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Daily Archives: August 14, 2009

High-flying Yell man at palace for award

High-flying Yell man at palace for award

0 comments, 14/08/2009, by in News

An Anderson High School physics teacher was a guest at a reception at Buckingham Palace recently to celebrate the centenary of the Air League.Paul Thomason, 26, from Mid Yell, who holds a private pilot’s licence, received a certificate for a flying bursary from the org­anisation’s patr... Read more...

<i>O’Hoy</i> sets the pace in Lerwick Regatta

O’Hoy sets the pace in Lerwick Regatta

14/08/2009, by in Sport

Lerwick Boating Club’s 107th annual regatta got under way last Friday in very light winds, resulting in the postponement of all but one of the Mirror races.Craig Forrest and Darren Eldridge sailing O’Hoy won the Bournlea Shield with Leiraness (Rory Goodlad and Karl Eldridge) the only other f... Read more...

Scottish record for Christine

Scottish record for Christine

14/08/2009, by in

Cyclist Christine McLean continued to improve as she clocked up yet another pair of wins to add to her ever-growing list of successes.Her first hard effort was in the Forres 10-mile time trial on the flat but not very fast B9089 between Kinloss and the village of Roseisle. A slight crosswind an... Read more...

Wind picks up for the sailors at Uyeasound

Wind picks up for the sailors at Uyeasound

14/08/2009, by in Sport

“A beautiful morning for anything but sailing” was the general comment on the flat calm conditions at the Uyeasound Regatta on Saturday morning as boats gathered from Lerwick, Whalsay and Yell to boost the local fleet.However, the wind picked up to a fresh south-south-easterly and by 11am 11... Read more...

Editorial: The Old Rock 14.08.09

Editorial: The Old Rock 14.08.09

14/08/2009, by in News

The council, according to its finance chief Graham Johnston, is in rude financial health. By comparison with other local authorities in Britain and the Treasury, which will have to sell £220 billion of bonds this year to avoid having to be bailed out by the International Monetary Fund, that is cert... Read more...