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    Grooves, jams and funky bass at blues festival

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

    Bob Malone strutting his stuff at Mareel on Saturday night. Photo: Chris BrownTHE ELEVENTH Shetland Blues Festival woke up this morning and turned its lamp down low on Saturday night at Mareel, writes Patrick Mainland. Hull-based acoustic bluesman Half Deaf Clatch opened the show armed only with a resonator guitar and a wooden stompbox, and his rootsy sound proved popular. A very impressive player alternating between deft fingerpicking and intoxicating slide guitar, his on-the-spot choices of songs were a treat. The steady, booming pulse of his simple percussion and his coarse, brooding vocals complemented his obvious six-string skills.

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    Screenplay's subtle celebration of women in film

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    Ria Moncrieff, pictured here in Bruce Eunson's film 'Dis Quiet', was impressed by the focus on the role of women in film during this year's Screenplay.A SUBTLE celebration of women filmmakers and the female spirit was one of the many strengths of Screenplay 2014, writes Ria Moncrieff. This became clear after attending one of a series of informative workshops and lectures provided. Linda Ruth Williams and Shelley Cobb launched their research project ‘Calling the Shots- Where (and Who) are the Women?’ by hosting a presentation and discussion to explain the aims of the four-year investigation of women in UK film culture from 2000-2015.

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    Older people’s assembly

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    SHETLAND’s older folk are being invited to make their voices heard at an assembly next week. As part of the run up to the 7th Scottish Older People's Assembly (SOPA) to take place in the Scottish Parliament on 31 October, a two hour meeting is being held in Lerwick Town Hall at 2pm on 26 September.

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    Fund to encourage young bird fans to visit Fair Isle

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

    A fund established in memory of the late doctor Calum Mackenzie will help Shetland youngsters keen on birds to visit Fair Isle Bird Observatory.

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    Shetland fishermen call for increase in North Sea cod quota

    Originally published by and copyright of Aberdeen Press and Journal

    Shetland fishermen call for increase in North Sea cod quotaFishers in Shetland are urging the European Union and Norway to abandon their cod management plan and increase North Sea quotas to help reduce the dumping of healthy fish at sea. Well in advance of talks to set the total allowable catch (TAC) of cod ...

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    Down and dirty blues kicks off Shetland Blues Festival

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    Butcher’s block, down and dirty blues was unleashed in Vidlin as one-man stomping, blues-sliding, Half Deaf Clatch opened the show. With the brim of his John Deere baseball cap casting a shadow over his eyes – the bluesman from Hull snarled at the microphone, pulled and snapped at the strings on his resonator guitars. It […]

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    Weekend of bone marrow donor events for James

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    Craig Smaaskjaer completed his seventh climb of Ben Nevis in as many days on Friday.A HUGE campaign to help find a bone marrow donor to help six year old Nesting boy James Hawick comes to a head this weekend with a series of events in Lerwick, Cunningsburgh and Brae. The family of James, who has the rare blood disorder aplastic anaemia, have been making a supreme effort to raise funds for the Anthony Nolan Trust, which registers bone marrow donors. His uncle Craig Smaaskjaer has just climbed Ben Nevis seven times in seven days, and his JustGiving page has raised £12,000.

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    Cod plan criticised

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    FISHERMEN in Shetland are urging the EU and Norway to abandon a controversial cod management plan and increase North Sea quotas to help reduce the dumping of healthy fish at sea. Well in advance of talks to set the total allowable catch (TAC) of cod for 2015, they are highlighting analysis of advice from ICES scientists which suggests increasing the quota by a third would dramatically reduce the need for discards without hampering continuing stock recovery.

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    Comedian keeps it local during sellout gig

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    Comedian Ross Noble enthralled a Lerwick audience on Thursday night.MAREEL buckled with belly laughs on Thursday night as comedian Ross Noble performed his first gig in Shetland. The English comic - best known for his oddball stand-up and high-profile TV appearances - took to the sold-out Lerwick venue for the opening date of a warm-up run before his full UK Tangentleman tour kicks off later this month, writes Chris Cope. The title of the tour was an apt one as Noble embarked on a meandering and largely improvised set that finished nearly three hours after its scheduled start time.

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    Family scale Ben Nevis to help James, six

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    Family members of six-year-old James Hawick who has a rare blood disorder, have scaled Ben Nevis to help find a bone marrow donor and raise funds for Anthony Nolan.

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    Last meetings before independence vote

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    People are being urged to attend the last three public meetings organised by Yes Shetland before the Scottish independence referendum.

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    Mullay to do global ‘photo walk’ in town

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    Local professional photographer Ben Mullay will shortly be highlighting Shetland in the world's largest social event for photographers.

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    Brett becomes a leading light in Yes movement

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    Miriam Brett, 23, from Bressay, has played a major role in the Common Weal and Generation Yes movements during the referendum campaign. Photo: Simon BakerAMID THE clamour of voices competing to be heard in the Scottish independence debate, the tones of those belonging to Yes-supporting young people have been the most vibrant, writes Jordan Ogg. One such voice belongs to a 23-year-old Shetlander from Bressay, Miriam Brett. A recent graduate of international politics from Stirling University, she has emerged as a leading light in the constellation of grassroots movements gathered around the Yes campaign.

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    Viking talk

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    Maritime historian Graham Anthony will be visiting Shetland this week to give a talk about Vikings and their settlements in Unst. According to Mr Anthony, the Vikings found the isle very much to their liking

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    Fishermen call for increase in North Sea cod quota

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

    Shetland fishermen are urging the EU and Norway to abandon a controversial cod management plan and increase North Sea quotas to help reduce the dumping of healthy fish at sea.

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    Trustees approve extra cash for hardship grants

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    EXTRA SPENDING of up to £57,000 on Shetland Charitable Trust’s financial hardship scheme – set up to replace winter Christmas grants – has been approved. Earlier this year SCT trustees agreed to close the Christmas grant scheme, paid out to pensioners and the disabled, instead replacing it with a new fund targeted at the most vulnerable island residents including young families struggling with poverty.

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    Yes campaigners host Lerwick street party

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    LOCAL artists campaigning for a Yes vote in next week’s independence referendum are staging a street party in Lerwick town centre on Saturday afternoon. National Collective Shetland is hosting the event, which comes five days before the long-awaited referendum, between 1pm and 5pm.  It will feature music from artists including Chloe Robertson, Magnus Stout and friends, Kirsty North, Marie Williamson and more.

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    Extra cash for Christmas bonus

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    Up to £57,000 in extra cash is to be put into the grant scheme to help those in need. Trustees of the Shetland Charitable Trust agreed to add extra funds to the Financial Hardship Scheme (formally the Christmas grant scheme) after the budget was cut earlier this year from £361,800 to £100,000.

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    Objections roll in against Sundibanks plan

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    Residents of Sundibanks, east of Scalloway, have lodged a string of objections to a plan to build 10 private houses at the lower side of the road leading to Uradale.

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    Apprentice scoops award

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    Scot Jeromson of Ocean Kinetics receiving his award in Inverness last week.A TRAINEE welder from Ocean Kinetics won young apprentice of the year at the annual Energy North awards in Inverness last week. Scot Jeromson won the trade body award thanks to his performance at Nigg’s skills academy in Ross-shire, where he is undertaking a fast-tracked modern apprenticeship in fabrication and welding.

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    Orkney too strong for Morgan Academy

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

    Orkney Rugby Club claimed an emphatic bonus point victory against Morgan Academy this afternoon. A strong first half showing saw Orkney score and convert seven tries, to put them ahead at the break, 49-5, in the BT Caledonia League Division One clash. Despite the home team’s dominance in the first period, the second half was [...]

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    Orkney FC hit Alness for seven

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    Orkney FC claimed their first ever North Caledonian League win, in an impressive manner at the Pickaquoy Centre, earlier today. The Reds defeated Alness United 7-0, in front of a crowd of  around 150 spectators. It was an assured display from the home side throughout, with Chris Hellewell scoring a brace inside 11 minutes, to [...]

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    OVER 4 MILLION PEOPLE REGISTER TO VOTE IN SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM

    Originally published by and copyright of hebridestoday.com

    A total of 4,285,323 people have registered to vote in the Scottish Independence Referendum on Thursday 18 September, making it the largest electorate ever in Scotland for an election or...

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    Neurological Allience of Scotland at next meeting of Western Isles Neurological Voices

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    Neurological Voices Western Isles is a newly formed group of patients and carers committed to working together to improve care and services for people with neurological problems across the Western...

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    Members Sought for Western Isles Development Trust

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    Are you interested in having your say on the development of renewable energy in the Western Isles?   The Western Isles Development Trust (WIDT) is seeking ordinary members from across the...

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    Academy test for First XV

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    Orkney Rugby Club are in BT Caledonia League One action this afternoon, taking on Morgan Academy FP at the Pickaquoy Centre. Both side were victorious in the opening round of fixtures last weekend, with Orkney defeating Mackie Academy, 50-21, and Morgan thrashing Ellon, 66-7. The game is due to kick-off at 3pm.  

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    Pickaquoy the venue for Orkney FC fixture

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    Orkney FC take on Alness United today at the Pickaquoy Centre, in their second match of the North Caledonian Football League season . The Reds defeated the Dalmore Park based outfit in a cup match last year and will be looking to replicate the result when the two sides meet today. The game had [...]

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    P&R committee consider bus contract tenders

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    Orkney Island Council’s policy and resources committee met, in private, yesterday to consider tenders for public and school bus contracts that will run for the next five years. A spokesman for the council said today that the committee’s recommendations will now be considered at a special meeting of the Full Council next Wednesday, September 17. [...]

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    Vodafone signal problems in and around Kirkwall

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    Vodafone believes it has traced the fault which has been affecting many local people’s mobile phone coverage, over the past week. The problems are being attributed to a fault at a mast, with a spokeswoman for the firm apologising for the disruption to service. She said:”We’re sorry some of our customers in Kirkwall are experiencing signal [...]

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    Largest marine energy lease is signed

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    Atlantis, owner of the world’s largest planned tidal stream energy project, MeyGen, has announced that it has signed a 398MW, 25-year seabed lease with the Crown Estate. It is the largest marine energy lease to be awarded by the Crown Estate and is the first in The Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters region. Atlantis recently [...]

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    Bird display to open on Papa Westray

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    An art installation focusing on sea birds will be unveiled in Papa Westray this weekend. As part of the Orkney Seabird Heritage Project 500 model sea birds and interpretations of sea birds, which have been made by people all over the world, are to be put on display at the old coastguard hut, North [...]

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    Orkney squads announced ahead of weekend fixtures

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    Orkney FC and Orkney Rugby Club have announced their squads ahead of their respective matches tomorrow. The footballers are due to play Alness United at the Pickaquoy Centre, with the venue being switched from KGS earlier in the week. The game is scheduled to kick-off at 12.30pm. The Rugby Club’s First XV are in action [...]

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    Abattoir use extension recommended

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    The OIC’s development and infrastructure committee has recommended that Orkney Meat Processors Ltd, a consortium of four local butchers, can continue to use the council-owned abattoir at Hatston for a further two years. OMPL has been using the abattoir since June 2012. If the recommendation – which came following discussions held in private [...]

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    Aviation Festival makes its debut

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    A new festival, celebrating the story of military and civil aviation in Orkney, is running until September 14. Orkney has been at the centre of numerous aviation developments over the years, through two world wars and the pioneering air service of Captain E.E. (Ted) Fresson in the 1930s. A new era in island aviation began [...]

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    ‘The birth of something very big’ – a look back at the inaugural Orkney Rock Festival

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    Wartime stories wanted for documentary

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    BBC Scotland is making a new two-part documentary about the Navy during the First World War. Orkney was at the centre of the war at sea and will feature substantially in both films. Researcher Lynsey Martenstyn said: “What we would love to hear are any stories of local interaction with the Navy during the former [...]

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    Libraries all set for 24 Islands/24 Hours

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    Today, Thursday, the Orkney and Shetland libraries are joining forces with Ann Cleeves and Shetland Arts for a series of events celebrating reading, writing and libraries. 24 Islands/24 Hours will feature appearances by authors including Lin Anderson, Louise Welsh and Zoe Strachan, who along with a wealth of local writers, poets and storytellers, will be [...]

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    Golden Mariana called in after Graemsay breakdown

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    The scheduled ferry service to Graemsay and the north of Hoy will be restored tomorrow, Thursday, following a breakdown of the usual vessel, mv Graemsay. The mv Golden Mariana has been brought in from its usual routes to and from Papa Westray to cover the Stromness-Graemsay-Moaness service from tomorrow. In its place, the council’s pilot boat, Kirkwall Bay, is [...]

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    NHS Orkney looking at drafting in army medics

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    A project looking at how the Army and NHS Orkney could work together to develop placement opportunities on Orkney is now gathering pace. NHS Orkney Chief Executive Cathie Cowan has been working with the Ministry of Defence to offer remote placements to nurses − advanced nurse practitioners − and doctors. Ms Cowan said: “Orkney offers a [...]

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    POSTAL VOTING – FINAL ISSUE

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    All the (Final Issue)Postal Ballot Packs for Postal Voters for the Scottish Independence Referendum for the Comhairle nan Eilean Siar area have now been issued and will be arriving on...

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