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Daily Archives: March 13, 2009

Cars crushed as trailer topples

Cars crushed as trailer topples

13/03/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

A trailer broke free of its chains and toppled on top of five cars on-board the NorthLink ferry Hrossey as she approached Shetland on Monday morning.Three of the vehicles were badly damaged when the triple-axle trailer, which had been filled with sand before being taken on board the vessel in Or... Read more...

School could be financed by council

School could be financed by council

13/03/2009, by in Public Affairs

By JOHN ROBERTSONThe £49 million needed to build the new Anderson High School could be taken from the SIC’s own reserves, Shetland Charitable Trust chairman Bill Manson said yesterday.The plundering of the nest egg below its £250m red line set by the council is his preferred alternat... Read more...

Stop windfarm payments, says group

Stop windfarm payments, says group

13/03/2009, by in Public Affairs

By NEIL RIDDELLCampaign group Sustainable Shetland is calling on the SIC to cease making payments towards the Viking Energy windfarm project and take urgent steps to recover £1.74 million already spent on behalf of the company behind the venture.A 90 per cent shareholding in Viking Energy ... Read more...