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Daily Archives: January 9, 2009

Long-serving teacher retires

Long-serving teacher retires

09/01/2009, by in News

WHALSAY School teacher John Dally retired from his position of deputy head at the end of last term after almost 34 years of service.Mr Dally arrived in Shetland with his wife Moira and their young son Hamish in the summer of 1975 and started work in the Whalsay primary department on 25th August... Read more...

Boost for disability group

Boost for disability group

09/01/2009, by in News

DISABILITY Shetland has received £48,000 from The Peter Harrison Foundation to support the running costs of the independent registered charity’s recreation club.The club provides activities such as football, netball, table tennis, carpet bowls, adapted games and gym for children and adults with... Read more...

North oil chance

North oil chance

09/01/2009, by in News

PLANS by a Canadian oil firm could provide a boost to the Sullom Voe oil terminal.Calgary-based Antrim Energy this week announced proposals to develop the Causeway oil field in the northern North Sea.Around 15,000 barrels will be pumped out of the area should the plans be approved next year.Oi... Read more...

Wildernews: Review of 2008

Wildernews: Review of 2008

09/01/2009, by in

A LESSER scaup, a very rare vagrant from North America, was found in Fetlar in January, sub­sequently re-locating to Yell where it remained into February.The two male ring-necked ducks were still on Tingwall and there was a goosander at Scalloway, with a further three at Sandgarth, Voe. A hundred... Read more...

Hundreds enjoy a New Year’s Day walk

Hundreds enjoy a New Year’s Day walk

09/01/2009, by in

NEW Year’s Day was glorious and hordes of people made the best of the calm, still sunshine to enjoy a walk out of doors.The hills at this time of year take on a palate of shades which change endlessly with the shifting light. But for the most part they are shades of brown. Grasses, tormentil, he... Read more...

Bird conglomeration in Skuda Sound

Bird conglomeration in Skuda Sound

09/01/2009, by in

AS 2008 rolled into 2009, the North Isles wildlife scene got off to a rather quiet start.A very large greyish falcon that flew past Malcie Smith and Martha Devine towards dusk as they were driving between Gloup and Breckon in north Yell on the 4th, was probably a gyr falcon, but could not be reloc... Read more...

In the garden

In the garden

09/01/2009, by in

APART from a few shyly flowering primroses, the New Year’s Day flower count was almost identical to the one on Christmas day.Much to my delight, it was down on previous years with not a daisy, dandelion, bittercress or groundsel petal in sight, and that’s how I like it.Having an almost full-... Read more...

Talking Sport

Talking Sport

09/01/2009, by in Sport

Ashes contestants both in some disarrayWITH just a few months to go before this year’s Ashes cricket contest between England and Australia, it is difficult to judge which of the two sides has the worst problems.The Aussies have lost their past two test series, including being beaten at home by... Read more...

No Åland for women footballers

No Åland for women footballers

09/01/2009, by in Sport

By NEIL RIDDELLSHETLAND’S female footballers have decided against taking part in this summer’s island games in Åland due to the high cost of travel and accommodation, but are looking to join the Scottish national league set-up in time for next winter.Team manager Derrick Bradley said they h... Read more...