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Daily Archives: July 3, 2009

Charitable Trust to give Clan £250,000

Charitable Trust to give Clan £250,000

03/07/2009, by in Public Affairs

The local CLAN 1,2,3 appeal soared through the £600,000 mark yesterday after Shetland Charitable Trust pledged £250,000 with more to come later if required. The donation takes the fund-raising tally to £615,000 as the Shetland appeal enters its final month.The gift provoked a lot of debate am... Read more...

Trusts pushed to be more open

Trusts pushed to be more open

03/07/2009, by in Public Affairs

Pressure is to be put on the publicly funded trusts in Shetland to be less secretive towards the community which pays for them. Shetland Charitable Trust agreed to look into the issue after hearing yesterday of complaints from members of the public denied information by some of the satellite trusts,... Read more...

Editorial: The Old Rock 03.07.09

Editorial: The Old Rock 03.07.09

03/07/2009, by in News

What a week. There were those in this office for whom the heat was too much. Doors had to be opened and fans brought in. The news editor needed a very large ice cream at one point from the van that had thoughtfully stopped outside. If he hadn’t had one, flake included of course, he would probably ... Read more...

Views sought on reserves

Views sought on reserves

03/07/2009, by in

Shetland folk and visitors have until September give their views on the Keen of Hamar and Hermaness nation­­al nature reserves in Unst and have a say in their future management.Over the next 12 weeks Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is conduct­ing a public consultation on prop­osals for the ... Read more...

Raising awareness of fishfarm safety

Raising awareness of fishfarm safety

03/07/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

Fish and shellfish farmers will meet in Scalloway next week at a special aquaculture safety awareness event.The aim is to remind farmers of good practice through practical demonstrations and provide an opportunity for industry represent­atives to get together and share their experiences.The... Read more...

Yachts arrive from all over

Yachts arrive from all over

03/07/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

A vast influx of around 100 yachts has been the main feature of Ler­wick Harbour this week.Although most of them came from Bergen, others arrived from the UK and from sea voyages. The British Arctic Tern, an ex-ocean racing yacht, is one of the most recent arrivals.Apart from that the harbour has ... Read more...

Contract won

Contract won

03/07/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

There was good news for the seafood industry this week with the announcement that a Shetland based shellfish producer has won a major contract with a Belgian supermarket.Isle of Shuna, which has mussel farms in the Western Isles as well as a processing and packing facility in Walls, signed the s... Read more...

Poorer landings

Poorer landings

03/07/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

Whitefish landings tailed off after the middle of the week, according to fish agents LHD.A few boats are on guard duty for oil companies and others are tied up for refits or repairs.LHD is expecting quieter markets for the next few weeks, a spokesman said.Whitefish prices: catfish £1-£... Read more...

Blueshell boost

Blueshell boost

03/07/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

Successful seafood company Blueshell Mussels Ltd is set to add another accolade to its list of achievements with a Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for a sustainable and well managed resource. Under the Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group (SSMG) the company, which employs around 45 pe... Read more...