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Daily Archives: February 26, 2010

Music fight continues as more cuts loom

Music fight continues as more cuts loom

26/02/2010, by in News

The councillor who failed in his bid to stop charges being introduced for musical instrument lessons in Shetland’s schools will try to get the decision reversed next month in favour of an in-depth review of the free service.Rick Nickerson intends raising the matter at the next Full Council on ... Read more...

Over 2,000 sign up to campaigns

Over 2,000 sign up to campaigns

26/02/2010, by in News

The axeing of free musical instrument tuition has sparked anger and disbelief with a fast-growing campaign being spearheaded by young musicians at home and away.The campaign started on the internet social networking site Facebook on Wednes­day evening, hours after the councillors had voted to i... Read more...

Lottery gives £220,000 to Foula power schemes

Lottery gives £220,000 to Foula power schemes

26/02/2010, by in News

Islanders in Foula will soon be self-sufficient in electricity thanks to a healthy handout from the Big Lottery Fund.The Foula Electricity Trust was this week awarded £220,000 towards renewable energy in the island as part of the fund’s growing community assets scheme.The money will go to... Read more...

Editorial: The Old Rock 26.02.10

Editorial: The Old Rock 26.02.10

26/02/2010, by in News

Politics in Shetland reached a nadir this week. As now ex-chief executive David Clark celebrated his lottery-sized bung from the council with champagne, members of the public were left feeling betrayed by those whom they had elected as custodians of the resources they work hard to hand over to the l... Read more...