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Daily Archives: October 16, 2009

Couple conquer Great Wall on China walk

Couple conquer Great Wall on China walk

16/10/2009, by in News

Having recently taken part in charity walk of the Great Wall of China, Rita and Dean Wiseman describe their journey.Last Christmas the Eve Appeal, a charity set up to raise awareness and to fund groundbreaking research into gynaecological cancers, ran an advertisement in a magazine. They... Read more...

Swimming guru hosts training

Swimming guru hosts training

16/10/2009, by in Sport

One of the country’s leading edu­cators of swimming coaches was in Shetland last weekend to take a training weekend for swimmers and coaches.Alan Lynn is a senior teaching fellow of sport coaching at the Department of Sport Studies at the University of Stirling.Forty-two swimmers, aged fr... Read more...

Whalsay stalwart is player of the year

Whalsay stalwart is player of the year

16/10/2009, by in Sport

The Shetland Football Association held their annual awards night at the Shetland Hotel on 19th of September.The association President Magnus Flaws welcomed all the players, coaches and volunteers present to the night and thanked the various league and team sponsors for their continued support ov... Read more...

Letter from Westminster 16.10.09

Letter from Westminster 16.10.09

16/10/2009, by in Features

The Sunday papers this week were predicting a series of embarrassing exposures for MPs as they returned to Westminster on Monday. They were right. My own embarrassing exposure nearly came sooner than everyone else’s as I went through security at Edinburgh Airport on Monday morning. It is now fairl... Read more...

Steering Column 16.10.09

Steering Column 16.10.09

16/10/2009, by in Features

CrossoverMazda is preparing to launch a new version of its four-wheel-drive five-door known as the CX-7. It’s classed as a “crossover” car which means it’s mostly road-orientated but with some limited ability in slippery conditions.The biggest change is to the engine. The old CX-7 w... Read more...

Times Past 16.10.09

Times Past 16.10.09

16/10/2009, by in Features

25 Years AgoThe formation of a trust to support the arts in Shetland came a step nearer last week. Six trustees have been nominated to get the Shetland Arts Trust into operation.Last Tuesday’s meeting of the SIC’s leisure and recreation committee approved five nominations suggested by M... Read more...