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    Inquiry reveals cause of farming tragedy

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    A Bigton farmer died when a tractor’s loading frame collapsed on him after he undid a hydraulic hose, a fatal accident inquiry at Lerwick Sheriff Court was told. The one-hour-long inquiry into the sudden death of Bryden Budge on 14th October will be followed by the sheriff’s written determination at the end of this week […]

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    Inside Scalloway’s new health centre

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    The wraps have been taken off Scalloway’s new health centre in what was once the primary school, providing premises for the NHS more than three times the size of the existing surgery. Classrooms have been transformed into consulting rooms in the spacious development, giving the health service a fit for purpose building for a rapidly […]

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    Lighthouse tower opening

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    The lighthouse tower at Sumburgh head will open to visitors this weekend. Public tours start on Saturday and will run between Friday and Sunday until the end of September. The trust said it is “a key milestone” in the restoration of the lighthouse site. A ceremony will be held  to mark the occasion, with guests […]

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    Fiddle Frenzy launches with memorable show

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    Shetland is a place where scarcely a week goes by without a festival of one sort or another taking place somewhere in the islands. For many the Fiddle Frenzy week has become the highlight of the musical year and it is above all a celebration of Shetland fiddle music. But that said there is a […]

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    Custody for assault accused

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    A man accused of assault was remanded in custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court today. Craig Thomas Homer, 29, whose address was given as Luss Avenue, Greenock, appeared from custody and pleaded not guilty to charges of assaulting a man to his injury in Lerwick on Saturday. Homer was said to have punched a man on […]

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    FAI hears of tragic death of popular farmer

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    Lerwick Sheriff Court.A SHETLAND farmer died after he become trapped by the loading arms of his tractor, a fatal accident inquiry at Lerwick Sheriff Court heard on Monday morning. James Bryden Budge was pronounced dead shortly after the accident, which happened on the morning of 14 October last year at Bigton Farm.

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    Channel crisis disrupts export of seafood

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    Robert Williamson of QA Fish - Photo: Hans J Marter/ShetNewsTHE CRISIS affecting freight traffic crossing the channel between Dover and Calais is having a detrimental impact on the export of fish from Shetland, with one supplier currently unable to send produce to buyers in Italy and Switzerland.  Robert Williamson of Scalloway-based QA Fish said the tailbacks delaying lorries trying to reach the European continent was regularly meaning delays of around 24 hours.

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    Tavish wants police control rooms kept open

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    SHETLAND MSP Tavish Scott is calling on the Scottish Government to reverse Police Scotland’s planned closure of its Aberdeen and Inverness control rooms later this year. The proposed closures are being examined by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) in the wake of the tragic loss of two lives on the M9 near Stirling after police failed to attend the crash site for three days after being alerted by a member of the public.

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    Fiddle Frenzy under way

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    Fiddle Frenzy is well under way with a busy week of concerts, workshops and sessions for music lovers both close to home and far and wide.

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    Greenock man kept in custody

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    A CONCRETE finisher from Greenock was remanded in custody after appearing before Lerwick Sheriff Court on Monday accused of injuring a man by punching and kicking him in the town’s Commercial Street on Saturday. Craig Homer, of 50 Luss Avenue, pleaded not guilty to the charge but had his bail application refused. A trial date of 3 September has been set.

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    Isles folk put in tonnes of effort on clothes recycling

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    Shetland people have recycled 30 tonnes of clothes, shoes and textiles over the last 11 months following the addition of 21 new Salvation Army clothing banks across the islands last August.

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    Action plan after care report

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    WORK is already under way to address a number of issues highlighted in an inspection report into services for children and young people in Shetland. The services under the auspices of the Shetland Community Planning Partnership were rated as 'good' in six out of nine categories:

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    Voting open for LGBTI awards

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    The rainbow flag flying above Lerwick town hall on 28 February last year to mark LGBT history month  - Photo: John AndersonTHE LOCAL lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender group as well as arts venue Mareel have been shortlisted for the inaugural Scottish LGBTI awards. Public voting is open until 27 August via this link: https://www.equality-network.org/vote/

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    Shetland footballers win inter-county 6-0

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    Shetland demolished Orkney 6-0 at Gilbertson Park today in the 97th senior inter-county football match.

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    Flaws hits hat-trick as Orkney suffers heavy defeat

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    The winning team - Photo: Malcolm Younger/Mllgaet mediaSHETLAND has retained the Milne Cup with an emphatic 6 – 0 victory over neighbours Orkney at Gilbertson Park, on Saturday late afternoon. The blues were up 2 – 0 at half time with goals from captain Leighton Flaws (penalty) and Finn Watt.

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    Erecting Shetland’s highest turbine yet

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    The propeller section of the turbine is being lifted into position on Sunday - Photo: Austin TaylorSHETLAND'S largest wind turbine yet is being erected at Luggie's Knowe, north of Lerwick, by local firm Shetland Aerogenerators. The company behind the Burradale wind farm whose directors have a stake in the Viking Energy development took over the turbine project from Scottish and Southern Energy.

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    Coastguard helicopter called out twice

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    The Sumburgh-based coastguard helicopter was in action twice in the past 24 hours, first to take a patient to Aberdeen and then to search for a missing diver off Unst.

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    Roots music double bill in Sandwick & Cullivoe

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    Eclectic Newcastle-based group Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra are heading back to Shetland next month.A DOUBLE bill featuring folk festival favourites Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra and hotly-tipped harmony singing duo Lewis & Leigh are to play a brace of country hall shows in Shetland in September. The six-piece band fronted by Heron, a “crazy fool for country music and a full time dandy cowboy”, went down a storm at the festival back in 2013 with their eclectic blend of western swing, blues, gypsy jazz and country.

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    Overdue diver found safe and well

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    The Sumburgh based search and rescue helicopter was tasked on Saturday morning.LERWICK lifeboat and the Sumburgh based search and rescue helicopter were called out on Saturday morning after concerns were raised for an overdue diver near Uyea, off the island of Unst. Thankfully, the man was found before emergency services arrived at the scene.

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    Quality patter in the best Glesga style

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    Kevin Bridges: "...eye-wateringly brilliant"Heading into Clickimin on Thursday night, the first thing to catch the eye of ticket-holders was a prominently placed notice: “No sustained or abusive heckling”, writes Alex Garrick-Wright. The implication being that there is some kind of line in the sand; heckling is fine, but once it is sustained beyond a certain point, or becomes too abusive, then it won’t be tolerated? Fair enough; Kevin Bridges has played rougher venues than Lerwick before, and if anyone is going to know the line between abusive disruption and good-natured banter, it’ll be him.

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    Initial tender for Clyde and Hebrides Ferry issued

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    The Initial Invitation To Tender (ITT) document for the next contract to run the Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services (CHFS) has been published. A copy was issued to both bidders, […]

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    Share your thoughts on wind energy guidance

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    Orkney Islands Council is looking for comments on he draft proposals for its updated planning guidance for wind turbine projects. The proposals will be published later this week and feedback can be provided over a six-week consultation period, beginning on Friday, August 7. The supplementary guidance document details how planning applications for onshore wind turbines ...

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    Museum awarded funding to improve archaeology collection access

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    Orkney Islands Council has secured funding from Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS) to make Orkney Museum’s world-class archaeology collection easier to access by researchers and the wider public. This will fund an 18-month contract for an archaeology collections assistant, who will be responsible for cataloguing the collection and creating digital resources that improve access to and ...

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    Motors

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    Visit our motors section to see vehicles available for sale in Orkney here!

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    Carnival parade fun

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    From the Wizard of Oz to Lewis has got Talent it was a great line up of floats at this year’s Lewis Carnival on Saturday afternoon. Even the sun came […]

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    Shetland thump Orkney to retain Milne Cup

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    Orkney’s footballers were dealt a comprehensive  defeat at the hands of Shetland, losing 6-0 this evening in the annual inter-county clash. Orkney had high hopes of a first victory on Shetland soil since 1981 but found themselves 2-0 down at half time at Gilbertson Park in Lerwick. Despite battling valiantly to try and get back ...

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    Hatston pier back in operation

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    Hatston Pier will be used by the ferry from Aberdeen this evening following the incident last night which resulted in an alternative berth being used. The Serco NorthLink vessel Hrossey made use of Kirkwall Pier on Friday evening on her trip south from Lerwick. This followed a small fire aboard the offshore supply vessel Subsea ...

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    Coyote is East Mainland’s top horse

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    The champion horse at this year’s abbreviated East Mainland Show was Orkney’s Minor Diamond, shown by Eilidh Ross of St Ola. The 10-year-old Connemara cross Irish sports horse, also known as Coyote, was sired by Hasty Bits and out of Far Cry, having been bred by the Caseys of Gaitnip. A delighted Eilidh said she ...

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    Orkney face Shetland for Milne Cup

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    Orkney’s footballers are set to take on the ‘auld enemy’ today as they face Shetland in the annual senior inter-county clash for the Milne Cup. Orkney will be looking for revenge following last years narrow defeat in 2-3 thriller in Kirkwall but will be mindful of their record in Shetland. Shetland are unbeaten at home ...

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    Hatston Pier closed off after fire on ship

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    An exclusion zone was set up around Hatston Pier earlier this evening as a small fire was reported on board the offshore vessel Subsea Viking, which was tied up alongside at the time. It is understood that the fire was quickly brought under control and there were no casualties. Fire-fighters from Kirkwall remain on scene and ...

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    Fine summer weather for Sanday Show

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    The 2015 Sanday Show show saw M&A Lennie of Seaview winning the championship and reserve titles in both the cattle and sheep sections. However, at the end of the day it was a pony which was named overall champion of the yard. In contrast to the poor summer weather, the show was held in sunny and ...

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    Craigmyle Cup fixtures postponed

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    The Craigmyle Cup semi-final fixtures, due to be played tonight, have been postponed. Hotspurs v Stromness and St Andrews v Dounby which had been scheduled for a 7pm kick off are now postponed with a new date yet to be announced.  

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    Major weekend for Kirkwall Bowling Club

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    Kirkwall Bowling Club is set to welcome 72 players from 24 clubs from throughout Scotland for an open triples competition — the biggest competition ever held by the club. Players from Motherwell, Wishaw, Keith, Wick, Thurso and Shetland — as well as bowlers from Orkney’s clubs — will be competing in the two-day long competition, due ...

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    Never mind the weather at the Westside Show

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    It was a soggy afternoon at the Westside Show this afternoon (Friday) but that didn’t stop a healthy crowd turning out to enjoy the activities from livestock competitions, craft and […]

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    A weekend of weddings

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    This weekend must be one of the busiest on record for weddings in the county, with no less that eleven either having taken place or planned to take place across Orkney over three days. Orkney Islands Council reports that yesterday saw the first of the week’s weddings, with three to take place today and seven more taking ...

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    ALLAN RAISES CONCERNS ABOUT LOCAL BANK

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    SNP MSP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Alasdair Allan, has written to the Bank of Scotland to raise concerns in North Uist about potential reductions in the opening hours of […]

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    NHS MSc Psychological

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    MSc in Psychological Therapy in Primary Care Opportunity with NHS Orkney This training course is jointly run by the Universities of Stirling and Dundee, in partnership with NHS Education for Scotland and a number of NHS Psychological Services across Scotland. On completion of this Masters-level course, trainees will be equipped with the core skills for ...

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    Orkney Aggregates – various

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    Delivery Driver / General Operative C1 driving licence required. Pre-Cast Concrete Operative We will consider both experienced and trainee level applicants. For further details please contact: David Baker • Email: david@orkagg.co.uk Telephone: 01856 871187

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    Housekeeper

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    Job Vacancy Housekeeper Must be available to work weekday and weekend mornings Apply to St Ola Hotel – 01856 875090 or call in for an application form

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    Burstner Motor Home

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    Burstner Motor Home Price: £27,950 • Reg: 2009 • Mileage: 13,000 One owner, 2 berth, fixed bed, reversing camera and many extras. Private use only, Excellent order throughout. Telephone: 01856 870169 • mobile: 07840 015947

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