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Daily Archives: January 9, 2009

ISA back to haunt fish farmers

ISA back to haunt fish farmers

09/01/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

By JOHN ROBERTSONTHE THREE salmon farm sites caught up in an infectious salmon anaemia (ISA) scare off Scalloway have been cleared of fish, raising hopes the disease will not wreak the havoc suffered in Shetland 10 years ago. However, there are 10 more sites off the south-west Mainland with fis... Read more...

Blow for street as butcher shuts down

Blow for street as butcher shuts down

09/01/2009, by in News

By RYAN TAYLOROTHER businesses on Lerwick’s Commercial Street will suffer unless a buyer is found for closed butcher shop James S. Smith, it was claimed this week.The long-standing shop closed its doors on the street and also its North Road premises on New Year’s Eve, just two years after i... Read more...

Slaughterhouse protest grows in strength

Slaughterhouse protest grows in strength

09/01/2009, by in News

By RYAN TAYLORRESIDENTS in Scalloway have launched a petition against controversial plans for a new slaughterhouse in the village.Over 80 signatures have been put on the list since it was placed in both shops – the Checkout and Scalloway Meat Company – as well as the local post office ... Read more...

‘Good natured’ gathering at Cross

‘Good natured’ gathering at Cross

09/01/2009, by in News

THE NEW Year celebrations at the Market Cross passed off peacefully, according to Lerwick police.They said the “good natured” crowd of several hundred revellers was very well-behaved with few problems. Everyone enjoyed themselves on the fine night and stayed out of trouble, even though the alc... Read more...

Hodge blamed for leaving store in ‘poor state’

Hodge blamed for leaving store in ‘poor state’

09/01/2009, by in News

THE FORMER Judane knitwear factory at Gremista could be divided into a number of smaller business units after troubled businessman Chris Hodge finally vacated the premises shortly before Christmas.The budget superstore run by Mr Hodge was rarely out of the head­lines during his three-year tenure ... Read more...

Kirk dedication service

Kirk dedication service

09/01/2009, by in News

A SPECIAL service which is being held at St Columba’s Church in Lerwick on Thursday at 7.15pm.The service is being held to rededicate the church building after last year’s refurbishment.A spokeswoman said: “We wish to extend an invitation to the churches within the isles to come along and ... Read more...

Improving the water

Improving the water

09/01/2009, by in Public Affairs

SCOTTISH Water this week revealed the progress made with its 2010 Vision for Shetland, the £18million campaign of improvements throughout the isles.Figures show that in the past year Scottish Water has invested £4.6million in Shetland as it upgrades drinking water supplies, makes environmental i... Read more...