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    Taking the heat out of the sea

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    Discussing ways to expand the Lerwick district heating scheme are (from left): Star Renewable Energy director David Pearson, SHEAP manager Neville Martin and SHEAP board member Andrew Blackadder - Photo: Hans J Marter/ShetNewsHEAT from the sea could soon be used to help expand Lerwick's innovative district heating scheme to meet growing demand from new customers. Shetland Heat Energy and Power (SHEAP) is in discussions with a Glasgow-based heat pump manufacturer to extend the network that already supplies about half of Lerwick's households and businesses' heat demand.

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    Shetland Arts grant

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    The Mareel arts centre.SHETLAND Arts has confirmed that the agency has been awarded funding of  £750,000 from Creative Scotland over the next three years. The grant is part of the arts agency's regular core funding.

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    Google removes Herald story of woman from Shetland jailed for drug dealing

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    Google removes Herald story of woman from Shetland jailed for drug dealingINTERNET search giant Google has removed a Herald story about a woman from Shetland who was jailed for drug dealing from its search results under the EU's "right to be forgotten" rules. INTERNET search giant Google has removed a Herald story about a ...

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    Spotlight on future electricity supply in Shetland

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    Spotlight on future electricity supply in ShetlandPlans for a subsea interconnector cable to transmit green energy from the likes of the controversial giant wind farm planned for Shetland to the mainland and the grid are also being pursued, but seem likely to face a legal challenge from opponents at ...

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    School consultation delays

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    Sandness primary school is still being earmarked for closure despite fighting off the threat several times in the past two decades.SHETLAND Islands Council is proposing to delay its consultation into the closure of Sandness and Burravoe primary schools by a year. Education staff will tell councillors next Tuesday that they need more time before consulting on the two school closures, from which they hope to save more than £200,000 a year.

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    Shetland firm pays tax and escapes liquidation

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    Shetland firm pays tax and escapes liquidationA Shetland recycling business has escaped liquidation after its owner reached a last minute deal to pay the taxman almost £200,000 in arrears. Liquidation papers were served on 60 North Recycling last month after the Lerwick company failed to pay ...

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    Seabed revenue demand

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    DEVOLVING revenue from the seabed from the Crown Estate to the island councils is still on the agenda after a meeting of the Scottish government’s new islands working group. The Scottish government has proposed to the Smith Commission on devolution that all income from the Crown Estate should be handed over to local councils and coastal communities.

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    SIC forced to import staff for care homes

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    Lerwick's Edward Thomason House, one of several care homes on Shetland where staff are feeling under pressure due to recruitment problems.STAFF shortages in Shetland’s care homes have forced the local authority to recruit agency contractors from the Scottish mainland for the first time. Trade unions voiced alarm when they discovered by accident that two agency staff had already started work last week before consultation with the unions or councillors.

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    Search starts for ideal new power station

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    The existing Lerwick power station is more than 40 years old and in need of replacement.A LONG anticipated consultation into the future of Shetland’s electricity supply has begun, which will include four public meetings across the isles. The move comes after energy regulator Ofgem rejected plans for a new 90 megawatt  ‘dual fuel’ power station to be built at Gremista in Lerwick by Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution (SHEPD).

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    Carmichael wants joint effort on grid connections

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    A combined effort is needed between governments, regulators and the private sector to secure grid connections for the isles – according to isles MP Alistair Carmichael.

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    Tiptoes add to Sermanni’s dainty live act

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    An engaging and entertaining live act: Rachel Sermanni and Colin Macleod at Tuesday night's concert - Photo: Chris Brown I'M certainly no podiatrist, but Rachel Sermanni's feet must be pretty tired today. The musician stood tall on her tiptoes like a totem pole for much of Tuesday night at Mareel, snake charmed by the rhythm of her absorbing music.

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    WW1 community project gets underway

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    The Arthur brothers from Kirkigarth, Stromfirth, whose story is likely to be one of those explored by the WW1 project. Willie Arthur (left) was in the Gordon Highlanders, Jeemie served in the Royal Navy on HMS Vanellus. Photo Shetland Museum and ArchivesA MAJOR community project bringing to life the impact of World War One on Shetland is being launched with a £10,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Anderson High School has teamed up with the Shetland Family History Society, Shetland Heritage Association and Shetland Museum and Archives for the ambitious venture. The project entitled Those at Land, Sea, Home and Abroad is being coordinated by history teacher Jon Sandison and will result in public events and a long term legacy in the form of an online archive of material.

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    House price anomaly

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    STATISTICS suggesting Shetland house prices are falling have been rubbished by local property experts. On Tuesday Registers of Scotland reported that property prices in the isles had fallen by 8.6 per cent during the quarter from July to September, compared to the same period last year.

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    Britain’s Got Talent discovers Shetland

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    Fiddle talent. (From left) Jodie Smith, Jasmin Smith and Anya Johnston hoping to make it onto national TV at Tuesday's Britian's Got Talent auditions at Mareel.ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent headed north on Tuesday to audition islanders wanting to take part in the hugely popular show. Patrick Mainland went along to Mareel to check out their performances. Baton twirlers, gymnasts and a singer from the UK’s most northerly outpost all featured in the latest audition for Britain’s Got Talent as ITV’s most popular show reached out to those parts of the country that other talent shows have yet to get to.

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    Making Europe work better

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    Scotland's new Tory MEP Ian Duncan in Shetland on Tuesday. Photo ShetnewsNEWLY elected Tory MEP Ian Duncan said he was determined to make Europe work better for local people during his first visit to Shetland since the May elections. Duncan, who replaced former European fisheries committee vice chairman Struan Stevenson as Scotland's Tory MEP, held talks with representatives of the fishing industry about the impending discards ban while in the isles.

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    Scrap business saved from scrapheap

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    60 North Recycling at work on the Lerwick waterfront where it is involved in oil rig decommissioning. Photo 60 NorthA LOCAL recycling business has escaped bankruptcy after its owner reached a last minute deal to pay the taxman almost £200,000 in arrears. Liquidation papers were served on 60 North Recycling last month after the Lerwick company failed to pay outstanding VAT and corporation tax. Owner Charlie Barton confirmed on Tuesday that he had reached a pay back agreement with HM Revenue & Customs.

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    Busy year for Hjaltland Housing Association

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    Two tenants were served with eviction notices from Hjaltland Housing Association homes in the year 2013/14 for not paying rent, according to the association's annual report published this week.

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    Three hurt in crash near Voe

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    Three people were taken to hospital following a four-vehicle crash south of Voe near Petta Water this morning.

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    Recycling company hopes to stay afloat

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    Recycling company 60 North has entered into liquidation with liabilities totalling £198,897.

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    Three injured in four vehicle crash

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    The crash happened at around half past eight on Tuesday morning - Photo: ShetnewsTHREE people had to be taken to the Gilbert Bain Hospital, in Lerwick, following a four vehicle crash at the north end of the Kames on Tuesday morning. Police said that none of the injuries was thought to be life threatening. The A970 was closed for a time two miles south of the Vidlin junction following the crash at about 8.30am.

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