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Daily Archives: April 24, 2009

Plan to prevent repeat of Faroese fines

Plan to prevent repeat of Faroese fines

24/04/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

By JOHN ROBERTSONAction has been taken to prevent a repeat of the communication breakdown which led to two Shetland boats being fined nearly £48,000 last week for fishing in an area closed by the Faroese.Shetland Fishermen’s Association chief executive Hansen Black said the process for in... Read more...

Long arm of the law has new set of sleeves

Long arm of the law has new set of sleeves

24/04/2009, by in News

Police in Shetland have been seen sporting a new uniform this week.The new black shirts and trousers have been issued to all frontline operational officers, bringing Northern Constabulary into line with the standard for police across Scotland.The wicking type shirt and patrol trousers are sa... Read more...

Standby skipper fined for safety breach

Standby skipper fined for safety breach

24/04/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

The skipper of an oil standby ship has been fined £1,800 for breaching a safety manage­ment system which resulted in the death of a crew member in November 2007.Alexander Phimister, 62, of Findochty, Buckie, admitted allowing crew member Gordon Buchan, 48 at the time, to board the Vos Viper sh... Read more...

Church grant

Church grant

24/04/2009, by in News

St Magnus Episcopal Church in Lerwick will be restored with the help of a £12,000 grant from the council.Members of the SIC’s planning committee agreed the move when they met at the Town Hall on Wednesday.The money will form part of a financial package that will enable the church to und... Read more...

Petition grows

Petition grows

24/04/2009, by in News

More than 1,000 people have now signed a petition for a second am-bulance, started by Ollaberry resi-dent Malcolm Thomson.Mr Thomson said he has been delighted with the response to his petition, copies of which are now in most country shops as well as D&G Leslie, Crystal Clear Holistic, Cliv... Read more...

BP transfers flights north

BP transfers flights north

24/04/2009, by in News

Offshore flights run by BP have been transferred to Sumburgh Airport from Aberdeen after heli­copter operators Bond grounded their Aberdeen-based fleet.All Super Puma helicopters across Europe have been grounded to have safety checks done to their gear boxes, following the cata­strophic failur... Read more...

‘Green heroes’

‘Green heroes’

24/04/2009, by in

Two resourceful Shetlanders were this week named as “Green Heroes” in the Scottish Green List of 50 people who have made a difference to the environment.Fair Isle man Barry Sinclair, an engineer, came in at number 29 for his work setting up the world’s first community-run, standalone, win... Read more...

Darling gives North Sea a little help

Darling gives North Sea a little help

24/04/2009, by in News

Oil and gas production in the North Sea’s more marginal fields is likely to increase after chancellor Alistair Darling announced incentives to support investment in his Budget statement.Precise detail was scant, but according to the Red Book the Treasury is investing £5 million this year and ... Read more...

Fatal accident result delayed until May

Fatal accident result delayed until May

24/04/2009, by in News

The family of a builder who died after a canister of expanding foam exploded in his chest will have to wait another four weeks before the sheriff presiding over an official inquiry into his death delivers his determination on the accident.James Thomson was killed when the can of Evo-Stick foam h... Read more...

West fish farm wins appeal

West fish farm wins appeal

24/04/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

A West Side fishing company which was refused permission by councillors to vary two sites has won an appeal to the Scottish Government.Si Seafarms Ltd was told to curb its plans last year when it applied to SIC’s planning committee for retrospective permission to use lines 175 metres long at t... Read more...