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Daily Archives: November 21, 2008

Wills calls for leadership revamp

Wills calls for leadership revamp

21/11/2008, by in News, Public Affairs

By NEIL RIDDELLSHETLAND Islands Council should consider following the lead of the Western Isles and radically overhauling the way its political leadership is structured in order to improve the standard of democracy in the isles, according to a councillor.Lerwick South member Jon­athan Wills is... Read more...

Six figure milestone for CLAN

Six figure milestone for CLAN

21/11/2008, by in News

By ROSALIND GRIFFITHSSHETLAND fund-raisers have proved their worth once again by breaking through the £100,000 barrier in the CLAN 1,2,3 appeal.Since the appeal was launched in the summer fund-raising activities ranging from sporting events to house teas, concerts and community gatherings have... Read more...

Trust fails to take budget action

Trust fails to take budget action

21/11/2008, by in Public Affairs

By NEIL RIDDELLDURING a week when it was confirmed the market value of Shetland Charitable Trust’s pot had plummeted by over £30 million since April, one of the trust’s two independent trustees hit out at the charity’s inability to get its annual budget down to a sustainable level.Acting... Read more...

Row as back-up helicopter taken to cover south coast

Row as back-up helicopter taken to cover south coast

21/11/2008, by in News

By RYAN TAYLORA SPAT has broken out following a decision by the Maritime Coastguard Agency to temporarily withdraw Shetland’s back-up rescue helicopter.Normally two aircraft provide search and rescue services for the isles. However, a decision on Friday to pinch the back up Rescue 103 helicop... Read more...

£18,000 is icing on the cake

£18,000 is icing on the cake

21/11/2008, by in News

MORE than £18,000 was raised in Shetland during last week’s BBC Children in Need appeal.In spite of the credit crunch, people gave generously with fund-raising events throughout the isles.A marathon broadcast from 7pm to 1am by Radio Shetland last Friday raised nearly £10,000 through an auc... Read more...