23rd September 2018
Established 1872. Online since 1996.

Daily Archives: February 26, 2010

Music fight continues as more cuts loom

Music fight continues as more cuts loom

26/02/2010, by in News

The councillor who failed in his bid to stop charges being introduced for musical instrument lessons in Shetland’s schools will try to get the decision reversed next month in favour of an in-depth review of the free service.Rick Nickerson intends raising the matter at the next Full Council on ... Read more...

Over 2,000 sign up to campaigns

Over 2,000 sign up to campaigns

26/02/2010, by in News

The axeing of free musical instrument tuition has sparked anger and disbelief with a fast-growing campaign being spearheaded by young musicians at home and away.The campaign started on the internet social networking site Facebook on Wednes­day evening, hours after the councillors had voted to i... Read more...

Lottery gives £220,000 to Foula power schemes

Lottery gives £220,000 to Foula power schemes

26/02/2010, by in News

Islanders in Foula will soon be self-sufficient in electricity thanks to a healthy handout from the Big Lottery Fund.The Foula Electricity Trust was this week awarded £220,000 towards renewable energy in the island as part of the fund’s growing community assets scheme.The money will go to... Read more...

Editorial: The Old Rock 26.02.10

Editorial: The Old Rock 26.02.10

26/02/2010, by in News

Politics in Shetland reached a nadir this week. As now ex-chief executive David Clark celebrated his lottery-sized bung from the council with champagne, members of the public were left feeling betrayed by those whom they had elected as custodians of the resources they work hard to hand over to the l... Read more...

Senior badminton singles decided

Senior badminton singles decided

26/02/2010, by in Sport

The Shetland senior badminton singles competition was held on Monday night. With this being scheduled after the open doubles event many of the senior players were feeling the pace and unfor­tunately three withdrew, leaving top seed Kevin Smith, coach Maurice Haining and five able juniors.This ... Read more...

Swim youngsters do well at Elgin meet

Swim youngsters do well at Elgin meet

26/02/2010, by in Sport

Eight Shetland swimmers took part in the Elgin Spring Meet on Satur­day and Sunday in the five-lane 25-metre pool at Buckie School.Paige Buggy, Chloe Nicolson, Megan Nicolson, Anne Hutchison and Emmie Hutchison were representing Lerwick ASC while Johannes Kerr, Megan Petursdottir and Eleanor Hu... Read more...

No heat from Bench Warmers with 3-0 loss

No heat from Bench Warmers with 3-0 loss

26/02/2010, by in Sport

LadySpurs had a fairly comfortable win over Bench Warmers in the only women’s volleyball league match played at the weekend.BP Sullom Voe Ladies’ LeagueLadySpurs 3, Bench Warmers 0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-12)Both teams began nervously but the first point of the set went to the up and c... Read more...

South Mainland Notebook

South Mainland Notebook

26/02/2010, by in Features

Artist prepares for exhibitionBigton artist Paul Bloomer lives in a croft house which he restored himself and turned into the family home that he shares with his wife and two daughters. He paints both out of doors and in his barn.“I fell in love with Shetland when I came here on holiday i... Read more...

Isles Views

Isles Views

26/02/2010, by in Features

By-electionsYell Community Council is short of two members. George Nisbet from Mid Yell resigned last year because he found it very difficult to attend meetings on a regular basis. I resigned too because of our move to North Roe.Community councils are the most grass roots of all elected rep... Read more...