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Daily Archives: July 23, 2010

Editorial: The Old Rock 23.07.10

Editorial: The Old Rock 23.07.10

23/07/2010, by in News

The decision by the House of Commons energy committee to examine the question of a ban on drilling west of Shetland in light of the Gulf of Mexico disaster is welcome. The beefing up of the number of civil servants in the energy department’s Aberdeen-based safety division, announced recently by th... Read more...

Times Past

Times Past

23/07/2010, by in Features

25 Years AgoSullom Quarries are helping to lay a new pipeline in the North Sea which will eventually pump an extra 80,000 barrels of oil per day to the Sullom Voe Terminal. The oil industry hopes that this should offset the effects of older supplies of oil in the North Sea “drying up”.M... Read more...

Letter from Edinburgh

Letter from Edinburgh

23/07/2010, by in Features

Bell’s Brae Primary occasionally has a lot to answer for! Cameron came home from school one Friday late last year and decreed that he wanted to see the D-Day landing beaches in Normandy. This fol­lowed a school project on war.So after considerable internet research at Christmas time, we organ... Read more...

Fordyce secures gold in acrobatic gymnastics

Fordyce secures gold in acrobatic gymnastics

23/07/2010, by in Sport

Douglas Fordyce has turned up trumps again in acrobatic gymnastics – with a performance to remember for the rest of his life.With his partner Edward Upcott, he clinched a Men’s Pair gold medal in the World Championships in Wroclaw, Poland, beating off the favourites from Russia in a thrillin... Read more...

Sailor Kirsten does well in national event

Sailor Kirsten does well in national event

23/07/2010, by in Sport

Three weeks after her family hosted one of the crews in the Shetland Round Britain and Ireland Yacht race, young Lerwick Boating Club sailor Kirsten Napier found herself following their route south to the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, venue for the sailing events in the London 2012... Read more...