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    Cameron speech praises isles’ spirit

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    Prime Minister David Cameron used his visit to the “farthest flung” part of Britain to claim the “broad shoulders” of the United Kingdom were a source of strength for communities across the nation. Mr Cameron arrived in the isles on Tuesday afternoon and spent time visiting the newly-restored Sumburgh Lighthouse before attending a reception in […]

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    Cameron in visit to Shetland

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    Cameron in visit to ShetlandIt is the first time Shetland has seen a prime minister in 34 years, following the visit of Margaret Thatcher in 1980. Her Tory predecessor Ted Heath was the first to visit the islands, which lie more than 100 miles off the north coast of the Scottish ...Cameron goes to Shetland with an indyref message Herald ScotlandCameron makes surprise visit to Scotland before vote Shreveport Timesall 16 news articles »

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    Shetland trio ready for Commonwealth Games

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    Shetland commonwealth trio Lynda Flaws, Erraid Davies and Andrea Strachan will fly the flag for the isles as they kick off their quest for medals in Glasgow this week.

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    David Cameron arrives for surprise isles visit

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    Prime minister David Cameron addressing around 100 invited guests in Lerwick town hall on Tuesday evening - Photo: Paul Shaw DAVID Cameron touched down at Sumburgh Airport for a short visit to the islands this afternoon - becoming the first serving Prime Minister to do so since Margaret Thatcher 34 years ago. His stopover is only the second ever visit of a serving UK Prime Minister to Shetland. Thatcher showed up in September 1980, shortly after the Sullom Voe terminal became operational, while Ted Heath also visited but not during his term of office.

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    Cameron comes to isles

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    The Prime Minister arrived in Shetland for a two-day visit this afternoon – making him the first UK leader to visit the isles in 34 years.

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    Anniversary exhibition for Bonhoga

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    Opening this weekend, the new exhibition at Bonhoga Gallery is a celebration of both the 20th anniversary of the gallery and the history of its home, the Weisdale Mill.

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    Fisheries grants

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    SHETLAND based seafood businesses have been successful in securing European fisheries grants worth almost £300,000. ON Tuesday, the Scottish Government announced the latest round of European fisheries funding worth around £6 million to 109 different projects. In Shetland the largest beneficiary of European cash was the Shetland Fishermen's Association who will receive £158,500 to compile fish data in the northern North Sea.

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    Opinion: Mike Mackenzie – wrong again!

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    1309 2 smallShetland Islands Council political leader Gary Robinson responds to MSP Mike Mackenzie's latest contribution to the local education debate (Opinion: alternative approach to education; SN, 21/07/14). It's hugely disappointing that someone in Mike Mackenzie's position chooses to launch what is now his fourth public attack on Shetland Islands Council without even having bothered to speak to me once on his chosen subject. Following his last misinformed assault I offered to meet him in person. Privately he agreed to that but I'm still waiting. What's equally disappointing is that he chooses to re-state figures, which, as I've already explained to him, are wrong.

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    Pulse Provides Real-Time Fatigue Monitoring System West Of Shetland, UK

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    Pulse Provides Real-Time Fatigue Monitoring System West Of Shetland, UKPulse Structural Monitoring (Pulse), an Acteon company, has provided a real-time wellhead fatigue monitoring system for drilling and well testing operations on the Lancaster Discovery, west of Shetland in the UK North Sea. The well operator, Hurricane ...

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    Support for Unst boat builder

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    Pictured are Brydon Barclay of Unst Inshore Services (left) and HIE's David Priest.A BOAT building company in Shetland is developing a new fast support craft for use in the oil and gas industry. Unst Inshore Services Ltd, based in Baltasound on the island of Unst, has just secured a £47,000 grant from Highlands and Islands Enterprise towards the experimental development of the boat.

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    Yestival at Mareel

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    YESTIVAL, the summer tour of pro-independence artists, is coming to Mareel on Wednesday night. Local organiser Louise Thomason said the evening of music, film, comedy and spoken word will “be something really different, and quite special”.

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    Shetland boat manufacturer has designs on new vessel

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    Shetland boat manufacturer has designs on new vesselA SHETLAND boat manufacturing and engineering business has been approached to design an innovative new type of vessel for use in the oil & gas industry. Unst Inshore Services Ltd has been successful in being awarded £47,103 from Highlands and ...Unst-based firm to sign new boat for oil industry BBC Newsall 4 news articles »

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    Design project for Unst boat manufacturer

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    A boat manufacturing and engineering business has been approached to design a new type of vessel for use in the oil and gas industry.

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    Yes Shetland seeks debates with Tavish

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    Yes Shetland chairman Brian Nugent.THE LOCAL branch of the movement backing Scottish independence has welcomed Tavish Scott’s “belated” entry to the referendum campaign - challenging him to share platforms across the islands with Yes Shetland speakers. Last week the Shetland MSP announced that he was going on a tour of the islands from Unst to Fair Isle in August on what he described as “ferry to the referendum” meetings to defend the union. Yes Shetland chairman Brian Nugent has responded by calling for the events to be opened up so that both sides can make their case ahead of the September 18 vote.

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    Drink driver was on way home from pub

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    A Lerwick man who drove at three times the legal alcohol limit has been banned for 20 months.

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    Man drove while three times over limit

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    A FORTY TWO year old man who was caught driving while three times over the legal alcohol limit has been disqualified for 20 months. Mark Odie, of St Sunniva Street, Lerwick, pleaded guilty to the offence, which took place on the town’s Scalloway Road at 2.10am on Sunday, when he appeared at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Monday afternoon. Police had spotted the vehicle he was driving parked outside one of the town’s pubs for several hours on Saturday evening before catching Odie driving home after closing time.

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    Yes Shetland challenge to Scott – let’s debate

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    Yes Shetland has welcomed what it called Tavish Scott's "belated" entry to the referendum campaign.

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    Opinion: alternative approach to education

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    Mike Mackenzie MSP.The SNP’s Highlands and Islands list MSP Mike Mackenzie argues that Shetland Islands Council should “halt” its planned consultations on secondary education cutbacks and possible school closures. I WAS PLEASED to witness for myself the demonstration against the educational reforms in Lerwick on 7 June. It was a cheerful and good natured demonstration and a great example of democracy in action. I am glad too that Shetland Islands Council paid heed to the message although less glad about the outcome, which is to rush into yet another series of consultations on the offer of a cynical choice between closures or adopting an S1-S3 model for the junior secondary schools.

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    Lasses finish trek

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    A MAMMOTH 60-mile charity trek around the coastline of Unst drew to a close at the Westing beach on Sunday afternoon. Seven Unst lasses – Siobhan Pirie, Alana Johnson, Fern Johnson, Jennifer Hamilton, Andrea Laurenson, Lindsey Jamieson and Jodie Clark – walked the equivalent of more than two marathons around the island’s hills and cliffs between Thursday and Sunday.

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    Isles musicians doing it for the love of folk

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    All hands on deck at the Carnegie Hall on Friday night. Photo: Chris BrownSHETLAND’S vast array of often astonishingly talented traditional musicians took centre stage for a brace of highly varied country hall concerts this weekend. The inaugural “North Atlantic Sessions” showcase packed out the Carnegie Hall in Sandwick on Friday night before repeating the trick in Fetlar on Saturday.

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