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    Three new trustees

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    SHETLAND Charitable Trust has successfully appointed three new independent trustees to its board. Broadcaster Tom Morton, former Liberal Democrat councillor and social work director Peter Malcolmson and retired Walls GP Andrew Cooper will join five independent and seven council trustees in April.

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    Ticking time bomb fears in this week’s Shetland Times

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    •In this week’s top story Shetland is sitting on a demographic time bomb. •Ocean Kinetics will modify a slipway at Sumburgh Airport to help in emergencies. •Tagon Stores has been sold to a local couple Ryan and Lesley Thomson. •In this month’s jam-packed Music Matters Shetland rockers SpootHawk share their connection with Justin Bieber ahead […]

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    “Bittersweet feeling” at Tagon Stores sale

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    Phoebe and Scott Preston - pleased to have found a new owner who shares their enthusiasm - Photo: Hans J Marter/ShetNewsONE OF Shetland's most successful country shops has found new owners. Ryan and Lesley Thomson, from Wadbister, are set to take over Tagon Stores in Voe next month once the paperwork has been finalised.

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    Gas plant worker dies

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    CONSTRUCTION firm Petrofac has confirmed that a 61 year old worker on the new Shetland Gas Plant has died after being taken ill. The company said the man was transferred to Lerwick’s Gilbert Bain Hospital on Wednesday morning after becoming unwell on site and was then flown to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary later that day where he died.

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    Kirk roof repairs

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    Bigton KirkA CHURCH of Scotland kirk in a small Shetland village has managed to net £10,700 of government money to get its roof repaired. Minister at the Bigton kirk, the Reverend Charles Greig praised former councillor and kirk elder Willie Tait, saying he was the driving force behind the project.

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    Review: Steel a cut above his peers

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    Mark Steel in town on Wednesday - Photo: Neil Riddell/ShetNewsOur very own isles have had it pretty good when it comes to comedy recently, writes Shetland News reviewer Chris Cope. Scattergun A-lister Ross Noble took his peculiar take on the world to Lerwick in September, whilst Irishman Dylan Moran, wine in hand, brought wistful wit to the same Mareel stage earlier this month.

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    Work on new development plan begins

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    The areas where future developments should be allowed are being considered in a plan by Shetland Islands Council. Work has started to form a new five-year local development plan (LDP), which will come into force in about four and a half years’ time. Members of the the special development committee were told about how the new plan would […]

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    NHS 'grasps nettle' on Lerwick GP practice

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    Lerwick Health Centre. Photo: ShetnewsNEXT WEEK sees NHS Shetland launch its latest effort to tackle the difficulties patients at Lerwick Health Centre have been suffering in getting appointments quickly. On Monday the health board will introduce a new advanced nurse practicioner service at the busy South Road practice. Five advanced nurses will see all patients who require to be seen on the day for acute problems and minor illnesses and ailments.

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    Steven's charity climb

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    The late Davie Henderson. Photo: Sean PurserONE of the late Davie Henderson's sons is to climb to Everest base camp in his memory to raise money for the British Heart Foundation later this year. Thirty two year old Steven Henderson, who lives in Hoswick, says he will be “fulfilling a life long ambition, but above all I will be doing it in memory of my dad and grandmother who sadly passed away with heart conditions in 2014”.

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    Nurse service replaces much criticised walk-in clinics

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    Lerwick Health Centre will be launching a new service on Monday in which patients who need to be seen will be attended to on that day.

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    Saltire volunteer awards

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    Many of the volunteers on stage at Mareel with their awards on Monday night.TWO HUNDRED guests, including 94 volunteers, attended the annual Shetland Saltire Youth Volunteer Awards ceremony in Mareel on Monday night. The event was hosted by Voluntary Action Shetland (VAS) and saw a record-breaking 163 young volunteers receive a total of 435 certificates ranging from 10 hours to 500 hours for the volunteering they had carried out with 64 different local groups, voluntary organisations and schools.

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    Lifeboat guild fundraiser

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    From left to right: President of the Lerwick Ladies Lifeboat Guild Hazel Anderson, MV Hrossey captain Allan Scott, Lerwick Lifeboat coxswain Bruce Leask and guild treasurer Bella Irvine. Photo: Ben MullayTHE RNLI Lerwick Ladies Lifeboat Guild raised over £2,500 at its annual coffee morning on board the MV Hrossey on Saturday.  More than 360 people boarded the vessel to enjoy teas, coffee and homebakes, along with the opportunity to buy RNLI souvenirs and books.

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    Airport bosses plan for possible Easter holiday walkout

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    Back-up plans are in reserve at Sumburgh Airport ahead of possible strike action to help deal with a likely rush of passengers over the busy Easter break.

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    New gas fields to come on stream

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    NEWS THAT A one billion pound investment to develop two new gas fields to west of Shetland has been given the green light by the UK government has been welcomed locally. The Edradour and Glenlivet gas fields, owned by French oil and gas giant Total (80 per cent) and Danish state company DONG (20 per cent), will be connected to the new Laggan-Tormore infrastructure.

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    Fox calls for trust to debate Viking wind farm

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    SIC deputy leader Billy Fox.SHETLAND Islands Council’s deputy leader Billy Fox has called for Shetland Charitable Trust to hold a debate on the status of Viking Energy’s wind farm plans and not “set themselves aside” from the public. His call comes a week after a written request from anti-Viking group Sustainable Shetland for the SIC to debate the wider implications on the community was rebuffed by council leader Gary Robinson. Fox, who chaired Sustainable Shetland for a number of years before he became a councillor, said the public deserved to know whether the project is likely to be commercially viable.

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    AHS pupils' parliament visit

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    Ceileidh Mercer, Karri Odie, Paige Buggy and Jenny Irvine attended the Inspiring Women Conference at the Scottish Parliament.FOUR young women from the Anderson High School joined with others from across Scotland to participate in an event in Edinburgh this week.  Paige Buggy, Jenny Irvine, Ceileidh Mercer and Karrie Odie all attended the Inspiring Young Women conference at the Scottish Parliament on Monday. 

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    Hjaltland gets lottery cash

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    HJALTLAND Housing Association (HHA) has been awarded a substantial lottery grant worth £376,000 to help fund a project to support young people coming out of care. The lottery money will help the housing association to continue with its Hub Project, run and funded in conjunction with Shetland Islands Council’s children’s services and housing departments.

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    SpootHawk to take flight

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    From a bedroom music project to a polished and professional debut album, SpootHawk’s rock n' roll offering is sure to blow the ears of its listeners in glorious tongue-in-cheek panache.

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    Fishing service supplies offshore work for 500th vessel this century

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    A company that supplies non-fishing work to fishing boats has passed the milestone of engaging 500 separate vessels since 2001. Scottish Fishermen’s Federation Services Limited (SFFSL), a commercial division of the SFF, has “helped secure the future of Scottish fishing”, including several Shetland white fish boats, by providing work when restructuring of fisheries management dramatically […]

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    LHD profits boost

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    LHD's Lerwick premises. Photo: John CouttsLOCAL fishing boat agent LHD is looking ahead with confidence after the firm’s profits soared to almost £2 million in 2013/14. Managing director Ritchie Simpson said earning opportunities for fishing boats have stabilised with plenty of fish in the sea.

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    Toab Sites

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

    Sites at Greens, Toab Offers Over £48,000 per site 2 sites with planning in principle • spectacular views Click for Full Details D&H 56A Albert Street, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1HQ Telephone: (01856) 872216 • Fax: (01856)872483 • Email: kr@dandhlaw.co.uk

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    Stromness two-bedroom

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    Stromness two-bedroom; fully furnished ground-floor apartment; with small garden; quiet central location; nearby parking; no pets; no smoking. Tel. 01856 873079.

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    Two posts

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    Wishes to recruit two full-time children & young persons’ workers to join our staff team, plus part-time maternity cover from May 2016. Applicants must have: • A relevant qualification in Education or Childcare • An understanding of the gendered analysis of domestic abuse • Full UK driving licence/transport Application packs via: recruitment@womensaidorkney.org.uk or by calling ...

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    Welder/Fabricator

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      incorporating ORKNEY MECHANICAL SERVICES We have a vacancy for a full-time, workshop-based Welder/Fabricator A driving licence is essential for this position, as there will be occasional site work and deliveries. Salary negotiable dependent on experience. Apply in writing to Darren Irvine, Orkney Mechanical Services, 10 Crowness Rd, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1RG, no later than ...

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    Iveco Horse Lorry

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    Iveco 75 E16 Horse Lorry Price: £64,995+VAT • Reg: 2010 • Mileage: 2,400 • Colour: Metallic Silver • Fuel Type: Diesel Built on a new chassis by Olympic, full luxury living, carries two horses/three ponies, padded full depth partitions, horse camera, LED lighting, living quarters, full grey leather, large futon double bed, diesel, central heating, hot/cold water, shower, toilet, microwave, DVD/TV, solar panel ...

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    Vauxhall Astra

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    Vauxhall Astra 1.4 SXi, 3 door Price: £2,995 • Reg: 2006 • Mileage: 92000 • Colour: Silver • Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Petrol Grey cloth, privacy glass, alloys, air con, CD player Finance available – finance subject to status. Terms and conditions apply. Applicant must be 18 or over. Guarantees/indemnities may be required Click for Full Details Colin Gregg Cars, Hatston Industrial Estate, Kirkwall, Orkney, ...

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    Supervisor and Sales Exec

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      Jewson is the UK’s leading supplier of sustainable Timber & Building products to the trade and general public, and a valued part of Saint Gobain Building Distribution which celebrates its 350th anniversary this year. Our Orkney branch is one of the largest and busiest in Scotland and we have expanded the branch offer locally ...

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    41.76 acres

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    41.76 acres, or thereby, at Inganess, St Ola Offers Over £240,000 • Large parcel of land situated very close to Inganess Bay • Accessed from two public roads • 37.4 acres or thereby is classified as Region 1, 3.3 acres as Region 3 • There is a pond within the boundaries, the turbines lie outwith • CLOSING DATE ...

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    Audi A4

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    Audi A4 2.0TDi 143 S Line, 4 door Price: £14,995 • Reg: 2009 • Mileage: 50,000 • Colour: Red • Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Diesel 19″ S Line alloys, LED DRL, sports seats, half leather, privacy glass Finance available – finance subject to status. Terms and conditions apply. Applicant must be 18 or over. Guarantees/indemnities may be required Click for Full Details Colin Gregg ...

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    Ferrari Dino

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    Ferrari Dino 308 3.0L v8 Price: POA • Reg: 1976 • Mileage: 88000 • Colour: Black • Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Petrol Alloys,electric windows, sunroof, leather interior, full history, very collectable Finance available – finance subject to status. Terms and conditions apply. Applicant must be 18 or over. Guarantees/indemnities may be required Click for Full Details Colin Gregg Cars, Hatston Industrial Estate, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1RE ...

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    Skoda Octavia

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    Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDi PD 170 VRS, 5 door Price: DUE IN • Reg: 2008 • Mileage: 55000 • Colour: Red • Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Diesel Alloys, boot spoiler, half leather, CD player Finance available – finance subject to status. Terms and conditions apply. Applicant must be 18 or over. Guarantees/indemnities may be required Click for Full Details Colin Gregg Cars, Hatston Industrial Estate, Kirkwall, ...

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    3A White Street

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    3A White Street, Kirkwall Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 3 Offers Over £170,000 OPEN VIEWING SATURDAY 28TH MARCH 11AM – 4PM & SUNDAY 29TH MARCH 2PM – 4PM No appointment needed, just go along. 3A White Street is a deceptively spacious 4 bedroom semi-detached dwellinghouse, offering a high standard of accommodation. The modern property is conveniently located between ...

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    25 The Quadrant

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    25 The Quadrant, Kirkwall Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 1 Offers Over £145,000 • Well-presented 3 bedroom semi-detached dwelling house • Good decorative order and oil central heating • Large living room with attractive electric focal-point fire • Modern kitchen and bathroom. Master bedroom with built-in wardrobe • Drive and lawn to front. Patio, lawn and shed to rear • Energy Performance Rating ...

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    Volkswagen Golf

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    Volkswagen Golf Plus 1.4 Luna, 5 door Price: £4,495 • Reg: 2006 • Mileage: 48000 • Colour: Silver • Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Petrol Alloys, CD player, electric windows Finance available – finance subject to status. Terms and conditions apply. Applicant must be 18 or over. Guarantees/indemnities may be required Click for Full Details Colin Gregg Cars, Hatston Industrial Estate, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1RE Telephone: ...

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    Renault Scenic

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    Renault Scenic 1.6 SL Oasis VVT Price: £2,495 • Reg: 2006 • Mileage: 36000 • Colour: Silver • Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Petrol Alloys, air con, CD player, electric windows, climate control, reverse cameras, cruise control, load liner, side steps, privacy glass, 12 months tax £220, 6 months tax £121, 2.800kg towing weight Finance available – finance subject to status. Terms and conditions apply. ...

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    Marina Staff

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    Orkney Marinas Ltd Marina Staff Part-time Seasonal, 1st May – 30th Sep Marina Staff required for Kirkwall Marina. Duties include: Meeting and greeting visiting yachts, taking payment, cleaning and providing fuel Please contact Leesa on 01856 871313 or info@orkneymarinas.co.uk for details Closing date Friday, 3rd April

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    Trading Standards Reminder for local Businesses

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    Trading Standards Officers are reminding local businesses in the Western Isles not to fall foul of laws that govern contracts made away from business premises.   Regulations state that  businesses […]

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    Highland & Island launch Operation Monarda

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    Police Scotland Highland and Islands Division  renewed its commitment to eradicating the scourge of doorstep crime and bogus callers. Operation Monarda drives home the message: “If In Doubt, Keep Them […]

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    Blueflint Album Launch and UK tour playing An Lanntair Arts Centre Stornoway

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      New Blueflint Album: After receiving funding from Creative Scotland, autumn 2014 saw Blueflint record their third album with renowned producer Paul Savage (King Creosote, Mogwai, From Scotland with Love.) […]

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    Rhoda Grant MSP Goes Purple for Epilepsy Day

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    The purple look is back in Parliament on 26 March when Rhoda Grant MSP dons this shade to get people talking about epilepsy.  Scores of MSPs will draw attention to […]

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