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Daily Archives: May 7, 2010

Shetland Life: Editorial

Shetland Life: Editorial

Gambling in our nameAs though the havoc wreaked by the Eyjafjallajökull volcano last month were not enough to convince us, two more disastrous events have since unfolded that demonstrate precisely how vulnerable we in the West have allowed ourselves to become.But, whereas the volcanic erupt... Read more...

Politics: Representing youth

Politics: Representing youth

Malachy Tallack meets Nicole Mouat, Shetland’s Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament.While the rest of us had the opportunity this month to exercise our right to vote, young folk all over the country had to sit back and watch helplessly as we once again made the wrong decisions. But though ... Read more...

Nelson’s Column

Nelson’s Column

When I was young it was simple. Working people voted Labour, posh folk and farmers voted Conservative, “teuchters” voted Liberal and a collection of various academics, bohemians and lunatics voted for the Nats. There were a few commies dotted around and the odd independent, but that was it. Simp... Read more...

History: Women at war

History: Women at war

The difficult and hugely important work carried out by women in the First World War too often goes unremarked. Marsali Taylor explores the contribution of Shetland women to the war effort.As soon as war was declared, the Shetland Women’s Suffrage Society formed the Emergency Helpers, with the ... Read more...

Tochts fae Tushie Truncherfaece

Tochts fae Tushie Truncherfaece

Less a less, for sicca ess!Hit wis da sam da last time yon volcano gied aff. I got da blame for da smell. I wis joost a peerie trow playin on da hill in 1821 when my midder accused me.“Tushie, is yon dee? I should niver hiv let dee aet aa yon kale dastreen,” she said waftin a claa afore ... Read more...

AHS could go on Clickimin parks

AHS could go on Clickimin parks

0 comments, 07/05/2010, by in News

The new Anderson High School and hall of residence could be built on the playing fields south of the Clickimin Centre under new options being worked on by consultants. Another alternative to digging into the side of the Staney Hill is to build on the football kick-about and rugby pitches at North Lo... Read more...

Editorial

Editorial

07/05/2010, by in News

Courtesy of Audit Scotland, we now know that the cost to council taxpayers of removing David Clark from his post will be at least £306,000 (an arrangement has not yet been reached with the Inland Revenue on the tax component of the payoff, which will increase the final figure substantially). Perhap... Read more...

Cup dream over as women go down to Raith Rovers

Cup dream over as women go down to Raith Rovers

07/05/2010, by in Sport

The Shetland women’s football team’s participation in the Unite Scottish Cup came to an end at the weekend when they went down 4-1 to Raith Rovers in the second round, two late goals putting an unfair complexion on the scoreline.Raith Rovers 4, Shetland 1 Shetland went into the second-round ... Read more...