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Daily Archives: October 24, 2008

Stormy weather hits ferry service

Stormy weather hits ferry service

24/10/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

FRIDAY’S NorthLink ferry sailings from Aberdeen to Lerwick and from Lerwick to Aberdeen have been cancelled due to strong winds.Tomorrow night’s sailings are also in doubt and the company said they were keeping the situation under review because of a forecast of more bad weather.Further info... Read more...

Ex-Edinburgh official lands plum job

Ex-Edinburgh official lands plum job

24/10/2008, by in News, Public Affairs

By NEIL RIDDELLA FORMER senior official at the City of Edinburgh Council has vowed to be “innovative” in addressing the challenge of continuing to provide services in a climate of spending restraint, after being appointed as the SIC’s new executive director of infrastructure.Gordon Gr... Read more...

Baby bonanza for isles women

Baby bonanza for isles women

24/10/2008, by in News

By JOHN ROBERTSONWOMEN in Shetland are producing more babies than any other part of Scotland, giving the islands its highest birth rate for 12 years.The number of babies born in hospital jumped by 40 to a total of 266 in the year ending 31st March 2007, amounting to a birth rate of 65.2 per... Read more...

Random drug and alcohol testing

Random drug and alcohol testing

24/10/2008, by in News, Public Affairs

RANDOM drug and alcohol testing is set to be imposed on council employees who work with boats, road vehicles and other potentially dangerous machinery. SIC managers are pushing for the testing regime for jobs where being intoxicated could lead to serious accidents.In the past it was common know­l... Read more...

New ballot over council pay deal

New ballot over council pay deal

24/10/2008, by in News, Public Affairs

COUNCIL services could again face serious disruption if union members vote against a revised pay offer in the long-running wages dispute.Union members are to decide whether to accept a three per cent pay offer this year followed by 2.5 per cent in 2009.The revised offer was tabled by employers C... Read more...