21st November 2019
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Editorial: The Old Rock 25.11.11

Editorial: The Old Rock 25.11.11

25/11/2011, by in News

The chief executive of the national sports body sportscotland, Stewart Harris, was in Shetland on Friday to present swimmer Andrea Strachan, who won four gold medals at the Island Games in the Isle of Wight in the summer, with her richly-deserved accolade of Sportsperson of the Year 2011. (more&hell... Read more...

Spaekalation

Spaekalation

25/11/2011, by in News

October 1st 2011 was a dark day indeed. In Scotland new legislation came into force, banning shops and supermarkets from offering special deals on alcohol purchases, while in Demark the world’s first ever fat tax was introduced. The Danish tax targets specifically saturated fat, and affects such i... Read more...

Editorial: The Old Rock 18.11.11

Editorial: The Old Rock 18.11.11

17/11/2011, by in News

The Air Discount Scheme (ADS), introduced in 2006, was operating very nicely thank you until April this year when the Scottish government decided to exclude business travellers and those from public sector bodies and charities. Like the majority of reforms introduced by politicians at present, it wa... Read more...

Spaekalation

Spaekalation

17/11/2011, by in News

Over the past few weeks, people in Europe have been asked to believe something that would, not so long ago, have been absurd; we have been asked to believe that economics is a question with only one possible answer, and the pursuit of that answer is sometimes more important than the pursuit of democ... Read more...

Spaekalation

Spaekalation

10/11/2011, by in News

As you are all aware, the mystery of the cave paintings aside, art always comes into being as soon as a society produces enough surplus to allow artists to be supported. (more…) Read more...

Times Past

Times Past

10/11/2011, by in News

25 Years Ago Three years ago Shetland Islands Council changed its mind and left Lerwick Community Council with a load of old cobbles – £8,000 worth of granite paving stone which was to be used in front of the Town Hall to mark its centenary in 1983. (more…) Read more...

Editorial: The Old Rock 04.11.11

Editorial: The Old Rock 04.11.11

04/11/2011, by in News

Shetland Islands Council’s so-called “have your say” tour of the isles, giving folk the chance to put forward new cash-saving suggestions as the authority prepares for serious cutbacks, is in principle a good idea. (more…) Read more...

Spaekalation

Spaekalation

04/11/2011, by in News

He used to alarm me in the morning. I’d see him stride from his home to the post office as the sun rose late in winter, swiping the air with his walking stick and cursing all and sundry that lay around him. (more…) Read more...