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Daily Archives: November 12, 2010

Herculean taken over

Herculean taken over

12/11/2010, by in News

Shetland marine and industrial electrical engineering firm DH Marine has taken over the Lerwick shop Herculean which supplies trailers and cleaning, caravanning and fishing equipment. The change took effect last week. (more…) Read more...

Editorial: The Old Rock 12.11.10

Editorial: The Old Rock 12.11.10

12/11/2010, by in News

Next week Scotland’s finance secretary John Swinney will announce how his government intends to spend the £27.9 billion in revenue and capital funding for 2011/12 it was allocated by the coalition in the October spending review – a fall of almost three per cent in cash terms, and much more if i... Read more...

Times Past

Times Past

12/11/2010, by in Features

25 Years AgoBritish Telecom is increasing its staff in the Isle of Man while closing down manual exchanges in other isolated communities, including Shetland. Mr Mike Gerrard, the chief executive of SIC said this amounted to discrimination against Shetland. (more…) Read more...

Letter from Westminster

Letter from Westminster

12/11/2010, by in Features

The members’ tea room in the House of Commons has been buzzing this week in a way that I have not seen for some time.What, I hear you ask, has stirred up our nation’s legislators in this way? You might think it would be spending cuts or maybe the closure of RAF bases or maybe even changes to... Read more...