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Daily Archives: September 15, 2011

Editorial: The Old Rock 16.09.11

Editorial: The Old Rock 16.09.11

15/09/2011, by in News

As we report this week, the European Commission has granted its consent for a derogation on fuel duty for Shetland, Orkney, the Outer and Inner Hebrides, the Clyde islands and the Isles of Scilly. The idea of lower fuel duty in island communities has been around for many many years, and several coun... Read more...

Spaekalation

Spaekalation

15/09/2011, by in News

The summer is by. The equinox is nearly here. It’s time to snuggle down for the dark nights and browse among the photos from the 2011 summer holidays. For me, it’s been a summer of islands. (more…) Read more...

Times Past

Times Past

15/09/2011, by in Features

25 Years AgoBritish Telecom say that they have no intention of a last minute reprieve for the Lerwick telephone exchange which is due for closure in March 1987 despite widespread local opposition to the plan. (more…) Read more...

Letter from Edinburgh

Letter from Edinburgh

15/09/2011, by in Features

This week parliament debated the economy. Or rather what any government can do about global recession, the state of Greece and the lasting impact banking is having on us all. It seems a good time not to over promise as a government. Get done the things you have respon­sibility for and do them well.... Read more...