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Daily Archives: July 1, 2011

Birds vital for future, say Fair Islanders

Birds vital for future, say Fair Islanders

01/07/2011, by in News

Fair Isle will celebrate the official opening of its new £4 million bird observatory this weekend by calling for its waters to be protected following successive drops in bird populations.The community is calling on the Scottish government to make the coastal waters a “demonstration and resear... Read more...

Editorial: The Old Rock 01.07.11

Editorial: The Old Rock 01.07.11

01/07/2011, by in News

Shetland’s sportsmen and women, and the swimmers in particular, have made most islanders proud with their performances this week at the NatWest Island Games in the Isle of Wight and we offer them our heartiest congratulations. At midday yesterday the team was in eighth place in the medal table wit... Read more...

Spaekalation

Spaekalation

01/07/2011, by in News

Since it came to office last year, the Tory-Lib Dem coalition at Westminster has been pushing up against one seemingly unexpected – and some might say archaic – wall of public resistance.This resistance was most striking back in February, as mounting hostility... (more…) Read more...

Times Past

Times Past

01/07/2011, by in Features

25 Years AgoTechnological advances are no threat to the Shetland coastguard services, Captain Peter Harris, Britain’s chief coastguard, said last week during a two-day visit to the islands.Capt Harris was making his first tour to Shetland since taking over the top job last Christmas.He... Read more...