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Daily Archives: January 22, 2010

Hamefarin budget rise approved

Hamefarin budget rise approved

1 comment, 22/01/2010, by in News

Councillors have agreed to increase the budget for this year’s Hamefarin by more than 50 per cent as preparations for the event, which is expected to attract up to 500 people back to the isles in June, continue to progress.Members of the SIC’s development committee unanimously agreed to rais... Read more...

Trio chosen to be honorary sheriffs

Trio chosen to be honorary sheriffs

22/01/2010, by in News

A Lerwick solicitor is following in his father’s footsteps by becoming an honorary sheriff.Eric Peterson, of Tait and Peter­son, is being installed along with retired police chief inspector Mal­colm Bell and former director of the council’s marine operations, Captain George Sutherland, at ... Read more...

Olympia triumph for Arianne and her Uriebell

Olympia triumph for Arianne and her Uriebell

22/01/2010, by in Sport

Whalsay horse rider Arianne Fraser and Clothie Uriebell recently returned from competing at the London International Horse Show at Olympia. A very busy week of racing culminated in a win in the final race on the Monday evening.Competition was fierce with the pair achieving several good results d... Read more...

Letter from Westminster

Letter from Westminster

22/01/2010, by in Features

Politics at Westminster has been a rather febrile business since the New Year but all the political sound and fury was put into some sort of perspective last week when the news hit our televisions and radios of the earthquake that had hit Haiti.Gordon Brown started Prime Minster’s Questions b... Read more...

Editorial: The Old Rock 22.01.10

Editorial: The Old Rock 22.01.10

22/01/2010, by in News

Councillors seem finally to have recognised the need to start explaining to the elec­torate why they agreed to waive more than £400,000 owed to the SIC by knitwear firm Judane. Development committee chairman Josie Simpson argued this week that the alternative, forcing the company into liquidation... Read more...

Cheaper, greener energy – a starting point

Cheaper, greener energy – a starting point

22/01/2010, by in

While some islanders spent the cold spell snug inside their super-insulated modern houses, many more were spending a small fortune trying to coax some warmth into cold, drafty homes. For them it seems a good time to check out the nice fat government grants on offer to make home life cosier and cheap... Read more...

Steering Column

Steering Column

22/01/2010, by in Features

Swap, don’t scrapToyota has come up with a clever marketing ploy to sell more of its cars. The hugely popular govern­ment-sponsored scrappage scheme comes to an end in February, but Toyota is planning to extend the benefits it offers for another few months.Just like the scrapp... Read more...

Times Past

Times Past

22/01/2010, by in Features

25 Years AgoShetland Islands Council will have to cut its expenditure by over £1 million to keep within government spending guidelines, director of finance Mr Malcolm Green has warned.In a report to be considered by the resources committee Mr Green said early estimates of what committees w... Read more...