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Daily Archives: June 19, 2009

Drunk man locked up for contempt

Drunk man locked up for contempt

19/06/2009, by in News

A Polish man who turned up drunk at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday found himself locked up for contempt of court.Remigiusz Pawlowski, 31, whose address was given as care of Allan’s Solicitors, Lerwick, created a disturbance in court while sitting in the public benches waiting for his case ... Read more...

People urged to back windfarm

People urged to back windfarm

19/06/2009, by in Public Affairs

Viking Energy is urging people to record their backing for its £800 million windfarm, placing a full-page advert in this newspaper with a tear-off slip to send off to the Scottish government’s energy con­sents unit in Glasgow.The move mirrors a tactic adopted in recent weeks by the group Sus... Read more...

MSYP’s taste of Norwegian democracy

MSYP’s taste of Norwegian democracy

19/06/2009, by in Public Affairs

Shetland MSYP NICOLE MOUAT reports from the International Democracy Project planning meeting in Norway, which she attended recently with SIC youth empowerment and participation worker Martin Summers.Martin and I headed to Sumburgh on Thursday 4th June to begin our journey.The long six-hour w... Read more...

Embezzled from club

Embezzled from club

19/06/2009, by in News

An accounts assistant who em­bezzled £1,210 from Shetland Triathlon Club while treasurer of the club had sentence deferred at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday.The court heard that Lee Moulder, 23, of Firpark Court, Glasgow, who did not appear in court, had run up debts and the money was ava... Read more...

Helping young people make sense of world

Helping young people make sense of world

19/06/2009, by in News

STEWART HAY reflects on a successful week for the Global Classroom after it hosted students and staff from around the world for a conference on living, learning and leading.The vision, encouragement and invaluable funding support of the Shetland Islands Council schools service and the Anderson H... Read more...

Editorial: The Old Rock 19.06.09

Editorial: The Old Rock 19.06.09

19/06/2009, by in News

Round and round the ragged rock, part 23. The council’s new chief executive, David Clark, spoke this week of his early weeks in the job having been a “baptism of fire”. After yesterday’s decision by the council’s services committee to order an independent review into the siting of the new ... Read more...

Stunning victory in junior inter-county

Stunning victory in junior inter-county

19/06/2009, by in Sport

Shetland’s junior inter-county team regained the Stuart Cup in Kirkwall this week, defeating Orkney by an overall points tally of 214-153.Shortly before we went to press the athletics team completed the week’s action with a 104-90 victory, following the earlier successes in netball, swimming... Read more...

Carlos shows his class in hill climb

Carlos shows his class in hill climb

19/06/2009, by in

The Shetland Wheelers’ annual hill climb competition was held last Thursday, the sunny evening and light winds encouraging nine riders to face the 1.26 miles up to the top of Wormadale from J&K Anderson’s shop.The group set off at a quick pace right from the start, but began to string ou... Read more...

Double win for shooter Laurenson

Double win for shooter Laurenson

19/06/2009, by in Sport

High scores were produced at the two Scottish selection shoots held at the Black Gaet on Saturday and Sunday.On Saturday five people entered the 100-target automatic ball trap (ABT) selection shoot and three entered the 100-target Olympic skeet competition.Weather conditions were for once pe... Read more...