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Daily Archives: March 26, 2010

Althing remembers life of Lollie

Althing remembers life of Lollie

26/03/2010, by in Features

The last meeting of the season for the Althing Social Group on Satur­day was a special event to com­memorate the life of the late Lollie Graham.The evening was chaired by Florence Grains who explained how Lollie, along with a small group of like-minded individuals, including his brother John, ... Read more...

Lynda shows up well in Scots table tennis event

Lynda shows up well in Scots table tennis event

26/03/2010, by in Sport

Table tennis player Lynda Flaws enjoyed success at the recent Scottish national championships, staged at the Holyrood Sports Centre in Glasgow.She won the under-18 girls doubles with partner Natasha Milliken and narrowly lost in the final of the under-18 singles, while she also reached the final... Read more...

Editorial: The Old Rock 26.03.10

Editorial: The Old Rock 26.03.10

26/03/2010, by in News

And so the General Election is (almost) upon us. Sadly, in contemporary Britain the announcement of the biggest event in the political calendar is now more likely to be greeted with groans of despair than the healthy anticipation which is a necessary if not sufficient condition for a flourishing dem... Read more...

Letter from Edinburgh

Letter from Edinburgh

26/03/2010, by in Features

This past week has been schools, shipping, air services, oh and the budget.The general election is just weeks away so the chancellor took no tough decisions on Wednesday. Instead he put everything off until after the election.People locally and across the UK will decide if that approach, or ... Read more...

Times Past

Times Past

26/03/2010, by in Features

25 Years AgoFears that British Airways may pull out of Sumburgh Airport if “cowboy” operators are allowed to move in and cream off BA’s prof­itable routes have been expressed at Dunrossness Community Council.The concern is a result of govern­ment plans to end the licensing system fo... Read more...

Fetlar descendant excited about first trip

Fetlar descendant excited about first trip

26/03/2010, by in Features

Fourth generation New Zealander John Charles Thomason and his wife Shirley are looking forward to seeing Shetland for the first time when they come for the Hamefarin. John’s forebears left Fetlar more than 100 years ago and settled in the New Plymouth area, where the family is still based.But ... Read more...