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    Carmichael: Promised powers will be delivered

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    Isles MP and Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael has welcomed last night's no vote in the Scottish referendum and reiterated his promise to deliver more power to the Scottish government.

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    A poem for the morning after

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    It is a poem about reconciliation – and some might say its release has come not a moment too soon.

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    Secondary consultation starts

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    The secondary school on Whalsay.CONSULTATION on closing or removing fourth year education from the secondary schools in Mid Yell and Whalsay begins on Friday. The consultation will run until Tuesday 18 November, with four public meetings to be held from 7 to 9pm at:• Whalsay school on 30 September; • Mid Yell junior high school on 2 October; • Anderson high school on 6 October; and • Anderson high school on 7 October.

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    Scottish independence: Shetland vote result announced

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    Scottish independence: Shetland vote result announcedScottish independence: Shetland vote result announced. 19 September 2014 Last updated at 02:55 BST. Shetland has voted against independence by 64% to 36%. Turnout in the area was 83.7% with No winning by 9,951 to the Yes campaign's 5,669.and more »

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    Shetland Says No to Scottish Independence

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    BBC NewsShetland Says No to Scottish IndependenceMOSCOW, September 19 () – Scotland's Shetland voted against leaving the United Kingdom, shows the council area's results released in the early hours of Friday. "No" wins by 9,951 votes to 5,669. That is a vote share of 64 percent for "No ...Independence referendum: Yes Scotland take Glasgow but on brink of defeat as ... Scotland NowScottish referendum results: Calm and relief in the No camp as results dash ... The IndependentYouGov poll prediction is borne out as council declarations flood in Herald Scotland Sky Newsall 784 news articles »

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    Scottish independence vote results: Clackmannanshire, Orkney, Shetland ...

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    Scottish independence vote results: Clackmannanshire, Orkney, Shetland ..."Yes" Supporters burn flares as they react to the polls closing in George Square as Scotland awaits the results of the Scottish Independence referendum vote on September 18, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images).

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    Win for the union but politics ‘must change’

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    Shetland MSP Tavish Scott has vowed to make sure that new constitutional arrangements support the islands following a victory for the British union in Shetland – a picture that looked likely to be repeated throughout Scotland. Mr Scott said after the announcement, “I am very pleased that Shetland has on a huge turnout supported a […]

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    Independence referendum: Eilean Siar declares and makes it four out of four ...

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    Independence referendum: Eilean Siar declares and makes it four out of four ...SHETLAND became the third district to declare and continued the trend by declaring for No with 59.17 per cent voting against independence. Earlier, Orkney had earlier confounded the opinion polls and delivered a solid NO vote. The result, at 2am, was ...Independence referendum: Four out of four for No Scotland Nowall 5 news articles »

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    Scottish independence vote results: Clackmannanshire, Orkney and Shetland ...

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    Scottish independence vote results: Clackmannanshire, Orkney and Shetland ..."Yes" Supporters burn flares as they react to the polls closing in George Square as Scotland awaits the results of the Scottish Independence referendum vote on September 18, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images).Shetland Islands underwhelmed by Scotland vote Deutsche WelleVoters from the Shetland Islands where the North Sea joins the... MynextfoneScottish independence referendum: Alex Salmond addresses final campaign ... The Guardian (blog) Zee News  - Scotland Now  - Scotsmanall 10,061 news articles »

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    Shetland says no to independence

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    Shetland has voted strongly in favour of maintaining the union. With a record turnout of 84.4 per cent and with a total of 15,635 votes cast the breakdown was: No –9951 (63.7 per cent);   Yes – 5669 (36.3). There were 15 rejected ballot papers. Yes campaigner Brian Nugent, said he was hoping for more than […]

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    Turnout good for politics

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    Following the announcement of a record 84.4 per cent turnout in Shetland, SIC political leader Gary Robinson said the challenge now was to keep people engaged in politics.

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    More than 80 per cent turnout for referendum

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    The turnout in Shetland for the referendum is 84.4 per cent, according to counting officer Jan Riise.

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    Voters play it cagey at Scotland's most northerly polling station

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    Voters play it cagey at Scotland's most northerly polling stationHere, and at 41 other locations across Shetland, voters were making their determined way from the early hours of Thursday morning morning to cast their vote. It wasn't quite what one could call a stampede – just 632 people live on Unst – but despite ...Around 50% of people cast vote in Shetland by late afternoon Aberdeen Press and Journalall 10 news articles »

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    Referendum night latest

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    UPDATE 2.09AM Orkney has voted overwhelmingly no. Second to declare after Clackmannanshire, Orkney voted 10,004 no to 4,883 yes. That’s 67 per cent to 33 per cent from a turnout of 83.7 per cent. :: :: :: :: :: UPDATE 1.03AM Four first-time voters from Anderson High School and four from Brae High School had […]

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    High turnout confirmed by latest figures

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    An expected turn out of 80 per cent was being forecast for the independence referendum in Shetland at 5.30pm.

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    LIVE: Scottish referendum count

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    TODAY Shetland and the rest of Scotland decides on the nation's future. Voting began at 7am and continues until 10pm when the counting will commence. Shetland News will bring you live updates as the evening progresses towards the final count, which is expected between 1.30am and 2am. Please send us any photos of referendum day in the isles and we will try to publish as many as possible. Best e-mail to use is news@shetnews.co.uk 11.15am - Independent highlands and islands list MSP Jean Urquhart says that despite the outcome of the referendum, Britain has changed. As a result of the No vote, the pressure is on Westminster to deliver change or else Scotland will be back voting on independence in the next few years, she said.

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    Good morning Shetland

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    The Good Morning Shetland trio (from left to right) John Johnston, Jane Moncrieff and Mike GrundonBBC RADIO SHETLAND is to broadcast a Scottish independence referendum special on Friday morning. Good Morning Shetland hosted by John Johnston and Jane Moncrieff will be on air from 7.30 until 8.00am.

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    One punch that changed two men’s lives

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    Liam Cromwell jailed for one year.A YOUNG Shetland offshore oil worker's promising career was cut short at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Thursday when he was jailed for a single punch that has left his victim in need of constant daily care for the rest of his life. Last month 22 year old Liam Cromwell, of 61 King Fisher Drive, Inverurie, pled guilty to assaulting the man, causing severe injury, permanent disfigurement and endangering his life. He also admitted the assault, which happened outside the Clydesdale Bank in Lerwick on 10 August last year, had been aggravated by religious prejudice.

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    Energy Journal: Scotland–and Shetland–Decide

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    Energy Journal: Scotland–and Shetland–DecideIt will be interesting to see how Shetland's just over 20,000 inhabitants react to the referendum vote. The islanders are expected to vote in favor of Scotland staying part of the U.K.. If Scotland votes “Yes,” might the Shetland Islands push for ...Could Scotland Have An Untapped Oil Field In The Shetlands? Neon NettleScottish Independence: Chevron says it will be 'business as usual' Energy VoiceScottish independence: Politicians seize on Hurricane results Aberdeen Press and Journal RIA Novosti  - E&T magazineall 114 news articles »

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    SIC to press on promises regardless of referendum result

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    Whatever the result of the referendum election, the SIC will press on with making sure respective governments in Edinburgh and Westminster hold good to their commitments as a result of the Our Islands Our Future campaign. According to SIC political leader Gary Robinson there is a need for urgency in implementing the offers made by […]

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