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    Told to leave Shetland

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    A TEENAGER from Barrhead was released on bail and told to leave Shetland on tonight's ferry, when he appeared from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Thursday morning. Patrick Colquhoun, of 18 Balgray Crescent, pleaded not guilty to a charge of being in possession of a knife at the Voe hall on Wednesday night. The 18 year old is only allowed to return to Shetland for his trial date on 5 February 2015 and the pre-trial hearing two weeks earlier.

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    Quartet chosen for Scottish students’ netball squad

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    Four Shetland netball players have been selected for the Scottish Student Sport (SSS) 2014/15 squad.

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    Tulloch takes £16.5M Shetland Islands port job

    Originally published by and copyright of New Civil Engineer

    Tulloch takes £16.5M Shetland Islands port jobTulloch is to construct a new jetty at Holmsgarth North in the Shetland Islands for Lerwick Port Authority. Shetland jetty. Artist impression of the planned Shetland Islands jetty. The L-shaped jetty will cost £16.5M to build and will provide deeper ...Tulloch lands £16.5m fishing jetty contract Construction EnquirerLerwick Port Awards £16.5 mi Expansion Contract MarineLinkall 5 news articles »

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    New fisheries commissioner

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    Karmenu Vella.THE Scottish fishing industry has called on the new European fisheries commissioner Karmenu Vella to be more inclusive than his Greek predecessor Maria Damanaki. The Maltese politician was named the new commissioner for the environment, maritime affairs and fisheries in Jean-Claude Junker's commission, confirmed by the European Parliament on Wednesday.

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    Reduced Whalsay service after fire on Linga

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    Emergency services were called to Laxo on Wednesday night when the Whalsay ferry Linga had a small fire in one of her three engines while ten minutes into her scheduled crossing to Symbister. The master of the Linga alerted Shetland Coastguard at around 10.15pm saying he was returning to Laxo after indications of a fire in the engine room. On arrival at the ferry terminal crew members extinguished the fire with foam before local coastguard volunteers and the fire service arrived on scene.

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    Shetland ferry fire

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    Shetland ferry fireA ferry had to turn back to pier in Shetland after a blaze started on-board. At around 10.15pm, the captain of the ferry – which was travelling between Laxo and Whalsay – reported a fire in the engine-room of the ship. Emergency services responded and ...Shetland ferry between Whalsay and mainland damaged in engine fire stv.tvall 3 news articles »

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    New £16.5m pier for Lerwick Harbour announced

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    Lerwick Port Authority today announced its biggest investment to date in a construction project to benefit the fishing and oil sectors. The construction of a new jetty at Holmsgarth North will cost a total of £16.5 million and local company Tulloch Developments Ltd has been appointed main contractor. The new L-shaped jetty will provide deeper […]

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    New Holmsgarth pier to create up to 20 jobs

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    An artist's illustration of the planned Holmsgarth North pier - Image: LPALOCAL civil engineering firm Tulloch Developments has been appointed as the main contractor to build Lerwick Port Authority's new £16.5 million Holmsgarth North pier. The latest expansion of Lerwick Harbour will see 800 metres of additional deep water berthing space being constructed over the next two years.

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    SIC tightens policy following data breach

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    Angry members of the Urafirth parent council. From left: Clare Pottinger, Robin Sinclair, Pamela Ruddick, Liane Anderson, Charlene Johnston and Claire Herridge - Photo: Pete Bevington/ShetnewsA “BLATANT” breach of data protection has resulted in Shetland Islands Council announcing that it will no longer publish individual responses to school closure proposals from members of the public. Last month council chief executive Mark Boden commissioned an investigation after parents in Northmavine accused the local authority of “failing to ensure our privacy is taken seriously”.

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    Racial abuse charge denied

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    A man has been released on bail after being accused of racially abusive to his victim – but warned to stay out of the isles unless to attend court. Keith Feeney, 39, of Mansefield Court in Kelso denies calling a man a “nigger” in the town’s Commercial Street, intending to cause alarm and distress. Appearing […]

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    Staff evacuated after fire at Greenhead Base

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    About 60 men were evacuated from the Greenhead Base this morning in a full-scale emergency when an acetylene cylinder and an oxygen cylinder went on fire. Two fire engines from Lerwick and one from Sandwick were called to the base shortly before 11am, followed by a police van and an ambulance, which was called to […]

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    Man denies racism charge

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    A THIRTY nine year old man has been bailed after denying calling another man a “nigger” in the centre of Lerwick on Tuesday. Keith Feeney, of Mansefield Court, Kelso, pleaded not guilty to a charge of behaving in a racially aggravated manner with the intention of causing alarm and distress on the town’s Commercial Street.

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    Fire at Greenhead

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    WORKERS had to be evacuated from the Greenhead Base in the north of Lerwick after two cylinders went on fire on Wednesday morning. The fire brigade was called out shortly before 11am and discovered that an acetylene cylinder and an oxygen cylinder were on fire.

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    Cargo ship drifting after engine room fire

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    Shetland Coastguard was called to assist the Dutch cargo vessel Myrte on Tuesday afternoon after she had had a small fire in her engine room and lost engine power. The vessel with nine crew on board was drifting in the Fair Isle channel when the nearby Olympic Octopus came to stand by at around 5.10pm. […]

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    Cargo ship drifting off Fair Isle

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    A screen shot of the www.marinetraffic.com website showing the Myrte drifting off Fair Isle.THE Sullom Voe tug Tystie has taken the stricken cargo ship Myrte under tow but is now not expected to berth at the Greenhead Base in Lerwick before early on Thursday morning due to deteriorating weather conditions. The Dutch registered freighter with nine crew on board was drifting 12 miles off Fair Isle after suffering engine failure following a fire in its engine room on Tuesday. Shetland Coastguard was alerted at 5.10pm on Tuesday and has since been kept busy coordinating the rescue effort.

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    Shetland International Guitar Festival 2014

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    Programme online here: http://issuu.com/shetlandarts/docs/gf-2014-programme-digital/1?e=1295548/9416672 The Shetland International Guitar Festival runs from 6-8 November this year and is curated by legendary guitarist Martin Taylor.

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    Lerwick fireworks return

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    Thousands came out on 3 November 2012 to enjoy the last Lerwick fireworks display - Photo: Austin TaylorTHE Lerwick fireworks display is back with a bang on 1 November after a one year absence from the isles' social calendar. In a major change to previous years the Knab will replace Clickimin camping site as the location for the fireworks.

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    Back with a bang – fireworks display returns

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    Lerwick’s fireworks display will make a return next month, following last year’s absence from the town’s events calendar. In a change from the usual location, the display will take place at the Knab instead of Clickimin. Before now the fireworks have been ignited at the now defunct campsite. Parking will be available at the large […]

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    Urquhart: politicians must listen to the people

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    Independent MSP Jean Urquhart.IT IS VITAL that the voices of ordinary people are heard during talks on greater powers for the Scottish Parliament, according to Highlands and Islands list MSP Jean Urquhart. The pro-independence politician said she was “delighted” to read a comment from Lord Smith of Kelvin, who is chairing the Smith Commission on further devolution, stressing that “our people must have a say on extra powers”. Urquhart said she was concerned that Northern Isles MP Alistair Carmichael “seems to be setting boundaries with regard to the devolution of more powers before the Smith Commission gathers in the crucial evidence of the people living in Scotland – including the voters of Orkney and Shetland”.

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    Football lottery letter is a scam

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    Postal scam letters, seemingly offering people the chance to win large amounts of money in online football lotteries, have been received by households in the isles. Lerwick resident Andrew Chalmers is one person who has received a letter, said to be from the “International FIFA World Cup Online Lottery, Australia”. He said he googled the […]

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