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Daily Archives: May 28, 2010

Charter for anarchy

Charter for anarchy

The farce first became evident when the investigating officer excluded me from his interviews into the complaint against councillor Wills. Only after representation from myself did he eventually agree to meet and hear what I had to say. Despite being one of the complainers, I have yet to receive a c... Read more...

Coutts family ready to return in strength

Coutts family ready to return in strength

28/05/2010, by in Features

Scalloway-born Jim Coutts and his wife Rose are in the process of moving from their home in the New Zealand capital Wellington to the Bay of Plenty area, where Jim’s sisters live. Jim worked for Wellington Harbour Board for 27 years and more recently in the builders supply store where his wife was... Read more...

Editorial: The Old Rock 28.05.10

Editorial: The Old Rock 28.05.10

28/05/2010, by in News

When Terry Williamson won last year’s Shetland Times/Shetland Recreational Trust fit club he gave a typically self-effacing speech which concluded: “As you can see, I still have a long way to go.” What very few people knew at the time was that as well as trying to improve his physical fitness ... Read more...

Times Past

Times Past

28/05/2010, by in Features

25 Years Ago“Shetland – opportunities for practical, youngish persons with some capital and lots of initiative to become part of island community.”If readers of The Observer, Scotsman, Exchange & Mart or Home Farm have seen this advert recently and wondered what it’s all about, ... Read more...

Letter from Westminster

Letter from Westminster

28/05/2010, by in Features

The State Opening of Parliament is always one of the ceremonial extra­vaganzas of the parliamentary year and this year’s was no exception. What I had not appreciated, however, was that my recent appointment as government deputy chief whip would give me a role in it.For reasons that may have ... Read more...