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Daily Archives: August 8, 2008

Few flights to be cut

Few flights to be cut

08/08/2008, by in News

By RYAN TAYLORFLIGHTS to and from Shetland have largely escaped Loganair’s plans to cut back its summer schedule in the face of rising fuel prices.Fears had been voiced that the airline’s service to the isles could face severe disruption as it struggled to combat increasingly expensive runni... Read more...

Fair Isle golf course comes out of the bunker

Fair Isle golf course comes out of the bunker

08/08/2008, by in Sport

LIGHTHOUSE keepers brought with them many things to help survive when stationed on Fair Isle. One of the lesser known traditions was golf.The six-hole course on the Skaddan grounds at the South Lighthouse has been restored by one of the isle’s newest residents, Tommy Hyndman.The course was on ... Read more...

Response team leaves under a cloud

Response team leaves under a cloud

08/08/2008, by in Public Affairs

By RYAN TAYLORA TEAM set up to reinvigorate the economy in Unst has come under fire from some of the very businesses it was designed to help. The Unst Response Team was established by Shetland Enterprise after the RAF closed its Saxa Vord base three years ago. Community leaders in the North Isles ... Read more...

Times Past 08.08.08

Times Past 08.08.08

08/08/2008, by in Features

25 YEARS AGOSecondary school pupils from the Skerries will not be forced to go to school in Lerwick – the secondary department at the island’s school is to remain open.This was announced on Monday by the SIC education committee chairman Mr Bill Smith following his review of the school’s f... Read more...

Letter from Edinburgh 08.08.08

Letter from Edinburgh 08.08.08

08/08/2008, by in Features

IT IS exam results week. I appreciate the angst and dread as Tuesday approached with the arrival of the postie.A big hand by the way to Shetland’s mail services for delivering the A4 sized envelope to students across the isles.These were the ones who had opted for the results to arrive the... Read more...