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Daily Archives: November 25, 2011

Editorial: The Old Rock 25.11.11

Editorial: The Old Rock 25.11.11

25/11/2011, by in News

The chief executive of the national sports body sportscotland, Stewart Harris, was in Shetland on Friday to present swimmer Andrea Strachan, who won four gold medals at the Island Games in the Isle of Wight in the summer, with her richly-deserved accolade of Sportsperson of the Year 2011. (more&hell... Read more...

Spaekalation

Spaekalation

25/11/2011, by in News

October 1st 2011 was a dark day indeed. In Scotland new legislation came into force, banning shops and supermarkets from offering special deals on alcohol purchases, while in Demark the world’s first ever fat tax was introduced. The Danish tax targets specifically saturated fat, and affects such i... Read more...

Times Past

Times Past

25/11/2011, by in Features

25 Years Ago Four Shetland men risked their lives by going into a burning building to check if there was anyone inside a blazing television lounge at the Staney Hill Hostel in Lerwick. They were driven back by thick choking smoke but fortunately the lounge was empty. The blaze at the council-own... Read more...

Letter from Edinburgh

Letter from Edinburgh

25/11/2011, by in Features

Erbil is the capital of Kurdistan and Kurdistan is the new Saudi Arabia with the fourth largest oil reserves on the planet. Erbil could be Aberdeen in the 1970s, albeit without the sea, the harbour and sandstorms replacing easterly wind and sea harr. It is a boom town and is pulsing with energy as ... Read more...