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Daily Archives: March 19, 2010

Grants cut as economy feels the pinch

Grants cut as economy feels the pinch

19/03/2010, by in News, Public Affairs

A squeeze will be put on the economy following a decision to push ahead with cuts in council grants for key industry sectors such as agriculture and tourism, although promotion for events like the Tall Ships or Hamefarin will be given a boost.The move is being made following a reduction in the e... Read more...

Special spinning wheel auctioned

Special spinning wheel auctioned

19/03/2010, by in News

A specially-made spinning wheel is to be auctioned to raise funds for the newly-built Fair Isle Bird Observatory, which is due to open on 1st May.An incredible £4 million has already been raised for the construction of the new building, a substantial part of which was raised publicly.Fu... Read more...

Wave farm plan should still go ahead

Wave farm plan should still go ahead

19/03/2010, by in

Plans for a wave farm off Shetland using Pelamis wave machines are still on track despite the announce­ment this week that the machines are to be deployed for three larger wave farms off Orkney and the north of Scotland.Edinburgh-based Pelamis is to supply its sea snake power gener­ators for a... Read more...