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Daily Archives: April 2, 2010

Home from New Zealand, ‘via’ Arizona

Home from New Zealand, ‘via’ Arizona

02/04/2010, by in Features

New Zealand-born Ronnie McPherson, whose grandparents emigrated from Shetland in the 1920s, is looking forward to coming to the Hamefarin with his American wife Nancy. The couple and their New Zealand-born children have lived in Flagstaff, Arizona, for more than 20 years, moving from Wellington in 1... Read more...

Editorial: The Old Rock 02.04.10

Editorial: The Old Rock 02.04.10

02/04/2010, by in News

It is no great surprise that Shetland Islands Council has rejected The Shetland Times’ request for details of the payoff given to former chief executive David Clark. Transparency is to that organisation what monogamy was to Genghis Khan. It will have to learn to behave differently.Readers m... Read more...

Times Past

Times Past

02/04/2010, by in Features

25 Years AgoAlmost 1,000 people came to celebrate the opening of Shetland’s new £3 million sports and leisure centre. Fifteen years in the planning and two years in the making the Clickimin Centre was finally ready to take its place at the forefront of recreation in the islands.The centr... Read more...

Letter from Westminster

Letter from Westminster

02/04/2010, by in Features

In years gone by the opportunity of a budget this close to the start of a general election campaign would normally signal a spending spree as the government of the day lavished money on whichever group of the community they were most keen to ingratiate themselves with.Last week’s budget was di... Read more...