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Daily Archives: April 9, 2010

Higher prices on offer for local fleece

Higher prices on offer for local fleece

09/04/2010, by in News

The company that handles most of the Shetland wool produced in the isles is to offer crofters and farmers greatly increased prices in a bid to boost production.Prices to be offered this year will show the highest increase for 40 years, according to J & S Shetland Wool Brokers managing direct... Read more...

Editorial: The Old Rock 09.04.10

Editorial: The Old Rock 09.04.10

09/04/2010, by in News

And we’re off. If you believe the Electoral Reform Society, the Orkney and Shetland seat now up for grabs in the general election is one of 36 in Scotland that falls into the category of foregone conclusion. Such gloomy certainty is probably not unreasonable – we do indeed require a new electora... Read more...

Anglers back for fly bank action

Anglers back for fly bank action

09/04/2010, by in Sport

A sure sign that spring was in the air occurred on Saturday when 15 fly fishers tackled up at the Tingwall boat shed for the first Shetland Anglers Association fly bank competition of the season.However, with a raw easterly wind coming across the loch one could have been forgiven for thinking th... Read more...

Letter from Edinburgh

Letter from Edinburgh

09/04/2010, by in Features

So the country is gripped by election fever. People are on the edge of their seats and can’t wait for the first of the leaders’ debates on TV.Perhaps I am being a touch optimistic. But in many ways this is the most open general election since 1992 when, against all the odds, the polls and th... Read more...

Times Past

Times Past

09/04/2010, by in Features

25 Years AgoOn 25th April HRH Princess Anne will pay a one-day visit to members of the Shetland Branch of the Royal Corps of Signals.She will meet with soldiers and their families at Collafirth Hill, Hillswick and Urafirth.Princess Anne’s visit will be a part of the tour of the Royal ... Read more...