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    Seizure ‘will not stop us’

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

    Sam Simon ship manager Sonja Hyppaenen - Photo: Chris Cope/Shetland NewsRADICAL marine conservationists Sea Shepherd insist having a rigid inflatable boat (RIB) seized by police in Lerwick this week won't deter its efforts to stop the killing of pilot whales in the Faroe Islands. A small boat from their vessel Sam Simon was taken into police custody on Tuesday at the request of Faroese authorities.

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    Dump fire re-ignites overnight

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    Smoke coming form the Rove Head landfill site could be seen overnight - Photo: Rachel XoneFIRE FIGHTERS from Lerwick, Scalloway and Sandwick have been called back to the Rova Head landfill site early on Thursday after the smouldering fire there re-ignited overnight. The blaze at the rubbish dump was described by fire control as being "not under control yet".

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    Screenplay: ‘a film that keeps you awake at night’

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    The film was introduced by director Joshua Oppenheimer via Skype - Photo: Robin MacPherson./Shetland Arts When The Look of Silence finished, and the soundless, plain credits began to roll, none of the audience got up and left, or said anything, or even moved. Just stony silence until the credits had run through, trying to process what they had just witnessed, Alex Garrick-Wright reports. For a film advertised in the Screenplay programme as a documentary about an Indonesian optometrist confronting the perpetrators of the massacre in which his brother was killed, it was both surprising and refreshing how full Mareel's Screen 1 was on Tuesday night.

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    Crews called back to Gremista landfill fire

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    Fire crews were this morning called back to the landfill site at the Gremista waste management plant. The brigade was first called yesterday to deal with a rubbish fire when staff at the plant noticed smoke coming from the tip when they turned up for work yesterday morning. Crews were on the scene most of […]

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    Accommodation shortage

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    Accommodation barge at Morrison Dock: accommodation for between 500 and 1,500 workers will be required until 2024 - Photo: ShetNewsTHE SHORTAGE of accommodation in Shetland is set to continue for another ten years, according to a new report by Highlands and Islands Enterprise. And the shortfall in workers' accommodation is likely to keep prices for rented accommodation beyond what many families can afford.

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    Lengthy driving ban

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    A LERWICK man has been banned from the road for three years and slapped with a £450 fine after admitting failing to give specimens of breath to the police. Bruce Kincaid, of Ladies Drive, appeared at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday to plead guilty to failing to provide two specimens of breath without reasonable excuse earlier this year.

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    ‘This is not the wild west’ sheriff warns scaffolders

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    Scaffolders from out of town have been warned Shetland is “not the wild west” after they each caused offence at a Lerwick pub. Neil Barr, 33, of Aspen Place in South Shields, South Tyneside, was fined a total of £1,800 by the sheriff when he admitted shouting, swearing, behaving aggressively at the Lounge Bar and […]

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    Housing shortage could hit business development

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    The shortage of accommodation for workers could continue for the next 10 years, according to a recent report commissioned by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE). Potential measures to tackle the serious shortfall are to be considered by members of the Shetland Community Planning Partnership, because lack of housing could affect business development. The report forecasts […]

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    Fined for nudity and threatening Lounge barmaid

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    A SCAFFOLDER from Tyneside guilty of “quite shocking behaviour”, including taking all his clothes off in a Lerwick pub and threatening a female bartender until she feared for her own safety, has been fined £1,800. Neil Barr, 33, of Aspen Place, South Shields, South Tyneside, admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner, removing his clothing and walking around the Lounge Bar naked on 27 June this year. Two of his friends, 40 year old Lee Donnelly of Lune Green, Jarrow, South Tyneside, and 33 year old Michael Ward, of Kingsway, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, were also fined a total of £960 and £360 respectively.

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    Local paper fined for contempt of court

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    THE SHETLAND Times newspaper has been fined after being found guilty of contempt of court. The paper published a photo of Martyn Fisher on 24 July alongside a report of his trial, which at the time was ongoing. Fisher was found guilty of four charges on 4 August.

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    Rubbish fire at landfill

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    Three fire engines were attending a rubbish fire in the landfill at the Gremista waste management plant today. Staff at the plant noticed smoke coming from the tip when they turned up for work this morning and called the fire brigade. Two fire engines attended with the Scalloway fire brigade providing cover for Lerwick. As […]

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    Rubbish catches fire

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    Steam coming from the pile of rubbish which caught fire at the Rova Head landfill site on Tuesday morning. Photo courtesy of SIC.THE FIRE Brigade has spent most of Wednesday tackling a large pile of rubbish which started smouldering after overheating at the Rova Head landfill site to the north of Lerwick. A fire and rescue spokeswoman said two Lerwick pumps were called out before 9am. Shortly after 1.30pm they requested a third pump from Scalloway, and are now using three jets and four sets of breathing apparatus.

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    Study finds one in five jobs depend on seafood

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    The Courageous joined Shetland's whitefish fleet in 2014. Fishing is worth £157 million a year, while seafood has an overall economic impact of some £584 million, according to a new study. Photo: Ian Leask.A NEW study has found that Shetland’s seafood industry supports nearly a quarter of jobs in the islands, boasting a direct output worth £351 million and an overall impact of £584 million on the economy. The study, conducted by Shetland Seafood Quality Control (SSQC), found that a total of 2,602 jobs – 22 per cent of all employment – were dependent on the seafood sector.

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    Showcase: Step inside a green home

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    Enjoying some Shetland grown apples: Sue Hinton and Tom Jenkinson in one of their two poly clubs - Photos: Hans J Marter/ShetNews A SHETLAND couple are opening their home to visitors who want to learn more about energy efficiency and living a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle. As part of this month's Green Home Energy Week, Sue Hinton and Tom Jenkinson will share their experiences with anyone interested.

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    Sea Shepherd boat in police custody

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    Two Sea Shepherd vessels, the Sam Simon and the  Bob Barker are currently berthed at Lerwick harbour - Photo: Ian LeaskSEA SHEPHERD, the radical marine conservationists, are seeking legal advice after one of its rigid inflatable boats (RIB) was taken into police custody in Lerwick on Tuesday. The small boat of the Sea Shepherd vessel Sam Simon was seized by the authorities in Shetland following a request from Denmark.

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    Man fined for ‘atrocious’ abuse at Indian restaurant

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    A man has been left £500 out of pocket after he carried out an assault at an Indian restaurant and hurled racist abuse in an “atrocious” act. Desmond Bell, 50, of Park Avenue, Cookstown, Northern Ireland, fell out of favour with staff at the Raba in Lerwick when he turned up drunk on Sunday night. […]

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    Equipment failure leads to operations being cancelled

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    AN EQUIPMENT failure means NHS Shetland will be operating a reduced service for endoscopes between now and the end of the year. It resulted in 5.4 per cent of operations being cancelled in July – equating to nine out of 166 scheduled operations, significantly higher than the Scottish average of 1.4 per cent. It was a significant rise on the three operations (1.9 per cent) cancelled in June.

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    Volleyball team to play in national league

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    The Shetland volleyball team, fresh off the back of the island games in Jersey, will take a giant leap into the unknown this winter because for the first time they will compete in the Scottish National League.

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    Man fined for racially abusing Raba staff

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    A MAN who drunkenly unleashed a foul-mouthed tirade of racist abuse at staff in the Raba restaurant has been fined £500 at Lerwick Sheriff Court. Appearing from custody on Tuesday afternoon, 50 year old Desmond Bell, of Park Avenue, Cookstown in Northern Ireland, pleaded guilty to carrying out a racially aggravated assault on a senior member of staff by punching him on the head. He also admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by shouting, swearing and racially abusing staff at the Commercial Road curry house shortly before midnight on Sunday.

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    Carmichael hearing to be broadcast live

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    Next week’s court hearing to decide whether or not Alistair Carmichael should remain as Northern Isles MP will be broadcast live. STV has been given permission to televise the full hearing live and in full – making television history. Cameras will be operating inside Court 1 at the Court of Session in Edinburgh to report […]

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    Amateur Master Chef competitors selected

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

    The final line-up for the Orkney Amateur Master Chef 2015 competition has been announced. Randomly selection, the four talented local chefs are Erica Clarkson, Kerry Leask, Ray Patterson and Firdosh Shaikh. They will now go head-to-head at the event, sponsored by Jewson and NorthLink Ferries, later this month. They’ll each have to prepare a three course ...

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    Merchant Navy Day being marked in Orkney

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    A number of events are taking place here in Orkney today to mark Merchant Navy Day, with a number of vessels open to the public. Orkney Islands Council are flying the Red Ensign at the council offices at School Place in Kirkwall in order to raise awareness of the UK’s ongoing dependence on Merchant Navy ...

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    Orkney farm named in UK’s ‘Small Biz 100’

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    A family farm in Deerness has been named among the 100 small businesses in the UK to be celebrated by Small Business Saturday, the UK’s dedicated day for small businesses on December 5. Orkney Buffalo, which specialises, as the name implies, in Orkney buffalo as well as Jacobs lamb and Mangalitza pork, will be among ...

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    Science Festival gets under way today

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    The 2015 Orkney International Science Festival gets under way today, with seven days of talks, outings, exhibitions, films, food and drink, concerts and celidhs. Themes this year include the International Year of Light and the centenary of Einstein’s theory of general relativity. One of the highlights of the festival, is an evening with Nobel laureate ...

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    Vauxhall Astra Club CDTi

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    2008 Vauxhall Astra Club CDTi Van Price: £3,850 + VAT • Reg: 2008 • Mileage: 86,000 • Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Diesel Registration: SL08 KZB, 1686cc, 6 Spd Manual, 86,000 Miles, 1 Previous Owner. Click for Full Details

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    Nissan D22 2.5 Di 4×4 Navara

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    2005 Nissan D22 2.5 Di 4×4 Navara Price: £4,000 + VAT • Reg: 2005 • Mileage: 97,000 • Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Diesel Registration: SK05 OJP, 2488cc, 5 Spd Manual, Towbar, Excellent Workhorse. Click for Full Details

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    Mackenzie: Sturgeon’s Programme for Government good news for the Highlands and Islands

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    Mike Mackenzie MSP has welcomed the Programme for Government laid out by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon this week.   The programme outlines the legislation that the Government will introduce between […]

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    Isuzu Rodeo Denver TD D/C

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    2007 Isuzu Rodeo Denver TD D/C Price: £6,500 no VAT • Reg: 2007 • Mileage: 113,000 • Gearbox: Automatic • Fuel Type: Diesel Registration: SK57 VNP, 2999c, 4 Spd Automatic, Full Service History by Isuzu, 1 Previous Owner, Towbar. Click for Full Details

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    Rover 75 Contemporary CDTi

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    2004 Rover 75 Contemporary CDTi, 4 Door Price: £1,750 • Reg: 2004 • Mileage: 130,000 • Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Diesel Registration: SM54 GVC, 1951cc, 5 Spd Manual, MOT November 2015, 4 New Tyres, Good Value for Nice Diesel Car. Click for Full Details

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    Nissan Primera Flare

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    2006 Nissan Primera Flare, 5 Door Price: £1,995 • Reg: 2006 • Mileage: 79,000 • Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Petrol Registration: SO06 MDX, 1769cc, 5 Spd Manual, 1 Owner Car with Full Service History, MOT June 2016. Click for Full Details

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    Ford Fiesta Style

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    2007 Ford Fiesta Style, 3 Door Price: £2,450 • Reg: 2007 • Mileage: 64,000 • Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Petrol Registration: TN07 MZM, 1242cc, 5 Spd Manual, Good Little Runner. Click for Full Details

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    Peugeot 206 Look HDi

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    2008 Peugeot 206 Look HDi, 5 Door Price: £3,750 • Reg: 2008 • Mileage: 50,000 • Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Diesel Registration: SY08 DFJ, 1398, 5 Spd Manual, Very Economical Little Car, £20 Road Tax. Click for Full Details

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    Suzuki Swift VVTS GLX

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    2008 Suzuki Swift VVTS GLX, 3 Door Price: £3,750 • Reg: 2008 • Mileage: 58,000 • Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Petrol Registration: SL08 YDP, 1490cc, 5 Spd Manual, 2 Previous Owners, Very Clean and Tidy, MOT October 2015. Click for Full Details

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    Citroen C3 Rhythm HDi

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    2008 Citroen C3 Rhythm HDi, 5 Door Price: £3,850 • Reg: 2008 • Mileage: 32,000 • Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Diesel Registration: BN58 LNM, 1398cc, 5 Spd Manual, 1 Previous Owner, £20 Road Tax. Click for Full Details

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    Stromness man calls on council to help refugees

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    In an open letter to Orkney Islands Council’s chief executive and convener, a Stromness resident has called for the local authority to provide humanitarian assistance as Europe’s migrant crisis escalates. According to Mike Craigie’s correspondence with Alistair Buchan and Councillor Steven Heddle, the OIC could accommodate 200 refugees in council houses that are currently standing ...

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    Mazda 2 TS2 D

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    2009 Mazda 2 TS2 D, 5 Door Price: £3,950 • Reg: 2009 • Mileage: 62,000 • Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Petrol Registration: SM09 MMO, 1399cc, 5 Spd Manual, £20 Road Tax, MOT June 2016. Click for Full Details

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    Peugeot 308 SE 120

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    2007 Peugeot 308 SE 120, 5 Door Price: £3,950 • Reg: 2007 • Mileage: 53,000 • Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Petrol Registration: SQ57 FGF, 1598cc, Nice Looking, MOT January 2016. Click for Full Details

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    Isles MP supports Comunn Eachdraidh Nis in funding bid

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    Comunn Eachdraidh Nis (Ness Historical Society) has been shortlisted in the M&S Energy Community Energy Fund for the chance to win £12,500 funding.  If successful, this funding will allow them […]

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    Beef and sheep farmers can apply for share of £38 million

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    Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs Richard Lochhead today (Tuesday) encouraged farmers to apply for their share of a fund to support beef and upland sheep. This is the first year […]

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    Warning On Mattress Scam

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    Trading Standards are warning residents that the Western Isles may be targeted by rogue traders selling mattresses from the backs of vans.   “Cheap” mattresses sold by doorstep sellers might […]

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