20th April 2018
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Posts tagged with Times Past October 2008

Times Past 31.10.08

Times Past 31.10.08

31/10/2008, by in Features

25 YEARS AGOBritish Airways Helicopters have lost the search and rescue contract run from Sumburgh since 1980. The new contract has been awarded to Bristows Helicopters.After the new contract was announced on Wednesday neither Bristows headquarters in Redhill, their press agents in Aberdeen nor... Read more...

Times Past 24.10.08

Times Past 24.10.08

24/10/2008, by in Features

25 YEARS AGOThe official inauguration ceremony for the new Skerries ferry “Filla” scheduled for Wednesday had to be postponed as it was not possible to get the ferry to Shetland from Norway because of bad weather.The 80 foot ferry and her crew of four will wait in Eggersund until weather co... Read more...

Times Past 17.10.08

Times Past 17.10.08

17/10/2008, by in Features

25 YEARS AGOA school of forty pilot whales came aground and was stranded on the beach at the head of Urafirth early on Wednesday morning. Local people, police and the staff from the NCC struggled for two hours to get eight of the whales back into the water but by that time the rest had died.Dr ... Read more...

Times Past 10.10.08

Times Past 10.10.08

10/10/2008, by in Features

25 YEARS AGOA fire caused extensive damage to the Lerwick hotel on Tuesday night. No-one was injured in the blaze but the hotel’s dining room, cocktail bar and restaurant were severely damaged. The total value of the damage is not yet known.From about 10 o’clock on Tuesday night barmaids in... Read more...

Times Past 03.10.08

Times Past 03.10.08

03/10/2008, by in Features

25 YEARS AGOAn application for planning permission to build a mink farm at Scarfataing, Trondra, was rejected by Shetland Islands Council on Wednesday.One hundred letters of objection to the development had come from individuals and organisations in Shetland, Orkney, the rest of Britain and fro... Read more...