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Daily Archives: September 4, 2009

Whalsay woman is top UHI student

Whalsay woman is top UHI student

04/09/2009, by in News

A Whalsay mother of two who travels to Lerwick every day to study for her degree course at Shetland College has been named student of the year by the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI).Angela Irvine, 43, was the judges’ choice for her exceptional achievements and determination to ju... Read more...

Dhanni successful in pier test of strength

Dhanni successful in pier test of strength

04/09/2009, by in Sport

Local man Dhanni Moar beat five other competitors to become Shetland’s Strongest Man and overall Northern Isles Strongest Man on Sunday, with the event sponsored by Shetland Transport and Grieg Seafood Hjaltland UK Ltd.Brian Cunningham and Gary Burt from Edinburgh and Orkney’s Steven Pat... Read more...

McLean comes fourth in world masters event

McLean comes fourth in world masters event

04/09/2009, by in

Cyclist Christine McLean finished fourth in her age category in the UCI World Masters Road Champion­ships in Austria last week.The scale of the whole event was huge with hundreds of top amateur cyclists from across the globe descending on the  town of St Johann in Tirol.The Shetland Wheele... Read more...

Alan crowned champion of champions in bowls climax

Alan crowned champion of champions in bowls climax

04/09/2009, by in

The final bowling hat night of the outdoor season saw 24 players on the green and the winning pair on this occasion were Anne Barron and skip Ian Scott.After the first set of six ends, Anne and Ian shared the lead on 11 shots with Elma Scott and skip George Mundie and Tom Jamieson and skip John ... Read more...

Editorial: The Old Rock 04.09.09

Editorial: The Old Rock 04.09.09

04/09/2009, by in News

When new Shetland Islands Council chief executive David Clark breezed into the isles just over three months ago he vowed to try and cultivate a “go-getter” spirit, and pledged to end the years of painful indecision which have dogged the local authority when faced with big judgments.From the ... Read more...

Letter from Westminster 04.09.09

Letter from Westminster 04.09.09

04/09/2009, by in Features

The job of the Secretary of State for Scotland is not what it used to be. Since devolution the job has largely withered on the vine as the executive functions that it previously had – control of Scot­land’s education, health service, policing etc – have all passed to the Scottish Parliament. ... Read more...

Times Past 04.09.09

Times Past 04.09.09

04/09/2009, by in Features

25 Years AgoThe new £3 million leisure centre at Clickimin should be in use by the end of the year. It will not be officially opened until next year.Although the building is not yet finished, the Clickimin Recreational Trust is already considering adding an extension. Mr John Nicolson said... Read more...

Steering Column 04.09.09

Steering Column 04.09.09

04/09/2009, by in Features

More SX appealSuzuki has unveiled a new version of its small family car, the SX4.It’s based on the familiar hatchback, but it’s a saloon car with a boot.It comes with a wide range of just one 1.6-litre petrol engine, one five-speed manual gear box and one package of standard equipmen... Read more...