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Daily Archives: March 19, 2010

Grants cut as economy feels the pinch

Grants cut as economy feels the pinch

19/03/2010, by in News, Public Affairs

A squeeze will be put on the economy following a decision to push ahead with cuts in council grants for key industry sectors such as agriculture and tourism, although promotion for events like the Tall Ships or Hamefarin will be given a boost.The move is being made following a reduction in the e... Read more...

Special spinning wheel auctioned

Special spinning wheel auctioned

19/03/2010, by in News

A specially-made spinning wheel is to be auctioned to raise funds for the newly-built Fair Isle Bird Observatory, which is due to open on 1st May.An incredible £4 million has already been raised for the construction of the new building, a substantial part of which was raised publicly.Fu... Read more...

Wave farm plan should still go ahead

Wave farm plan should still go ahead

19/03/2010, by in

Plans for a wave farm off Shetland using Pelamis wave machines are still on track despite the announce­ment this week that the machines are to be deployed for three larger wave farms off Orkney and the north of Scotland.Edinburgh-based Pelamis is to supply its sea snake power gener­ators for a... Read more...

Obituary: Poet, walker and war veteran

Obituary: Poet, walker and war veteran

19/03/2010, by in News

Jack Renwick (1924-2010)John Renwick, always known locally as Jack or Jackie, was born in Edinburgh on 11th November, 1924. He was the younger of two children born to John and Margaret Renwick.His mother was the eldest of eight children born to John and Mary Cluness whose families were deep ... Read more...

Footballers ready for outdoor season bow

Footballers ready for outdoor season bow

19/03/2010, by in Sport

Surprising as it may seem, and despite the cold and wet winter, the outdoor senior football season is just around the corner.The traditional curtain raiser for the Shetland Football Association (SFA) outdoor season, The High­land Fuels Cup, began this week. The knock-out competition is seen by ... Read more...

Arlene smashes the record

Arlene smashes the record

19/03/2010, by in Sport

A long-standing Shetland road running record was smashed earlier this month by Arlene Bristow when she competed in the Arbroath Smokies Ladies Only 10 Mile Race.Bristow comfortably led the large field of over 300 runners for the first third of the race, but unfortunately a chronic injury which h... Read more...

Editorial: The Old Rock 19.03.10

Editorial: The Old Rock 19.03.10

19/03/2010, by in News

That the financial cost to NHS Shetland of alcohol abuse is so high will perhaps come as no great surprise. The true cost, in harm – and death – caused to individuals who over-indulge, to families and children (physical and psychological) and to victims of alcohol-fuelled crime, is of course muc... Read more...

Times Past

Times Past

25 Years AgoLilley Construction has been awarded a £2.8 million contract from Lerwick Harbour Trust for building the next phase of the oil rig base at Dales Voe. The work should be completed by February 1986 and will involve providing a working area by excavating and infilling, building a jetty... Read more...