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Daily Archives: August 28, 2009

Giant <I>Serene</I> gets to work at long last

Giant Serene gets to work at long last

28/08/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

The commanding view from the skipper’s leather chair on the Serene’s vast bridge evokes fear and awe: how can Bobby Polson park his backside here after three years ashore, comprehend these 20 flat-screen digital monitors around him, guide the monster out to sea and find a decent mark of herr... Read more...

Editorial: The Old Rock 28/8/09

Editorial: The Old Rock 28/8/09

0 comments, 28/08/2009, by in News

Decision on AHS site must be finalAmbivalance must end Councillors should be currently digesting the independent review, co-ordinated by consultant Andrew Laidler, to compare the two proposed sites for Lerwick’s new Anderson High School.By general consensus it appears that most people are ... Read more...

Jordan to throw for Scotland

Jordan to throw for Scotland

28/08/2009, by in Sport

Jordan Morrison, 16, has become the latest young Shetland athlete to be selected to represent Scotland – he will be throwing the javelin in the UK School Games in Cardiff next month.Jordan has had a fantastic season and adds the Scotland vest to the two he has already earned through being sele... Read more...

Highest turnout of year for Dale Open

Highest turnout of year for Dale Open

28/08/2009, by in Sport

Saturday at Dale saw the highest turnout of the year for the very popular Hay & Co Buildbase Open when 92 golfers took part on a splendid sunny day.As always, the sponsors and their staff put in a lot of effort to make the day a success with some staff running the barbecue while others ensur... Read more...

Junior sailing pairs compete in top UK events

Junior sailing pairs compete in top UK events

28/08/2009, by in Sport

Six junior Mirror sailors recently travelled down to Pwllheli in Wales to compete in the UK Mirror Nationals over three days and the Mirror Worlds over five days.They were Craig Forrest and Calum Mustard sailing O’Hoy, Rory Goodlad and Karl Eldridge in Leiraness and Soul Swanson and Fraser McK... Read more...

Sounding Off… an occasional commentary

Sounding Off… an occasional commentary

28/08/2009, by in News

Chartered town planner Janet Askew, currently the head of the Department of Planning and Architecture at the University of the West of England in Bristol, worked as a planner for Shetland Islands Council between 1976 and 1983. She retains her interest in planning in Shetland, returning frequently as... Read more...

South Mainland Notebook

South Mainland Notebook

28/08/2009, by in Features

Blues festival at SandwickSandwick Social Club will be dancing the night away tomorrow, when The Offenders, an exciting young Edinburgh band, perform there as part of the sixth Shetland Blues Festival.Arriving hot from the Edinburgh Fringe the band, which cut its teeth on the city's bar cir... Read more...

Views from the Scord

Views from the Scord

28/08/2009, by in Features

Sunday Club is backSunday sees the return of the Sunday Club in the Wesley Hall, next to the Methodist kirk. It is a joint Methodist and Church of Scotland club and is open to children aged four and over.Last year the children learned how to make bread and grow plants and staged a nativity ... Read more...

North Mainland Notes

North Mainland Notes

28/08/2009, by in Features

Kirk and communityThe Church of Scotland would like to invite residents of Mossbank, Firth and Toft along for a discussion evening at the Mossbank kirk on Wednesday at 7.30pm.The aim of the meeting is to discuss how the kirk can play a part in the community and everyone is welcome. Anyone w... Read more...

Isles Views

Isles Views

28/08/2009, by in Features

Lowrie’s peerie boatIn February 2008 Isles Views reported that Brian Macleod, who lives at Skerray in Sutherland, had brought his boat back to Haroldswick for Willie Mouat to repair.Last Thursday provided an opportunity to see this boat and two others built by Willie in the water togethe... Read more...

Letter from Edinburgh

Letter from Edinburgh

28/08/2009, by in Features

Monday and the red-eye flight to Edinburgh. The computers had crashed so the long suffering Logan­air staff had to check everyone in manually. Loganair tells me that the problem was caused by the communication lines cutting out.Maybe in this particular case it would not have helped, but it did... Read more...