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Daily Archives: July 17, 2009

The art of nature well-honed at festival in Fetlar

The art of nature well-honed at festival in Fetlar

17/07/2009, by in

The second Shetland Nature Festival has come and gone, though unfortunately the weather caused it to finish with a whimper rather than a bang, when the all-day North Isles Nature Cruise, organised by Brydon Thomason of Shetland Nature, had to be called off due to a poor forecast.It was doubly... Read more...

Toxic waste-dumping!

Toxic waste-dumping!

17/07/2009, by in

It is interesting to see how much things change from year to year. In the Shetland Nature Festival last year 58 different wild plants were identified during the wild flower foray at Tingwall Loch, Lawthing Holm and the adjoining marshy area.This year we managed 62, but a good number of the flowe... Read more...

Tystie time with smart plumage on show

Tystie time with smart plumage on show

17/07/2009, by in

A black guillemot, more commonly known as a tystie, in smart summer plumage is a familiar sight through­out Shetland.The emblem of the Shetland Bird Club, tysties favour rocky shorelines and offshore islands where they generally breed among boulders and in rock crevices. They usually lay two eg... Read more...

In the garden

In the garden

17/07/2009, by in

The pond’s health check is complete, the temperature is still over 18C, perfect for Piscean as well as human swimming, and Paul Featherstone gave me a rundown of the great variety of phyto- and zooplankton he’d found in the water samples he took.Phytoplankton is at the bottom of the food cha... Read more...

Anglers see off Dounreay

Anglers see off Dounreay

17/07/2009, by in Sport

Last weekend Shetland Anglers Association hosted a visiting team of six anglers who represented the Dounreay Angling Club.The teams were in Shetland to fish a two-day bank fishing comp­etition for the Inter-Club Trophy.It was the 12th time the event had been fished and the results have trad... Read more...

Bowlers turn on style to take both counties

Bowlers turn on style to take both counties

17/07/2009, by in

The bowls inter-county was played on Sunday and resulted in victories for both the Shetland women’s and men’s teams.On rink one Ernie Munro, Findlay Jack and skip Davie Hunter took on Orkney’s Billy Swanney, Bobby Hutchison, and skip John Rendall. It was a slow start but Davie’s side won... Read more...

Tomlinson cuts handicap with Freezer win

Tomlinson cuts handicap with Freezer win

17/07/2009, by in Sport

The first of a run of open competitions at Dale was held on Saturday when Stuart Tomlinson took top spot in the Shetland Freezer Foods Open.Fifty-six players, including a good number from Whalsay, took part on a breezy day with the course still playing very hard and fast after the recent dry sp... Read more...

Fresh winds at Aith Regatta

Fresh winds at Aith Regatta

17/07/2009, by in Sport

Fresh winds and close competition made the Aith Regatta exciting for both sailors and spectators last weekend.The regatta should have begun with the race for the Ollie Manson Trophy (the Pie Race) on Wed­nesday night but winds gusting up to force eight were not the best rowing conditions.Th... Read more...