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Daily Archives: June 27, 2008

Mareel: now the work begins

Mareel: now the work begins

27/06/2008, by in Public Affairs

By NEIL RIDDELLTENDERS are to be invited to build Shetland’s £9.2m cinema and music venue from Monday after councillors this week voted to renew the SIC’s commitment to the Mareel project following a dramatic debate.If all goes according to plan for Shetland Arts – which is still waiting ... Read more...

Bell’s Brae under fire from inspectors

Bell’s Brae under fire from inspectors

27/06/2008, by in Public Affairs

By RYAN TAYLORTHE headteacher of Bell’s Brae Primary School in Lerwick has defended her leadership after it came under fire in a government inspection report.Margaret Rorie said some aspects of the inspectors’ findings, published this week following a visit in March, appeared to be contradic... Read more...

Talks to be held to avert further Sumburgh strikes

Talks to be held to avert further Sumburgh strikes

27/06/2008, by in News

By RYAN TAYLORHIGH LEVEL talks will take place next week in a bid to avert a second day of strike action at Sumburgh Airport.Officials from the public services union Unite will meet with management of HIAL in the hope an agreement can be struck preventing airports in the north from grinding to a... Read more...

Low turnout for meeting over quotas

Low turnout for meeting over quotas

27/06/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

By MARK BURGESSTHE SCOTTISH Government had officials in Shetland this week to meet with and inform fishing representatives and the general public about the current consultation process over alterating the fishing quota and licensing systems.The NAFC Marine Centre lecture theatre saw a partic... Read more...

NHS still going strong after 60 years

NHS still going strong after 60 years

27/06/2008, by in Features

The National Health Service celebrates its 60th birthday on 5th July. Rosalind Griffiths begins a two-part series by taking a look at the history of hospital provision in Shetland. Next week she will be speaking to some of the people who have worked in the service over the years.THE INTRODUCTION o... Read more...