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    BUYER

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    We have a vacancy for a Buyer (preferably with marine experience) for our Shetland based contracts. Apply in writing with CV to: Malakoff Limited, North Ness, Lerwick, ZE1 0LZ. Tel. 01595 695544   Fax. 01595 695720 E-mail: enquiries@malakoffl imited.co.uk

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    In this week’s Shetland Times

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    In this week’s Shetland Times: • A judge is deciding whether to release cockpit recordings from the helicopter which crashed off Sumburgh in 2013. • Brae make-up artist Babs Clubb is hoping to land a career in film or television after turning her hand to prosthetic and special effect makeovers. • Warnings have been made […]

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    Voe Bakery still rising after 100 years

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    The Admiralty sent bakers to train local men in 1915.  Shetlanders took on the work soon after, but some bakers from south settled and stayed on after the war - Photo: Courtesy of Shetland Museum and Archives"THE SECRET of its success? The support from the folk of Shetland." That's the reason, according to owner Tracey Thompson, why the Voe Bakery has managed to keep going strong over the last one hundred years. The Lower Voe bakery, famed for its bannocks, pies and biscuits, is celebrating its centenary this weekend.

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    New deal wins isles firm more business

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    Ocean Kinetics managing director John Henderson - Photo: John CouttsSHETLAND engineering firm Ocean Kinetics is teaming up with international welding and fabrication company Serimax in a bid to win more work from the oil and gas sector. The Lerwick business said it was perfectly located to offer significant savings to North Sea and West of Shetland operators. The agreement with Serimax, whose UK base is at Evanton on the Cromarty Firth, was one outcome from a recent showcase event organised by trade group Energy North with support from development agency HIE.

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    ‘Dirtbike’ rider told to stay off the road

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    A man has been ordered to stay off the road after he admitted riding a dirtbike a short distance while over the drink driving limit. Mark Rushby, 19, of Ladies Drive in Lerwick was on bail and uninsured when he took out his BFD machine with an alcohol count of 38 microgrammes shortly before midnight […]

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    Man admits head-butting Posers bouncer

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    A man had to be taken to court at the public expense to answer a charge of assault. Stewart Grazier, 26, of Charlotte Street, Stanley in County Durham, was fined £200 after he admitted head-butting a doorman at Posers on 30th November. Procurator fiscal Duncan MacKenzie said Grazier, an unemployed plater, had gone to the […]

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    Row opens up over unsellable fish

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    Haddock landed at Lerwick fish market.SHETLAND’S fishing leaders have warned the Scottish government will be breaking the law if they do not help fishermen dispose of unsellable whitefish when the new discard ban becomes law next year. On Thursday Scottish Tory MEP Ian Duncan demanded “an urgent explanation” from Marine Scotland after Shetland Fishermen’s Association told him the government was shirking its legal responsibilities.

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    Nightclub headbutt

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    AN UNEMPLOYED plater from County Durham was fined £200 at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Thursday after pleading guilty to headbutting a bouncer at a local nightclub. The court heard that 26 year old Stewart John Grazier, of 13 Charlotte Street, South Moor, Stanley, assaulted the bouncer at Posers Nightclub, on Lerwick’s Commercial Street, on 30 November.

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    Drunk 25 yard dash

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    AN UNEMPLOYED Lerwick man who drove a motorbike around 25 yards while almost twice the alcohol limit, without insurance while on bail is to be sentenced next week. On Thursday Lerwick Sheriff Court heard that 19 year old Mark Simon Rushby, of 5 Ladies Drive, was arrested on Wednesday after he was seen driving the unregistered vehicle he bought one year ago.

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    Navy ship open to the public

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    A Royal Navy ship, HMS Middleton, is in Lerwick for five days for a number of commemorative events.

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    Scott urges fire service to act on recruitment

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    Urgent action is needed to address the shortage of retained fire fighters in Shetland - Photo: Austin TaylorLOCAL MSP Tavish Scott has again stressed the need for action to address the shortage of retained firefighters in Shetland. His comments came in response to an Audit Scotland report into the merger of Scotland's eight fire and rescue services, which was published on Thursday morning. The financial watchdog said the controversial merger was managed effectively and found the new Scottish Fire and Rescue Service's performance to be improving.

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    Between Islands

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    THE Between Islands project are (from left to right) Kris Drever, Willie Campbell and Arthur Nicolson.A COLLABORATIVE project involving acclaimed musicians from Shetland, Orkney and the Isle of Lewis will take to the stage in Lerwick this summer. Between Islands, featuring local talent Arthur Nicholson as well as Orcadian Kris Drever and Lewis' Willie Campbell, will perform at Mareel on July 18 as part of a short Scottish tour.

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    Shetland to host Global Classroom meeting

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    Shetland students, Kaylee Mouat (right) and Hannah Budge, with Phi-Luan Chung from Diepholz, Germany, enjoying the view from the Bata Tower in Zlin, Czech Republic at the 2014 Global Classroom Conference - Photo: SICAROUND 60 school pupils and staff from across the world will visit Shetland in June as the isles hosts this year's Global Classroom Conference. Youths from as far flung as Australia and South Africa will take the trip to Shetland for the educational project's 19th annual conference.

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    Council’s telephone problems

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    Shetland Islands Council is experiencing telephone problems across a number of sites. Anyone trying to contact any council premises, including offices, schools and care homes will find the phone line “unobtainable”. This includes leisure centres and other public buildings using the council’s network. E-mails and internal phone calls within the council are unaffected. BT are aware […]

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    Fair Isle migration study

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    The new Fair Isle Bird Observatory seen from North Haven - Photo: FIBOA LARGE-SCALE study conducted by the Fair Isle Bird Observatory has revealed "dramatic" changes in bird migration from Africa over the last six decades. Records show that migration in spring has taken place earlier in recent years for a number of species, including the swallow.

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    Sands donation

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    Marie Manson of Shetland Sands (right with her son William) is accepting the donation from Nicola Bowie with Rylee, Amy Gerrard with Lucy and Jennifer Munro with Magnus.ALMOST £1,200 were raised during a recent craft fair and indoor car boot sale organised by a group of first time mothers in support of the local branch of the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society (Sands). Marie Manson of Sands said she would like to "thank these new mums for the generous donation which will go a long way to help the new charity get underway".

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    Buoyant markets help SIC reserves to recover

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    Lerwick Town Hall - Photo: ShetNewsFOLLOWING years of declining funds, Shetland Islands Council's reserves seem to have turned a corner and have grown by a massive £74 million to £278 million during the last financial year. The local authority's pension pot meanwhile has increased by £34 million to reach £367 million in the same year.

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    Pilots’ union opposes Lord Advocate’s challenge over black box

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    A pilots’ union has warned a bid by Scotland’s senior law officer to gain access to black box data from the Sumburgh helicopter crash would have “an adverse impact on future investigations into civil aviation accidents, incidents and occurrences in general”. The Lord Advocate, Frank Mulholland QC, has gone to the Court of Session in […]

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    Cash for youth projects

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    THREE local youth projects are to benefit from an injection of more than £8,000 from cash confiscated from criminals under the Scottish Government's cashback for communities programme. Shetland Islands Council received £3,039 grant to continue their FAST-Fitness Attitude Skills Training work with young adults.

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    Legal challenge over crash helicopter’s black box

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    Scotland’s top law official was expected to set out a legal challenge to air accident investigators today at the beginning of a landmark three day hearing over data surrounding the 2013 Sumburgh helicopter crash. Prosecutors began setting out their legal arguments for black box recordings from the CHC-operated Super Puma L2 aircraft to be released […]

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