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Daily Archives: December 5, 2008

Man charged over death of 18 seal pups

Man charged over death of 18 seal pups

05/12/2008, by in News

A 47 year old man has been charged in connection with the deaths of 18 grey seal pups found on a beach on a small island off Whalsay.Scottish Natural Heritage workers alerted police when carrying out a seal survey on 29th November and when officers attended the beach at East Linga, just over three... Read more...

Failing demand closes quarry

Failing demand closes quarry

05/12/2008, by in News

BRINDISTER quarry is set to shut down.The building materials and aggregates suppliers Hanson Aggregates will close the site by the end of the year.According to communications manager David Weeks, the company has been suffering losses.He said: “Like many companies at the moment we have been s... Read more...

Wills turns to ombudsman for help

Wills turns to ombudsman for help

05/12/2008, by in News, Public Affairs

A COUNCILLOR is taking his quest to get the bottom of capital project failings which have cost the SIC several millions of pounds to the public services ombudsman.Lerwick South member Jonathan Wills confirmed that he would be writing to the ombudsman after being told face-to-face by Audit Scotland... Read more...

Doors close to new projects

Doors close to new projects

05/12/2008, by in News, Public Affairs

By JOHN ROBERTSONTHE COUNCIL has slapped a ban on discussing new building projects worth hundreds of mil­lions of pounds until it completes those already languishing on the stocks waiting to go.The idea of a moratorium was successfully pushed through by SIC services chairman Gus­sie Angus... Read more...

Mareel: Now the work can begin

Mareel: Now the work can begin

05/12/2008, by in Public Affairs

By NEIL RIDDELLTHE funding package for Shetland’s controversial cinema and music venue Mareel is finally in place after European investment of £2.8m was confirmed this week, meaning the cost will be split 50-50 between the SIC and external sources.A much-delayed announcement confirming the g... Read more...