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Isles Views

Isles Views

19/03/2010, by in Features

Naming ceremonyThe well boat Martin Saele was recently renamed Norholm by Marianne Clark of Burravoe, Yell, who, with her husband, Gibby Clark, is co-owner.After saying the words “I name this ship Norholm. God bless her and all who sail in her”, the customary bottle of champagne was bro... Read more...

Isles Views

Isles Views

12/03/2010, by in Features

Basketmaking workshopFor anyone with an interest in basketmaking there is a great opportunity to improve knowledge and skills at a workshop to be held in the Sellafirth Hall on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st March from 10am until 5pm each day. The classes will be run by Lois Walpole and Jeanette... Read more...

Isles Views

Isles Views

05/03/2010, by in Features

Mid Yell bypassThe new road that was intended to ease traffic congestion entering and leaving Mid Yell on the north side continues to cause concern and dissatisfaction. Yell Community Council has discussed the bypass on a number of occasions and members point out that they are being not wise af... Read more...

Isles Views

Isles Views

26/02/2010, by in Features

By-electionsYell Community Council is short of two members. George Nisbet from Mid Yell resigned last year because he found it very difficult to attend meetings on a regular basis. I resigned too because of our move to North Roe.Community councils are the most grass roots of all elected rep... Read more...

Isles Views

Isles Views

19/02/2010, by in Features

Email updateThe SIC community work office and Shetland Recreational Trust have teamed up to offer folk in the North Isles a new tailored email service. Anyone can now receive the community newsletter and/or updates from the local leisure centre via email.This will help the staff in those of... Read more...

Isles Views

Isles Views

12/02/2010, by in Features

Community skipsYell Community Council is seeking to highlight the misuse of community skips which occurs in some areas.This problem exists throughout the North Isles and, no doubt, in Shetland as a whole, and it is making a plea to everyone to use skips in way that they are intended to be u... Read more...

Isles Views

Isles Views

06/02/2010, by in Features

Extra ferry informationShetland Islands Council’s ferry department will soon be able to offer ferry users the service of receiving a text message or an e-mail when there is a change to the current timetabled service.Ferry services resources manager Colin Manson said the new service will c... Read more...

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Isles Views

29/01/2010, by in Features

Burravoe developmentBurravoe and District Development Group has been given planning permission for a multi-purpose building and adjoining allotments. Group member Elspeth Clark says that this has been the culmination of three years of hard work by the committee.The group initially carried ou... Read more...

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Isles Views

23/01/2010, by in Features

BroadbandDespite a great demand for a service many rural areas, not only in Shetland but all over Scotland, find that broadband is poor or non-existent. Enterprise minister Jim Mather said recently: “I fully recognise the frustration felt in some rural communities where people are unable to o... Read more...

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Isles Views

16/01/2010, by in Features

Up-Helly-A’sIn Yell and Unst January and February is a time of frantic activity preparing for the three Up-Helly-A’s held annually in the North Isles.The first of them is Uyeasound on 12th February. Uyeasound has a very long and proud tradition of Up-Helly-A’ back to 1911, making it s... Read more...

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Isles Views

09/01/2010, by in Features

Burravoe Tar BarrelThe Tar Barrel burned in Burravoe each year is, depending on how you look at it, either the last fire of the year or the first fire festival of the season. In any event it was held on Monday 28th December.The barrel itself was one of 10 obtained from the whisky industry i... Read more...

Isles Views

Isles Views

01/01/2010, by in Features

A look back at 2009One of the most popular and remarkable photos to appear in the Isles Views column during 2009 was taken on Christmas Day 2008. It was of two young girls, Sula Brookes and Sophie Holt, who were brave enough to swim in the North Sea from the beach at the Easting in Unst. They d... Read more...

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Isles Views

25/12/2009, by in Features

Powerdown officerThe Bluemull Development Company is in the process of applying for funding for a powerdown officer for Yell.This post would employ someone to promote awareness of, and sustain, long-term carbon reduction and energy-saving activities by collecting information and building an... Read more...

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Isles Views

13/12/2009, by in Features

By Lawrence TullochThe late James NicholsonCommunities in Yell and beyond were saddened to hear of the death last week of James Nicholson. If anyone ever had the right to be described as honest and hardworking, it was Jeemie a Breckon.He was born in Houlland, Cullivoe, in 1933 and moved ... Read more...

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Isles Views

05/12/2009, by in Features

Brucehall opensFour of the sheltered houses at Brucehall Terrace in Uyeasound, Unst, have been adapted and refurbished as self-contained one-bedroom houses of the highest standard in modern accessible living for individuals or couples. They have level access showers, modern kitchens and storage... Read more...

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Isles Views

28/11/2009, by in Features

Unst PartnershipUnst Partnership held an important public meeting last Thursday. The aim was, firstly, to present the proposed next stage of the project to the community and to find out their thoughts, and secondly to resume the annual general meeting and elect a new board of directors.The... Read more...

Isles Views

Isles Views

21/11/2009, by in Features

Tall Ships to visit UnstSome of the Tall Ships will visit Unst in 2011 and one of the main contacts there is Ruth Grainger, who is off to Turkey this week to attend the Sail Training International Conference.She is wearing more than one hat: as well as being the Swan delegate she will promo... Read more...

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Isles Views

14/11/2009, by in Features

Tall ships to visit YellHopes are high for a dramatic sight in Yell in July the year after next. Cullivoe has been chosen as one of the guest harbours that will welcome the fleet to Shetland in 2011 during the Cruise in Company leg of the Tall Ships Race.Barry Nisbet has been nominated as l... Read more...