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    Abuse at the Raba, business fears and a two-day fire in this week’s paper

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

    In this week’s Shetland Times: • Workers at the Raba restaurant were the target of “atrocious” racist abuse. A man is fined for the offences. •  Housing shortages could hit business development over the next decade, a new report warns. • Firefighters spent a second day trying to bring a fire at the Gremista landfill […]

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    Lerwick bruck fire is out…hopefully

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    Burning bruck - the Lerwick landfill site still smoking on Thursday from the underground fire.AFTER burning for more than 24 hours, it appears that the fire at Lerwick’s landfill site has been extinguished. The fire at the Gremista waste dump was first reported on Wednesday, triggering a swift response from local fire crews who thought they had managed to put out the underground blaze that night. However in the early hours of Thursday a fresh report of smoke and flames issuing forth from one of the waste pits brought fire crews back to the scene.

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    Drug charges

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    A LERWICK man who was found in possession of heroin twice in the space of five days will find out his fate at a court hearing later this month. James Gray, of 4 Grostane, Lerwick, admitted being in possession of the Class A drug at Lerwick police station on 9 May and at his home address on 14 May.

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    Custody expected

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    A VIRKIE lad proved a menace to the police earlier this year when he violently struggled with them before attempting to kick an officer in the head while he was driving. Nathan Hilditch, of 12A Horseshoe Close, pled guilty at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday to a string of offences relating to the police.

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    Town violence

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    A LERWICK man who smashed a glass over another man’s head leaving him permanently scarred has been landed with 300 hours of unpaid work. Brian Costley, of 34 Bruce Crescent, attacked the man at Lerwick’s Harrison Square, Esplanade and Victoria Pier on 6 September last year, pursuing him before striking him on the head to his severe injury.

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    MSP: Shetland wants to help refugees

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    Syrian refugees trying to enter Iraqi Kurdistan two years ago. Photo UNHCRSHETLAND MSP Tavish Scott has called on the government to allow local households to come to the aid of Syrian refugees, after receiving many messages from his constituents wanting to help. After TV images were broadcast on Wednesday of Syrian families in distress, including a young boy drowned on a Turkish beach, there has been a national outcry. Scott welcomed Friday’s “crisis summit” convened by Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon bringing together humanitarian agencies, local authorities and political party leaders.

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    Homophobic abuse

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    A PENSIONER who admitted dishing out homophobic abuse that forced two neighbours out of the area had her sentence deferred for good behaviour at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Thursday. The court heard that 64 year old Lyn Bannister, of 16 Gibblestone Court, Scalloway, routinely shouted abuse at two men who were partners and a gay woman between 1 and 31 October last year.

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    Session A9 make Mareel pitstop in Scottish tour

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    One of Scotland’s top trad acts, featuring Shetland fiddler Kevin Henderson, will be performing at Mareel again on Tuesday as part of the band’s first tour for 18 months.

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    Last meeting for council’s police cells committee

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    The visiting committee for police cells came to an end this week after 138 years of inspections to ensure prisoners are being treated humanely and being housed in satisfactory conditions.

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    Former addict jailed for shoplifting

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    A LERWICK man has been sent to prison after going on a stealing spree from supermarkets to fund his craving for drugs. On Thursday at Lerwick Sheriff Court, Iain Tulloch, of Flat 1, 4 Harbour St, admitted a string of shoplifting offences committed earlier this year. The 45 year old kicked off the spate of stealing at Lerwick’s Co-op supermarket on Holmsgarth Road on 21 April by taking four bottles of spirits, with a total value of £78.

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    Shetland fish farms top seal shooting list

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    Laxfirth salmon farm, which shot more seals than any other salmon farm in 2013 and 2014, but now hopes to stop altogether thanks to new Econets. Photo ShetnewsSALMON farmers in Shetland say they hope new multimillion pound technology will reduce the number of seals being shot to somewhere close to zero. Their comments come after a freedom of information request showed that half of the 180 seals killed by salmon farmers under licences from Marine Scotland had been shot in Shetland.

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    Seizure ‘will not stop us’

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    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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    Value of fish landings on the rise

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    Fisheries Secretary welcomes increase in volume and value of fish landings in 2014. The overall value of fish landed by Scottish fleets in 2014 increased by almost a fifth – […]

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    Campaign Against MPAs

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    The joint Comhairle Fisheries Industry Group met earlier today to launch a campaign opposing the imposition of Scottish Government marine designation proposals. Chair of the Group Uisdean Robertson highlighted the […]

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    ALLAN MARKS MERCHANT NAVY DAY

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    SNP MSP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Alasdair Allan has marked Merchant Navy Day, which takes place on 3rd September.   3rd September is chosen as it also marks the […]

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    Horries, Deerness

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    Horries, Deerness Bedrooms 2 | Bathrooms 1 Offers Over £89,950 2 bedroom detached cottage Click for Full Details D&H 56A Albert Street, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1HQ Telephone: (01856) 872216 • Fax: (01856)872483 • Email: kr@dandhlaw.co.uk

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    Morven Villa, Back Road

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    Morven Villa, Back Road, Dounby Bedrooms 3/4 | Bathrooms 1 Offers Over £80,000 3/4 bedroomed detached bungalow in the heart of Dounby village Click for Full Details

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    Yard Supervisor

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

    Yard Supervisor Jewson is the UK’s leading supplier of Timber and Building Products to the trade and general public, and a valued part of Saint Gobain Building Distribution. Saint Gobain is celebrating its 350th anniversary this year. Our Orkney Branch is one of the largest and busiest in Scotland, and we are looking for a ...

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    Amateur Master Chef competitors selected

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    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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