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Daily Archives: November 13, 2009

Large turbine would allow fewer machines in plan

Large turbine would allow fewer machines in plan

13/11/2009, by in

A powerful new wind turbine which is set to hit the market could allow Viking Energy to cut 30 machines from its windfarm plan without reducing the amount of electricity it would generate.Shrinking the 150-turbine grid by 20 per cent could help pacify many opponents of the scheme and others who ... Read more...

Forty happy years of Stepping Stones

Forty happy years of Stepping Stones

13/11/2009, by in News

For nearly 40 years it has been a lifeline for adults with learning disabilities, relying entirely on fund-raising and donations to provide a much-needed service.But at the end of this month the Stepping Stones Club, formed in the early 1970s by the late Jimmy Wilson of the social work depart­m... Read more...

Office plan approved

Office plan approved

13/11/2009, by in News, Public Affairs

A major new office development for the North Ness will go ahead, despite early concerns about a lack of parking in the area.Councillors agreed the 3,000 square metre development would provide a much-needed lift for the business park when it is built on the site of the former WAG construction bas... Read more...

Rowley netballers blunt AHS challenge

Rowley netballers blunt AHS challenge

13/11/2009, by in Sport

Team Rowley had a comfortable victory over AHS to cement their position in second place in division one of the netball leagues.Division OneTeam Rowley 36, AHS 20With both teams having met the previous week, this second clash was expected to be nothing short of a nailbiting, end-to-end ... Read more...

Editorial: The Old Rock 13.11.09

Editorial: The Old Rock 13.11.09

13/11/2009, by in News

Viking Energy has rightly been censured by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for pushing too far its claims about the community benefits of its proposed windfarm. Among many controversial features of the project, the one most likely to evoke raw emotion among critics is the fact that the own... Read more...

Young badminton players on top form

Young badminton players on top form

13/11/2009, by in Sport

Shetland Badminton Association held the first of the annual tourna-ments at the weekend.On Saturday the eight to 10-year-old half-court singles were held at the Scalloway Games Hall.Junior coach Maurice Haining lead the warm up for everyone while the games were being drawn up.In the eigh... Read more...

Maximum points for JBT and Globetrotters teams

Maximum points for JBT and Globetrotters teams

13/11/2009, by in Sport

It was a good week for the JBT volleyball teams, with the mixed squad continuing their winning streak against Sandwick to open up a gap in the league, and the men gaining a hard-fought victory over the same opposition in the men’s league. Their results were mirrored by DITT Globetrotters who also ... Read more...

Steering Column

Steering Column

13/11/2009, by in Features

Green grow the engines-oCitroën is ploughing ahead with its programme of greener car production with the introduction of two new clean engines to its C5 range of family-sized cars.The 1.6-litre petrol engine was developed with BMW and replaces the two-litre engine currently available in th... Read more...

Letter from Westminster

Letter from Westminster

13/11/2009, by in Features

Remembrance Sunday this year was a particularly sombre affair as it start­ed with news of further casual­ties in Afghanistan. It also focused the mind as we remembered those who died in previous conflicts.The debate that we need to have about our military involvement in Afghanistan can not be ... Read more...

Times Past

Times Past

13/11/2009, by in Features

25 Years AgoFurther meetings were being held yesterday and today between Nor­way and the EEC over the disputed share-out of North Sea herring. Norway is claiming the right to catch 120,000 tons of herring from the North Sea out of an EEC total allowable catch of 340,000.This figure is hotl... Read more...