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Daily Archives: August 1, 2008

Sheriff tackles heroin menace

Sheriff tackles heroin menace

01/08/2008, by in News

A SHERIFF sent a strong signal to heroin dealers in Shetland this week that their activities will not be tolerated when he sent two men to prison, one for three years and the other for 20 months.Adam Turpin, 22, of Bruce Cres­cent, Lerwick, admitted supplying heroin between 13th September and 13t... Read more...

July sun shines as temperatures soar

July sun shines as temperatures soar

01/08/2008, by in News

BEACHES around the isles were unusually busy as Shetland enjoyed hours of hot sunshine for much of this week, with Tuesday recorded as the warmest day of the year so far.According to the Met Office, Lerwick recorded a high of 20.8C on Tuesday afternoon, six degrees higher than the July average. Th... Read more...

Fears voiced over schools’ future

Fears voiced over schools’ future

01/08/2008, by in News, Public Affairs

By RYAN TAYLORSHETLAND Islands Council may attempt to close schools in rural areas ahead of a new government policy aimed at saving them, according to community leaders in Yell.They say the SIC’s forthcoming blueprint for education could put primary schools at risk of closure.Chairman of Cul... Read more...

Scatsta work set to begin over year late

Scatsta work set to begin over year late

01/08/2008, by in News

By JOHN ROBERTSONTHE OIL industry is more than a year late starting major improvements to Scatsta Airport despite having bounced SIC councillors into lending £8 million of public money for the works as a matter of urgency.Members of the board of the Shetland Charitable Trust property arm Sl... Read more...

Museum gets new nomination

Museum gets new nomination

01/08/2008, by in News

THE new Shetland Museum and Archives is up against cultural buildings from as far away as Japan and Australia in a global architecture competition.The World Architecture Festival, being held for the first time this year, will give awards for prestigious buildings completed in the last 18 months.... Read more...

Gibson wins architectural awards

Gibson wins architectural awards

01/08/2008, by in News

RICHARD Gibson Architects won both prizes in the regional awards for Orkney and Shetland of the new Inverness Architectural Association awards this week.The company secured the honours in the new buildings category for the House at West Shore, Walls, and in the new life for old buildings category ... Read more...