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Views from the Scord

Views from the Scord

19/03/2010, by in Features

Farewell to ColinScalloway Junior High School bid a fond farewell to deputy head Colin Nicol this week as he departs Shetland for pastures new. Colin left on Friday bound for a new post on the Scottish mainland with Angus Council.Mr Nicol has, in recent years, been a prominent, popular and ... Read more...

Views from the Scord

Views from the Scord

12/03/2010, by in Features

Hamefarin invitationFollowing a meeting of the Central Mainland Hamefarin Liaison Group last week the invitation has gone out for locals to take advantage of the coach tours and exhibitions being provided for people returning to Shetland for the event.This will both provide a warm welcome f... Read more...

View from the Scord

View from the Scord

05/03/2010, by in Features

Harbour activityThere were bumper whitefish landings once again in Scalloway harbour, with a near record 3,639 boxes landed in the week to Friday. The week started with landings from four boats totalling over 850 boxes and the week progressed with consistently good landings each day. The highes... Read more...

Views from the Scord

Views from the Scord

26/02/2010, by in Features

Harbour activityFish landings were a good average in the week up to Friday, with 1,866 boxes landed at Scalloway.The week began with an exceptionally high landing from the Alison Kay of 593 boxes, along with further fish from the Gunner’s Glory and the Quiet Waters. Tuesday and Thursday sa... Read more...

Views from the Scord

Views from the Scord

19/02/2010, by in Features

Harbour activityThe survey vessel Triad is making regular trips through the harbour as she continues her survey operations in the harbour approaches and the surrounding area. Although unconfirmed, her survey of the area around Scalloway is believed to be on charter to the Maritime and Coastguar... Read more...

Views from the Scord

Views from the Scord

12/02/2010, by in Features

Firey totalThe Scalloway Jarl Squad have now announced the final total of funds raised for charity from their hop day exploits and later hair-clipping “shave-off” bonanza. The spectacular sum they have collected now stands at £8,532.75.This generous sum is to be donated to the Edinburgh... Read more...

Views from the Scord

Views from the Scord

06/02/2010, by in Features

Da Haaf returnsThis week saw the much-anticipated return of evening meals being served at Da Haaf Restaurant in the NAFC Marine Centre.The local eatery that has always specialised in serving quality seafood has been re-vamped to try and provide even better service for its varied lunchtime a... Read more...

Views from the Scord

Views from the Scord

29/01/2010, by in Features

Harbour activityThe main focus of events in the port of Scalloway was the grounding and subsequent rescue of the Buckie-registered fishing vessel Vela last Thursday. The early evening calamity, accompanied by the spectacle of the Shetland Coastguard rescue helicopter and a large assembly of sho... Read more...

Views from the Scord

Views from the Scord

23/01/2010, by in Features

Community councilThe Scalloway Community Council met on Monday this week and were treated to presentations from SIC staff Colin Gair and Graham MacDonald.Mr Gair attended representing the roads department and was there to report to the community council on a variety of current and future iss... Read more...

Views from the Scord

Views from the Scord

16/01/2010, by in Features

School futureThe future of education provision for Scalloway and the school’s wider catchment area now hangs in the balance, with the threat of closure of the school’s secondary department being one of only two viable options presented to parents by the education department of the SIC for t... Read more...

Views from the Scord

Views from the Scord

25/12/2009, by in Features

Harbour activityThe Far Sagaris, one of the largest ships ever to enter Scalloway, paid a brief visit last Friday.The bulk and height of the 6,107grt, 78-metre anchor handling tug vessel seemed near to being disproportionately large for the confines of the harbour, as she glided briskly thr... Read more...

Views from the Scord

Views from the Scord

13/12/2009, by in Features

By Mark BurgessHistory foundThe recent Who Do You Think You Are? event staged by the Burra History Group was hailed as a great success with a good number of visitors attending to exchange genealogical information. The event’s format is taken from a TV show of the same name in which celebri... Read more...

Views from the Scord

Views from the Scord

05/12/2009, by in Features

Football accoladesThe Sunday teas held by TSB Junior Football Club in the Burra Public Hall last Sunday was a huge success.A display of photos from the past season drew a lot of attention and a few mock newspapers had been produced to document how the past season had gone. The purpose of ... Read more...

Views from the Scord

Views from the Scord

28/11/2009, by in Features

TV historyThe Burra History Group is having a novel Who do you think you are? social evening in homage to the popular TV show of the same name, during which they are inviting people who are interested in researching more about their family history to come along the Easthouse centre where they w... Read more...

Views from the Scord

Views from the Scord

21/11/2009, by in Features

Harbour movementsScalloway harbour was a bustling hive of activity in the week to Friday, largely due to the prevailing south-easterly gales which brought in large numbers of local and visiting fishing boats. Landings very much reflected this with a total of 3,072 boxes sold through the Scallow... Read more...

Views from the Scord

Views from the Scord

14/11/2009, by in Features

High seas for TommyTrondra man Tommy Isbister witnessed an ominous and bizarre natural event on Saturday afternoon as he went about his business on his croft in Trondra.On what was a fine autumnal day with only a light breeze and relatively moderate seas off the west side of Shetland, he fo... Read more...

Views from the Scord

Views from the Scord

07/11/2009, by in Features

Harbour activityIt was a near record week for fish landings in the port of Scalloway, with the highest number of boxes of fish sold through the market since January this year.On this occasion the total was logged as 3,432 boxes from an extensive list of boats. The previous record of over 3,... Read more...

Views from the Scord

Views from the Scord

30/10/2009, by in Features

Remembrance wreath layingNext Sunday, 8th November, will see the bi-annual wreath laying ceremony at the Shetland Bus memorial on the Scalloway waterfront. The wreath laying is to remember those who fell in World War II, including the 44 crewmen lost from the Shetland Bus boats that operated a r... Read more...