24th September 2018
Established 1872. Online since 1996.

Daily Archives: August 12, 2011

Anderson sets high benchmark with CD

Anderson sets high benchmark with CD

12/08/2011, by in Arts & Entertainment

In Passing, CD by The Donald Anderson Band. Produced by the band and Marvin Smith and marketed by Making Waves Records.A discussion in our office last week centred on the merits of musical cover versions, and was brought about by the highly suc­cessful visit of the Abba tribute outfit Bjorn Aga... Read more...

Editorial: The Old Rock 12.08.11

Editorial: The Old Rock 12.08.11

12/08/2011, by in News

For months there have been rumblings of discontent among pilot boat men and tugmen at the port of Sullom Voe. Chief among the concerns raised by callers to The Shetland Times have been safety, or lack of it, following the reduction in staff numbers as a result of the council’s Ports for the Future... Read more...

Spaekalation

Spaekalation

12/08/2011, by in News

Hogni Hoydal knows Shetland well. He is a Faroese politician who is one of the 33 members of the islands’ Parliament. He is leader of the Republican Party, which favours complete independence for the Faroe Islands, and has been a minister in the Faroese government, although he is at the moment in ... Read more...

Times Past

Times Past

12/08/2011, by in Features

25 Years AgoThe outcry over the Crown Estate Commissioner’s decision to introduce a £50 a tonne “commercial rent” on salmon farmers continued this week, with the SIC condemning both the decision and the way it was reached, and MP Jim Wallace saying the rents could stunt the growth of a ne... Read more...

Letter from Westminster

Letter from Westminster

12/08/2011, by in Features

It is not yet fully three weeks since parliament broke for the summer recess. I remember speculating with a colleague as I cleared my desk for the break away from Westminster about how long it would be until there was a demand for us to be recalled, if not actually a recall. I was thinking then that... Read more...