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Daily Archives: September 25, 2009

Ground-breaking start for new museum

Ground-breaking start for new museum

0 comments, 25/09/2009, by in News

A truly historic event took place in Scalloway this week with the ground-breaking ceremony to mark the start of the conversion of the new Scalloway museum premises. The ceremony signifies the end of six long years of struggle to gain the required funding and a suitable building for the project.... Read more...

Screening programme for bowel cancer starts

Screening programme for bowel cancer starts

25/09/2009, by in News

A screening programme to detect early signs of bowel cancer in older people is to start on Thursday.Men and women in Shetland aged between 50 and 74 are being urged to take part in a national screening campaign, which will be launched locally on 1st October. The Scottish Bowel Cancer Screen­ing... Read more...

Whalers rekindle memories during Norway visit

Whalers rekindle memories during Norway visit

25/09/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

Five former Shetland whalers have just returned from a reunion in Norway where two of them bumped into old shipmates they had not seen for half a century.Gibbie Fraser from West Burra­firth, who compiled the book Shetland’s Whalers Remember, Geordie Robertson from Bigton, Billy Craigie from L... Read more...

Editorial: The Old Rock 25.09.09

Editorial: The Old Rock 25.09.09

25/09/2009, by in News

Despite the health warning that accompanies aspects of the figures we publish today from the Department of Energy and Climate Change, we should not dismiss them out of hand. If Shetland’s carbon footprint is over-stated we need to understand in what respect(s) and try to gain a more accurate pictu... Read more...