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Daily Archives: September 19, 2008

Market turmoil dents trust funds

Market turmoil dents trust funds

19/09/2008, by in Public Affairs

CHAOS in the world’s financial markets ripped a big hole in Shetland Charitable Trust’s funds this week with £10 million possibly wiped off their value in just two days.The estimate came from trust acting general manager Jeff Goddard who said he would have to wait until today to receive an ac... Read more...

Bonus will be paid – for now

Bonus will be paid – for now

19/09/2008, by in News, Public Affairs

By JOHN ROBERTSONTHE CHRISTMAS bonus for pensioners and the disabled is to be paid out this year despite the threat of an extra £250,000 tax demand because the scheme is not focused on the poor and needy.Shetland Charitable Trust decided in private session on Wednesday to push ahead with t... Read more...

Lamb prices reach record levels

Lamb prices reach record levels

19/09/2008, by in News

By RYAN TAYLORA NATIONAL shortage of livestock was behind a bumper weekend at the marts in Lerwick, with some prices reaching their highest level in over 20 years.Chairman of Shetland Livestock Marketing Group Ronnie Eunson said last Saturday’s exceptional day of trading at the Lerwick ma... Read more...

Invitation from New Zealand

Invitation from New Zealand

19/09/2008, by in News

MEMBERS of the Auckland Shetland Society in New Zealand met recently to discuss how to increase the membership.One of the decisions made was to have a tattie soup night and supper dance on Saturday 18th October.Society treasurer Doreen Blundell said if by any remote chance anyone from Shetland w... Read more...