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Daily Archives: September 18, 2009

High school plan proceeds

High school plan proceeds

18/09/2009, by in News, Public Affairs

The plan for a new Anderson High School on the western slopes of the Staney Hill has cleared another hurdle by being rubber-stamped by the Full Council.There was no attempt at Wed­nesday’s meeting to overturn the decision of two weeks ago and fight for the Knab site where building work had be... Read more...

Ongoing disruption for town drivers

Ongoing disruption for town drivers

18/09/2009, by in News

Work due to take place on the main road at Holmsgarth next month is likely to add to traffic misery for drivers, who face disruption in various other parts of Lerwick until December.The Holmsgarth Road is to be re-surfaced between the round­abouts at the Co-op supermarket and Gremista Brae, an ... Read more...

Editorial: The Old Rock 18.09.09

Editorial: The Old Rock 18.09.09

18/09/2009, by in News

Apologies for coming over all sensible; it is not in keeping with the spirit of the times. But when making policy, surely it would be a good idea to look into the consequences of what is proposed. That is the first thing to say about the rash decision by councillors this week to spend £500,000 a ye... Read more...

Sunny summer though August unsettled

Sunny summer though August unsettled

18/09/2009, by in

Based on the data from Lerwick, this summer in Shetland was more than a degree milder than normal, with a mean temperature of 12.4°C com­pared to the normal 11.1°C. It was – despite a dry June – wet, with rainfall 116.6 per cent of normal, mainly because of a very wet August. Despite this, s... Read more...

Netball girls chosen for Scottish squad

Netball girls chosen for Scottish squad

18/09/2009, by in Sport

Three Shetland netball players have been chosen for the under-17 Scottish squad with another narrowly missing out but still having another year at the age group.Ann Marie Kennerley from Yell, 15, Emma Leask from Lerwick, 16, and Inga Woods, 16, and Sophie May Leyland, 16, both from Gulberwick, t... Read more...

Drifters off to flyer in volleyball

Drifters off to flyer in volleyball

18/09/2009, by in Sport

LHD Drifters got off to a good start in Shetland Islands Volleyball Association’s new men’s league with a straight sets win over Harry’s Hotspurs while Sandwick narrowly overcame DITT Globe­trotters.Mens LeagueLHD Drifters 3, Harry’s Hotspurs 0 (25-18, 25-20, 25-13)Neither ... Read more...

Success for get-fitters as challenge ends

Success for get-fitters as challenge ends

18/09/2009, by in Sport

When we first embarked on the Get Fit for the Future with SRT and The Shetland Times project, we had one focal point – change.Magazines and infomercials make it seem effortless. Being fit and losing weight takes hard work and that often means changing different aspects of your life, like how y... Read more...