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Daily Archives: October 23, 2009

Focus turns to Shannon

Focus turns to Shannon

23/10/2009, by in News, Public Affairs

With council chief executive David Clark back at work, attention will turn next week to the future of assistant chief executive Willie Shannon, whose job was “deleted” under a proposed restructing of senior posts begun in the summer.It is understood that council convener Sandy Cluness and de... Read more...

Scorie coughs up budgie in return for chips

Scorie coughs up budgie in return for chips

23/10/2009, by in News

Lerwick woman Jill Newman and her mother Betty Keegan got a shock this week when an unusual object dropped from the sky.The women were each enjoying a cone of chips as they strolled along Commercial Street on Tuesday, when a throng of gulls, lured by the smell, began circling them. One gull was ... Read more...

Aquaculture group celebrates 25 years

Aquaculture group celebrates 25 years

23/10/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

A plush event was held in Lerwick Town Hall last Friday to mark the success of Shetland’s aquaculture industry, and the achievement of the isles becoming the largest regional producer in Scotland.The occasion – a champagne reception, seafood dinner and dance – also celebrated the 25th anni... Read more...

How we were overwhelmed by heathens

How we were overwhelmed by heathens

23/10/2009, by in Features

A new popular history of the Vikings by Robert Ferguson, an expert on the subject who has lived in Norway for many years, is to be published next month. Here, the author gives a flavour of what it has in store for readers.The Orkneyinga Saga, a narrative history of the Norwegian over­lordship ... Read more...

Mesmerising display from Seckou

Mesmerising display from Seckou

The long awaited final concert of Seckou Keita and his band’s month long tour was played on Saturday night at the Clickimin bowls hall.This tour had seen the band travelling the length and breadth of England for 30 days, so you would be forgiven for thinking they would seem tired perhaps, or ... Read more...