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Daily Archives: June 26, 2009

St Olaf’s appeal

St Olaf’s appeal

0 comments, 26/06/2009, by in News

An appeal has been lodged against a council decision not to allow the development of flats at the back of St Olaf’s Hall in Lerwick as part of a major refurbishment.Written submissions have been prepared ahead of a site inspection by a secretary of state-appointed reporter who will visit the i... Read more...

Polish Vikings go berserk at Scatness

Polish Vikings go berserk at Scatness

26/06/2009, by in News

For residents of the South Mainland, visitors to Old Scatness or anyone with an interest in archaeology and a sense of fun, it would have been hard to escape noticing the visit of the Polish Viking troupe, the Wal­halla Vikings. The Vikings were brought to Shetland under the banner of the Johnsmas... Read more...

Couple to walk Great Wall for charity

Couple to walk Great Wall for charity

26/06/2009, by in News

A Shetland couple will walk along the Great Wall of China to raise funds for a charity which funds pioneering research into one of the most deadly cancers for women.Rita and Dean Wiseman, both 47, will set off in less than three months’ time for the trek in aid of The Eve Appeal (the Gynaecolo... Read more...

Globetrotters will be this summer’s Noss wardens

Globetrotters will be this summer’s Noss wardens

26/06/2009, by in

Two young global adventurers are looking forward to welcoming local and holidaying visitors to Noss for the annual open day next Saturday.Alex Robbins and Chris Dodd live and work on the island as seasonal reserve wardens for Scottish Natural Heritage.Noss, a national nature reserve, is famo... Read more...

Winning debating team off to Iceland

Winning debating team off to Iceland

26/06/2009, by in News

Three Sandwick Junior High School pupils who won the Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) Big Green Challenge debating competition will take their prize winning trip to Iceland next week.The trio, pupils Saibh Finlayson, Ceidiog Saxelby and Joe Christie, will travel together with their teacher... Read more...

Armed Forces Day goes off with a bang

Armed Forces Day goes off with a bang

26/06/2009, by in News

Shetland’s Armed Forces Day, to celebrate and honour the contri­bution service personnel have made, took place in Lerwick on Saturday.Around 100 members of the armed forces, including TA soldiers from 105 Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers) along with veterans and cadets, formed up outside ... Read more...

Time to catch up with survey

Time to catch up with survey

26/06/2009, by in

Last week began quietly for North Isles wildlife, but gathered a little pace as the week progressed. The most interesting birds were 10 crossbills seen at Baltasound last weekend, preceded by a male in Haroldswick.Breeding right across Europe and beyond, wherever there are conifers, those occurr... Read more...

Editorial: The Old Rock 25.06.09

Editorial: The Old Rock 25.06.09

26/06/2009, by in News

Storm in a thimbleFact: Last Thursday councillors on the services committee voted by 9-8 in favour of an independent review of the siting of the proposed new Anderson High School, to focus on whether the Knab or Clickimin would be the best and most economical place to build over the school’s ... Read more...