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Daily Archives: September 11, 2009

Ferry money refused

Ferry money refused

Norshukon, the ferry project of John White who hopes eventually to run a passenger service from Shetland to Norway, has been unsuccessful in its bid for EU Marco Polo funding, it was announced this week.However operator Mr White said that while he was disappointed, he was “not despondent” an... Read more...

Mutton-drying factory plan shelved

Mutton-drying factory plan shelved

11/09/2009, by in News

Plans to build a mutton-drying factory near Lerwick for a Faroese company have been shelved following loss of contact with the Faroese businessman behind the venture.The creation of an important new outlet for unwanted cast ewes unexpectedly stalled after Daniel Thomsen allegedly failed to pa... Read more...

Classic tourers win prizes and promote show

Classic tourers win prizes and promote show

11/09/2009, by in News

A number of classic vehicles flew the flag for Shetland at several classic motor shows in the UK and Ireland recently, winning a number of awards and trophies as well as promoting the Shetland Classic Motor Show in 2010.At the Caithness and Sutherland 40th Vintage Vehicle Show, where there was a... Read more...

Rugby squad lose to Banff

Rugby squad lose to Banff

11/09/2009, by in Sport

Shetland's rugby team began their Scottish Hydro League campaign at home on Saturday in a repeat of last year's first fixture against Banff. Shetland were keen to avenge last season's defeat and get off to a good start in the 2009/10 League.Unfortunately for Shetland, the start was far from g... Read more...

Whalsay a game away

Whalsay a game away

11/09/2009, by in Sport

Whalsay will take to the field at Harbison Park tomorrow lunchtime knowing that a victory over fellow island side Unst will be enough for them to end Delting’s seven-year stranglehold on senior football’s top prize.After winning 5-0 away to Unst on Wednesday thanks to a brace from Laurence P... Read more...

Editorial: The Old Rock 11.09.09

Editorial: The Old Rock 11.09.09

11/09/2009, by in News

When it comes to the fishing industry, the Scottish Government has been active politically and bureaucratically in a fashion never seen in this country before. Partly that is a result of the geography of representation: many of its politicians, including First Minister Alex Salmond and fisheries min... Read more...