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Daily Archives: June 25, 2010

Parents vow to take fight to Holyrood

Parents vow to take fight to Holyrood

25/06/2010, by in News, Public Affairs

Parents in the small community of Burravoe on the east side of Yell are largely resigned to having to take the fight to save their primary school from the axe to the Scottish education minister.It was one of seven school depart­ments mooted for closure in a 13-5 vote by councillors to proceed t... Read more...

Editorial: The Old Rock 25.06.10

Editorial: The Old Rock 25.06.10

25/06/2010, by in News

One of the most striking features of J Laughton Johnston’s excellent new book on emigration from Shetland, A Kist of Emigrants, is the sheer number of people who left out of a need to make a living. Around 9,000 departed in the two decades from 1861. (more…) Read more...

Champs to hold darts event in Clickimin

Champs to hold darts event in Clickimin

25/06/2010, by in Sport

The cream of world darts players are coming to Shetland later this year to compete in the 25th anniversary tournament at Clickimin.The eight-player tournament will be staged on Saturday 11th Septem­ber and will include Phil “the power” Taylor, the 15-time world champion. (more…) Read more...

One visitor will definitely not remember

One visitor will definitely not remember

25/06/2010, by in Features

Eleven-week-old Jamieson Hilton from California is believed to be the Hamefarin’s youngest visitor.He will not remember it, but he was presented with a Burra bear on Tuesday by the Hamefarin commit­tee, to the delight of parents Scott and Chika (who is originally from Japan), aunt Amanda Hilt... Read more...

Times Past

Times Past

25/06/2010, by in Features

25 Years AgoA new mast recently installed on Bressay should provide stereo radio in the autumn. It will also improve VHF radio reception on portable and car radios.The old mast at Bressay, which is 22 years old, is to continue relaying television. VHF radio transmission will be taken over b... Read more...