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Posts tagged with Times Past May 2009

Times Past 29.05.09

Times Past 29.05.09

29/05/2009, by in Features

25 Years AgoShetland’s links with Scandinavia were strengthened on Monday evening when the Smyril Line’s ship Norrona made her first trip to Lerwick. The ship will run between Faroe, Shet­land, Norway, Iceland and Denmark during the summer.The Norrona’s schedule is tight – her long... Read more...

Times Past 15.05.09

Times Past 15.05.09

15/05/2009, by in Features

25 Years AgoLocal milk producers supplying the Freefield Dairy are confident they will weather the effects of the new EEC milk quota better than other milk producers in Scotland with production pegged at lat year’s level instead of cuts of 5.8 per cent and nine per cent on last year as elsewh... Read more...

Times Past 08.05.09

Times Past 08.05.09

08/05/2009, by in Features

25 Years AgoTom Fullerton of Burra, one of the best known skippers in the Shetland fleet, has now retired at the age of 65 and his boat, the equally well known seine netter Sceptre, is up for sale.Mr Fullerton has spent his entire working life at sea, starting as a deck hand on the motor bo... Read more...

Times Past 01.05.09

Times Past 01.05.09

01/05/2009, by in Features

25 Years AgoA Chinook helicopter with 47 people on board ditched at sea about six miles from the platform on Wednesday afternoon.Fortunately the sea was calm and visibility fine when the Chinook, en route from BP’s Magnus oilfield to Aberdeen, suffered a hydraulic failure and made a contr... Read more...