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Daily Archives: July 15, 2011

Editorial: The Old Rock 15.07.11

Editorial: The Old Rock 15.07.11

15/07/2011, by in News

When the goverment announced last December that it intended to close either Lerwick or Stornoway coastguard station and keep the survivor open during daylight only it provoked incredulity in this community, followed by justifiable anger. (more…) Read more...

Spaekalation

Spaekalation

15/07/2011, by in News

Goliath’s gaze is one of the most impressive features of Shetland’s museum.His stone head as furrowed as a fist, he stares out of a glass case in that building’s second floor, as if defying all who come to look at it. He is, of course, the work of one of Cunningsburgh’s former residents,... Read more...

Letter from Westminster

Letter from Westminster

15/07/2011, by in Features

It is difficult to find the right word to describe life in Westminster this week. The journalists and broad­casters have all been working over­time with their thesauruses out. In fact, every time we thought that the story about the Murdochs, News International and the extent of their phone hacking... Read more...

Times Past

Times Past

15/07/2011, by in Features

25 Years AgoShetland is to get a new hostel for the mentally handicapped, council­lors agreed this week.Shetland Islands Council’s social work committee voted to go ahead with the purchase of a property in Lerwick and to refurbish it at a total cost of £225,000. (more…) Read more...