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Daily Archives: August 15, 2009

North Mainland Notes 14.08.09

North Mainland Notes 14.08.09

15/08/2009, by in Features

Weekend of bannocksThe unusually large number of caravans passing by our office this week can only mean one thing – there’s a Big Bannock about to be baked in North Roe tomorrow.This year the theme is inspired by “under the sea”. Many might think I carp on about Northmavine, bu... Read more...

Times Past 14.08.09

Times Past 14.08.09

15/08/2009, by in Features

25 Years AgoA rebuilding programme for the lanes in Lerwick has been approved by Shetland Islands Council’s transport committee.The committee agreed to recommend to the full council that £40,000 should be set aside each year for the work.Officials reported that the steps, surfaces and... Read more...

Letter from Edinburgh 14.08.09

Letter from Edinburgh 14.08.09

15/08/2009, by in Features

There was a vertical downpour last Sunday on the campus of Stirling University. I mean vertical. Straight up and down! So quite unlike home. But it didn’t do our boys any harm. I, along with parents, supporters and others, had gathered for the final of the Loch Lomond Soccer Tournament featuring L... Read more...

South Mainland Notebook 14.08.09

South Mainland Notebook 14.08.09

15/08/2009, by in Features

Take a tour of MousaBefore the summer is out make sure to take a guided walk around Mousa, where it is proving a bumper year for seabird numbers.Thanks to an abundance of sand eels and mackerel, around a thousand pairs of Arctic terns have bred and nested there, 600 more than last year. Att... Read more...

Steering Column 14.08.09

Steering Column 14.08.09

15/08/2009, by in Features

Minty PoloAnyone who fancies a new Volkswagen Polo can order one up now. The first ones will be delivered in the middle of October. VW says it is stronger, safer, more efficient, more refined and more comfortable than ever before.It’s the first time I recall seeing a Polo that’s actually... Read more...

Views from the Scord 14.08.09

Views from the Scord 14.08.09

15/08/2009, by in Features

Anniversary celebrationThe Walter and Joan Gray Eventide Home celebrates its 40th year of providing care for the elderly and infirm in Scalloway this month, to be marked with kirk services and an exhibition and teas in the Scalloway hall.The home provides a warm and friendly haven for its r... Read more...

Isles Views 14.08.09

Isles Views 14.08.09

15/08/2009, by in Features

Island Man is backAndy Strangeways from Yorkshire has earned himself the nickname of "Island Man" because he set himself the quest of sleeping a night on each of the 164 Scottish islands over 40 acres in area.Now he has gone further, his next task being to visit the extremities of Scotland.... Read more...