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    Boden: EU exit will dominate SIC agenda for years

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    SIC chief executive Mark Boden.DEALING with the fallout from the UK’s decision to leave the European Union will “dominate the council’s agenda for several years to come”, SIC chief executive Mark Boden said on Wednesday.

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    Councillors unhappy with Zetland trust's paltry payout

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    Councillor Theo Smith.COUNCILLORS have voiced their frustration after hearing that Zetland Educational Trust (ZET), a charity with £665,000 in the bank, paid out just £2,000 in the form of 10 bursaries to students last year.

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    Hostel on HNP site gets planning consent

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    An architect's image of the planned student accommodation.PLANNING permission for an 80-bedroom student hostel, to be built on a disputed site in the centre of Lerwick, has been granted to Chester-based developer Cityheart. The site at 66-72 Commercial Road is still occupied by marine engineering firm HNP Engineers which is in the process of moving to a new site at the Lower Staney Hill industrial estate, also in Lerwick.

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    SIC’s backing for no councillor trustees

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    Councillors have given unanimous backing to a motion saying there should be no councillors sitting on the Shetland Charitable Trust. Wednesday’s full council meeting discussed trust reform after being the SIC was asked for its views on proposed changes to the SCT board of trustees. Following lengthy discussions, members agreed to recommend that there should […]

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    Latest Mind Your Head film

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    A SECOND video has been released by local charity Mind Your Head in an attempt to encourage more men to speak openly about their mental health.

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    No more SIC councillors on charitable trust

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    There is uncertainty over Shetland Charitable Trust's future governance after SIC members decided to stop putting forward any councillors to sit on its board.SHETLAND Islands Council members have unanimously decided that in future no councillors will be put forward to serve as trustees of Shetland Charitable Trust (SCT). The decision, taken at a Full Council meeting in Lerwick Town Hall on Wednesday, came after the SIC was asked for its views on the trust’s latest governance reform proposal.

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    Why Whalsay voted out (Joseph Kay)

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    After over 40 years of EU rule the British people democratically voted for “British independence”. So did we in Whalsay with evidence suggesting an 82 per cent majority in favour of leave. Of many other benefits as a result of this hard-won battle Britain will be allowed to take back control of its territorial waters. […]

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    Sponsorship boost for Thistle

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    Players and coaches from Lerwick Thistle FC gathered with their new merchandise at Gilbertson Park on Tuesday night.LERWICK Thistle Football Club has received donations from builders’ merchant Jewson and the Whalsay pelagic fishing boat Adenia.

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    Sudden death investigated by police

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    A man died suddenly in Cunningsburgh at the weekend, police have confirmed. Officers were called to an address in Cunningsburgh at 10.20pm on Saturday. The death is being treated as unexplained and enquiries are ongoing. A post mortem will be carried out. A house in St Magnus Street, Lerwick, has been cordoned off with police […]

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    VIDEO: Second Mind Your Head film tells Ben’s story

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    A second film has been launched online by local charity Mind Your Head highlighting men’s mental ill health. The short monologue film was published on YouTube this morning and tells the story of a young Shetlander who speaks of how he struggled when he left the isles to study at the University of St Andrews. […]

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    Double act celebrates museum and archives

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    Archivist Brian Smith and museum curator Ian Tait after their talk on Tuesday night - Photo: Chris Cope/ShetNewsTHERE were no birthday cakes or colourful party poppers at the Shetland Museum on Tuesday night as it celebrated its 50th anniversary. Instead, in perhaps apt fashion, curator Ian Tait gave an illuminating lecture in the museum's auditorium about its history and collections. He was joined by archivist Brian Smith to reflect on 40 years of documenting current affairs in Shetland.

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    ‘Dismayed’ Scott earns seat on Holyrood’s Brexit committee

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    Tavish Scott has been appointed to a Holyrood committee charged with scrutinising talks over a UK exit from the EU. The Shetland MSP was given a seat on the parliament’s Europe committee, which has already taken evidence from EU secretary, Fiona Hyslop. It comes after MSP’s backed a motion by Nicola Sturgeon aimed at protecting […]

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    Shortlisted again

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    Scalloway Hotel owners Caroline and Peter Mackenzie - Photo: Hans J Marter/ShetNewsSCALLOWAY Hotel has been shortlisted in the Restaurant of the Year category at this year's Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards.

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    Revellers set sail for Danish festival

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    Rip-roaring folk rockers The Revellers swapped the tour bus for a fishing boat when they set sail for a festival in Denmark. Members of the much-loved Shetland band piled onto the Adenia on Tuesday morning ahead of two dates at the Skagen music festival. According to the AIS on marinetraffic.com they are making their way […]

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    Probe into unexplained death

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    POLICE have confirmed that a 34 year old man died suddenly in Cunningsburgh at the weekend.

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    Tavish backs Nicola's approach to EU exit

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    Sturgeon won overwhelming parliamentary support for her motion to "explore options for protecting Scotland’s relationship with the EU” after she made clear it did not authorise a second independence referendum.SHETLAND MSP Tavish Scott has been appointed to the Scottish Parliament’s committee to scrutinise negotiations over the UK’s departure from the European Union. Following a debate at Holyrood on Tuesday afternoon, parliament backed First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s motion - with support from 92 MSPs and 31 abstentions.

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    Don’t stop asking for EU money, urges SIC chief

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    Senior members of Shetland Islands Council have been told not to “rule out” the possibility of obtaining European funding, despite last week’s monumental referendum vote in favour of Brexit. The SIC’s chief executive Mark Boden offered a glimmer of hope during today’s policy and resources committee, as councillors discussed an options appraisal for the fish […]

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    Double gold for apprentice plumbers

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      Two Shetland residents have won gold medals in the regional heats to find the best apprentice plumber aged under 23 in the UK. David Blewett, won the gold medal at the North of England SkillPlumb Heat which was held at Leeds College of Building last Thursday. David, who is in his second year at […]

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    Gold for budding plumbers

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    Apprentice plumber David Blewett with Ian Billyard, principal of Leeds College of Building.TWO local apprentice plumbers have won gold medals in regional heats as part of the search to find the best young apprentice plumber in the UK.

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    Bristow to seek new business for Scatsta

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    Offshore workers boarding a Bristow-operated helicopter at Scatsta Airport.A NEW partnership between Bristow Helicopters and Eastern Airways to fly oil and gas workers through Scatsta Airport has been hailed as good news for the local economy by councillor Alastair Cooper. The helicopter operator announced the launch of Bristow Logistics Services Shetland (BLSS) on Tuesday.

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