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Daily Archives: March 27, 2009

Eighty days in jail for killing 21 baby seals

Eighty days in jail for killing 21 baby seals

27/03/2009, by in News

Whalsay fisherman and crofter Jimmy Stewart, 47, has been jailed for 80 days for bludgeoning 21 grey seal pups to death with a fence post.Sheriff Graeme Napier decided to send him to prison on Wednesday when he appeared for sentencing at Lerwick Sheriff Court despite receiving a sheaf of letter... Read more...

Trust may pay for new north boat

Trust may pay for new north boat

27/03/2009, by in Public Affairs

By NEIL RIDDELLTens of millions of pounds of community funds could be poured into a Shetland-built and owned vessel to replace one of NorthLink’s existing freight ferries and run between Lerwick and Bergen every weekend during the summer.An idea to pay for the construction of a boat which... Read more...

Festival confirmed for next year

Festival confirmed for next year

27/03/2009, by in News

By LOUISE THOMASONFire festival enthusiasts have another date to add to their calendars after it was confirmed that the first South Mainland Up-Helly-A’ will take place next year.A steering group was initially set up to get the ball rolling and a gen­eral meeting held to try to establish... Read more...

Police welcome jail term for drugs mule

Police welcome jail term for drugs mule

27/03/2009, by in News

A Liverpool drugs mule has been jailed for 50 months at Lerwick Sheriff Court after being caught smuggling heroin into Shetland a year ago, claiming he was taking it to a party.Robert Charles Ruby, 47, is the latest in a string of men from Merseyside to get a long prison sentence for taking h... Read more...

New flights for summer schedule

New flights for summer schedule

27/03/2009, by in News

Sumburgh Airport is ready to fight back against the economic woes with an ambitious summer schedule which will see almost 70 extra flights take off from the isles.Members of the airport’s consul­tative committee heard flights would be departing three times daily for Edinburgh, following new... Read more...

New delay for accident inquiry

New delay for accident inquiry

27/03/2009, by in News

By RYAN TAYLORA fatal accident inquiry into the death of Brae builder James Thomson has been delayed for a fourth time.The latest postponement is to allow the manufacturer of an expanding can of foam which exploded and killed Mr Thomson in March 2007 to carry out more tests on the product. ... Read more...