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    Tory candidate Smith and KIMO add to pressure over emergency tugs

    Originally published by and copyright of www.shetlandtimes.co.uk

    Pressure is continuing to grow on the Westminster government to retain emergency tug cover once the existing contract to provide the Orkney-based Herakles expires at the end of next month. Chief executive of the Maritime Coastguard Agency, Sir Alan Massey, has been urged to tell Minister of State at the department of transport, Robert Goodwill […]

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    First gas heads through plant and on to St Fergus

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    The fruits of 42 million man hours of labour are starting to be reaped with the first gas from Total’s Laggan-Tormore field now having been exported from Shetland Gas Plant to St Fergus, outside Peterhead.

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    Crofters offered loans instead of subsidies

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    Rural affairs secretary Richard Lochhead has come under heavy fire for the Scottish government's failure to deliver farm payments anywhere near on time.THE SCOTTISH government is creating a £20 million hardship fund for crofters and farmers suffering from late subsidy payments. Rural affairs secretary Richard Lochhead said producers could borrow money from the fund while waiting for their Common Agricultural Policy payments. The government has come under heavy fire for the long delays in getting payments out after an extremely tough year for the industry.

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    Sharon does it again with swapshop

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    Sharon’s Swapshop 2016 is on this weekend and will be held at the Aith Hall on Sunday 14th February from 12pm to 5pm.

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    Poetry and art grace Uyeasound fire fest

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    Uyeasound Guider Jarl Gunnlaug Wirmtongue (Christopher Ritch) with his son Finn and daughter MerrinTHERE is a poetic touch to the first of the two Up Helly Aa fire festivals that are helping the islanders of Unst through this stormy winter. Fortunately the storms abated for the day and the sun shone bright as organic salmon farmer Christopher Ritch paraded a fulsome beard as the ill-fortuned Gunnlaug the Wirm-Tongue who suffered an untimely death over the love of a beautiful woman. To celebrate the occasion, rather than singing a song, the jarl is reciting a poem written by Papa Stour’s George PS Peterson about Harald Fairhair who refused to shave until he became King of Norway.

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    Chilly but sunny start for annual Uyeasound festival

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    The Norse weather gods were smiling on Uyeasound Up-Helly-A's Jarl Christopher Ritch and his squad this year.

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    Linga's back

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    MV LingaTHE WHALSAY ferry Linga is back in service after being out of action throughout Friday morning due to an electrical fault.

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    Man remanded on drugs charges

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    A man accused of producing cannabis at his home has declared himself on hunger strike after being remanded in custody. Ian Leask, 50, of Prospect House in Lerwick’s Law Lane was denied bail when he appeared in the dock before honorary sheriff Eric Peterson. Leask is charged with producing the Class B substance at his […]

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    Don’t be fooled by X-Factor tag – Spraggan shows she is the real deal

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    A sold out Mareel auditorium was treated to a night of quirky music from a local talent who appeared on The Voice, and one who’s appearance on The X-Factor has turned her into an international star. Starting last night’s show was local musician Lisa Ward. No stranger to national TV herself after her appearance on […]

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    Whalsay ferry Linga out of service due to electrical fault

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    The Whalsay ferry Linga has been out of service, due to an electrical fault affecting the vessel's propulsion system, since around 7am this morning.

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    Support the campaign to keep emergency tugs

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    The Shetland Times is launching a campaign urging the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to retain emergency tug cover, following renewed and widespread fears the potentially life-saving service could be lost in less than two months through Westminster cuts. A petition is being gathered by this newspaper, as the end of the contract for the Orkney-based […]

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    Leask denies cultivating cannabis

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    A FIFTY year old man has been remanded in custody after pleading not guilty to cultivating cannabis at his home in Lerwick. Ian Leask was arrested on Thursday after officers searched his home at 6 Prospect House, Law Lane, following a tip off. Police said they found “a professional set up” with cannabis plants that could have fetched around £3,600 on the open market.

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    Tug provision, a gas plant and the latest in the HNP row

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    • The Shetland Times launches a campaign aimed at retaining emergency tug cover. • Production from the new Shetland Gas Plant has finally begun. • Charitable trust and Slap are being referred to OSCR over the sale of the HNP site. • Councillors vote for ‘balanced budget’ despite cuts. • Problems experienced by retained fire […]

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    Talking sport … with Jim Tait

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    The Shetland women’s hockey team are just over a fortnight away from one of their biggest challenges, the Scottish Cup semi-final.

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    Mental health service let patients down

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    An image from the Healthy Shetland website saying there is always support available.A YOUNG woman from Lerwick who says it took two suicide attempts before NHS Shetland took her condition seriously is one of a number of islanders who have come forward to say they have been let down by the local mental health service. One man said he had to leave Shetland to get a proper diagnosis, while another woman is planning to leave the islands to get the help she needs. A fourth complains that she has been on a waiting list for five months to see a doctor, and there are still 10 people before her.

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    Alarming leap in vanishing cats

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    Alfie has been missing from Quarff since last October.SHETLAND Cats Protection says it is unclear whether an unusual increase in the number of missing cats in the isles is down to the work of cruel thieves. Speculation emanated on social media on Wednesday that people had been taking cats from Lerwick and dumping them away from home in the countryside. The police and the SSPCA say they have not received any reports of such behaviour.

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    Green campaign lights up

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    John Finnie MSPHIGHLANDS and Islands Green Party MSP John Finnie has launched his election campaign by naming jobs and housing as priority areas for Shetland.

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    Rejuvenating Grantfield

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    An architect's drawing of the proposed Grantfield development.THE REDUNDANT site of Lerwick’s former Grantfield fire station looks set to be rejuvenated with a striking three-story block of flats and offices.

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    MSPs visit Loganair spares hub

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    Tavish Scott (left) and Liam McArthur at Loganair's Glasgow spares hub on Wednesday.SHETLAND MSP Tavish Scott toured Loganair’s new engineering site at Glasgow airport on Wednesday as the embattled flight operator attempts to boost its reliability.

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    Biggest ever schools music fest

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    A RECORD number of entries have been received for this year’s Shetland schools music festival.

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