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Daily Archives: June 11, 2010

A full review please, not a ‘tax on talent’

A full review please, not a ‘tax on talent’

11/06/2010, by in News

The council’s decision to impose a charge on musical instrument tuition to help save costs at a tough time for public spending has provoked widespread anger.Here, council culture and recreation spokesman RICK NICKERSON calls for a grassroots review of the service rather than a “tax on tale... Read more...

Break with tradition as regatta goes to Aith Voe

Break with tradition as regatta goes to Aith Voe

11/06/2010, by in Sport

Tradition was broken for the first time ever at the weekend when the Sandwick regatta was held at Aith Voe Pier in Cunningsburgh due to the anticipated restoration of the historic stone pier at Sandsayre. Due to the much easier passage by sea, three of the Sandwick Maids set of from Sandsayre for ... Read more...

Latest<i> New Shetlander</i> out now

Latest New Shetlander out now

The summer issue of The New Shetlander appears as the 2010 Hamefarin begins, and celebrates the fact with Ian Tait’s preview of the new Shetland Museum and Archives exhibition From Old Rock to New Life. Ian briefly conveys an impression of the huge task of putting together such an exhibition, and ... Read more...

Times Past

Times Past

11/06/2010, by in Features

25 Years AgoAfter many years on the drawing board the race to find a Shetland flag has started again in earnest. Shetland Tourist Organisation is leading the search for an island flag – and already two designs have emerged as front runners. (more…) Read more...

Letter from Westminster

Letter from Westminster

11/06/2010, by in Features

The pictures coming from the Gulf of Mexico showing the aftermath of the BP rig Deep Horizon oil spill have not been off our television screens for long over the last few weeks and I am sure that for many local people it will have brought back memories of the grounding of the Braer. (more…) Read more...