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Daily Archives: November 27, 2009

Old town development group highlights issues

Old town development group highlights issues

27/11/2009, by in News

Lerwick Old Town Development Association (LOTDA) held its first annual general meeting this week in Islesburgh Community Centre. There was a good turnout and Laurence Smith was re-elected as chairman, Jimmy Wiseman as vice-chairman and Paul Wishart as secretary. Joining the committee this year are L... Read more...

Trust keeps us waiting

Trust keeps us waiting

Shetland Amenity Trust is refusing to give out information about trips abroad undertaken by its staff, despite its chairman’s insistence that the organisation is “open and transparent”.The trust has still not responded to a request for information from The Shetland Times made over a mont... Read more...

Lynda takes Scots title for second time

Lynda takes Scots title for second time

27/11/2009, by in Sport

Table tennis player Lynda Flaws retained her Scottish girls’ under-18 title in Saltcoats at the weekend.She was in top form throughout the tournament, only dropping three games in the eight matches she played on her way to the title.Lynda started off well, winning her first three matches 3... Read more...

Kinetics strengthen first division lead

Kinetics strengthen first division lead

27/11/2009, by in Sport

It was a good week for Kinetics in division one of the netball leagues. The leaders beat Whalsay to move four points clear as their nearest challengers Team Rowley slumped to defeat against Loungers. Wast­side and Da Hooligans both had good wins in the second and third divisions respectively.Di... Read more...

Stout launches book

Stout launches book

Shetland fiddler Chris Stout has launched his first book of music entitled The Chris Stout Collection – Volume One.The collection follows his journey as a musician and composer to date and features an eclectic mix of tunes ranging from the very traditional to others which display his own unique st... Read more...

Editorial: The Old Rock 27.11.09

Editorial: The Old Rock 27.11.09

27/11/2009, by in News

The sudden rise in poverty in Shetland over the last five years, as documented by council policy manager Emma Perring and reported on by John Robertson in these pages today, will come as a surprise to many in these prosperous islands. Income is of course only part of the cause of deprivation, and wi... Read more...

Letter from Westminster

Letter from Westminster

27/11/2009, by in Features

I wonder how many trees have been sacrificed over the years in the ongoing debate over Scotland’s constitutional future.By the time you read this a few more will have gone as the govern­ment in Westminster publishes its white paper on the proposed extra powers for the Scottish Parliament (The... Read more...

Steering Column

Steering Column

27/11/2009, by in Features

Reliable as a TransitSimilarly it is impossible to tell, just from looking at a vehicle, whether or not it is particularly reliable, so we rely on independent testers to try them out for us.A recent survey here in the UK has turned out some interesting results for Ford. According to... Read more...