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Daily Archives: October 23, 2009

Focus turns to Shannon

Focus turns to Shannon

23/10/2009, by in News, Public Affairs

With council chief executive David Clark back at work, attention will turn next week to the future of assistant chief executive Willie Shannon, whose job was “deleted” under a proposed restructing of senior posts begun in the summer.It is understood that council convener Sandy Cluness and de... Read more...

Scorie coughs up budgie in return for chips

Scorie coughs up budgie in return for chips

23/10/2009, by in News

Lerwick woman Jill Newman and her mother Betty Keegan got a shock this week when an unusual object dropped from the sky.The women were each enjoying a cone of chips as they strolled along Commercial Street on Tuesday, when a throng of gulls, lured by the smell, began circling them. One gull was ... Read more...

Aquaculture group celebrates 25 years

Aquaculture group celebrates 25 years

23/10/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

A plush event was held in Lerwick Town Hall last Friday to mark the success of Shetland’s aquaculture industry, and the achievement of the isles becoming the largest regional producer in Scotland.The occasion – a champagne reception, seafood dinner and dance – also celebrated the 25th anni... Read more...

How we were overwhelmed by heathens

How we were overwhelmed by heathens

23/10/2009, by in Features

A new popular history of the Vikings by Robert Ferguson, an expert on the subject who has lived in Norway for many years, is to be published next month. Here, the author gives a flavour of what it has in store for readers.The Orkneyinga Saga, a narrative history of the Norwegian over­lordship ... Read more...

Mesmerising display from Seckou

Mesmerising display from Seckou

The long awaited final concert of Seckou Keita and his band’s month long tour was played on Saturday night at the Clickimin bowls hall.This tour had seen the band travelling the length and breadth of England for 30 days, so you would be forgiven for thinking they would seem tired perhaps, or ... Read more...

Veteran Anne triumphs in Carlisle

Veteran Anne triumphs in Carlisle

23/10/2009, by in Sport

Shetland badminton was repre­sented at the recent 15th Cumbria Classic veterans’ badminton tour­na­ment in Carlisle by local players Colin Grant and Anne Wood.In the 50-plus ladies’ singles Anne progressed to the final to play the powerful Janet Walker of England. A fine display of accu... Read more...

Comfortable volleyball victory by JBT

Comfortable volleyball victory by JBT

23/10/2009, by in Sport

Harry’s Hotspurs were no match for JBT as the latter romped to a straight sets win in volleyball’s mixed league action.Harry’s Hotspurs 0, JBT 3 (14-25, 9-25, 12-25)The game started evenly with good rallies and excellent play from both teams. Consistent serving from Jillian Copland pu... Read more...

Editorial: The Old Rock 23.10.09

Editorial: The Old Rock 23.10.09

23/10/2009, by in News

The decision by the European Commission to start asking questions of the UK’s electricity transmission charging regime is welcome. Whether one agrees with the proposed Viking Energy windfarm or not, it is evidently invidious that the current system, so to speak, penalises peripheral areas that hav... Read more...

Times Past 23.10.09

Times Past 23.10.09

23/10/2009, by in Features

25 Years AgoFair Isle’s community hall was an appropriate venue last Saturday night for the anniversary celebrations of 30 years of ownership of the island by the National Trust of Scotland.Representatives from the trust included the president, the Earl of Wemyss and March; the director, ... Read more...

Letter from Edinburgh 23.10.09

Letter from Edinburgh 23.10.09

23/10/2009, by in Features

Cameron has been making “Ler­wick” monopoly. The family were struggling with the Star Wars version of the board game, so overlaid with white paper, a new board was constructed.The stations became the Leirna, Grima, Brenda and Norna. Jail became the Lerwick Police Station and the hard parts ... Read more...