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Daily Archives: July 31, 2009

County cricket clash sees Orkney on top

County cricket clash sees Orkney on top

31/07/2009, by in Sport

This past Sunday and Monday saw glorious sunshine and 22 men clad in white playing four games of cricket at north Clickimin. Orkney were visiting the isles to play in the inter-county cricket match.The 50 overs Orkney Breweries inter-county match was the first of four games played over the two d... Read more...

Celtic crowned reserve league champions

Celtic crowned reserve league champions

31/07/2009, by in Sport

With the Premier League teams on a break leading up to the inter-county game on Saturday, the focus turned to the Shetland Chiropractic Reserve League title race.Celtic were crowned champions after Delting could only muster a draw against a Scalloway team on fine home form. John Fraser, represen... Read more...

Fencers do well at Doric

Fencers do well at Doric

31/07/2009, by in Sport

Last weekend the Shetland Fencing Club travelled away to the Doric Open at the Beach Leisure Centre in Aberdeen. Eight fencers travelled down on the boat and three more joined from the mainland.This was the fourth Doric Open and in the past Shetland has always done well in the competition.Th... Read more...

Big turnout as anglers reach nitty gritty stage

Big turnout as anglers reach nitty gritty stage

31/07/2009, by in Sport

With only three competitions left in this year’s fly bank league we’re down to the nitty gritty now as far as gaining points for next year’s Bank Team is concerned.This was evidenced by the large turnout of 17 anglers who congrega­ted at the West Burrafirth junction last Thursday evening ... Read more...

Cyclists in Aberdeenshire

Cyclists in Aberdeenshire

31/07/2009, by in

Last weekend Shetland Wheeler Christine McLean headed to Aberdeen district to take part in the Ythan Cycling Club 10 mile time trial.The weather was awful with torrential rain and a stiff head wind to contend with on the return leg. Surprisingly, despite the weather none of the 35 riders pulled ... Read more...

Editorial: The Old Rock 31.07.09

Editorial: The Old Rock 31.07.09

31/07/2009, by in News

What is most notable about the responses of three of the four statutory consultees (the RSPB, Scottish Natural Heritage and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency) to the Viking Energy planning application is the scope they leave the developer to make adjustments to try to address the concerns r... Read more...