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Letter from Edinburgh

Letter from Edinburgh

27/05/2011, by in Features

How do you see your doctor? It’s been an issue at the Lerwick Health Centre for some time. For reasons that aren’t terribly clear, people registered with a GP in Lerwick, and that includes me, make more appointments than at a similarly sized health centre. So, as everyone who has a Lerwick GP kn... Read more...

Letter from Edinburgh

Letter from Edinburgh

27/01/2011, by in Features

I’m composing these words on Tuesday afternoon before heading out to Up-Helly-A’ with squad number 18. As Guizer Jarl John Hunter said in the Lerwick Town Hall this week, the festival is a great leveller. I’m led to understand that a leading Lerwick businessman, dressed some­what implausib... Read more...

Letter from Edinburgh

Letter from Edinburgh

14/01/2011, by in Features

I went to Oldham for a day this week. There’s a by-election! All the parties are asking their supporters for help. A great Liberal, Cyril Smith, was the MP for Roch­dale nearby. He was in the House of Commons when I was a member of Jim Wallace’s staff many years ago. (more…) Read more...

Letter from Edinburgh

Letter from Edinburgh

17/12/2010, by in Features

You wouldn’t believe the size of the pile of Amazon and Play.com boxes in the Lerwick Post Office. Actually you would. I guess it’s a sign of the retail times, and some reflection on wintry weather that so many Christmas presents are bought online. (more…) Read more...

Letter from Edinburgh

Letter from Edinburgh

03/12/2010, by in Features

Apart from the de-icer boom falling on a plane at Sumburgh at the beginning of the week, our airport has done a good job keeping open. The challenge for Loganair has been getting a plane to Sumburgh. But Glasgow and, particularly, Edin­burgh have been dreadful. As I write this on Thursday, Scotl... Read more...