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Daily Archives: February 5, 2010

SIC to retain control of fish farms

SIC to retain control of fish farms

05/02/2010, by in Fishing & Sea

Shetland Islands Council will not lose its powers of responsibility for fish farms, MSPs decided this week.The decision was made at a debate in the Scottish Parliament yesterday to finalise amendments to the Marine Bill legislation.The Bill, which was introduced in April 2009, included marin... Read more...

Stateside chance for teenage player Watt

Stateside chance for teenage player Watt

05/02/2010, by in Sport

A Shetland-born footballer has been given the opportunity of a lifetime with the offer of a football scholarship in the United States.Joe Watt, 17, who now lives in South London but lived here until he was six, has attracted interest from colleges in Ohio, West Virginia and North Carolina and is... Read more...

Editorial: The Old Rock 05.02.10

Editorial: The Old Rock 05.02.10

05/02/2010, by in News

Will they stick at this one?Seafarers especially will know that if the eye of the master on the bridge is diverted, and a firm grip on the wheel is not maintained, the ship will have a tendency to lurch around.Perhaps it is no surprise then, in a week that saw controversial Shetland Islands... Read more...

Diverse subjects in latest <i>Life</i>

Diverse subjects in latest Life

This month’s edition of Shetland Life, in the shops today, covers topics as diverse as bannock and lichens and as usual is a mine of information and opinion.Editor Malachy Tallack writes about the recent drug seizures police have made in Shetland, arguing that “police are fighting a war they... Read more...

Stargazing

Stargazing

05/02/2010, by in Features

The festival that is Up-Helly-A’ is past and the season of fire festivals that herald the return of the sun is in full swing. The length of the night shortens.New moon is on the 14th and full moon is on the 28th.Sunset to 10pmThe moon is out of the sky until the 16th. If you have not ... Read more...

Letter from Westminster

Letter from Westminster

05/02/2010, by in Features

So Lerwick’s Up-Helly-A’ has been and gone for another year. Congratulations to Guizer Jarl Rae Simpson and his family and squad on a first rate spectacle – especially that bill head and these banners!When I was in the Jarl’s Squad in 2007 I was amazed by the amount of work that went in... Read more...

Linklines

Linklines

05/02/2010, by in Features

Skerries Women’s GuildOn the afternoon of Sunday, 13th December the Women’s Guild in Skerries organised what they call their Big Christmas Sing.The event was held as part of a nationwide incentive by Christian Aid to encourage people all across the UK to get together and sing and ... Read more...

Steering Column

Steering Column

05/02/2010, by in Features

Nifty and niceCan it really be 20 years? Mazda is celebrating the 20th birthday of its little MX-5 sports car with a special anniversary edition it’s launching at the Geneva Motor Show.I can’t believe it. I must be getting old. Two decades of the MX-5. Incredible!Anyway, what of thi... Read more...