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Daily Archives: December 12, 2008

Second man reported over seal deaths

Second man reported over seal deaths

12/12/2008, by in News

A SECOND man, aged 44, will be reported to the procurator fiscal in Lerwick following the deaths of baby seals on a small island off Whalsay.A 47-year-old man, named locally as Jimmy Stewart, has already been reported in connection with the deaths of 18 grey seal pups on the remote island of East ... Read more...

Danish firm for Mid Yell

Danish firm for Mid Yell

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

By NEIL RIDDELLDANISH firm MT Hojgaard has been selected as the preferred bidder to build the £8.5 million new Mid Yell Junior High School.The company, which recently built a new school at Suduroy in Faroe, has worked on a number of large construction projects through­out northern Europe and ... Read more...

Trust must hatch plan for reform

Trust must hatch plan for reform

12/12/2008, by in Public Affairs

By NEIL RIDDELLCHARITIES regulator OSCR is calling on Shetland Charitable Trust to devise a plan to reform the way it operates by next summer amid further controversy over whether councillors should continue to exercise complete control over a substantial chunk of the isles’ oil reserves.In... Read more...

Brentnall evades jail

Brentnall evades jail

12/12/2008, by in News

A MAN who downloaded hundreds of indecent images of children from the internet has walked free from court.Paul Brentnall, from Mossbank, was caught after his estranged wife found the images on his computer after he moved out of their house in Wiltshire.And when the 46-year-old was arrested at hi... Read more...

Thai ordeal costs Scalloway man £300

Thai ordeal costs Scalloway man £300

12/12/2008, by in News

SCALLOWAY man Alec Johnson had an unusual end to his holiday recently when he was one of the hundreds of tourists to be caught up in the protests in Thailand.What should have been a short journey home after a 16-day holiday turned into five days of uncertainty as the main airport in Bangkok, Suvar... Read more...