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    Sold-out Heavy Metal Buffet serves up a treat

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

    Aberdeen's Semperfi closing the Friday night. Photo: Chris BrownTHE ORGANISERS of this year's Heavy Metal Buffet rock festival have called the weekend a complete success after it sold out over two nights. The annual event was held at the Lerwick Legion on Friday and Saturday, with hundreds of punters enjoying distortion-doused music from both local and UK acts.

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    Hundreds turn out for Ocean Kinetics open day

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    Hundreds of people turned up for the chance to take a peak at what goes on in one of Shetland’s most dynamic businesses yesterday.

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    A number one for MacMillan

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    Before...and after: hairdresser Lorraine Sutherland tidies up Sue Skinner's new look that raised hundreds of pounds for the cancer charity MacMillan.A CARE worker from Brae has raised more than £400 for MacMillan Cancer Support after having her locks removed as part of the charity’s Brave The Shave fundraising campaign. Sue Skinner let colleagues at North Haven care centre take the clippers to her head on Friday in a bid to give something back to the organisation that has done much to help some of her friends and family.

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    Plenty to get the teeth into at Metal Buffet

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    The annual Heavy Metal Buffet got well and truly underway at Lerwick Legion last night where a full house of metal heads turned out to celebrate a musical genre that is twice as old as most of the fans who were there.

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    Movie parade celebrates opening of Screenplay

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    Shetland Arts' celebration of all things film was saluted by a parade on Saturday morning. Starting from the town’s Market Cross, the march made its way along the street under colourful bunting and ended up outside Mareel where a feast of films, lectures and discussions featuring film professionals will be held through to Sunday the 6th of September.

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    Pelagic trawler towed into Lerwick

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    Resolute getting assistance from the harbour tugs this morning. Photo: Ian LeaskA BANFF registered pelagic trawler was towed into Lerwick Harbour on Saturday morning after suffering engine failure. The 64m Resolute fell into trouble west of Fair Isle and it was towed into the harbour's south entrance by another trawler, the Forever Grateful.

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    Police issue warning after attempted break ins

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    The police are urging shop keepers and business owners in Shetland to be vigilant, following reports of attempted break ins at premises in Lerwick and Sumburgh.

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    Screenplay launches with musical parade

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    The Lerwick Brass Band on a sun-kissed Saturday in Lerwick. Photo: Chris Cope/ShetNewsTHIS YEAR's Screenplay festival kicked off in style with a movie-themed brass band march through the streets of Lerwick on Saturday. The Shetland Arts film bonanza, which has been curated by Mark Kermode and Linda Ruth Williams, launched with a musical parade through the town.

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    Talking Sport … with Jim Tait

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    It was heartening to hear from Shetland Recreational Trust that no decisions have yet been taken regarding restructuring work at the Clickimin Leisure Centre.

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    Peat plan published

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    Photo Robert HardingSCOTTISH Natural Heritage published their National Peatland Plan on Friday following widespread consultation on how to protect, manage and restore Scotland’s extensive peat bogs. The move comes as governments recognise the importance peatland plays as a carbon sink and its part in contributing to climate change targets.

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    Twatree days left

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    Shetland poet, the late Rhoda BulterSHETLAND dialect group Shetland Forwirds is reminding budding poets there is just this weekend left before the closing date for entries to the 2015 Rhoda Bulter Award. The theme for dialect poems this year is “joy” and they should be no more than 40 lines long.

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    Partial reopening of pool planned for Monday

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    Parts of the Clickimin Leisure Complex pool building will reopen on Monday but it will be mid to late October before the main pool re-opens following the closure of the complex on safety grounds in June - a setback that will cost Shetland Recreational Trust an estimated £160,000.

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    Police warning after break in attempts

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    THE POLICE are urging shop keepers and business owners in Shetland to be vigilant, following reports of one break in and one attempted break in at two premises in Lerwick and the Sumburgh area over the past week. Officers are carrying out high visibility patrols in these areas and are appealing to shop owners and the public to report any signs of suspicious activity in the area. "Business owners can assist us by ensuring that their premises are fully secured before leaving the property unattended and that no money is left in the tills or elsewhere within the building,” a spokesman said.

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    Clickimin poolside reopens next week

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    Scaffolding in place at Clickimin while repairs are carried out. Photo SRTPOOLSIDE facilities at Lerwick’s Clickimin Leisure Complex will open on Monday for the first time in five weeks after safety fears closed the swimming pool. Repairs and lost income have already cost the trust £160,000 as a result of the closure caused when part of a bolt fell into the pool from its roof last month. On Friday Shetland Recreational Trust said they would be able to open the pool café, health suite, hydrotherapy pool, soft play area and waterside suite from 10am on 31 August.

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    Skeld factory doubt in this week’s Shetland Times

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    • Former Shetland Smokehouse in Skeld faces uncertain future despite local food producers wanting to move in. •  The foundation stone for new AHS revealed during week of school funding criticism. • And it’s tin hats at the ready for Aa Up Clett Helly. • Cash flows in for an injured waitress who suffered serious […]

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    Nuclear free seminar

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    A GROUP calling on local councils to adopt anti-nuclear policies will hold a seminar in Lerwick on Friday. The Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA) Scotland Forum will be held at Islesburgh between 12 and 2pm to discuss energy issues in the country.

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    Flock of bright visitors drop in for isles visit

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    Bee-eater-K2000Bee-eaters are very colourful birds and unusually seven were spotted at Veensgarth in Tingwall yesterday morning.

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    Foundation stone for new Anderson High unveiled

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    Education Secretary Angela Constance has unveiled the foundation stone for the new Anderson High School, marking a gathering of pace in the council’s flagship project. The minister revealed the stone, which will form part of a “memory cairn” made up of rocks gathered by pupils from all around the isles, at a special ceremony. The […]

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    Constance unveils new school’s foundation stone

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    Cabinet secretary for education Angela Constance unveiling the foundation school for the new Anderson High School - Photos: Hans J Marter/ShetNewsSCOTTISH education secretary Angela Constance has defended the government's levels of funding for education during a brief visit to Shetland on Thursday. In a short ceremony at Clickimin, the MSP for the Almond Valley unveiled the foundation stone for the new £56 million Anderson High School.

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    Exotic birds excite local twitchers

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    Bird on a wire - a grainy shot of one of the seven adult bee-eaters seen perching on an overhead power cable on Wednesday evening. Photo Hugh HarropA SMALL flock of one of Europe’s most brightly coloured birds has appeared in Shetland thousands of miles from its normal habitat. The seven bee-eaters that drew crowds of excited birdwatchers on Wednesday should have been heading to sub-Saharan Africa from their breeding grounds in southern Europe and the Middle East. Instead they appeared at the end of a quiet road in Tingwall, north of Lerwick, where they were seen catching insects before disappearing late morning on Thursday.

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    Jobs

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    Visit our jobs section for situations vacant here!

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    Flying the flag for the Merchant Navy

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    Next Thursday — Merchant Navy Day — Orkney Islands Council will fly the Red Ensign to raise awareness of the UK’s ongoing dependence on Merchant Navy seafarers. The ensign will be displayed at Kirkwall Harbour prior to its hoisting at the School Place offices. The council is supporting a nationwide call from the Seafarers UK charity ...

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    Terrific second half display from ORFC just falls short

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    A rousing second half display was not enough from Orkney RFC as they lost their opening league game against Perthshire RFC 31-28. With kick off at 11:30am, Orkney’s first 40 minutes of their BT National League Division 3 campaign didn’t go according to plan as a dominant Perthshire side went into half time 17-0 ahead. ...

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    Rendall scratch Thornley Binders final

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    The Thornley Binders Cup final, due to be played on Sunday at the Market Green, has been cancelled after Rendall were unable to field a team and therefore scratched the game, handing the Cup to Firth. With a number of players unavailable to play this weekend, Rendall had wanted to move the fixture. However, with no resolution ...

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    2015 Orkney Masters to bull off

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    Nine local darts players are preparing to go toe-to-toe with seven professionals as the 2015 Orkney Masters bull off today in what is sure to be a fantastic spectacle of tungsten tussling at the Pickaquoy Centre. A mixture of Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) and British Darts Organisation (BDO) players are making the trip to Orkney ...

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    Orkney RFC prepare for league opener

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    Orkney RFC are set to begin life in the national leagues as their BT National League Division 3 campaign is due to get underway this afternoon. The squad has travelled down to take on Perthshire RFC, who finished seventh last year, for the game due to kick off at 11:30am at the Gannochy Sports Pavillion in Perth. Perthshire ...

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    Rousay Lap Half-Marathon

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    The 7th annual Rousay Lap Half-Marathon is due to start today at 12 noon with the family fun event starting at the pier and setting off anti-clockwise round the island, finishing at Trumland House. Participants can run, cycle or walk around the island with the event open to all ages. Last years winning cyclist was ...

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    Mammoth weekend of racing as beach race returns

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    Orkney Motocross Club are preparing for their biggest weekend of the year as the ever-popular Orkney Beach Race comes back around. The race, in its 26th year, is the highlight of the year for many Orkney riders and see’s riders from across the country travel to Orkney to compete. This year, notable entries are last ...

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    Italian Chapel Custodians And Charges

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    Full-time custodians are to be employed at Orkney’s Italian Chapel next year, in a bid to manage increasing numbers of visitors and to help protect the fabric of the building. An admission charge is also to be introduced to help cover the costs of employing the custodians. The measures have been agreed by the Italian ...

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    Westray Connections

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    Residents and visitors to Westray are preparing for a weekend of music and fun as this year’s Westray Connections music festival gets underway today. Over the weekend, festival goers can see performances from Andy Cant and Billy Jolly, The Jo Philby Band, Jock P, Alice Tait and Friends, Gnoss, Maggie and James Nicolson, Genuine Draft, ...

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    The Barn and Granary, Longhope

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    The Barn and Granary, Snelsetter, Longhope Bedrooms 2 & Bedrooms 3 Offers Over £245,000 The Barn & Granary are full of charm and steeped in history a truly unique barn conversion. Click for Full Details D&H 56A Albert Street, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1HQ Telephone: (01856) 872216 • Fax: (01856)872483 • Email: kr@dandhlaw.co.uk

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    Sites at Greens, Toab, Deerness

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    Sites at Greens, Toab, Deerness Plot Offers Over £48,000 two building sites each extending to approx. 1050 square meters Click for Full Details D&H 56A Albert Street, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1HQ Telephone: (01856) 872216 • Fax: (01856)872483 • Email: kr@dandhlaw.co.uk

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    Brinian House, Rousay

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    Brinian House, Rousay Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 1 Offers Over £175,000 4/5 bedroom house located on the island of Rousay. Click for Full Details D&H 56A Albert Street, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1HQ Telephone: (01856) 872216 • Fax: (01856)872483 • Email: kr@dandhlaw.co.uk

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    Site at the Willows, Hoy

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    Site at the Willows, Hoy Plot Offers Over £22,000 Site with planning permission in principle for a 1.5 storey dwelling. in a very picturesque and desirable area with beautiful sea views over North Bay. Click for Full Details D&H 56A Albert Street, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1HQ Telephone: (01856) 872216 • Fax: (01856)872483 • Email: kr@dandhlaw.co.uk

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    Police advice for residents

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    Police Scotland are once again advising residents to be vigilant with regard to people calling at their doors asking them to take part in surveys or collections for various causes. Police advise householders to check the identification documents of any such people, and if they have any doubt whatsoever regarding who they are dealing with ...

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    Site at Brandyha’, Eday

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    Site at Brandyha’, Eday Plot Offers Over £38,000 site extending to approx. 8.80 acres.s. Click for Full Details D&H 56A Albert Street, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1HQ Telephone: (01856) 872216 • Fax: (01856)872483 • Email: kr@dandhlaw.co.uk

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    Highlands & Islands MSP Jamie McGrigor to stand down in 2016

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    Scottish Conservative MSP Jamie McGrigor has announced he is to stand down at the 2016 Holyrood elections. One of the few remaining MSPs who has served continuously since the Scottish […]

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    Recorded deaths of Scottish seafarers online for the first time

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    A complete record of the deaths of Scottish seafarers from late Victorian times until 1974 is now available online for the first time. Over 14,000 new records are being made […]

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    BLUE-GREEN ALGAE

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    Recent samples taken at Loch Chill Donnain, Kildonan, South Uist have indicated the presence of blue-green algae.  Further samples taken at East Loch Ollay, South Uiststill indicate the presence of […]

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    Rev Hugh Ferrier accepts call to High Free Church Stornoway

    Originally published by and copyright of hebridestoday.com

    Rev Hugh Ferrier is set to become the first-ever minister of the High Free Church in Stornoway. Earlier today (Wednesday 26 August) the 28-year-old accepted a unanimous call to pastor […]

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