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Daily Archives: November 28, 2008

Funds meltdown hits council

Funds meltdown hits council

28/11/2008, by in News, Public Affairs

By NEIL RIDDELLSHETLAND Islands Council is unlikely to be able to sanction the building of any major new projects for a number of years as a result of the global financial crisis which has seen more than £60m wiped off the value of its oil funds in the past eight months.SIC convener Sandy Clun... Read more...

Free meals cost more

Free meals cost more

28/11/2008, by in Public Affairs

PROVIDING free meals for young primary school pupils in Shetland – in line with new Scottish government policy – will cost the council just over quarter of a million pounds a year.The SNP administration at Holyrood announced plans to introduce free lunches for all pupils in primaries one to th... Read more...

Services committee farce

Services committee farce

28/11/2008, by in News, Public Affairs

A COUNCILLOR has hit out at fellow members for making policy “on the hoof” after changes to the way capital project priorities are decided led to the spectacle at last week’s services committee of what many observed as a series of parochial attempts by individuals to move their pet projects up... Read more...

Mareel poised to get EU funding

Mareel poised to get EU funding

28/11/2008, by in Public Affairs

By NEIL RIDDELLA POSITIVE announcement on the much-delayed EU application from Shetland Arts, which would complete the funding package for the controversial cinema and music venue Mareel, is expected early next week.Shetland Arts already has just over £9m-worth of funding in place but the fin... Read more...