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Daily Archives: February 13, 2009

History points to bitter battles

History points to bitter battles

13/02/2009, by in News, Public Affairs

By NEIL RIDDELL “Here we go again,” remarked vice-convener Josie Simpson, succinctly summarising how those on both sides of the argument felt at the start of the last debate on whether to close rural schools in December 2007. Just over a year down the line, we have reached the end of the late... Read more...

Council tax to be same

Council tax to be same

13/02/2009, by in News, Public Affairs

Council tax in Shetland is expected to be frozen when councillors meet next week to finalise the annual budget after finance secretary John Swinney announced details of the local government settlement for 2009/10. The council is to receive £97.377 million in revenue support grant plus £256,000 to... Read more...

All smiles for Bella’s dedication to RNLI

All smiles for Bella’s dedication to RNLI

13/02/2009, by in News

The Lerwick branch of the RNLI and Lerwick Ladies Lifeboat Guild fund-raising committee made a special presentation to guild treasurer Bella Irvine this week. She not only celebrated her 80th birthday but 31 years of membership of the guild and 16 years as treasurer. The surprise presentation was ... Read more...