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Daily Archives: July 18, 2008

Broch vandals could be caught on camera

Broch vandals could be caught on camera

18/07/2008, by in News

By RYAN TAYLORHISTORIC Scotland will be asked to install CCTV cameras at Lerwick’s Clickimin Broch to help curb the wave of vandalism that has blighted the ancient monument.Members of the town’s community council agreed to request the cameras after the agency proposed sending education offic... Read more...

High school pupils may be decanted

High school pupils may be decanted

18/07/2008, by in News, Public Affairs

By RYAN TAYLORA FIFTH of Anderson High School pupils and staff could face being decanted into temporary accom­modation when work on the new school finally gets underway.Members of Lerwick Community Council heard this week that up to 20 per cent of those attending the school would have to move w... Read more...

MSP reports mixed reaction to Shucksmith

MSP reports mixed reaction to Shucksmith

18/07/2008, by in News

MSP Tavish Scott has written to environment minister Michael Russell to report to him the outcome of the four meetings he held last week to hear the views of Shetland crofters on the recommendations made in the Shucksmith report into the future of crofting.Mr Scott advised the minister that “the... Read more...

MoD deal for rock fall victim who took army to court

MoD deal for rock fall victim who took army to court

18/07/2008, by in News

By RYAN TAYLORA FORMER army cadet who took legal action against the Ministry of Defence after suffering serious facial injuries in a rock climbing accident has settled out of court for an undisclosed sum.Claire Huntington, 23, from Vallafield in Tingwall, claimed £20,000 compensation after bein... Read more...

Fans make it to Faroe after travel hitches

Fans make it to Faroe after travel hitches

18/07/2008, by in News

By MIRIAM BRETTA GROUP of 12 enormously dedicated Manchester City fans eventually made it to Faroe for a UEFA Cup qualifier this week, having at one stage feared they would be stranded in Lerwick for the match, thanks to the intervention of an airline and a tabloid newspaper.The enthusiastic bun... Read more...

Harbours shake-up on cards

Harbours shake-up on cards

18/07/2008, by in News, Public Affairs

By NEIL RIDDELLA DOWNTURN in harbour activity at Sullom Voe means the SIC’s ports and harbours operation could be in line to be brought under the wing of the infrastructure services department, The Shetland Times can reveal. It was confirmed this week that the council’s chief executive Mor­ga... Read more...