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Daily Archives: December 31, 2009

Police issue snow warning for New Year

Police issue snow warning for New Year

31/12/2009, by in News

Police have urged motorists to be extra vigilant while out on the roads over the New Year with the continuing cold snap forecast to bring heavy snow showers today and tomorrow.Conditions were particularly treacherous yesterday morning after sleet showers during the previous evening turned to... Read more...

Aha … the alpacas arrive

Aha … the alpacas arrive

31/12/2009, by in News

Shetland’s first family of alpacas are already making their mark, with folk flocking to the south end to see the curious arrivals settle into their new home.The 10 creatures arrived just before Christmas at the end of a mammoth journey from Dorset, from where owners Philippa and Colin Arnot ... Read more...

West Side fishermen may lose out

West Side fishermen may lose out

31/12/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

Fishermen who invested money in the West Side Fishermen co-operative may not see a penny returned to them after a pensions company stepped in with a claim which could wipe out their remaining funds of £240,000.Around 100 fishermen and retired fisher­men have been expecting cheques for over £2... Read more...

Spending plans are scaled back

Spending plans are scaled back

31/12/2009, by in News, Public Affairs

Council departments have made good progress on cutting back the scale of their budget increases for next year, according to head of finance Graham Johnston.In a report laid before councillors earlier this month Mr Johnston warned that as things then stood the council would need £16.3 million fr... Read more...

Final super-fast broadband link is put in place

Final super-fast broadband link is put in place

31/12/2009, by in News

Anyone passing the Cunningsburgh Hall earlier this month might have wondered why a team of men were busy, even in the dark, erecting a structure in the car park which looked like it might be for a wind turbine. The mystery deepened when all that was attached to the chunky 10-metre steel column was t... Read more...