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Daily Archives: March 6, 2009

Two-hour wait for car accident victim

Two-hour wait for car accident victim

06/03/2009, by in Public Affairs

By NEIL RIDDELLA teenager escaped with minor injuries after his car left the road and slipped 30 metres down an embank­ment in high winds at Levenwick on Wednesday morning, but had to wait almost two hours to be seen by an ambulance team, prompting renewed calls for Shetland to have a second a... Read more...

Top skill award for gardener

Top skill award for gardener

06/03/2009, by in News

A Shetland gardener is one of the winners of an awards scheme organised by LANTRA, the sector skills council for environmental and land-based industries.Michael Balmain was presented with a special award, the Land-based Learner of the Year Steering Group Award for Endeavour, in recognition of ... Read more...

Vikings set to invade South Mainland

Vikings set to invade South Mainland

06/03/2009, by in News

By JIM TAITThey happen in various parts of Shetland, mostly in February, and according to history are seen as a way of bidding goodbye to the dark and dismal days of winter, with a bit of colour and a drink or two thrown in.Up to now a few parts of the isles have managed to stay clear of th... Read more...

SLMG cash plea

SLMG cash plea

06/03/2009, by in News

Letters have been sent out to around 900 crofters and farmers in Shetland seeking cash and moral support to save the troubled Shetland Livestock Marketing Group. The co-op needs to raise around £10,000 as half its contribution to a £20,000 business review which should show if it has a viable futur... Read more...

Net size may put whitefish fleet at risk

Net size may put whitefish fleet at risk

06/03/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

By LOUISE THOMASONShetland’s whitefish fleet is under threat from agreements reached at the EU Fisheries Council in December, it was claimed this week.Regulations imposed to support the new cod recovery plan include a reduction in fishing effort and the introduction of new nets designed... Read more...

MS sufferers’ boost as chamber re-opens

MS sufferers’ boost as chamber re-opens

06/03/2009, by in News

By JOHN ROBERTSONPeople in Shetland with multiple sclerosis can now use deep sea diving technology to ease their symptoms and hopefully make life a bit better. A converted decompres­sion chamber in Lerwick which has been out of commission for four years has been updated and brought back into u... Read more...