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Daily Archives: January 8, 2010

Harbour claim progress

Harbour claim progress

08/01/2010, by in Public Affairs

Shetland Islands Council and Lerwick Port Authority (LPA) are working towards a possible out-of-court settlement over the harbour trust’s multi-million pound compensation claim in the wake of the Bressay bridge fiasco.The Shetland Times can confirm that the council has accepted that obtaining ... Read more...

Rural development boost for projects

Rural development boost for projects

08/01/2010, by in News

Projects in Yell and the West Side are among 83 in the Northern Isles which will benefit from £4 million in funding from the Scotland Rural Development Programme (SRDP).Rural secretary Richard Lochhead said the funding, from a nationwide programme of £34.6 million, was aimed at helping farming... Read more...

Nurses praised for studies

Nurses praised for studies

08/01/2010, by in News

Two nurses who boosted their qualifications by returning to study after many years in the profession graduated in Paisley recently.Mary Smith and Hazel Smith, aged 50 and 49 respectively, took the opportunity to further their training by studying a distance learn­ing course locally in con­junc... Read more...

Times Past

Times Past

08/01/2010, by in Features

25 Years AgoLetter – G. W. Adam’s contributions to the miners’ strike debate is easily the most hilarious I’ve read so far – especially when he likens “uneconomic” pits to exhuasted peat banks.One can only hope Mrs Thatcher is not a regular reader of your columns, otherwise t... Read more...

Letter from Westminster

Letter from Westminster

08/01/2010, by in Features

And they are off! No sooner were the last crumbs of shortbread brushed into the bin than the television news programmes were proclaiming the first shots of the election campaign. Well, if not the election campaign then the first shots of the early skirmishes in the preliminary stages of the phoney w... Read more...

Steering Column

Steering Column

08/01/2010, by in Features

Fresh breezeIt may not be the swiftest version, but there’s a new Volkswagen Scirocco on sale now that may yet be one of the most popular versions.Powered by a 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine that turns out 120bhp of power, it’s a new bargain basement version of the little coupe that’s lik... Read more...