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Daily Archives: April 2, 2010

Home from New Zealand, ‘via’ Arizona

Home from New Zealand, ‘via’ Arizona

02/04/2010, by in Features

New Zealand-born Ronnie McPherson, whose grandparents emigrated from Shetland in the 1920s, is looking forward to coming to the Hamefarin with his American wife Nancy. The couple and their New Zealand-born children have lived in Flagstaff, Arizona, for more than 20 years, moving from Wellington in 1... Read more...

Editorial: The Old Rock 02.04.10

Editorial: The Old Rock 02.04.10

02/04/2010, by in News

It is no great surprise that Shetland Islands Council has rejected The Shetland Times’ request for details of the payoff given to former chief executive David Clark. Transparency is to that organisation what monogamy was to Genghis Khan. It will have to learn to behave differently.Readers m... Read more...

Times Past

Times Past

02/04/2010, by in Features

25 Years AgoAlmost 1,000 people came to celebrate the opening of Shetland’s new £3 million sports and leisure centre. Fifteen years in the planning and two years in the making the Clickimin Centre was finally ready to take its place at the forefront of recreation in the islands.The centr... Read more...

Letter from Westminster

Letter from Westminster

02/04/2010, by in Features

In years gone by the opportunity of a budget this close to the start of a general election campaign would normally signal a spending spree as the government of the day lavished money on whichever group of the community they were most keen to ingratiate themselves with.Last week’s budget was di... Read more...

Two swimmers secure medals and all do well

Two swimmers secure medals and all do well

02/04/2010, by in Sport

South Mainland ASC took nine swimmers to compete in the Dyce Hunting Trophy Meet at Westhill last weekend, giving them all the opportunity to race in 100m events in their age groups. A great number of personal best times were achieved and two of the team brought home medals.Scott Riise, 11, swim... Read more...

Young show promise in squash events

Young show promise in squash events

02/04/2010, by in Sport

The Bulter and Mulhern Shetland Squash under-15, under-13 and under-11 competitions took place recently. First were the under-15 and under-13 girls.Kirsty Laurenson and Aimee Strachan played a very tight match, both doing well in their first open. However Kirsty just managed to edge ahead at the... Read more...

Shetland B side lose out in inter-county

Shetland B side lose out in inter-county

02/04/2010, by in Sport

The Shetland B inter-county team travelled down to Orkney at the weekend hoping to retain the silverware they won on a count back of sets won last year (Shetland won one set more than their Orkney rivals). Orkney had other plans this year. They were determined not to let it go down to a count back a... Read more...