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Daily Archives: February 19, 2010

Good win bolsters Yell league title ambitions

Good win bolsters Yell league title ambitions

19/02/2010, by in Sport

Yell A stayed in contention for the first division badminton title after a hard-fought win over Westside Bulls while in division two leaders Aith B and St Clement’s were both victorious. In the second division knockout compeititon St Clement’s defeated Gulberwick.John Leask & Son Divisio... Read more...

Calls to resolve JHB issue

Calls to resolve JHB issue

19/02/2010, by in News

A speedy resolution is being sought to the planning wrangle over the proposed new housing development in Scalloway which is threatening the future of building firm JHB, although the chairman of the SIC’s planning board said no special case can be made for the company.Councillors heard calls fo... Read more...

Editorial: The Old Rock 19.02.10

Editorial: The Old Rock 19.02.10

19/02/2010, by in News

Councillors proved themselves capable this week of taking tough decisions for the future welfare of Shetland. No-one likes cuts in services or the imposition or increase of charges for those services, but as finance chief Graham Johnston spelled out in stark terms in his report before members on Wed... Read more...

Steering Column

Steering Column

19/02/2010, by in Features

Touring the new TouaregVolkswagen has whipped the wraps off the latest version of its top of the range 4x4, the Touareg.It’s said to be lighter, cleaner, more fuel efficient and still able to combine hot-hatch acceleration with off-road and touring ability.The company talks of clean n... Read more...

Letter from Westminster

Letter from Westminster

19/02/2010, by in Features

Many and varied are the things that you get asked to do when you are a parliamentarian. Over the last nine years I have written thousands of letters and made hundreds of telephone calls about people’s problems with child support, tax credit, benefits, heating bills etc. I have also scrubbed pots a... Read more...

Times Past

Times Past

19/02/2010, by in Features

25 Years AgoOff the Spike: My recent article in Off the Spike about women Guizer Jarls seems to have created a bit of interest and I have been told of several informal fire festivals or parties where women have acted as Jarl – including one after the recent Uyeasound Up-Helly-A’ when Annett... Read more...

South Mainland Notebook

South Mainland Notebook

19/02/2010, by in Features

Shetland DiariesFolk who have enjoyed watching the series of Simon King’s Shetland Diaries on BBC2 might be interested to hear about the experiences of Helen Moncrieff, RSPB warden for South Shetland, who helped Simon and his crew while they were making the programmes.“I was involved in ... Read more...

North Mainland Notes

North Mainland Notes

19/02/2010, by in Features

Good luck Berzerkers!The fruits of a long winter’s labour finally come together today as Brydon Anderson of Eshaness takes his place as head guizer in the Northmavine Up-Helly-A’.Jarl Anderson and his Northmavine Berzerkers have spent long hours in the galley shed over the past few month... Read more...

Isles Views

Isles Views

19/02/2010, by in Features

Email updateThe SIC community work office and Shetland Recreational Trust have teamed up to offer folk in the North Isles a new tailored email service. Anyone can now receive the community newsletter and/or updates from the local leisure centre via email.This will help the staff in those of... Read more...

Views from the Scord

Views from the Scord

19/02/2010, by in Features

Harbour activityThe survey vessel Triad is making regular trips through the harbour as she continues her survey operations in the harbour approaches and the surrounding area. Although unconfirmed, her survey of the area around Scalloway is believed to be on charter to the Maritime and Coastguar... Read more...