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    Town hall is upgraded

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    Lerwick Town Hall has been reclassified as an A-listed building.LERWICK Town Hall has been re-graded to become a Grade A listed building – a move Shetland Islands Council hopes will boost its case for external funding to repair its fabric.

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    Council outlines ‘placemaking’ plans

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    A six-week consultation has been launched by Shetland Islands Council to find out what the community thinks of its new local planning guidance document known as “placemaking”. Council planning official Jonny Wiseman said placemaking was an approach which aimed to provide pointers to local development. He said: “Placemaking is aimed at architects, planning agents and […]

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    School meals booking goes online for pilot scheme

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    A pilot project which will allow parents to book their children’s school meals online will be launched in several primary schools. The SIC is taking part in a Scottish government promoted scheme already used in other parts of the country. It will mean all meals have to be booked a week in advance and council […]

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    Fishermen round on Total over pipeline dangers

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    Fishermen in Shetland are being warned of the dangers of posed by Total's gas pipelines in Yell Sound. Photo: Shetnews/Hans J. MarterSHETLAND Fishermen’s Association (SFA) is warning skippers of the dangers of fishing near Total’s gas pipelines in Yell Sound and is calling on the multinational energy firm to take its promises to the isles seriously. The fishermen’s body has accused the company of "doing nothing" to make the area safe. It is urging shellfish boats in particular to stay away amid “serious” concerns for vessel safety.

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    Several charges denied

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    A man has been accused of stealing car keys and taking a car without its owner’s consent. Peter Henderson, 34, of Kalliness, Weisdale, is charged with driving in Lerwick while disqualified, with no test certificate or insurance. Henderson is also alleged to have stolen groceries and a television set. He is charged with failing to […]

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    Denies supermarket theft

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    A THIRTY four year old man has denied taking a car without consent before going on to steal groceries and a television from a Lerwick supermarket.

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    Tribute act to bring ‘spirit of the Pogues’ to Lerwick

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    One of Ireland’s most popular tribute bands are making the trip north early next month to play in Shetland for the first time. The Pogoes, who pay tribute to the legendary Pogues, will play at Mareel in Lerwick on Saturday 5th March. Over the best part of a decade the seven-piece group have built up […]

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    First Holmsgarth North section ready to use

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    The completion of the 110-metre long section clears the way for the demolition of the nearby former Shell jetty - Photo: LPATHE FIRST section of the new £16.5 million Holmsgarth North pier has been handed over to Lerwick Port Authority by contractor Tulloch Developments. The completion of the 110-metre long section clears the way for the demolition of the nearby former Shell jetty which has until now been used by fishing vessels.

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    Pogues tribute band

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    The Pogoes will play in Shetland early next month.A TRIBUTE band from Ireland make the trip north early next month, bringing their homage to The Pogues to Shetland for the first time.

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    Early completion of £16.5 million Holmsgarth jetty section

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    The first section of a new £16.5 million jetty for the fishing and offshore industries has been handed over to Lerwick Port Authority by contractor, Tulloch Developments Ltd. The early completion of the 110-metre section at Holmsgarth North clears the way for the demolition of the nearby former Shell jetty which has more recently been […]

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    Barton backs 1p tax rise to protect services

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    Labour's Shetland candidate Robina Barton.SCOTTISH Labour’s Shetland candidate has welcomed the party’s plans to use Holyrood’s new powers to add a penny to the basis rate of income tax to “stop SNP cuts to schools and vital public services”. Robina Barton described the party’s plan to set an 11p Scottish rate of income tax in next year’s budget as “bold” and called on the SNP to introduce the measure in its 2016/17 budget. The rate, 1p higher than that proposed by George Osborne and John Swinney, would raise an estimated half a billion pounds to invest in services. A Labour amendment to that effect was defeated by 81 votes to 43 at Holyrood last week.

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    Police consultation

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    A POLICE Scotland advisor was left in no doubt what Shetland councillors think of the national force’s response to local concerns when he attended a meeting of the community safety and resilience board last week.

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    Homeless man accused of abusive behaviour in Scalloway

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    A man has been remanded in custody after allegedly making threats, having a knife and thereafter smearing excrement over the walls of his cell at the police station in Lerwick. Homeless Craig Nelson, 27, is accused of acting abusively at an address in Scalloway on Friday, possessing a kitchen knife and making the mess in […]

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    Isles MP Carmichael ordered to pay his own expenses

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    Isles MP Alistair Carmichael will have to pay a £80,000 legal bill following a ruling by election court judges on the so-called "Frenchgate" scandal.

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    Carmichael loses bid to claw back legal fees

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    Northern Isles MP Alistair Carmichael during last year's Channel 4 News interview.THE COURT of Session has rejected an attempt by Alistair Carmichael to claw back his legal costs from the petitioners who unsuccessfully sought to have his election as Northern Isles MP overturned. The Liberal Democrat had been seeking to have his estimated £155,000 costs reimbursed by the ‘Orkney Four’ who took legal action after it emerged that Carmichael had lied about his role in the leaking of a confidential memo about Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

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    No bail for 37 year old

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    A THIRTY seven year old man has been remanded in custody after denying three charges at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Monday.

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    First gas flows from Laggan-Tormore after months of delays

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    The first gas has been flowing from the new Total Gas Plant, following delayed completion of the Laggan/Tormore West of Shetland project. Described as a “key component” in the French energy company’s production growth, the development in 600 metres of water should see up to 90,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day. But completing the […]

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    Finally: first gas from Laggan-Tormore

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    The Laggan-Tormore gas fields will produce 90,000 barrels of oil equivalent a day (boe/d) which will be treated at the Shetland Gas Plant before exported via pipeline to the Scottish mainland - Photo: TotalFRENCH oil company Total is at last celebrating receiving the first gas from its flagship West of Shetland development following lengthy delays in construction. The company announced on Monday morning that the Laggan-Tormore gas field was on stream with gas being pumped to the Shetland Gas Plant.

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    Rennies and Larsen to feature on television’s The Mart

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    Shetland residents will be featuring on next two episodes of the reality television series The Mart, which is largely filmed at the Aberdeen & Northern Marts base at Thainstone in Aberdeenshire.

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    Pensioner threatened

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    POLICE in Lerwick are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a pensioner was threatened by a young man holding an offensive weapon, late on Friday afternoon.

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