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25/08/2011, by in Features

25 Years Ago Hundreds of boxes of saithe have been dumped from Shetland boats this week – because of Government laws designed to “conserve” stocks. Now the Shetland Fish Producers Organisation has called for a realistic sectoral saithe quota for Shetland to stop the waste. (more…) Read more...

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18/08/2011, by in Features

25 Years Ago The SIC is to commission a report on the viability and feasibility of a “roll-on roll-off” facility at Blacksness Pier, Scalloway. Major Bill Anderson got the go-ahead for the £15,000 study at last Tuesday’s full meeting of the SIC. (more…) Read more...

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12/08/2011, by in Features

25 Years Ago The outcry over the Crown Estate Commissioner’s decision to introduce a £50 a tonne “commercial rent” on salmon farmers continued this week, with the SIC condemning both the decision and the way it was reached, and MP Jim Wallace saying the rents could stunt the growth of a ne... Read more...

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05/08/2011, by in Features

25 Years Ago Major changes at the Post Office could mean the loss of six jobs in Shetland. A big re-organisation of services throughout the country is forcing many staff to move to new workplaces – and Lerwick Post Office must take its share, said a management spokesman. (more…) Read more...

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15/07/2011, by in Features

25 Years Ago Shetland is to get a new hostel for the mentally handicapped, council­lors agreed this week. Shetland Islands Council’s social work committee voted to go ahead with the purchase of a property in Lerwick and to refurbish it at a total cost of £225,000. (more…) Read more...

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25 Years Ago Despite a recommendation from the SIC's planning department that the council go ahead with the huge office complex at Hayfield, and the pressure from council officials who complain of their present cramped working conditions, councillors at Wednesday's planning committee meeting defe... Read more...

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01/07/2011, by in Features

25 Years Ago Technological advances are no threat to the Shetland coastguard services, Captain Peter Harris, Britain’s chief coastguard, said last week during a two-day visit to the islands. Capt Harris was making his first tour to Shetland since taking over the top job last Christmas. He... Read more...

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24/06/2011, by in Features

25 years ago Fair Isle yesterday celebrated one of the most memorable days in its history, when its scenic, cultural and scientific importance in Europe was officially recognised, and when the island’s museum was officially opened. (more…) Read more...

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17/06/2011, by in Features

25 years ago Four weeks after it closed its doors with the loss of 110 jobs Shetland Fish is expected to re-open in 10 days under new management and a slightly different name. (more…) Read more...

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10/06/2011, by in Features

25 Years Ago Mrs Madeleine Smith of Scalloway got a surprise recently when a strange menacing creature emerged from a basinful of Egyptian potatoes. She was going to clear up the sink and dispose of the tattie peelings when she was confronted by a creature nearly two inches long which suddenly op... Read more...