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    Rio beckons after Erraid's Glasgow bronze

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    Erraid Davies from Skeld with her Commonwealth Games bronze medalSHETLAND’S teenage swimming star Erraid Davies has become a "face" of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games after her bronze in the pool on Sunday, but she has worked hard for her medal success. The youngest ever member of the Scotland team who was trending on Twitter briefly on Sunday night travels an hour and half to train for two hours at the Brae pool six days a week.

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    Shetland Catch records profit surge but turnover drop

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    Shetland Catch records profit surge but turnover dropLerwick-based pelagic processor Shetland Catch recorded a pre-tax profit 121 per cent surge during the 12 months to March 31 this year, from GBP 1.4 million (USD 2.38 million) to GBP 3.1 million (USD 5.27 million) due to the good sales margins obtained ...

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    Community pays tribute to Allan Slater

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    THE Reawick & District Boating Club has paid tribute to Allan Slater who died during the Skeld regatta on Saturday. Witnesses said the 63-year old, from Sandwick, was on the marina when he fell into the water at some time after 7pm. He was quickly recovered from the water but all attempts by locals to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.

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    Cornwall to Shetland? Britain's extreme commutes revealed

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    Cornwall to Shetland? Britain's extreme commutes revealedThose experiencing that Monday morning feeling as they sit tensely on a delayed train or traffic jam might want to spare a thought for Britain's most long-suffering commuters as they contemplate another journey to the office – of up 900 miles one way.The 900-mile commuters: Dedicated workers travel from Cornwall to SHETLAND ... Daily MailExtreme commuting: three Cornwall residents travel to Sheltand for work West Britonall 5 news articles »

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    No bail for Bailey

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    A SHETLAND man charged with intending to steal when he was arrested at a building site in Lerwick's Fort Road on Friday night had bail refused at the town's sheriff court on Monday afternoon. Appearing from custody, Wesley Bailey has also been charged with breaking into and stealing money and packets of crisps from the south mainland swimming pool, in Sandwick, as well as breaking into and intending to steal from the Sandwick junior high school, both on 18 May.

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    Latvian's 'doughnut'

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    A LATVIAN fisherman had to surrender his ID papers when he appeared from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Monday afternoon. Dennis Putilo has been charged with driving his van dangerously at Lerwick harbour's Mairs Quay by performing a doughnut manoeuvre deliberately rotating the rear of the van in a circle in the early hours of Saturday morning.

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    Erraid Davies becomes youngest ever Commonwealth Games medal winner

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    Erraid Davies becomes youngest ever Commonwealth Games medal winner"We had just moved to Shetland and she couldn't swim, but she was soon taught and she has virtually never been out of the pool since.” He added: "She swam her first mile before she was six. She's been swimming ever since and she's just got better and ...Glasgow 2014: Erraid Davies's parents praise 'amazing daughter' BBC SportScotland's Games 'baby' takes bronze as the medal tally rises again to 30 Herald ScotlandGlasgow 2014: Scots swimmer Erraid Davies becomes youngest ever ... Scottish Daily Record Mirror.co.uk  - Scotsman  - Aberdeen Press and Journalall 109 news articles »

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    Bronze medal for Davies

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    What a moment. Erraid Davies, at the age of 13, is presented with her bronze medal. #Glasgow2014 pic.twitter.com/JKMinD15e1 — BBC Sport Scotland (@BBCSportScot) July 27, 2014 Beaming Erraid Davies has captured the hearts of the nation after winning bronze in the Commonwealth Games. Davies, 13, scraped another half second off her personal best to claim […]

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    Erraid Davies takes bronze for Scotland

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    Erraid Davies in the pool at the Tollcross Swimming Centre on Sunday - Photo: Ian MacNicolTHIRTHEEN year old Erraid Davies from Shetland has won a bronze medal in the 100m breaststroke para sport finals of the Commonwealth Games. The youngest athlete in Team Scotland put in an impressive swim to finish in 1.21.68min, just three tens of a second behind Madeleine Scott of Australia who came second.

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    Regatta cut short by death

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    Skeld regatta was cut short on Saturday evening with the tragic death of Alan Slater, 63, who lived in Sandwick.

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    European Fireballs fall foul of fog

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    Organisers were hopeful fog would lift this afternoon to allow the start of the European Fireball Championship's in Lerwick.

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    Irish pair win national Fireballs

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    The Shetland National Fireball Championship has been won by an Irish crew who snatched victory in three out of the four races which formed this year's pared-down championship.

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    Huge vessel brings an unusual cargo

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    The 216m long Chinese heavy lift vessel Xiang Yun Kou arrived in Lerwick yesterday carrying an eight-storey metal box. The unusual cargo is a subsea oil storage facility belonging to Premier Oil and is expected to be in the harbour for about a week while repair work is carried out. Once the work is completed it will […]

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    Mesmerising O’Rourke wows crowd at Mareel gig

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    Irish multi-instramentalist Declan O'Rourke played a spellbinding set at Mareel on Friday night, ably supported by local acts Chloe Robertson and Adam Guest.

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    Fishermen call for fairness on discards ban

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    Mackerel fishing leaders have called on UK Fisheries Minister George Eustace to ensure a level playing field for all fishermen when the pelagic discards ban is introduced next year.

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    Shetland view

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    Shetland viewMy family comes from Shetland. The people there never spoke Gaelic (they spoke Norn), they never were part of the clan system, they never used the kilt, never played bagpipes, never ate haggis and their political party (Liberals or Liberal Democrats ...

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    Fireball takes off

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    The European Fireball Championship was last held in Shetland in 2003THE SHETLAND Fireball Championships got eventually under way on Friday after organisers were forced to cancel all races the previous day due to fog. The local event acts as a warm up for the 2014 Fireball European Championships; which has attracted sailing boats from the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Ireland as well as the UK mainland.

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    Catch doubles profit

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    The Shetland Catch factory at Gremista - Photo: ShetNewsLERWICK-based pelagic processor Shetland Catch has more than doubled its profits to £2.6 million in the year to 31 March 2014. The company said on Friday that it had significantly increased profits on a reduced turnover of £63 million.

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    Fog disruptions

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    AS FOG continues to cause havoc for the travelling public, airline Loganair has said they were doing all they can to get stranded passengers to their destinations. Sumburgh airport has been affected by fog for a second day with many flights delayed and some cancelled on Friday. Loganair said the company had "special measures for customers due to adverse weather conditions" in place.

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    Court round up

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    A ROUND up of cases that were dealt with at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Thursday. Hidden knife Victor Carlin, aged 43, of The Chalet, Meadows, Tresta, admitted arming himself with a kitchen knife and hiding it in the waist band of his trousers after being asked to leave a party in Tresta after making a drunken nuisance of himself on 6 July.

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    Wrecks under the spotlight

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    A report on an underwater archaeology survey in Scapa Flow has shed new light on the extent, survival, and condition of some of the Flow’s lesser known First and Second World War wreck sites. The work was carried out between October 2013 and March 2014 by ORCA Marine and SULA Diving, on behalf of Historic [...]

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    Kirkwall RNLI presentations

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    Two long serving members of Kirkwall RNLI were recognised at Kirkwall Lifeboat Station on Monday, as well as the lifesaving charity receiving a generous donation of over £600. When Leslie Manson retired from OIC as executive director of education, leisure and housing after 37 years with the council, he asked for no presents to be [...]

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    New Balfour Hospital project director appointed

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    A project director has been appointed by NHS Orkney to take forward the new  Balfour Hospital and health care development. Ann McCarlie has over 28 years experience with the NHS. She began her career with Basildon and Thurrock Hospitals Trust in Essex, where she worked in the management accounts team before becoming a business manager [...]

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    Police seek information regarding bike theft

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    Police in Kirkwall are appealing for information regarding the theft of a grey Giant Mountain Bike which was removed from a lane off Bridge Street this weekend. The bike was taken between the evening of Saturday and the afternoon of the following day. Anyone with information is asked to contact Kirkwall Police Station on 101 or call [...]

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    Police enquiries continue for missing man

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    Police in Orkney are continuing with their appeal to trace local man Michael Ritch, who was last seen around 9pm last Wednesday, July 23, and whose car was found in the Yesnaby area. A police spokesman said this morning, Monday, that no further searches are planned, however enquiries are still ongoing. Michael is 33 years [...]

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    St Ola reach Parish Cup final

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    St Ola reached the final of The Orcadian Parish Cup, despite losing to Stromness this evening. The hosts won 3-1 in front of a large crowd at the Market Green, but a 2-0 advantage from the first leg of the semi-final saw St Ola progress to the final on away goals. They go on [...]

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    South Ronaldsay secure final spot

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    South Ronaldsay booked their place in the final of The Orcadian Parish Cup with a semi-final victory over Holm this afternoon. A goal just before half-time saw the hosts win 1-0 and level the tie 2-2 on aggregate, progressing to next month’s final on away goals. South Ronaldsay will face either Stromness or St [...]

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    Parish Cup finalists to be revealed

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    The finalists of the 2014 The Orcadian Parish Cup will be decided today. Holm head for South Ronaldsay first, at 3pm, with the hosts looking to overturn a 2-1 deficit from the first leg of the semi-final. Then, at 7pm, Stromness welcome St Ola to the Market Green, with the visitors aiming to add to [...]

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    Nominations open for coaching awards

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    Orkney Islands Council is looking for nominations for this year’s sportscotland Orkney Coaching, Officiating and Volunteering Awards. The awards recognise the dedication, hard work and achievements of the coaches, volunteers and officials who work with local sports clubs. There are nine categories: Young Coach of the Year (under 25); Young Person’s Coach [...]

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    Stromness Shopping Week set for grand finale

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    The 66th annual Stromness Shopping Week, which was officially opened on Monday, is due to come to a close tonight. The popular fancy dress parade will proceed through the street at 7pm, escorted by the Stromness British Legion Pipe Band, with the Rendall Pipe Band following the float procession. The grand fireworks display by the Islesburgh [...]

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    Subsea cabling work started to create Scottish islands fibre broadband network

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    The biggest fibre cable laying project undertaken in the UK in recent years has begun on the West Coast of Scotland to deliver superfast broadband to some of the country’s...

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    “Another Chapter in a Catalogue of Errors” Says Rhoda Grant MSP on MV Loch Seaforth Delay

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    Highlands and Islands (Scottish Labour) MSP, Rhoda Grant has hit out again at the Scottish Government over further delay to the introduction of the new MV Loch Seaforth to the...

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    HOLIDAYMAKERS PREFER TO SPEND THEIR SUMMER IN THE HEBRIDES

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    As millions of holidaymakers flock to airports around the country this weekend, many are avoiding the ‘grand depart’ and instead making most of the British summer by choosing a holiday...

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    Comic art exhibition set to open

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    A new exhibition featuring comic art by Orkney-based artists is set to open in Kirkwall today. The Orkney Comic Art Exhibition will be held on the first floor of Custom House in Albert Street, and will be made up of a mix of original work and prints. The exhibition includes works from four Orkney-based artists [...]

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    Police continue missing man appeal

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    Police in Orkney are continuing with their appeal to trace local man Michael Ritch, who was last seen around 9pm on Wednesday, July 23, and whose car was found in the Yesnaby area. Michael is 33 years of age and described as being about 5′ 8″ tall, of slim build with short dark [...]

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    Police to investigate patient confidentiality breach

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    Police have been called in to investigate a breach of patient confidentiality at NHS Orkney. The local health authority also say their own investigation is continuing after confidential patient information was found by a member of the public on a pavement near Balfour Hospital on Tuesday, July 15. However, it has not been established [...]

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    MSP encourages applications for Warm Home Discount scheme

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    Orkney MSP Liam McArthur is encouraging local people to contact their energy suppliers to find out whether they are eligible for the Warm Home Discount scheme, which has now opened for applications. The scheme provides financial assistance to people who receive the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit, and many suppliers also provide discounts for [...]

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    Fundraising canoeist visits Orkney

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    A canoeist who embarked on a fundraising trip up the length the Scottish Mainland has, this week, extended his journey to the Orkney islands, stopping off in the county this week. Mick Hunter arrived on the Orkney Mainland in his 15-ft open-top canoe  yesterday after a grueling solo journey from the Mull of Galloway to Dunnet Head. [...]

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    Stromness Pool update

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    Due to unforeseen circumstances Stromness Pool will be closed tomorrow, Saturday. The pool will be open from 10am to 12 noon and 2pm to 4pm on Sunday, but not on Sunday evening. It is hoped that the pool will be open as usual on Monday.

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    NHS Western Isles becomes first Board in Scotland to hold major trauma course

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    NHS Western Isles recently became the first Health Board in Scotland to hold a renowned European Trauma Course for local healthcare professionals who are involved in the acute care of major...

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