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Daily Archives: October 6, 2011

Editorial: The Old Rock 07.10.11

Editorial: The Old Rock 07.10.11

06/10/2011, by in News

As all students of politics in Shetland over the last few years know, leadership from elected councillors has not featured strongly. Now that the reforms to the structure of the authority which were desperately needed, if predictably enough unpopular, have been more or less completed, it is surely t... Read more...

Times Past

Times Past

06/10/2011, by in Features

25 Years AgoAt least 26 more jobs are to go at the OIL supply base at Greenhead, Lerwick, bringing the total re­dundan­cies to 54 in recent months. (more…) Read more...

Spaekalation

Spaekalation

06/10/2011, by in News

“In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defence of the indefensible,” wrote George Orwell in 1946.Sadly, that is true of our time too, and nowhere more so than in the constant, insidious use of the word “hero” to describe every current member of our armed forces. (more... Read more...

Letter from Westminster

Letter from Westminster

06/10/2011, by in Features

Early last week Jonathan Wills posed the question (in a fair and measured way) of how I could remain a minister in the coalition government while it was going to remove the emergency towing ves­sels (tugs) which have been stationed here and in the Western Isles since the Donaldson report into the g... Read more...