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01/12/2011, by in Features

25 Years Ago The TV licence detector squad’s recent campaign in Shetland has prompted a sudden rush of work in the main Lerwick post office, with up to 300 applications for new licences. (more…) Read more...

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25/11/2011, by in Features

25 Years Ago Four Shetland men risked their lives by going into a burning building to check if there was anyone inside a blazing television lounge at the Staney Hill Hostel in Lerwick. They were driven back by thick choking smoke but fortunately the lounge was empty. The blaze at the council-own... Read more...

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17/11/2011, by in Features

25 years ago In the aftermath of the world’s worst civil helicopter disaster at Sumburgh last Thursday the future of the Chinook aircraft in the North Sea is in doubt. The three remaining Chinooks in the British International Helicopter fleet are likely to remain grounded for passenger flights un... Read more...

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04/11/2011, by in Features

25 Years AgoThe receiver appointed at Reawick Lamb has held out hope for crofters and farmers who have been left with no realistic market for their lambs following the closure of the slaughterhouse. (more…) Read more...

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20/10/2011, by in Features

25 Years AgoThe Firth construction camp could close next year. As work continued on demolishing a part of the oilworkers’ camp this week, BP confirmed that they were considering their use for what is left of Firth. (more…) Read more...

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06/10/2011, by in Features

25 Years AgoAt least 26 more jobs are to go at the OIL supply base at Greenhead, Lerwick, bringing the total re­dundan­cies to 54 in recent months. (more…) Read more...

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22/09/2011, by in Features

25 Years AgoThe SIC has come a step nearer to breaking the deadlock in its battle with the North Isles ferry crews. It seems that despite some dissent the SIC is now determined to force a shift system on the Yell Sound ferry crews, even if this means industrial action followed by help from the ... Read more...

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15/09/2011, by in Features

25 Years AgoBritish Telecom say that they have no intention of a last minute reprieve for the Lerwick telephone exchange which is due for closure in March 1987 despite widespread local opposition to the plan. (more…) Read more...

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08/09/2011, by in Features

25 Years AgoA young East German seaman has defected to the west – by walking into Lerwick Police Station.On Wednesday the Home Office in London confirmed that a 21-year-old crewman from the East German klondyker Granitz, registered in Rostock and lying at anchor in Bressay Sound, came asho... Read more...

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01/09/2011, by in Features

25 Years AgoThe Sullom Voe terminal operators, BP, have been accused of using the fall in oil prices as an opportunity to indulge in scaremongering which would strengthen the terminal management’s position with the workforce. (more…) Read more...