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Daily Archives: October 9, 2009

Yachtsman raises cash for lifeboats

Yachtsman raises cash for lifeboats

09/10/2009, by in News

A 70-year-old grandfather is arriving in Shetland today at the end of a 900-mile trek to raise funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.Keen yachtsman Derek Parsons, of Pinner, Middlessex, is aiming to raise £10,000 for the RNLI, having been inspired by the service’s courageous work.... Read more...

Plans unveiled for Viking longhouse

Plans unveiled for Viking longhouse

09/10/2009, by in News

Shetland Amenity Trust applied for planning permission this week to build a full-size replica Viking long­house in Unst, the first time the trust will have attempted this type of construction.Assuming permission is granted, building at the seafront in Harolds­wick will take place over the wint... Read more...

Gunnister Man finds fans long after death

Gunnister Man finds fans long after death

09/10/2009, by in News

Shetland has lost its heart to the Gunnister Man.The anonymous man who met a lonely end in the hills of North­mavine three hundred years ago and whose clothes and personal effects were found in a peat bog in 1951 has had attention lavished on him in death in a way he never had in life.Visi... Read more...

Editorial: The Old Rock 09.10.09

Editorial: The Old Rock 09.10.09

09/10/2009, by in News

The ire of Irish builders O’Hare and McGovern is understandable. Once the anointed firm to construct a new high school at the Knab, it must now compete against rivals for the privilege of building one at the lower Staney Hill.Technically, of course, O’Hare and McGovern was appointed on an ea... Read more...

Dry and sunny but rather windy

Dry and sunny but rather windy

09/10/2009, by in

September saw a reverse of the pressure field of July and August, with below normal pressure over Greenland, the Norwegian Sea and northern Scandinavia, and above normal pressure over the British Isles and much of central Europe. As a result, the general trend was for a south-west to westerly airflo... Read more...

Fencers hit top form in Inverness

Fencers hit top form in Inverness

09/10/2009, by in Sport

Shetland Fencing Club travelled to Inverness at the weekend and pro­duced probably the best results in the several years of competing in this senior Scottish Open com­petition.Nine fencers in all represented the Shetland club over two days of competitions, covering all three fencing weapons ... Read more...

Shooters triumph in Orkney

Shooters triumph in Orkney

09/10/2009, by in Sport

A group of clay shooters travelled to Orkney at the weekend to take part in the annual inter-county, an event which has been ongoing since 1980.The team included competitors who first represented Shetland in the early 1980s, underlining that clay shooting is a sport for all age groups.The co... Read more...

Stunning victory by rugby team

Stunning victory by rugby team

09/10/2009, by in Sport

The Shetland rugby team finally got their season on track at the fifth time of asking with a thumping, 15-try victory over Peterhead on Saturday, with the visitors unable to register on the scoresheet at all.Shetland 91, Peterhead 0A strong-looking Shetland squad took to the field at Click... Read more...

Cyclists perform well in Tour of the Trossachs

Cyclists perform well in Tour of the Trossachs

09/10/2009, by in

Shetland was well represented in Central Scotland’s Tour of the Trossachs by past and present members of the Shetland Wheelers.Carlos Riise, Christine McLean, Mari Todd and James Millar entered the classic event of Scottish cycling, first held in 1943 and which riders from across the country ... Read more...