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Daily Archives: February 12, 2010

Opinion: Did desperate planning bid cause crisis?

Opinion: Did desperate planning bid cause crisis?

12/02/2010, by in News

The planning department seems to be in the firing line once again, this time for the perceived failure to make a decision within a given time limit for the proposed large housing estate north of Scalloway, or south of Asta. According to the interviews in the media the planning discussion has been on... Read more...

Great show by young swimmers

Great show by young swimmers

12/02/2010, by in Sport

Shetland Swimming Association held its annual junior age group championships on Sunday, spon­sored by The A9 Partnership Ltd.The championship involved children age 10 and under swim­ming 25m and 50m events.In the eight and under age group Seumas Mackay (SM) dominated in the boys’ group ... Read more...

Credible showing but Orkney just too strong

Credible showing but Orkney just too strong

12/02/2010, by in Sport

The annual under-15 badminton inter-county match was played at Clickimin at the weekend with the outcome swinging in Orkney’s favour for the first time in recent years.Despite an overall defeat in the 36-match competition, the young Shetland players put on a creditable performance, producing a... Read more...

Excellent wins for JBT and Sandwick

Excellent wins for JBT and Sandwick

12/02/2010, by in Sport

The latest results in the current women’s volleyball competition saw good wins for leaders Sandwick and second-placed JBT.BP Sullom Voe Ladies LeagueHoodies 0, JBT 3 (12-25, 10-25, 16-25)JBT started with some brilliant serves from Monika Los to take the first couple of points, and t... Read more...

Battle hots up in indoor hockey league

Battle hots up in indoor hockey league

12/02/2010, by in Sport

Judane stay top of the indoor hockey league after defeating Delt-mavine but the leaders also lost to New Rev which means there is only one point between the top two.New Rev 2, Judane 0New Rev started the faster of the two and opened the scoring with a fast goal from Brian Irvine.New Rev... Read more...

Editorial: The Old Rock 12.02.10

Editorial: The Old Rock 12.02.10

12/02/2010, by in News

Stories about the high cost of fuel in Shetland and other island communties are legion. The one about the petrol retailer who told MP Alistair Carmichael’s staff this week that it would be cheaper to buy fuel (with VAT and duty included) at a petrol station in Aberdeen than from wholesaler GB Oils... Read more...

Steering Column

Steering Column

12/02/2010, by in Features

New cars for old Vauxhall is the latest car company to take an idea of the government’s and turn it into a sales pitch.With the demise of the scrappage scheme, there is clearly an opportunity in the market and Vauxhall is making the best of it, just like Toyota did a few weeks ago. ... Read more...

Letter from Edinburgh

Letter from Edinburgh

12/02/2010, by in Features

Brae High School’s secondary two and three are an argumentative lot. Good. They should be! Our schools should be about kids debating what’s important so it’s great to see Brae and Sandwick in particular putting bright young Shetlanders forward for the Althing and national debating competitions... Read more...

Times Past

Times Past

12/02/2010, by in Features

25 Years AgoLeif Larsen, the Norwegian seaman whose exploits during the Shetland Bus operation made him one of the heroes of the Second World War, has made a nostalgic visit to the isles this week. Forty years after the hostilities there is renewed interest in those eventful years.In Oslo, ... Read more...

North Mainland Notes

North Mainland Notes

12/02/2010, by in Features

Hillswick PO returns to shopFrom early next month, the post office service at Hillswick, currently operating at the local hall, will move to the community-owned shop in the district.Following community consultation, Post Office Ltd recently announced the service will relocate, and will be b... Read more...