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Daily Archives: May 14, 2010

Fantastic show by women’s pool team

Fantastic show by women’s pool team

14/05/2010, by in Sport

The Shetland Ladies A pool team came agonisingly close to causing a real upset in the EBA European Masters tournament, losing narrowly to Scotland in the semi-finals.The players eventually made it to the competition, held in Bridlington, Yorkshire, but not without a few pitfalls along the way. ... Read more...

Editorial: The Old Rock 14.05.10

Editorial: The Old Rock 14.05.10

14/05/2010, by in News

It has been a disorientating week. The advent of a Conservative government is enough to send a shiver down the spine. Yet like a scientist attenuating a particularly unpleasant virus, the Liberal Democrats appear to have succeeded, for now, in tempering what the new Home Secretary Teresa May once de... Read more...

Times Past

Times Past

14/05/2010, by in Features

25 Years AgoNot surprisingly there were only ripples of interest, rather than shock-waves which went around Shetland when the old Zetland County Council and Lerwick Town Council handed over power to the SIC in May 1975. What seemed much more important at the time was the coming of North Sea oil ... Read more...

Letter from Westminster

Letter from Westminster

14/05/2010, by in Features

You might expect this column to be all about the national politics of the last few days but let me first do the important stuff.I want to thank local people for doing me the honour of re-electing me as their member of parliament. The result that was declared last Fri­day morning was one which g... Read more...

Celebration of Orkney

Celebration of Orkney

Orkney: a Celebration of Light and Landscape. Photography by Iain Sarjeant, poetry by Pam Besant. The Orcadian (Kirkwall Press), £14.99.This delightful book of photographs, coupled with some verse, depicts the best of Orkney and will be a wel­come gift to anyone who loves the isles.Orkney,... Read more...

Chapel’s real history revealed

Chapel’s real history revealed

Orkney’s Italian Chapel: The True Story of an Icon by Philip Paris. Published on 20th May by Black and White, £14.99.Orkney’s Italian Chapel is a book that has waited to be written for more than 65 years and examines in detail one of the most inspiring stories to emerge from the Second Wor... Read more...