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Daily Archives: January 29, 2010

Young Althing debaters show prowess

Young Althing debaters show prowess

29/01/2010, by in News

The small hall at Tingwall School was packed to the walls on Saturday to hear pupils from Sandwick Junior High School and Brae High School deliver speeches for and against the motion that “British forces should be removed from Afghanistan now”.The four excellent speeches were all very well p... Read more...

Coach lends his expertise to local swimmers

Coach lends his expertise to local swimmers

29/01/2010, by in Sport

One of Scotland’s leading authorities on swimming and coaching, Alan Lynn, was back in Shetland last weekend to run the second in a series of three training weekends for Shetland Swimming Association. Coaches from five Shetland clubs, swimmers from the county training squad and some members of the... Read more...

Unst netball girls off to a good start

Unst netball girls off to a good start

29/01/2010, by in Sport

Division OneUnst 40, Supernova 22Unst came out looking forward to their first game back after the Christmas break and the addition of the top second division teams to their league. Newly promoted Supernova had a full team with plenty of fresh legs on the bench waiting to go on court. It ... Read more...

Goal hungry New Revolution go to top

Goal hungry New Revolution go to top

29/01/2010, by in Sport

The week’s big winners in indoor hockey were New Revolution, who reached double figures against both Crusaders and RECKless, while Delt­mavine claimed the same scalps with narrower wins.Deltmavine 4, RECKless 0From Grand Old Viking Cen­turies Deltmavine have a win! First blood went to... Read more...

Young pony riders presented with their rosettes

Young pony riders presented with their rosettes

29/01/2010, by in Sport

Last Sunday saw the presentation of the awards for the 2009 National Shetland Pony Performance Scheme. The scheme was started in 1980 to promote the use of the registered pedigree Shetland pony as a per­formance pony and it recognises the achievements and successes of young riders and their poni... Read more...

Relentless Bressay Light win knockout

Relentless Bressay Light win knockout

29/01/2010, by in Sport

This week saw the indoor cricket knockout being played to its conclusion. The first semi-final saw the Renegades take on the losing finalist of last year, Southend.The second semi-final saw Lerwick B take on last year’s winners Bressay Light.Semi-FinalRenegades 101 for 3 Southend 98 for ... Read more...

North Mainland Notes

North Mainland Notes

29/01/2010, by in Features

Babushka helps HaitiAfter being postponed more than once due to the wintry weather of late, the North Roe School Concert took place on Friday night in the North Roe and Lochend hall.A good audience turnout was entertained by a lively performance of Babushka, who spends many sad and lonely ... Read more...

Views from the Scord

Views from the Scord

29/01/2010, by in Features

Harbour activityThe main focus of events in the port of Scalloway was the grounding and subsequent rescue of the Buckie-registered fishing vessel Vela last Thursday. The early evening calamity, accompanied by the spectacle of the Shetland Coastguard rescue helicopter and a large assembly of sho... Read more...