19th September 2018
Established 1872. Online since 1996.

Daily Archives: June 13, 2009

Folk urged to be vigilant over flu outbreak

Folk urged to be vigilant over flu outbreak

13/06/2009, by in News

Medical staff in Shetland are counselling against complacency over the swine flu outbreak after it was accorded pandemic status this week by the World Health Organisation (WHO).Director of public health Sarah Taylor said that while there have been no cases of the H1N1 influenza so far it was lik... Read more...

Get Fit participants make huge strides

Get Fit participants make huge strides

13/06/2009, by in Sport

The joint Shetland Recreational Trust/Shetland Times Get Fit programme is now almost into its fourth month out of six and the participants, according to trust health and fitness manager Diane Leyland, are making huge strides in changing their levels of activity and lifestyles.Seven candidates vo... Read more...

Steering Column 12.06.09

Steering Column 12.06.09

13/06/2009, by in Features

WolfswagenVolkswagen has tightened up a bit on the detail of an all new pick-up truck it’s planning to start building next year. It’ll be available as a four-wheel-drive double-cab pickup with five seats, or as a single cab later on.VW says it’ll have a powerful but efficient common r... Read more...

Dellin inta da past 12.06.09

Dellin inta da past 12.06.09

13/06/2009, by in Features

Excavation at Belmont beginsThe Viking Unst project has come earlier to the islands this year, with the arrival of the Danish team who have been excavating at the Viking longhouse in Belmont this week. Once again the team is led by Anne-Christine Larsen. This will be the last season of excavatio... Read more...

Views from the Scord 12.06.09

Views from the Scord 12.06.09

13/06/2009, by in Features

Harbour activityThe 1,428 gross tonne, Panama-registered anchor handling tug, the Marianne-G, made good use of Scalloway Harbour last week, entering and departing the port three times in three days from the beginning of the week.The exchange of crew and collection of supplies was given as t... Read more...

Isles Views 12.06.09

Isles Views 12.06.09

13/06/2009, by in Features

New head at CullivoeClaire Lawson has been appointed head teacher at the Cullivoe Primary School.Mrs Lawson, herself the mother of seven, lives about half a mile away and she has been associated with the school for some considerable time. She was born in Leith and before coming to Shetland ... Read more...

North Mainland Notes 12.06.09

North Mainland Notes 12.06.09

13/06/2009, by in Features

Sunday teasThe annual Northmavine Cattle Compensation Society Sunday teas, usually held in the Ollaberry hall, will be at Sullom hall this year. As well as teas, coffees and a stomach-stretching spread, there will also be a sales table, tombola, raffle and a range of garden ornaments and items ... Read more...