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Daily Archives: June 12, 2009

Shetland Arts asks for bids to run cafe

Shetland Arts asks for bids to run cafe

12/06/2009, by in Public Affairs

Shetland Arts is inviting private businesses to bid to run its cafe at the Bonhoga Gallery as the council steps up its attempt to reduce the £430,000 public subsidy dished out to various other catering outlets in the isles.The Mill Café, which opens six days a week throughout the year, has a g... Read more...

Electricity firm lays out latest cable plan

Electricity firm lays out latest cable plan

12/06/2009, by in News

By JOHN ROBERTSONScottish and Southern Energy could connect Shetland to the National Grid for at least £100 million less if it is allowed to lay a single cable circuit instead of having to provide an emergency back-up. The company is trying to persuade the UK electricity regulator Ofgem of its... Read more...

Tenth of population on house waiting list

Tenth of population on house waiting list

12/06/2009, by in News

More than 10 per cent of Shetland’s population could be in need of housing, according to a presentation given by the housing department to Lerwick Community Council on Monday.At present there are 697 applications on the waiting list for homes in Lerwick, with 1,005 applications for Shetland as... Read more...

Flea’s CLAN roadshow has a few miles to go

Flea’s CLAN roadshow has a few miles to go

12/06/2009, by in News

The Flea roadshow marches on. Shetland South councillor Allison Duncan, who recently walked the length of the isles pushing a wheelbarrow in aid of the CLAN 1,2,3 cancer charity, is to enhance his efforts by popular request with appearances in Burra and Bressay.Councillor Duncan, known as the Fl... Read more...

Mission wants a local person

Mission wants a local person

12/06/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

The Fishermen’s Mission is aiming to recruit a local to run its service in Shetland for the first time following the transfer of superintendent Paul Govier back to his old job in Peterhead.The mission’s national chaplain the Reverend Andrew Wright said on Tuesday it was hoped a new superinte... Read more...

Damage to pier in Scalloway

Damage to pier in Scalloway

12/06/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

The outer face of the west pier at Scalloway can no longer be used because of damage.A meeting of the harbour board heard on Wednesday that the crew of the Filla had noticed a large crack between the pier and the shore when they had berthed there in March. It is now deemed unsafe for vessels of ... Read more...

Cruise News 12.06.09

Cruise News 12.06.09

12/06/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

The Island Sky arrives on Wednesday from St Kilda before departing for Stromness in Orkney.She was abuilt in 1992 at 4,200grt by Nuovi Cantieri Apuania, at Marina di Carrara in Italy as the Renaissance Eight for Renaissance Cruises. She remained with the company until it filed for bankruptcy in the ... Read more...

Visiting yachts in harbour

Visiting yachts in harbour

12/06/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

Three large cruise ships and 20 visiting yachts stopped off at Lerwick Harbour in the past week.The largest of the three was 194 metre Italian-registered Aidacara, which arrived from Oban last Thursday before sailing on for Invergordon. The smaller Bahamas-registered cruise liner Prince Albert I... Read more...

Big crowds for Aith lifeboat gala

Big crowds for Aith lifeboat gala

12/06/2009, by in News

Despite fears for the weather with a few showers in the morning, Sunday afternoon turned out to be bright and sunny for the large crowds who attended the 2009 Aith Lifeboat Gala.The gala was opened in a blaze of colour by the Lerwick jarl squad led by Steven Mouat, Lerwick junior jarl Kristof... Read more...

The Old Rock 12.06.09

The Old Rock 12.06.09

12/06/2009, by in News

“Shetland has always looked outwards to build inwards.” A wise observation this week from Stewart Hay, the Anderson High depute head and organiser of the Global Classroom Conference 2009 here in Shetland which has attracted 52 students and 14 staff from schools in New Zealand, the USA, South Afr... Read more...

Joy for Nesting rowers in first regatta

Joy for Nesting rowers in first regatta

12/06/2009, by in Sport

The first ever Nesting Rowing Regatta took place at the old air station at Catfirth on Saturday, with the weather providing ideal rowing conditions with a few showers and sunny intervals.There were 11 clubs represented from Unst to Bigton. Unst had travelled down to take part in only one race ... Read more...