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Daily Archives: April 10, 2009

New role to help reduce carbon emissions

New role to help reduce carbon emissions

10/04/2009, by in

Shetland Amenity Trust has appoint­ed a carbon reduction officer to implement a range of new initiatives throughout the isles.Harriet Bolt began work on 1st April and is already working to­wards her target of reducing Shet­land’s carbon emissions by at least 28,000 tonnes over the next two ... Read more...

Cattle Herd Book Society nearly 100

Cattle Herd Book Society nearly 100

10/04/2009, by in News

The Shetland Cattle Herd Book Society, instituted on 28th October 1910, is now approaching its 100th year and various remembrances are afoot.One of the most fitting tributes to commemorate the dedication of both past and present breeders is the launch of a dedicated website at www.schbs.co.uk ... Read more...

March weather a tale of two halves

March weather a tale of two halves

10/04/2009, by in

By Dave WheelerAs with last year, the first half of March was rather unsettled and changeable, with low pressure systems, separated by transient ridges, passing close by, or over, Shetland in quick succession.The period between the 16th and 21st – again very similar to last year – was mo... Read more...

Times Past 10.04.09

Times Past 10.04.09

10/04/2009, by in Features

25 Years AgoAny radical changes to Shetland's constitutional status have been completely rejected by the Montgomery Committee of Inquiry. However, the committee report, which was published on Tuesday, recommends a number of major changes for SIC finances, particularly the handling of its oil re... Read more...

Letter from Edinburgh 10.04.09

Letter from Edinburgh 10.04.09

10/04/2009, by in Features

I had to escape the feeling of rejection. So there I was on Sunday morning, sitting at Sumburgh waiting for the Aberdeen plane ... and who should walk into the terminal but a fellow contestant.The aftermath of the CLAN dancing judges' decisions and marks were discussed, analysed and noted. How c... Read more...

Livestock co-operative orders review by AB

Livestock co-operative orders review by AB

10/04/2009, by in News

By RYAN TAYLOR Efforts to secure the long-term future of the struggling Shetland Livestock Marketing Group (SLMG) co-operative have intensified with local independent consultancy firm AB Associates appointed to carry out a review of its operations to help it build up a viable business plan.The Scall... Read more...

In the garden

In the garden

10/04/2009, by in

Remember when hostas were all the rage, and whole borders were scrapped to make way for the fashionable plant of the 1980s? I still have quite a few˜Sum and Substance',˜Hadspen Blue',˜Frances Williams', and of course, the inimitable˜Tallboy' with drooping clusters of purple bells, towering above... Read more...

Busy weekend in the fog for rescue helicopter

Busy weekend in the fog for rescue helicopter

10/04/2009, by in News

Shetland's coastguard rescue helicopter crew carried out three emergency medical airlifts last weekend, with thick fog making the missions "challenging".In the first, Rescue 102 was called to a seriously ill elderly woman in Fair Isle at 7.30am on Friday, the conditions being unsuitable for the air ... Read more...

Views from the Scord 10.04.09

Views from the Scord 10.04.09

10/04/2009, by in Features

New fish vanHunters Fish are set to launch a second fish van next week. Recent years have seen the decline of other similar businesses, but the Scalloway-based firm are hoping that their track record of service and quality will enable them to gain customers in some of the more remote parts of S... Read more...

Harbour quiet

Harbour quiet

10/04/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

It may be spring but Lerwick Harbour has experienced a "dismally" quiet week, according to port control, with a lull in proceedings prior to the summer.However the second yacht of the season arrived this week: the Norwegian Appollon arrived on Tuesday and berthed at the small boat harbour.The first,... Read more...

Mixed landings

Mixed landings

10/04/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

There was a good fishmarket on Monday, according to agents LHD, but for the rest of the week the markets were light. Boats had avoided landing because of the Easter weekend as they do not want to waste days at sea by landing to poor markets.Whitefish prices this week: cats £1.30-£1.70; cod £1.10-... Read more...