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Daily Archives: February 13, 2009

Interest grows in leasing smokehouse

Interest grows in leasing smokehouse

13/02/2009, by in News

By JOHN ROBERTSON Hopes of a new business taking on the disused Shetland Smokehouse in Skeld are growing after three parties lodged a firm interest with the SIC. The former fish factory was advertised for lease again last month after a similar attempt last summer failed to find a taker. SIC actin... Read more...

Delight as CLAN appeal breaks £200,000 barrier

Delight as CLAN appeal breaks £200,000 barrier

13/02/2009, by in News

The Shetland CLAN 1,2,3 appeal has now broken the £200,000 barrier. Money has been pouring into its coffers at the rate of over £1,000 per day since it was launched in July. The fundraising push will last for 12 months and finish in July this year. Since the last milestone of £100,000, ther... Read more...

<I>Research</i> holed

Research holed

13/02/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

The pelagic fishing boat Research was badly damaged on Tuesday morning after being hit by another boat in Norway. The incident happened in Ålesund, where the Whalsay boat was landing Atlanto-Scandian herring. She was berthed at the quayside when a Norwegian pelagic boat ran into her, holing the Re... Read more...

Harbour kept busy

Harbour kept busy

13/02/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

The recent spell of good weather kept the harbour fairly quiet this week. Among the routine arrivals of fishing and cargo vessels, Thursday saw visiting yacht the Cognaquelone arrive from Bergen. On Friday the Scottish fisheries protection vessel the Hirta was in. On Monday the Irish registered So... Read more...

Boat towed in

Boat towed in

13/02/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

A Fraserburgh-registered fishing boat was towed into Lerwick on Monday morning after alerting the coastguard that she had no engine power and was taking on water. The Carisanne II with six crew on board reported problems at 8.25pm on Sunday. She was 30 miles east of Unst at the time, pair-trawling ... Read more...

Hunt for ports

Hunt for ports

13/02/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

The organisers of the Tall Ships Races are looking for local areas which may be interested in becoming a guest port when Shetland plays host to the event in 2011. The Cruise in Company is a non-competitive leg of the races and will give ships the opportunity to explore the area between Greenock and... Read more...

Entries sought

Entries sought

13/02/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

The Crown Estate is looking for entries for this year’s Scottish Marine Aquaculture Awards. Previous winners have included North Atlantic Shellfish Ltd and Johnsons Sustainable Seafoods. The 10 categories aim to highlight innovation and best practice in the marine aquaculture industry, recognisi... Read more...

Da Haaf manager plans local fare

Da Haaf manager plans local fare

13/02/2009, by in News

A new manager has been appointed at Da Haaf Restaurant in Scalloway, in a bid to revitalise the eatery based at the NAFC Marine Centre. Vicki Mordue, originally from York, qualified as a trained chef 21 years ago and has worked for a number of restaurant and pub chains, as well as working in corpor... Read more...