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    Foula finds a new teacher…at last

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    Foula's new head teacher Jayne Smith photographed by five year old pupil Sam RatterSCOTLAND’S most remote primary school has finally found a permanent head teacher after six months of trying. Shetland-born Jayne Smith has returned home to take up her new post on the tiny island of Foula 16 miles out in the north Atlantic. She moves from Aberdeen’s largest primary at Cults with its 500 pupils to look after the education of three children on an island with just 32 residents.

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    NHS Shetland makes budget cut challenge

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    NHS Shetland managers have been asked to consider how they would slash their budgets by 10 per cent, as the organisation grapples with ongoing financial problems.

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    Writer gives away e-books to raise money for charity

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    A writer hailing from Unst is giving away copies of her Kindle e-books, in order to raise money for Myeloma UK after her dad died last year of the disease. Yvonne Spence said her father Willie Spence suffered from the bone marrow cancer for nearly five years, before his death in August, aged 90. Tomorrow […]

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    The Shetland Dividend

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    The Shetland DividendShetland has no intention of playing its oil card and pushing for its own independence, the council leader has told me. Gary Robinson says that would be too greedy. It would mean far more wealth than Shetland could possibly use. Whether in Edinburgh or ...

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    Investment in roads is falling short

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    There are fears that cuts to maintenance budgets will result in the quality of Shetland's roads deteriorating. CUTS TO the budget for maintaining Shetland’s high-quality road network may be “building up problems that are going to cost us in the future”, councillors have warned. New findings indicate that Shetland Islands Council is spending less than half the sum required to maintain the roads in their present condition.

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    Emergency stop to motorsport events

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    Petrol-heads have been offered hope that land may become available for motor sport events, despite a move by councillors to put the brakes on high-octane attractions at Tingwall Airport.

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    Free bin bags scheme dumped

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    The days when households are issued with free essy bags could well be a thing of the past, following council moves to stop issuing black bags without charge. A report before councillors has outlined plans to end the supply of refuse sacks free of charge to homes in a bid to save the council almost […]

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    Tingwall airstrip a no-go for motorsports

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    Shetland Motorsport Club will no longer be able to use the airstrip at Tingwall. Photo: ShetnewsMOTORSPORT enthusiasts have been dealt a blow after Shetland councillors voted to prevent them from holding events at Tingwall Airport. It overturns a previous decision in October 2012 to sanction the airport’s use for non-aviation purposes after the terms and conditions put in place for holding such events were found to contain “inaccuracies and errors”. SIC infrastructure director Maggie Sandison said it was imperative for Tingwall to be available 24/7 all year round in case the emergency air ambulance needs to land.

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    Festival return excites Madison Violet

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    Having waited “five long years” to return to Shetland, Madison Violet are back for this year’s Shetland Folk Festival. Singer-songwriter Lisa MacIsaac said she and her fellow band mates loved every second of their time in Shetland “from the moment we got off the ferry with our woozy heads, to the late night jams in […]

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    Digital Scotland, BT extend FTTC roll-out in Shetland

    Originally published by and copyright of Telecompaper (subscription)

    Digital Scotland, BT extend FTTC roll-out in ShetlandDigital Scotland's GBP 410 million partnership with BT has expanded its FTTC deployment to premises in Lerwick on Shetland, ISPreview reported. The move follows Shetland Telecom's local work and a GBP 26.9 million deal last year to build 20 new fibre ...

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    'Cats' musical at Garrison this summer

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    The CATS musical will enjoy a three-night run at the Garrison Theatre. Photo: Leona Allan. A PERFORMANCE of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s world renowned 'Cats' musical is coming to Shetland for a three-night stint this summer. Shetland Arts has teamed up with the Kirkwall Amateur Operatic Society (KAOS) to confirm that the latter’s 2014 Orkney sell-out show will be taken to Lerwick’s Garrison Theatre from 11 to 13 July.

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    Helicopter co-pilot takes ill

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    The ambulance arriving at Sumburgh airport on Tuesday morning - Photo: ShetNewsTHE CO-PILOT of an oil flight had to be taken to hospital after falling ill while his helicopter was airborne. The Super Puma helicopter, operated by CHC Helicopters, landed safely at Sumburgh airport, in Shetland, at just before midday on Tuesday.

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    Man accused of making threats to kill

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    A man has been remanded in custody after being charged with brandishing a knife and threatening to kill in a Lerwick address.

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    Blaze in airport freight shed

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    Firefighters were called to Sumburgh Airport this afternoon after a report of a freight shed on fire. The alarm was raised at 12.41pm, and fire appliances from Sumburgh and Sandwick were called to the scene. Firefighters are using breathing apparatus while damping down the fire. Departures have been delayed slightly – the 12.45pm flight to […]

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    NAFC hosts special guests to celebrate 20th anniversary

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    Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael and Maritime & Coastguard Agency chief executive Sir Alan Massey will be among the guests attending a 20th anniversary celebration at the NAFC Marine Centre on Friday. They will be joined by a wide range of representatives from national maritime organisations, industry, academia and Shetland Islands Council. The purpose of the […]

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    ‘Put brakes on airport motorsport proposal’

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    Councillors will this week be urged not to allow motor sport events to take place at Tingwall Airport. The environment and transport committee will consider a report on Wednesday recommending the council stops short of freeing up the airstrip for “non-aviation use”. Key among concerns is the air ambulance, which can land at Tingwall at […]

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    Shetland on DVD: A Chat With Douglas Henshall

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    Shetland on DVD: A Chat With Douglas HenshallWith the release of his hit BBC TV detective drama Shetland on DVD, I spoke to the Scottish actor about the show... and thoughts on being an action figure. When making a series based on novels, like Ann Cleeves' work, do you prefer to absorb the source ...and more »

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    Record 110 entries for young fiddler competition

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    Cecil Hughson (left) and Gussie Angus (right) present competition organisers Vaila Grant and Valerie Watt with the new Catgut and Ivory trophy.A RECORD number of entries have been received for this year's Young Fiddler of the Year competition. Run by the Shetland Folk Society, the 2014 event will be held at the Garrison Theatre this weekend.

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    Record entries for young fiddler event

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    Shetland Folk Society Young Fiddler of the Year competition will be held this weekend at the Garrison Theatre with a record number of entries.

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    Shetland's North Sea connections celebrated at festival this week

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    Shetland's North Sea connections celebrated at festival this weekTWO of Shetland's top musicians will be entertaining audiences in Edinburgh at the end of this week. Brian Nicholson and Maggie Adamson have been playing as a duo for around five years at events both here and abroad. Their repertoire includes a variety ...and more »

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