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Daily Archives: April 17, 2009

Huge slide in house sales as bubble ends

Huge slide in house sales as bubble ends

17/04/2009, by in News

By JOHN ROBERTSONHouse sales fell dramatically in Shetland at the start of this year with average prices returning to the levels of two years ago, according to official figures.Although the boom bubble has been pricked there are signs of buyers returning to the market in recent weeks – bu... Read more...

AHS plan rejected

AHS plan rejected

17/04/2009, by in Public Affairs

Lerwick Community Council has rejected the SIC’s planning appli­cation for a new school on the site of the existing Anderson High School in Lerwick.At the organisation’s monthly meeting on Monday night, members voted by nine votes to two against the proposal, with one abstention. The genera... Read more...

Fears over delay to rural cash scheme

Fears over delay to rural cash scheme

17/04/2009, by in News

By RYAN TAYLORFarmers and crofters have been left “up in arms” by the Scottish Government’s decision to suspend the next round of its Rural Priorities grants amid fears cash for agri­cultural projects could be drying up.Concerns have been raised after ministers said a meeting to det... Read more...

Bakery sends oatcake order to Canada

Bakery sends oatcake order to Canada

17/04/2009, by in News

Walls Bakery took an unusual order last week – a request for a batch of 4,000 packs of oatcakes to be sent to Canada.The company’s first order from abroad was despatched on Friday and is due to arrive in Mississauga, Ontario, this week.The bakery regularly supplies sweet and savoury bisc... Read more...