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Daily Archives: July 4, 2008

Scott poised to lead LibDems

Scott poised to lead LibDems

04/07/2008, by in Public Affairs

By NEIL RIDDELLSHETLAND MSP Tavish Scott has been installed as favourite in the race to replace Nicol Stephen as the leader of the Liberal Democrats in Scotland and is expected to throw his hat into the ring early next week.Mr Stephen resigned on Wednesday, claiming the role was putting too ... Read more...

A man of strong beliefs

A man of strong beliefs

04/07/2008, by in News

BY JOHN ROBERTSONIF THERE is one thing certain about Stuart Hill it is his ability to generate headlines, although he will need to be careful to avoid a final curtain call for himself on the treacherous waters of Papa Sound. This is, after all, Captain Calamity, a man popular myth suggests shoul... Read more...

Trustees still let money go up in smoke

Trustees still let money go up in smoke

04/07/2008, by in Public Affairs

By NEIL RIDDELLA RENEWED call for Shetland Charitable Trust to cease investing in tobacco companies was rejected by trustees this week.For the third time councillor-trustee Gussie Angus called for the trust to move away from any financial involvement in the tobacco industry, which he has des... Read more...

Glover shown ecological films

Glover shown ecological films

04/07/2008, by in

By ROSALIND GRIFFITHSPUPILS from four junior high schools showed ecological films to chief scientific adviser to the Scottish government Anne Glover this week as part of a sustainable development and climate change project.Introducing the four short films, made by pupils from Aith, Scal­loway, ... Read more...

Boost for windfarm case

Boost for windfarm case

04/07/2008, by in Public Affairs

THE COMPANY behind Shetland’s giant proposed windfarm says its case has been boosted by a study showing the polluting effects of digging peat and constructing turbines can be cancelled out by their green power in less than three years.However, anti-windfarm campaigners said even this best-case s... Read more...

Public money handed over to Millgaet Media

Public money handed over to Millgaet Media

04/07/2008, by in Public Affairs

By RYAN TAYLORTHE MEDIA organisation built up by businessman and photo­grapher Malcolm Younger will benefit from a quarter of a million pound investment of public money from Shetland Development Trust.The cash injection is being made to transform the business, created in 2004, into a limited co... Read more...