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Daily Archives: May 1, 2009

Body found

Body found

01/05/2009, by in News

The body of a man from Teesside was recovered during a sea and air search for a missing oil worker in the North Sea on Tuesday.Martin Lindsay, 51, from Cleveland, first went missing from the Beryl Alpha platform, 90 miles to the south-east of Shetland, shortly after midnight on Tuesday and the a... Read more...

Underage drinkers targeted

Underage drinkers targeted

01/05/2009, by in News

Police are cracking down hard on underage drinking at country halls and rural events in a new initiative that officers say is in response to complaints from members of the public about the scale of the problem.On Saturday night 22 under-age drinkers between the ages of 13 and 17 were caught wit... Read more...

Belmont on schedule for 2010

Belmont on schedule for 2010

01/05/2009, by in News

Work on the 18th century mansion Belmont House in Unst is now in the second phase of its restoration and is on course to transform the former laird’s house into a five-star holiday destination.Preliminary work on the £1.2 million refurbishment the Georgian mansion started in 2005, and ensured... Read more...

Livestock co-operative given more funding

Livestock co-operative given more funding

01/05/2009, by in News

By NEIL RIDDELLTroubled agricultural co-operative Shetland Livestock Marketing Group (SLMG) has been given a further £20,000 towards its running costs and granted a further six weeks for consultants to come up with a radical report on the organisation’s future.The money was approved in p... Read more...

Bus buff’s pride and joy hits ditch

Bus buff’s pride and joy hits ditch

01/05/2009, by in News

Shetland’s only double-decker bus wound up in a ditch on Saturday evening, causing a single track road in Sandwick to be closed.No-one was hurt when a single wheel of the 1978 Leyland Fleetline bus caught a soft verge at Leebitton, causing owner Andy Holland to steer into the ditch. There were... Read more...

Seal kill ban to be introduced

Seal kill ban to be introduced

01/05/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

The Scottish Government is to introduce a ban on killing seals apart from in strictly licensed zones. The proposal is contained in the new Marine Bill, published yester­day, which is aimed at boosting the economy while strengthening conservation at the same time.Among the other key measures are... Read more...

Passenger ID checks anger MP

Passenger ID checks anger MP

01/05/2009, by in Public Affairs

Isles MP Alistair Carmichael is accusing the Home Office of planning to impose more stringent identification checks on passengers travelling on ferries to and from the mainland.Home secretary Jacqui Smith published a new counter-terrorism strategy, known as CONTEST, in late March. Mr Carmichael ... Read more...