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Daily Archives: November 26, 2010

Two crews hired to bring home tugs

Two crews hired to bring home tugs

26/11/2010, by in Fishing & Sea

A Shetland firm run by Sullom Voe tugmen has been hired to bring home the two new council tugs from their Spanish shipyard now that their performance failures appear cured.Shetland Maritime has been brought in by Unión Naval Valencia (UNV) yard to deliver the twin £7 million tugs after it was ... Read more...

Editorial: The Old Rock 26.11.10

Editorial: The Old Rock 26.11.10

26/11/2010, by in News

BP’s plan to build a new floating production vessel for its Schiehallion field could result in a major reduction in tanker traffic through Sullom Voe. The new vessel would allow water to be removed from the oil that comes up from the well offshore rather than at Sullom Voe as at present. The compa... Read more...

Letter from Westminster

Letter from Westminster

26/11/2010, by in Features

Invitations to the Althing do not come my way very often. Before last weekend the last time that I had spoken at an Althing debate was in 2000.Goodness only knows I have dropped enough hints over the years but no invitations have been forth­coming until now. The motion to be debated was that th... Read more...

Times Past

Times Past

26/11/2010, by in Features

25 Years AgoThe teachers’ strike to date has had only a minimal effect on children’s education, but the teachers’ union, EIS, is pacing itself for a long drawn-out struggle and hopes parents will support its case.That was the message from the EIS at meetings of parents and teachers in ... Read more...