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Daily Archives: November 20, 2009

Six more contenders for awards

Six more contenders for awards

20/11/2009, by in Sport

The final six contenders for this year’s Shetland Sports Awards, sponsored by The Shetland Times and Shetland Recreational Trust, represent a wide variety of pursuits.In the sportsperson of the year category the three nominations are archer Billy Finnie, triathlete Lynsey Henderson and athlete... Read more...

Memorable music in honour of Thomas

Memorable music in honour of Thomas

20/11/2009, by in Arts & Entertainment

As Thomas Fraser’s daughter May opened proceedings at the final night of the eighth annual festival in memory of her father, an obvious question is what the shy Burra fisherman himself would have made of all this.Fraser may well have been embarrassed by the amount of fame he has achieved l... Read more...

Treasure trove for fiddlers

Treasure trove for fiddlers

The Fiddle Handbook by Chris Haigh. Published by Backbeat Books, £19.95. Ringbound hardback with two CDs.The author’s introduction says it all: “This book answers once and for all the hoary old question ‘What’s the difference between a fiddle and a violin?’ The answer, of course, is t... Read more...

Leslie’s <I>Streamline</i> ready for challenge

Leslie’s Streamline ready for challenge

20/11/2009, by in Sport

Lerwick businessman Leslie Irvine, who is taking part in next year’s Shetland Round Britain & Ireland Yacht Race, is to be sponsored by the Streamline Shipping Group.Irvine, 46, took part in the event in 2006 with fellow crewman Andrew Wood from Penzance and finished first in their class a... Read more...

Medal joy for Delting Dolphin swimmers

Medal joy for Delting Dolphin swimmers

20/11/2009, by in Sport

Delting Dolphins took a squad of five swimmers to the Rens 96 open meet at the weekend and came back with a clutch of medals.Felix Gifford swam brilliantly all weekend, gaining two golds, two silver and three bronze medals and breaking nine Shetland county records on the way.He started the w... Read more...

Yell move ahead after walkover

Yell move ahead after walkover

20/11/2009, by in Sport

Yell moved ahead in division one of the badminton leagues after their opponents Whalsay conceded the points while in division two there were wins for Aith, Burra, Whalsay and Sandwick.John Leask & Son Division OneYell A v Whalsay AThis match was conceded by Whalsay A so Yell A rece... Read more...

Steering Column

Steering Column

20/11/2009, by in Features

Big day for dirt monkeysIt’s an important week in the 4x4 world. Toyota has just launched a new version of its awesome Land Cruiser, one which the company says is as tough as ever when it comes to handling the dirt, but more poised when trawling the tarmac.There is one basic model availabl... Read more...

Letter from Edinburgh

Letter from Edinburgh

20/11/2009, by in Features

What should be taught in schools? Something called the Curriculum for Excellence is being introduced over the coming years.It reforms secondary school teaching into two blocks. The first is the secondary 1-3 years and the second is the exam and vocational options through secondary 4-6. If your s... Read more...