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Daily Archives: June 5, 2009

Halibut firm winds up owing £200,000

Halibut firm winds up owing £200,000

05/06/2009, by in Public Affairs

By NEIL RIDDELLAn experiment in growing farmed halibut in the isles by three prominent local businessmen has led to their company going out of business owing a £207,775 loan to the public purse.The Shetland Halibut Company, owned by business partners Alistair Goodlad, John Goodlad and Angu... Read more...

Marathon runners’ joy at end of line

Marathon runners’ joy at end of line

05/06/2009, by in News

By RYAN TAYLORShe hurt her knee part way through and had to walk for four miles before gaining her strength back, but Lerwick woman Denise McDougall was still “on a high” after successfully completing the Edinburgh Marathon at the weekend.The 32-year-old raised over £1,200 for Macmilla... Read more...

End of an era as Chinese moves from Hillhead

End of an era as Chinese moves from Hillhead

05/06/2009, by in News

By LOUISE THOMASONFor 31 years the Hillhead has been the mainstay of Asian cuisine in Shetland, but last week the Golden Coach moved premises.Original owners the Ma family first came to Shetland in the late 1970s after the isles were recom­mended to them by a friend. Current owner Jeffrey ... Read more...

In brief

In brief

05/06/2009, by in News

192 more days A prisoner had 192 days added to his sentence at Lerwick Sheriff Court this week for harbouring a child who had absconded from a children’s home, struggling with police and stealing booze from the Co-op and Tesco.Iain Tulloch, 39, formerly of Ladies Drive, Lerwick, was jailed fo... Read more...

Pupils hold their own ‘Oscars’ event

Pupils hold their own ‘Oscars’ event

05/06/2009, by in News

By LOUISE THOMASONPupils at Aith Junior High School held a film screening and awards ceremony on Friday to celebrate the efforts of S2, who have spent the last seven weeks making short films which they made during their English and Music classes.The idea came from English teacher Charlene S... Read more...

Amenity trust extra cash plea rejected

Amenity trust extra cash plea rejected

05/06/2009, by in Public Affairs

By NEIL RIDDELLAn appeal from Shetland Amenity Trust for an extra £68,000 in public cash just two months into the new financial year was rejected by its principal funder last week.Trustees of Shetland Charitable Trust, which hands out just over £1m a year to the amenity trust to help fund... Read more...

Repairs required for Market Cross after bump

Repairs required for Market Cross after bump

05/06/2009, by in News

Instead of clearing up mess, one rubbish collector made more in Lerwick this week when his truck bumped into the monument at the Market Cross knocking some of the plinths out of position.The monument, which is over 150 years old, was last moved in 1997 to enable work to be done to paving slabs a... Read more...

Fish prices remain fairly poor

Fish prices remain fairly poor

05/06/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

It was another quiet week for fish markets in Shetland and while slightly better than last week, prices were still poor.A representative from LHD said that while there were good supplies of fish coming in, the poor demand was keeping prices down.Whitefish prices: cats £1-£1.63; cod £0.65-... Read more...

Crude oil shipments head off

Crude oil shipments head off

05/06/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

It was a quiet week at the Sullom Voe harbour with only three vessels calling.On Saturday the Sarpen left for Rotterdam with a cargo of 98,302 tonnes of crude. Monday saw two tankers leave, the Katja which left for Rotterdam with a cargo of 43,296 tonnes and the Alfa Britannia, which sailed ... Read more...