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Daily Archives: January 15, 2010

Judane latest

Judane latest

1 comment, 15/01/2010, by in News

The council is trying to justify the writing off of more than £400,000 of money owed by former knitwear firm Judane by saying that a "significant proportion" was compound penalty interest built up in the last six years, according to a leaked document.In a circular to councillors from head of ec... Read more...

Budge and Doull wait

Budge and Doull wait

15/01/2010, by in News

The Standards Commission is still carrying out an investigation into an anonymous complaint against two SIC councillors who took part in a debate about funding the Shetland Livestock Marketing Group (SLMG) one year ago.South Mainland member Jim Budge and North Mainland coun­cillor Addie Doull w... Read more...

Tesco offers card recycling

Tesco offers card recycling

15/01/2010, by in

Tesco’s Lerwick branch is forging its own environmental path following a decision by management on the mainland to pull out of a Christmas card recycling scheme. The initiative was taken after it emerged Shetland faced being left in the lurch.A deal between Tesco and environmental charity the ... Read more...

More sixareen access

More sixareen access

15/01/2010, by in Fishing & Sea

Shetland Museum and Archives is to join forces with the Dim Riv Committee to enable greater use of the museum’s sixareen.At a meeting of Shetland Am­enity Trust this week, museum curator Ian Tait said that previously, staffing issues had prevented the boats being used as part of the museum... Read more...

Aly fiddles for Brough Lodge

Aly fiddles for Brough Lodge

Shetland fiddler Aly Bain and his long-time accordion sidekick Phil Cunningham are to perform in Glasgow in aid of the restoration of the Brough Lodge in Fetlar.In the latest part of the Brough Lodge Trust’s ambitious plans to save the early 19th century mansion, the pair will play at a specia... Read more...

Hot Rocks is Scottish fencing champion

Hot Rocks is Scottish fencing champion

15/01/2010, by in Sport

Shetland fencing triumphed at Scotland’s most prestigious competition at the weekend with local fencer Christopher Rocks becoming Scottish épée champion and his twin brother Stephen coming fifth in the men’s sabre.The pair had been competing in the country’s most prestigious fencing comp... Read more...

Steering Column

Steering Column

15/01/2010, by in Features

Re-FocusingThe next generation Ford Focus has just had the covers whipped off it at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.You won’t be able to buy it in Europe and America till the end of the year, and you won’t be able to buy it in the UK till the start of next year, bu... Read more...

Editorial: The Old Rock 15.01.10

Editorial: The Old Rock 15.01.10

15/01/2010, by in News

With vast sums of reserve money at its disposal, it is right and proper that Shet­land Islands Council should in­vest in local enterprises. In a small island economy, where many businesses operate at the margins of existence, such funding is often the difference between success and failure. And fo... Read more...

Times Past

Times Past

15/01/2010, by in Features

25 Years AgoShetland has continued to enjoy relatively mild, dry and calm weather this week while the rest of Britain, according to press reports, is slowly grinding to a halt under snow and freezing conditions.On Tuesday Shetland was the warmest place in Britain with 5ºC (41ºF) while Bri... Read more...

Letter from Edinburgh

Letter from Edinburgh

15/01/2010, by in Features

Some years ago Abertay University in Dundee launched a degree in computer games. They were given a hard time by the media which cited “Mickey Mouse” degrees with pictures of kids on their playstations.But there is less fun at the univer­sity’s expense now. The computer games industry grow... Read more...