has been jailed for 50 months at Lerwick Sheriff Court after being caught smuggling heroin into Shetland a year ago, claiming he was taking it to a party.Robert Charles Ruby, 47, is the latest in a string of men from Merseyside to get a long prison sentence for taking h... Read more...

New flights for summer schedule

New flights for summer schedule

27/03/2009, by in News

Sumburgh Airport is ready to fight back against the economic woes with an ambitious summer schedule which will see almost 70 extra flights take off from the isles.Members of the airport’s consul­tative committee heard flights would be departing three times daily for Edinburgh, following new... Read more...

New delay for accident inquiry

New delay for accident inquiry

27/03/2009, by in News

By RYAN TAYLORA fatal accident inquiry into the death of Brae builder James Thomson has been delayed for a fourth time.The latest postponement is to allow the manufacturer of an expanding can of foam which exploded and killed Mr Thomson in March 2007 to carry out more tests on the product. ... Read more...

Warnings over security at airport as morale drops

Warnings over security at airport as morale drops

27/03/2009, by in News

By RYAN TAYLORMorale among security staff at Sumburgh Airport is said to be at a low ebb because of grumbling passengers faced with extended waiting times following stringent new protection measures.Chairman of the airport’s con­sultative committee, former council­lor Jimmy Smith, has w... Read more...

CLAN appeal breaks quarter of a million

CLAN appeal breaks quarter of a million

27/03/2009, by in News

The CLAN 1,2,3 charity appeal has broken through the £250,000 barrier.Funds have been pouring in at the rate of more than £1,000 per day since the appeal to build a new cancer centre in Aberdeen was lauched at the end of July last year, 241 days ago.The breakthrough in the push for one cha... Read more...

Passengers’ Stornoway near miss

Passengers’ Stornoway near miss

27/03/2009, by in News

Two passengers bound for Inverness were almost put on the Edinburgh plane by mistake recently at Sumburgh Airport.Members of the airport’s consultative committee heard the two women were just stopped in time before heading out on to the runway to board the wrong flight.Passengers for both ... Read more...

Drinking game is enough to make contestants sick

Drinking game is enough to make contestants sick

27/03/2009, by in News

By RYAN TAYLORA drinking game staged annually at the Mid Brae Inn which invites participants to vomit in the pub’s car park has been condemned as irresponsible.The Baileys Challenge en­courages customers to down as much of the Irish cream liqueur as they can in as short a time as possibl... Read more...