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Daily Archives: February 20, 2009

Remarkable feat of local politicians recalled

Remarkable feat of local politicians recalled

20/02/2009, by in Features

JONATHAN WILLS was Labour’s parliamentary candidate at both the 1974 general elections. Here he assesses the meaning of the memos and reports that flew between civil servants.Recent research by the Scottish writer and broadcaster George Rosie, for the BBC and the Scottish Review of Books, reve... Read more...

Windfarm plagued by indecision

Windfarm plagued by indecision

20/02/2009, by in News, Public Affairs

By NEIL RIDDELLThe future direction of the controver­sial Viking Energy windfarm project is shrouded in doubt after councillor-trustees again deferred a decision on sanctioning spending of £2.25 million of charitable trust money on taking it to the stage of a planning application amid continu... Read more...

Double-decker bought online for one-off trips

Double-decker bought online for one-off trips

20/02/2009, by in News

By JOHN ROBERTSONIt is amazing what you end up with off eBay if you are not careful. Andy Holland of Sandwick says he really did mean to buy Shetland’s only double-decker bus although his wife took a bit of persuading that his £3,200 bid on the internet represented a bargain. He and a friend... Read more...