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SIC’s highest earners revealed

The council’s monthly wage bill has fallen by nearly £1.5 million over the last three years – but the number of staff earning over £50,000 a year has dropped by only one from 111 to 110 in the same period. (more…) Read more...

Exercise in Bressay Sound
0 comments, 21/09/2014, by in News

Shetland Coastguard led a two-yearly "live" exercise this morning (Sunday), together with SIC ferries, Lerwick lifeboat and Lerwick Harbour boats. The exercise saw the ferry Leirna break down in Bressay Sound and two people fall into the water. Lerwick lifeboat was tasked to go to the scene, togeth... Read more...

Win for the union but politics ‘must change’
19/09/2014, by in News

Shetland MSP Tavish Scott has vowed to make sure that new constitutional arrangements support the islands following a victory for the British union in Shetland - a picture that looked likely to be repeated throughout Scotland.Mr Scott said after the announcement, "I am very pleased that Shet... Read more...

Referendum night latest
18/09/2014, by in Headlines, News

UPDATE 2.09AM Orkney has voted overwhelmingly no. Second to declare after Clackmannanshire, Orkney voted 10,004 no to 4,883 yes. That's 67 per cent to 33 per cent from a turnout of 83.7 per cent. :: :: :: :: :: UPDATE 1.03AM Four first-time voters from Anderson High School and four from Brae Hig... Read more...