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Daily Archives: August 7, 2009

Arianne through to Olympia final again

Arianne through to Olympia final again

07/08/2009, by in Sport

Arianne Fraser from Whalsay has made it three years in a row by qualifying once again for the finals of the Shetland Pony Grand National at the London International Horse Show at Olympia in December.Arianne and her pony Clothie Uriebell took part in the Grand National qualifier at the Penrith Ag... Read more...

Spurs claim hockey’s Polson knockout

Spurs claim hockey’s Polson knockout

07/08/2009, by in Sport

Spurs defeated Burra 3-2 in the final to win senior hockey’s knockout competition for the Lizzie Polson Memorial Shield.Lizzie Polson Memorial ShieldBurra 2, Spurs 3Burra started with great deter–mination and put Spurs under pressure with some lovely passing. Gayle Johnson, Susan Mo... Read more...

Felix called up for Scottish schools swim team

Felix called up for Scottish schools swim team

07/08/2009, by in Sport

Teenage swimmer Felix Gifford has been chosen to represent Scotland at a major swimming event for schoolchildren in Wales.The 15-year-old pupil from Brae High School is one of only three swimmers from the north of Scotland to qualify for the UK School Games next month.Felix, who has bee... Read more...

Hedgehog flies work well in the big wave

Hedgehog flies work well in the big wave

07/08/2009, by in Sport

There was a strangely subdued atmosphere at Mavis Grind on Saturday morning as fly fishers met for the penultimate competition in this year’s Shetland Anglers Asso-ciation fly bank league.Perhaps it was the tension coming to the fore as anglers were aware of just how close the league is with r... Read more...

Fraser and Harcus successfully bridge age gap

Fraser and Harcus successfully bridge age gap

07/08/2009, by in Sport

A good turnout of 44 played in the Junior Senior Open this year which also included a nine-hole com-petition.With the course in fine condition and the weather favourable the scoring conditions were good and this was evident across the board.In the nine-hole competition 11 pairs played with t... Read more...

Sailors and rowers in action at Scalloway

Sailors and rowers in action at Scalloway

07/08/2009, by in Sport

By MARK BURGESSThe annual Scalloway Regatta took place at the weekend, combined with the Trondra leg of the Shetland Yoal Rowing Association (SYRA) league on Sunday to make a weekend of all-round boating events.The regatta eela competition was held on Friday night with 18 anglers in six boa... Read more...

Gold and silver for McLean and Riise

Gold and silver for McLean and Riise

07/08/2009, by in

It was a double medal success for two Shetland Wheelers cyclists competing in the Scottish National 100 mile time trial championship last weekend. Christine McLean retained the gold medal in the women’s title while Carlos Riise won the silver medal in the men’s event.The competition was held... Read more...

Editorial: The Old Rock 07.08.09

Editorial: The Old Rock 07.08.09

07/08/2009, by in News

Very many congratulations to all those pupils who did well in their standard grade and higher exams this year. Once again, at higher level, pupils in Shetland have gained better grades on average than their counterparts across the rest of Scotland.This may be the case every year, but it is impor... Read more...