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    Mareel gets ready for Ryder's nineties nostalgia

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    Black Grape's rapper Kermit and singer Shaun Ryder.A FAMOUS face will visit Shetland this weekend as legendary Manchester hellraiser Shaun Ryder performs in the isles with his reformed group Black Grape. The singer will play Mareel in Lerwick on Saturday night as part of a wider UK tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of the group’s debut album ‘It’s Great When You’re Straight…Yeah’. Saturday's gig will provide some solace to fans of Ryder’s other group the Happy Mondays after they cancelled a gig in the same venue in 2012.

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    Coming Soon: The Food Feed

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    New arts trustees

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    The new trustees, from left to right: Alex Fenton, Alan Skinner, David Ramsay.A TRIO of new trustees have been appointed to the Shetland Arts board – Alex Fenton, Alan Skinner and David Ramsay. Chairwoman Lorraine Hall said she was “delighted” that public advertising resulted in the successful applicants, who have “a wealth of experience in different areas and a true passion for the arts”, coming forward.

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    Three trustees join Shetland Arts

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    Shetland Arts has today announced the appointment of three new trustees to the board. The three men, Alex Fenton, Alan Skinner and David Ramsay, have varied backgrounds and bring a range of skills to the role. Board chairwoman Lorraine Hall said: “I am delighted that the public round of advertising for trustees brought forward three […]

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    First stage of Carmichael court challenge looms

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    Campaigners who have lodged a legal challenge against Shetland MP Alistair Carmichael have thanked the thousands of donors who pledged an average of about £15.50 each. The fund-raiser, to allow the legal case under the Representation of the People Act 1983, closed just before the news came that the first stage of the case, which […]

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    Man is remanded after private court appearance

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    A man has been remanded in custody after he appeared in private at Lerwick Sheriff Court on a number of charges. Ross MacDougall, 27, of Scalloway appeared on a petition alleging that he acted in an abusive manner, had a knife in a public place, struggled with police and possessed controlled drugs. He made no […]

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    27 year old remanded

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    A MAN has been kept in custody after appearing in private at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Tuesday afternoon in connection with several charges including the alleged possession of drugs. Twenty seven year old Ross MacDougall, of Scalloway, appeared on a petition also alleging that he acted in an abusive manner, was in possession of a knife in a public place and struggled with police.

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    Vandalism at Harry's

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    Harry's Department Store.POLICE in Lerwick are appealing for witnesses following vandalism which caused damage to a window at Harry’s Department Store. It is believed the damage to the shop on Lerwick’s Esplanade was caused between Saturday 27 and Monday 29 June.

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    New commission to tackle inequality

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    The question of how equal society is and where inequalities lie will be explored by a new Tackling Inequalities Commission. Set up by the Shetland Partnership – a joint board including both council and health board representatives – the commission will study key issues between now and December. It will tackle key issues such as: […]

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    'Concerted effort' to tackle isles inequality

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    A "concerted effort" is needed to tackle inequality, says Shetland Partnership chairman Ian Kinniburgh.A NEW commission set up to examine what needs to be done to reduce inequality in the islands will get underway on Wednesday. Over the coming months the Tackling Inequalities Commission, set up by the Shetland Partnership, will explore what inequalities exist, why, the impact it has and what needs to be done to make Shetland society more equal.

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    Bristow’s troops in five-goal thriller

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    Two penalties, a hat trick and a stunning comeback were on the menu as the Shetland footballers tasted victory over Hitra in the island games. Bristow’s men in blue started the game brightly, with the Shetland players battling hard and pressing in the early stages. Within the opening minutes the blues had a goal disallowed. […]

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    Three more medals for Shetland

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    Day two and another three medals for Shetland – with two golds and a bronze. Swimmer Felix Gifford was the first Shetland athlete to win gold for the squad, finishing in pole position in the 200 metres butterfly and grabbing a personal best with 2.02.07. Meanwhile golden girl Andrea Strachan retained her 50 metres breaststroke […]

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    Gifford and Strachan win first golds

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    Felix Gifford presenting his gold medal.Andrea Strachan with her gold medal - Photo: Shetland Swimming TeamSHETLAND's swimming team has done it again. On day two of this year's NatWest Island Games Felix Gifford and Andrea Strachan both won gold in the pool. And sprinter Faye Cox added another bronze medal in the 100 metres track event.

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    Volleyball players take heart after clash with “man mountains”

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    The Shetland volleyball players are taking heart from their first performance after a strong end to their opening match against “man mountains” Bermuda last night in the island games. It was the team’s first island games appearance since 2005 and the boys in blue faced some towering counterparts in the Bermuda side. Shetland went down […]

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    Accused trio ordered to leave the isles

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    Three men have been ordered to leave the isles within 12 hours after allegedly carrying out a number of offences in Lerwick. South Tyneside men Neil Barr, 33, of Aspen Place in South Shields and 40-year-old Lee Donnelly, from Lune Green in Jarrow, appeared in the dock before honorary sheriff Willie Shannon alongside co-accused Michael […]

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    Traffic cleared for harvesting station

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    Traffic made way for this wide load on Monday morning.  One of RS Henderson’s trucks took the 6.8m long, 6m wide, harvesting station from Lerwick to Scalloway for installation on the Caledonia, one of the Johnson Marine fleet of salmon wellboats.

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    Ordered to leave

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    THREE MEN have been granted bail and ordered to leave the islands after denying behaving in a threatening or abusive manner in a popular Lerwick pub and a nearby lane on Saturday. Two of the men gave South Tyneside addresses – 33 year old Neil Barr of Aspen Place, South Shields and 40 year old Lee Donnelly of Lune Green, Jarrow – and the third, 33 year old Michael Ward, is from Pontefract in West Yorkshire.

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    Zetland trust income

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    SHETLAND Islands Council is to examine whether funds belonging to a trust that offers grants to students and educational organisations can be invested differently to generate greater income. The Zetland Educational Trust, which was created in 1961, has a pot of money worth £662,000 and dishes out bursaries of £200 to university students, along with grants for more general education projects.

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    Plan to attract new folk to Fair Isle

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    The population of Fair Isle had dipped to just 55 - Photo: Hans J Marter/ShetNewsAN ambitious plan to attract at least ten new people to help revitalise one of Britain's most sparsely populated island communities will be launched in Lerwick on Monday afternoon. The population of Fair Isle, half way between Shetland and Orkney, has dipped to just 55, its lowest level in several years.

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    Canoe vandalism

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    POLICE in Lerwick are looking for two men who allegedly vandalised a hand built wooden canoe at Lerwick harbour at around 7.30pm on Sunday. The two men, who made off in the direction of Commercial Street and Harbour Street, are between 20 to 30 years of age, slim build and 6 to 6ft 2 inches tall. One of the men was described as wearing thick glasses and of a spotty complexion, dressed in a black jacket and jeans; the other had dark hair and was wearing a green jacket and jeans.

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    People v Carmichael petition in Court of Session next week

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    The petition seeking to overturn the election of Northern Isles MP Alistair Carmichael during the last UK General Election will be called at the Court of Session next week. A crowd funding appeal — The People Versus Carmichael — was launched after Mr Carmichael admitted, on May 22, that he was responsible for leaking a false memo about Nicola Sturgeon’s conversation ...

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    Effect of weather on agricultural industry prompts meeting next month

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    The Orkney branch of the NFUS are due to  meet with Liam McArthur MSP and Orkney Islands Council convener, Councillor Steven Heddle, to discuss the weather-related problems in the county. The unusually high amount of rainfall has meant that many farmers in the county have suffered setbacks, with some reducing stock numbers and many anticipating having ...

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    RED ARROWS THRILL OVER STORNOWAY

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    Stornoway was treated to heart-in-the-mouth aerial display this afternoon by the Red Arrows. Thousands of residents and visitors crowded the viewing area at the town’s ferry terminal as the Royal […]

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    Kara breaks Island Games Record in 50m Breaststroke Heats

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    Kara Hanlon from Stornoway swam 31.33 seconds in the heats of the 50m Breaststroke this morning to break the Island Games record and become the tenth fastest British swimmer of […]

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    Police appeal for information following road collision

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    Police are appealing for information after a traffic accident on the Harray road on Friday. A spokesman said that the incident occurred at around 7.25pm, north of Refuge Corner, and involved two vehicles, both of which sustained minor damage. According to police one of the vehicles, a white camper van, failed to stop after the accident. Any witnesses are asked ...

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    Mackenzie Welcomes Move to emphasise fair, open and transparent procurement

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    Highlands and Islands MSP Mike Mackenzie has welcomed the announcement by the Scottish Government that it will set up an independent panel to ensure the procurement of the next Clyde […]

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    A LIBRARY SERVICE FOR THE FUTURE

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    The first national public library strategy for Scotland – Ambition & Opportunity: a Strategy for Public Libraries in Scotland 2015-2020’ was published on 2 June 2015. The strategy has been […]

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    Red-throated diver webcam goes live

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    A new webcam set up by the local RSPB Scotland team is currently thrilling viewers with close-up views of a pair of nesting red-throated divers. Red-throated divers are very sensitive to disturbance so this is a rare opportunity to get close to these special birds. Click here to access. To see red-throated divers in real ...

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    Memorial restoration work gets under way

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    Work to restore Orkney’s Kitchener Memorial, ahead of centenary commemorations next year, is due to begin this week. Visitors to Marwick Head will see scaffolding on the memorial as work begins to restore the stonework to its original condition, inspect and repair the roof, reinstate the ventilation and restore the inspection doorway. The Kitchener Memorial, ...

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    Warning issued over ‘sinkhole’

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    The public are being warned of a potential sinkhole at the Bay of Skaill, Sandwick, after an incident last night. The coastguard were called to the aid of a woman at the beach at around 10.20pm. Arriving on the scene, the rescue team found that the woman, with the help of a man, had managed ...

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    Cathedral laser scan project starts next week

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    A project to laser scan St Magnus Cathedral is due to get under way next week. York-based IIC Technologies have been appointed to carry out the scan, which will be used to investigate and monitor the condition of the 12th century cathedral as well as allowing the creation of 3D models of the cathedral. These ...

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    2015 Island Games get under way in Jersey

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    The 2015 Island Games begin today, Saturday, with 80 Orcadian athletes, and around 50 spectators, in Jersey for the competition. Held every two years, the Island Games pits Orkney against 23 other islands and this year around 3,000 competitors are expected to take part. Orkney will be competing in archery, athletics, badminton, clay pigeon shooting, ...

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    Campaigners meet with airline over service issues

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    Campaigners from the ‘Islanders Against Loganair and Flybe’s Excessive Prices’ Facebook campaign group spent almost five hours in a meeting with senior management from Loganair yesterday, Thursday, discussing many of the issues surrounding the under fire airline, and its services to the Northern Isles. After the meeting, the man at the head of the service, ...

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    Langaland, Bigswell Road

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    Langaland, Bigswell Road, Stenness, KW16 3LA Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 2 Offers Over £190,000 Langaland is a very well presented 3 bedroom bungalow offering a high standard of accommodation and beautiful view. The attractive property is set in a large garden and enjoys views to the Standing Stones of Stenness, Loch of Stenness and the surrounding farmland. ...

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    Receptionist

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    Receptionist 15 hrs per week (2 days Thur & Fri) Plus possible additional cover hrs £15,714 pro rata per annum Permanent We are looking for an enthusiastic and flexible person to join our practice team. The successful individual will be involved in providing a range of reception and administrative services. Further information and a job ...

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    Various Vacancies

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    COUNCIL VACANCIES The Council offers a wide range of employment opportunities including teaching and other professional posts, social care, clerical/admin, cleaning, roads, waste, etc. You can find a variety of vacancies at: www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/orkney We also currently have vacancies for:- Clerical Assistant, Stromness Academy (REF: ORK00342) 35 hours per week, Permanent, £15,870 – £17,385 Support for ...

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    Renault Kangoo

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    Renault Kangoo 1.5 SL 17 DCI 70 Price: Open to offers • Reg: YP08 UGC • Mileage: 63,000 • Colour: White • Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Diesel 12 months MOT, recently serviced, plywood lined, tow bar fitted, good condition. Telephone: 07960 000141       Email: robert_shearer@talktalk.net

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    Laundry Assistant & Breakfast Cook

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    One of Orkney’s best kept secrets Seasonal vacancies for a Laundry Assistant and Breakfast Cook Shift work/rota basis including weekends For more details, contact Sam on 872200/07931 176497 samantha.berston@btinternet.com

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    Class 1 HGV Driver

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    Class 1 HGV Driver We have an immediate opportunity for a full-time HGV Driver to join the Operations team in Kirkwall. This role will be to ensure the safe transportation of goods for customers by planning safe and effective delivery and collection routes, on a daily basis, from the Kirkwall depot to various delivery points ...

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    Marie Curie Cancer Care

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    Registered Nurse Orkney £13.41 per hour Ref: SC191 Health Care Assistant Orkney £9.43 per hour 3 years fi xed term contract – As and When Required Zero Hours Ref: SC192 As a Registered Nurse/Health Care Assistant with Marie curie, you will be there for people in their time of greatest need. We provide free specialist care and ...

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