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Daily Archives: September 12, 2009

Isles Views 11.09.09

Isles Views 11.09.09

12/09/2009, by in Features

New family to WhalsayOne year ago the Emmetts, James and Zoe, realised that they were not only living in the thick of the rat race but living a life that they never wanted to be permanent. They were both in new high pressure, high profile jobs and they spent most of their time at work.The st... Read more...

Views from the Scord 11.09.09

Views from the Scord 11.09.09

12/09/2009, by in Features

Harbour activityThe "sinking" vessel accidental transmission drama in the Scalloway area that sparked the maximum response from local emergency services last Thursday drew first response from Scalloway Harbour staff and the pilot boat Lyrie was at sea within five minutes of receiving the Mayday... Read more...

South Mainland Notes 11.09.09

South Mainland Notes 11.09.09

12/09/2009, by in Features

A year onA year ago this week, despite a vigorous campaign to save it, Levenwick Post Office was closed after more than a century. Part of Midway Stores, it had been run by the Irvine family since 1963, and when it ceased to exist there were fears there would be negative implications for the sh... Read more...

North Mainland Notes

North Mainland Notes

12/09/2009, by in Features

Ronas DramaIt’s a sure sign that winter is approaching when the Ronas Drama group prepare to start the new season. The group has been running for almost half a century and began in winter 1960, with Jenny Gilbertson at the helm.Chrissie Manson of Urafirth, one of the main stalwarts of the... Read more...

Times Past 11.09.09

Times Past 11.09.09

12/09/2009, by in Features

25 Years AgoA new knitwear report calls on Shetland Islands Council to pump £1.25 million into the local industry. The report, prepared by Mr John Wilcox of the Shetland Knitwear Trades Association, asks the council to invest over the next five years.The SKTA and the council’s knitwear w... Read more...

Letter from Edinburgh 11.09.09

Letter from Edinburgh 11.09.09

12/09/2009, by in Features

This week Aberdeen is centre of the universe with Offshore Europe in full swing. Everyone who is anyone is exhibiting, networking or on a mobile phone out in an enormous barn at the Bridge of Don. The show is now so big that the barn isn’t big enough – there are tents the size of our sheep shed... Read more...

Steering Column

Steering Column

12/09/2009, by in Features

Cool Green CFord has released the first official pictures of its new C-MAX mini multi-purpose vehicle, just ahead of its unveiling at the Frankfurt Motor Show. And my goodness what an improvement its styling is over previous models.With sharp, sleek styling, sculpted lights front and rear, b... Read more...