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Daily Archives: January 14, 2011

Giant expansion planned by Lerwick engineers

Giant expansion planned by Lerwick engineers

14/01/2011, by in News

Successful Shetland marine engineering company Ocean Kinetics is planning vast new premises in the old pipe yard opposite Lerwick Power Station.The green and blue metal-clad workshop will take up most of the remaining space in the Port Business Park which is also home to the JRJ garage, St... Read more...

Letter from Edinburgh

Letter from Edinburgh

14/01/2011, by in Features

I went to Oldham for a day this week. There’s a by-election!All the parties are asking their supporters for help. A great Liberal, Cyril Smith, was the MP for Roch­dale nearby. He was in the House of Commons when I was a member of Jim Wallace’s staff many years ago. (more…) Read more...

Editorial: The Old Rock 14.01.2011

Editorial: The Old Rock 14.01.2011

14/01/2011, by in News

On December 23rd 2009, a Transocean rig operating under contract to Shell in the Bardolino field in the North Sea almost suffered a similar blowout to that of the same company’s Deepwater Horizon rig four months later, which sent millions of barrels of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. Merciful... Read more...

Times Past

Times Past

14/01/2011, by in Features

25 Years AgoShetland Islands Council has com­mitted itself to fighting against the proposed nuclear fuel processing plant at Dounreay and hopes to see the three islands councils leading a determined opposition to the plant. The SIC has also said other objectors can join its campaign at the publ... Read more...

Inadequate access

Inadequate access

14/01/2011, by in Readers' Views

At the risk of being considered repetitive, may I once again express my complete and utter disbelief at the proposals by Shetland Amenity Trust to undertake massive improvements at Sumburgh Lighthouse in order to attract more and more people to this unique site with no mention of access. (more&helli... Read more...

Good luck with campaign

Good luck with campaign

14/01/2011, by in Readers' Views

Skerries School Parent Council would like to say a big thank you to everyone who supported the parents, pupils and people of Skerries in the successful battle to keep our secondary department open: to the councillors who saw the wider picture, and cast their votes accordingly; and to the many people... Read more...

Little heard from Viking

Little heard from Viking

14/01/2011, by in Readers' Views

Supporters of Viking Energy will keep on asserting that those who oppose the project are against windmills, despite being told the opposite on many occasions.I for one think that windmills, windylights, wind generators – even windfarms – as a sustainable method of producing power could be co... Read more...