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    Transported to Dolly’s world

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    The Dolly Parton Story arrived in Shetland with a "mesmerising" performance by tribute act Angela Pattison at Mareel on Saturday night. Photo Davie GardnerLERWICK’S Mareel was packed on Saturday night for the much-anticipated Dolly Parton tribute brought north for the first time by the Shetland Country Music Club. Caroline MacDonald soaked up the atmosphere for Shetland News. It was a night of old favourites and audience participation when Andrea Pattison, from Sunderland, brought her act The Dolly Parton Story to a Shetland stage. The best Dolly Parton tribute act in the country looked spectacular in an outfit she told me later had been made especially for her by a Russian lady.

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    Plenty of variety at memorial concert

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    From a kazoo to an electric harp and a vibraphone, there was no doubting the variety of music on show in Gulberwick last night.

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    Agreement reached over mackerel

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    An agreement has been reached over catching north-east Atlantic mackerel for 2015 - following negotiations between the EU, Norway and the Faroe.

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    SIC welcomes first islands minister

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    New islands minister Derek Mackay (second left) with the three island council leaders Steven Heddel, Gary Robinson and Angus Campbell during the Our Islands Our Future pre-referendum talks.SHETLAND Islands Council leader Gary Robinson has welcomed the appointment of Derek Mackay as Scotland’s first islands minister, saying it boded well for the future. Creating such a post was a pledge made by the Scottish government in their paper Empowering Scotland’s Islands published ahead of the independence referendum in September. The commitment was made following negotiations with the three island councils and Mackay, who was then local government minister.

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    COPE gets a new look

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    Social enterprise company COPE has launched its new look at a colourful event in Gremista.

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    Shetland Sports Awards marks special year of sport

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    Dedication, guidance and sporting success was celebrated at The Shetland Sports Awards last night.

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    Toft pier’s future in doubt

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    Toft pier is in such bad condition vehicles and pedestrians are not allowed to set foot on it.THE FUTURE of Shetland’s most dilapidated small pier has been thrown into doubt after councillors were told it would cost up to £2 million to replace. Toft pier has fallen into such a state of disrepair that it has been closed to pedestrians and vehicles, with holes in the boardwalk and infill washing out of the steel pilings.

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    Second Bridges show

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    TICKETS for a second Shetland show by top comedian Kevin Bridges have gone on sale after the first show sold out in 25 minutes. Bridges will now be performing at Lerwick’s Clickimin Leisure Complex on Wednesday 29 July next year as well as the following night, which has now sold out.

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    New look COPE

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    COPE is celebrating its relaunch at the social enterprise's HQ in Lerwick.SHETLAND social enterprise COPE has reinvented itself with a new brand identity for the five businesses under its umbrella. Established as a charity in 1998, COPE (Community Opportunities for Participation in Enterprise) supports individuals with disabilities to access employment in a business environment.

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    Mackerel quota agreed

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    THE THREE sides involved in sharing out next year’s north east Atlantic mackerel quota have reached an agreement after one week of talks in Bergen. A total allowable catch of 1,054,000 tonnes has been set following scientific advice from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea. After this has been shared out between the European Union, Norway and Faroe, the UK will receive a quota for 2015 of 245,363 tonnes.

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    Sands in Shetland

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    Marie Manson (left) with her friend Allison Hutchison who raised more than £5,000 for the charity Sands with their cross-Whalsay walk.A SHETLAND mum who lost her baby son nine years ago is setting up a Shetland branch of stillbirth and neonatal death charity Sands.   Marie Manson, whose son Kieran died in 1995, said she was determined to help others facing the same painful experience.

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    Da Keg to close as Co-op moves to take over store

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    The Co-op is set to take over Mainland’s shop in Dunrossness on the condition that neighbouring off-licence Da Keg closes. A meeting of the licensing board heard that the sale of the shop is conditional on Da Keg closing and its licence to sell alcohol surrendered. The Co-op hopes to sell alcohol from the shop […]

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    ‘Pelagic fleet to lose out again’

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    A pelagic processors association has warned that the UK is set to lose out again as talks get under way on setting next year’s total allowable catch (TAC). Representatives of mackerel fisheries from the EU, Norway and the Faroe Islands have been meeting in Bergen to decide what will follow this year’s huge increase in […]

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    Seaman recovers after holiday stabbing

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    A Lerwick family is warning of the “hidden dangers” of holidays in foreign resorts after their son was stabbed in Turkey.

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    "Truly masterful" paintings

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    "The Challenge" by Joyce Wark, one of 19 watercolours on display at Vaila Fine Art over the next two months.NEW paintings by much-admired Shetland artist Joyce Wark are on display at Vaila Fine Art from Saturday 22 November. This is the third exhibition by Wark at the South Commercial Street gallery.

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    Review: Another wave of musical talent

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    (From left) Loris McDonald, Lee Irvine, Shaun Alderman performed an assured set of traditional tunes, some learned during this year's Edinburgh tattoo.SHETLAND'S music scene is as strong as ever, as Patrick Mainland discovered at Mareel on Wednesday night where local music students staged a busy, but informal gig. The night featured a wealth of talent across a wide range of musical styles from young people studying through Shetland College, many performing for the very first time.

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    Missing medication

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    Potentially harmful medication has been reported missing in Lerwick.Police say the 60, 10mg morphgesic SR tablets are only available on prescription and could pose a risk to health if taken. Anyone who finds this medication should hand it in to the nearest pharmacy, police station or contact the police on 101.

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    ‘Legal highs’ can kill warning

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    NHS Shetland and Police Scotland are joining forces to warn people about the dangers of legal highs after local officers seized £41,000 worth of “drugs”. Shetland Area Commander Chief Inspector Eddie Graham said the haul of “new psychoactive substances” (NPS) was the largest ever made in Shetland. The drugs were seized in Lerwick last week […]

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    Scottish ferry passengers liven up Shetland Islands crossing with dance party

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    Scottish ferry passengers liven up Shetland Islands crossing with dance partyBut passengers on a wind-swept ferry gave their ferry journey a fun injection, by throwing an impromptu ceilidh. The normally quiet car deck was transformed into a wild scene of dancing and music on a journey between two islands on Shetland. Shetland ...and more »

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    SIC looks at selling Sella Ness

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    Best value for Sella Ness? Three council tugs escort the tanker 'Value' into Sullom Voe last year. Photo John BatesonSHETLAND Islands Council is considering selling off its oil port at Sullom Voe after hearing that it could earn an extra £2.5 million a year by investing the proceeds on the financial markets. A financial model of the future of the port until 2050 has shown the council could expect to earn £2.8 million a year if it continues as the main operator.

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