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Tingwall Hall repairs needed
1 comment, 14/03/2014, by in Headlines, News

Ambitious plans have been drawn to raise £100,000 for repairs to the Tingwall hall.Committee members have already earmarked £10,000 to help restore crumbling concrete works caused by an ingress of water.They hope the financial gap can be further filled with a "buy a block" scheme for commu... Read more...

Student exchange trips

Seven Norwegian students are spending a month on various work-placements in Shetland, as part of an international education programme. The group includes media, ICT, and art students who arrived in the isles last week. They are enjoying their stay so far. Over the last few years, selected studen... Read more...

Mareel gig cancelled
0 comments, 14/03/2014, by in News

A planned performance at Mareel by two members of Irish super group The Saw Doctors has been cancelled. Vocalist Leo Moran and bass/saxophone player Anthony Thistlethwaite were scheduled to play an acoustic set to a Lerwick crowd tomorrow night. However, they have called off the rest of their Scot... Read more...

Meeting to discuss glasshouses

Plans to bring a redundant glass­house in Tingwall back to life will be discussed at a public meeting to gauge levels of interest. Environment action group Tran­sition Shetland wants to turn the 2,500 square metre building into a community growing centre and commissioned a £20,000 feasibility st... Read more...

Fight for fair deal, Urquhart urges
0 comments, 13/03/2014, by in Headlines, News

Post Office mortgages will be available to some folk in Shetland following a change in policy. The company has decided to extend its coverage to Scottish is­lands including mainland Shetland, but other islands will be considered on a case-by-case basis, according to Northern Isles MP Alistair Carm... Read more...