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Daily Archives: March 5, 2010

MP’s alarm over future of the post

MP’s alarm over future of the post

05/03/2010, by in News

Speaking in the House of Commons, Orkney and Shetland MP Alistair Carmichael yesterday warned min­isters that action must be taken to safeguard the future of the daily delivery of post at every door.He warned that the increasing number of licences issued for door-to-door delivery could result i... Read more...

Tributes paid to Ian Jamieson

Tributes paid to Ian Jamieson

05/03/2010, by in News

The man who compiled Shetland’s rolls of honour and service from 1939-1945 died at the weekend, aged 78.Ian Jamieson took on the job as researcher on behalf of the Shetland Council of Social Services (SCSS) after he retired as head teacher at the Dunrossness school.Mr Jamieson, who was we... Read more...

Isles trio race in Falkirk

Isles trio race in Falkirk

05/03/2010, by in Sport

Callendar Park, Falkirk, played host once again to the 2010 Scottish Athletics Cross Country Champion­ships with large competitor numbers proving an obvious increase in the popularity of the sport.Unfortunately there were only three Shetland athletes in attendance but with the hope that Shetlan... Read more...

Fox pushes Bonxies ahead in league

Fox pushes Bonxies ahead in league

05/03/2010, by in Sport

Bonxies stretched their lead in the indoor cricket league to eight points with a narrow win over Warriors while Stingrays beat Mighty Six. Warriors beat Lerwick.Mighty Six 78 for 4 Stingrays 79 for 1The Mighty Six batted first and made a solid start with John Gray and Dave Holliday running... Read more...

Editorial: The Old Rock 05.03.10

Editorial: The Old Rock 05.03.10

05/03/2010, by in News

When under attack, hit back. This ancient tactic was on display in spades this week following the barrage of criticism the council and Cosla received after the decision to give SIC chief executive David Clark a £250,000 payoff. And, predictably enough, The Shetland Times was in the firing line for ... Read more...

Letter from Westminster

Letter from Westminster

05/03/2010, by in Features

I shall not be sorry if I never have another week like last week. The decision of the council to remove its chief executive with a payoff has caused a reaction among the Shet­land population of the sort that I have never encountered in my time as Member of Parliament.I have said before that the... Read more...

Times Past

Times Past

05/03/2010, by in Features

25 Years AgoOff the Spike: The miner’s strike is over and the post-mortem’s started. There is no doubt the miners have suffered great financial loss as a result of their action. Likewise, as a result of going back to work with no coal board agreement not to close “uneconomic pits” a go... Read more...

Steering Column

Steering Column

05/03/2010, by in Features

Smoking CitroënThere’s a new rally car lookalike about to go on the market in the UK based on Citroën’s DS3 hatchback. It’s not just a cosmetic makeover either. There’s a major power boost at the heart of it and the rest of the gear has been upgraded to cope. The DS3 that it’s based... Read more...

Isles Views

Isles Views

05/03/2010, by in Features

Mid Yell bypassThe new road that was intended to ease traffic congestion entering and leaving Mid Yell on the north side continues to cause concern and dissatisfaction. Yell Community Council has discussed the bypass on a number of occasions and members point out that they are being not wise af... Read more...

South Mainland Notebook

South Mainland Notebook

05/03/2010, by in Features

Fascinating events for ruralsBoddam SWRI can expect a fascinating evening on Monday, when Tim Noble will be showing two DVDs.Tim now divides his time between his house in Spiggie and his home in Orkney, where he is a research fellow at Heriot-Watt University. He arrived in Shetland in 1974, ... Read more...

North Mainland Notes

North Mainland Notes

05/03/2010, by in Features

Muckle Roe matineeThis weekend Shetland Film Club is showing a double matinee at the Muckle Roe Hall.Doors open at 2.30pm on Sunday and the first film, Simmer Dim, begins at 3pm. This is a documentary shot by the Home Mission Unit in 1953 and features footage of Shetland in the 1950s. There ... Read more...

View from the Scord

View from the Scord

05/03/2010, by in Features

Harbour activityThere were bumper whitefish landings once again in Scalloway harbour, with a near record 3,639 boxes landed in the week to Friday. The week started with landings from four boats totalling over 850 boxes and the week progressed with consistently good landings each day. The highes... Read more...