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Daily Archives: May 29, 2009

Viking rules out windfarm referendum

Viking rules out windfarm referendum

29/05/2009, by in Public Affairs

By JOHN ROBERTSONViking Energy has ruled out a referendum to gauge whether Shetland is for or against the giant windfarm.Chairman Bill Manson said this week he believed islanders should make their feelings known to their SIC councillors instead because they, as elected members or trustees o... Read more...

One month deadline for objectors

One month deadline for objectors

29/05/2009, by in Public Affairs

By JOHN ROBERTSONThe team in charge of the planning process for the Viking windfarm applica­tion has confirmed that objectors have just one month to make their submissions.There has been considerable con­fu­sion about the process, prompting the protest group Sustainable Shet­land to com... Read more...

Loganair hits back over MSP’s attack

Loganair hits back over MSP’s attack

29/05/2009, by in News

By RYAN TAYLORIsles MSP Tavish Scott has come under heavy criticism from Logan­air’s chairman Scott Grier after he publicly criticised the company over its handling of its new partner Flybe.In a statement earlier this week, Mr Scott said he had received “num­erous complaints about far... Read more...

Travel costs no surprise

Travel costs no surprise

29/05/2009, by in Public Affairs

By RYAN TAYLORIt may come as no surprise to either his party or his constituents, but MP for Orkney and Shetland Alistair Carmichael has come under the glare of the national media for his high travel costs.During the last financial year Mr Carmichael claimed £40,841 in travelling expenses,... Read more...

School praised by inspectors

School praised by inspectors

29/05/2009, by in News, Public Affairs

Pupils at Dunrossness Primary School are actively involved in improving their school community, a report by government inspectors has revealed.HMIE officials found youngsters attending the school were dev­eloping a strong sense of citizenship and “speak enthusiastical­ly” about taking part... Read more...

Fireman evades charity ride sabotage

Fireman evades charity ride sabotage

29/05/2009, by in News

By RYAN TAYLORA Sullom Voe fireman who took part in a cycling event to raise money for MS sufferers escaped a sabotage attempt after carpet tacks were laid down in the pathway of hundreds of cyclists.Tom Jenkins was participating in the Etape Caledonia cycle run in Highland Perthshire, whic... Read more...

Fortune teller to grace Aith Lifeboat gala day

Fortune teller to grace Aith Lifeboat gala day

29/05/2009, by in News

The Aith Lifeboat Gala, a fun day out for the family with firm favourites and new attractions, is being held on Sunday 7th June.The gala will be officially opened in style at 2pm in style by the Lerwick Jarl’s Squad led by Guizer Jarl Stephen Mouat, Lerwick junior jarl Kristoffer Thomason and ... Read more...

Salmon heads to Holyrood

Salmon heads to Holyrood

29/05/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

A local salmon producer was in­vited to a high-profile event at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh on Wed­nesday.Shetland Products, part of Grieg Seafood Hjaltland, joined the ASDA Scottish local team at its “Taste of Scotland” parliamentary reception in the garden lobby at Holyrood.... Read more...

<I>St Sunniva’s</i> sister

St Sunniva’s sister

29/05/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

As far as cruise ships go, Expedition may not look at all special. Compared with some of the grand liners that have visited Lerwick Harbour in recent times, it could be fair to call her rather dowdy.However that may be doing a disservice to the Liberian-registered ship’s Shetland connection.... Read more...

Cruise News 29.05.09

Cruise News 29.05.09

29/05/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

The Polar Star will make her second visit on Sunday. Built in 1969 at 4,998 tons as the Swedish icebreaker Njord, she was converted into an expedition cruise ship in 2000. She has a normal capacity of 92 with 30 crew. Her route for this visit is to be from Kirkwall to Bergen, before continuing to ... Read more...