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Daily Archives: October 2, 2009

First new tug expected in March

First new tug expected in March

02/10/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

Work on the two new tugs for Sullom Voe is progressing well and the vessels will be delivered on time and on budget, a meeting of the harbour board heard today.The first of the replacement tugs is due in March 2010, and although this is a month later than originally expected, SIC ports and harbo... Read more...

Islanders display support for troops

Islanders display support for troops

02/10/2009, by in News

Shetlanders have shown over­whelm­ing support for a campaign in aid of troops serving in Afghanistan.Over 200 gift parcels have been sent from the isles since a drive was launched by charity Support Our Soldiers last month.The figure is particularly impres­sive – not least because the q... Read more...

Edwin stands down from aid trust

Edwin stands down from aid trust

02/10/2009, by in News

The man credited with being the driving force behind Shetland Aid Trust has stood down from the organisation after 17 years at the forefront of aid distribution.Edwin Moar has been involved with the charity since it sent its first two artic trucks laden with aid to Albania in 1992.Since then... Read more...

Rugby team loses away to Huntly

Rugby team loses away to Huntly

02/10/2009, by in Sport

Huntly 36, Shetland 10A strong-looking Shetland rugby squad of 17 players travelled away at the weekend to play Huntly RFC in what turned out to be a well contested game by both teams.The Shetland players arrived in Aberdeen to find a player unable to travel so a quick player re-shuffle ... Read more...

Sheffield date for swim trio

Sheffield date for swim trio

02/10/2009, by in Sport

Three Shetland swimmers have been selected to repre-sent the North District of Scotland in the forthcoming county champion­ships in Sheffield on 18th October.Seventeen-year-olds Amy Harper from Lerwick ASC and Andrea Strachan (SACSC) will be com­peting in the older age group while Felix Giffor... Read more...

Steering column 02.10.09

Steering column 02.10.09

02/10/2009, by in Features

First the good newsDespite my saying last week that Mazda’s new hot-hatch, the Mazda3 MPS, will only be available to buy at specialist dealers, it now turns out you will be able to pick one up through a local dealer.There may or may not be a demonstrator available to try before you buy, b... Read more...

Letter from Westminster 02.10.09

Letter from Westminster 02.10.09

02/10/2009, by in Features

The party conference season is upon us again. That used to be a cue for a jolly week at some seaside resort talking politics, catching up with old friends and thinking of ever more inventive ways of making life dif­ficult for the party establishment.It is still of course a week at the seaside (... Read more...

Editorial: The Old Rock 02.10.09

Editorial: The Old Rock 02.10.09

02/10/2009, by in News

What supreme irony it is that, with the news still fresh about our carbon footprint being found to be double the Scottish average, we learn that the Shetland Arts chief is about to jet off for two and a half weeks, on full pay, to a “social enterprise forum” in Australia.Of course jaunts to ... Read more...

Times Past 02.10.09

Times Past 02.10.09

02/10/2009, by in Features

25 Years AgoMoves to change the SIC representatives on Lerwick Harbour Trust were described as a “conspiracy” in the council chambers last Friday.When Mr Jim Irvine nominated Mr Sandy Cluness as a Lerwick member on the trust, Mr Leonard Groat, who sits on the trust, said: “I think the... Read more...