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Daily Archives: August 18, 2011

Spaekalation

Spaekalation

18/08/2011, by in News

For the past 10 days or so, David Cameron has looked lost. Both he and his cabinet colleagues have struggled to respond coherently to last week’s riots across England. Their public statements have been muddled and unconvincing; their defiant rhetoric has sounded hollow. (more…) Read more...

Editorial: The Old Rock 19.08.11

Editorial: The Old Rock 19.08.11

18/08/2011, by in News

It remains to be seen what trustees finally decide at the next meeting of Shetland Charitable Trust on 8th September, but if they decide to adopt the mooted system of seven councillor-trustees chosing eight “independent” trustees it will be a sad day indeed for democracy in Shetland. (more&helli... Read more...

Letter from Edinburgh

Letter from Edinburgh

18/08/2011, by in Features

It’s never easy to say thanks when you’re in pain. Not, I should hasten to add, that my life is filled of such moments! But on Wednesday I had the last filling. Unfortunately I doubt it will be the last visit to a dental surgery. But it was the last time Alan Owen filled a Scott molar. He’s ... Read more...

Times Past

Times Past

18/08/2011, by in Features

25 Years AgoThe SIC is to commission a report on the viability and feasibility of a “roll-on roll-off” facility at Blacksness Pier, Scalloway.Major Bill Anderson got the go-ahead for the £15,000 study at last Tuesday’s full meeting of the SIC. (more…) Read more...