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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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    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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    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 Says No to Scottish Independence RIA NovostiShetland Islands underwhelmed by Scotland vote Deutsche WelleVoters from the Shetland Islands where the North Sea joins the... Mynextfone The Guardian (blog)  - Zee News  - Scottish Daily Recordall 9,420 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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    {igallery id=1263|cid=57|pid=5|type=category|children=0|addlinks=0|tags=|limit=0}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  3.20am - Northern Isles MP Alistair Carmichael says he is “absolutely delighted” with the result in Shetland, which was “broadly what I was expecting”. “It’s an emphatic victory for the Better Together campaign, and it is a good reflection of the hard work that has been put in by local activists of all parties and none,” he told Shetland News.  

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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 112 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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    Trust is pleased with lighthouse visitor numbers

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    Almost 8,000 people visited the Sumburgh Head Lighthouse for its opening season.

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    Royal opening for Shetland College expansion

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    Royal opening for Shetland College expansionIrene Peterson, acting principal of Shetland College UHI, said: “The staff and students of Shetland College UHI felt greatly honoured to welcome our university Chancellor, HRH The Princess Royal, to officially open our new college building today and we ...and more »

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    Brisk start to polling despite the weather

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    “Hit’s no’ a day fir it!” some one joked. They were of course speaking about the referendum day weather – murky with lashing rain, not of Scotland’s brighter future? At just before 7am at the polling station at the Gilbertson Games Hall in Lerwick there were already a dozen folk queuing to take part in […]

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    Carmichael says Shetland could go it alone

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    Scottish secretary and northern isles MP Alistair CarmichaelNORTHERN isles MP and Scottish secretary of state Alistair Carmichael, in a surprise last minute intervention, has warned Shetland could split from an independent Scotland if the isles vote no. In an interview with The Guardian newspaper Carmichael said if Scotland votes narrowly for independence, but there is a strong No vote in the isles, it would start “a conversation” on the options open to Shetland. These options, he said, could include turning Shetland into a self-governing crown dependency like the Isle of Man, or seeking the kind of autonomy Faroe enjoys under Denmark.

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    Carmichael sets record straight on independence comments

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    Scottish secretary Alistair Carmichael has said that people in Shetland have the right to “start a conversation” on having more autonomy in event of a heavy Shetland no vote and a narrow Scottish yes win.

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