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Daily Archives: December 4, 2009

Sandwick debaters in second round

Sandwick debaters in second round

04/12/2009, by in News

Sandwick School won through to the second round of the Donald Dewar Memorial Debate held in Inverness Royal Academy last Thursday.The debating duo of Saibh Finlayson and Ceidiog Saxelby were one of the teams to emerge victorious in the first round of the competition. Together with pupils from Go... Read more...

Young artist campaign

Young artist campaign

Shetland Young Promoters Group has launched a Young Artist Cam­paign in an appeal to young musicians, bands and DJs to make them­selves known on the music scene.The group, a joint initiative between Shetland Youth Services and Shetland Arts, formed late last year and consists of 12 people betw... Read more...

Bonnie Isle rural racks up 70 years

Bonnie Isle rural racks up 70 years

04/12/2009, by in News

In 1939 a small group of Whalsay women set up a branch of the Scottish Women’s Rural Institute on the island. Twenty-seven women attended the first meeting and the first order of business was to set up a committee and decide when and how frequently they would meet up. A young Maggie Leask attended... Read more...

Steering Column

Steering Column

04/12/2009, by in Features

Amarok on the horizonVolkswagen has released the first official pictures of its next addition to the four-wheel-drive family.The pick-up truck will be known as the Amarok and it looks very similar to the concept vehicle that toured the motor shows last year, toned down only slightly for the ... Read more...

Editorial: The Old Rock 01.12.09

Editorial: The Old Rock 01.12.09

04/12/2009, by in News

The scale of heroin abuse in Shetland, as highlighted this week by Sheriff Graeme Napier as he sent a local man to prison for being a link in one of the supply chains for this awful drug, is deeply worrying. Yet public revulsion remains relatively muted, perhaps because in an affluent community peop... Read more...

Times Past

Times Past

04/12/2009, by in Features

25 Years AgoFaced with the prospect of not being able to build any new houses for five years or cutting back savagely on house repairs, the SIC is to ask the Scottish Office for permission to spend oil monies on housing.A special meeting of the housing committee last Friday recommended that... Read more...

Stargazing: Look out for Geminids

Stargazing: Look out for Geminids

04/12/2009, by in Features

It is already the last month of the calendar year, the month in which the skies start to get lighter as the sun starts its journey north in the sky. We are halfway through the dark sky season in Shetland with the winter solstice at 5.47pm on 21st December.Full moon was on the 2nd, the new moon i... Read more...