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Daily Archives: April 16, 2010

Editorial: The Old Rock 16.04.10

Editorial: The Old Rock 16.04.10

16/04/2010, by in News

Labour’s election candidate Mark Cooper said this week that with his family connection he understands the irritation and anger felt by motorists in Shetland at the premium paid for fuel. Yet in the next breath he voiced his opposition to the introduction of any kind of scheme to ensure isles and r... Read more...

Times Past

Times Past

16/04/2010, by in Features

25 Years AgoWhen the blue doors of Solotti’s cafe and sweet shop close in the next week or so it will mark the end of an era not only for the proprietors Walter and Molly Robertson, but for their many regular customers.The building was put up on the site of a lodberrie in the late 1700s a... Read more...

Letter from Edinburgh

Letter from Edinburgh

16/04/2010, by in Features

Many things can be planned in General Elections – the launch, the manifesto, the daily photo for the television, but not a volcano erupting in Iceland.Alistair Carmichael and I should have been in Scalloway today launching the Scottish edition of the Liberal Democrat UK manifesto. The Scottish... Read more...

Swimmers win four Scottish golds

Swimmers win four Scottish golds

16/04/2010, by in Sport

Some of Shetland’s top swimmers took on Scotland’s best at the weekend in the National Age Group Championships, returning home with nine medals and four Scottish titles, with Sarah Williamson of the Shetland club winning two golds and Donnie Price (South Mainland) and Felix Gifford (Delting ... Read more...

March weather ‘warmer’ and sunnier than average

March weather ‘warmer’ and sunnier than average

16/04/2010, by in

During the first half of the month pressure was generally high over the British Isles. As its focus moved from west of – to a position over – the UK, an initial cold northerly airflow across the Northern Isles soon became a milder west or south-westerly, bringing an end to the snow cover that se... Read more...