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    Car crime charges

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

    The case against a young Shetland man accused of taking a car from a commercial garage in Ollaberry without the owner’s consent has been continued without plea until Wednesday. Ross Sutherland, of Room 8, Solheim Guesthouse, Lerwick, is also accused of driving the vehicle without a full driving licence, test certificate and insurance between Ollaberry and near Brae on 25 April.

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    Two town housing projects under way

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    Building work has begun on two new projects in Lerwick totalling £3.5 million which when complete will accommodate 55 tenants. Twelve one-bedroom flats are being constructed by Hjaltland Housing Association for 17 people at Fort Road in the same style as the association’s Excelsior Place development next door. Fourteen properties are under way at Pegasus […]

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    Joint probe into Clousta house fire

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    Police and fire brigade officers will launch a joint investigation into a fire that has devastated a house in Clousta. Fire brigade station manager Myles Murray was unable to confirm this morning if anyone was in the house which was gutted by the blaze. Two ambulances were among emergency services called to the scene but were […]

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    Fire rages through West Side house

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    Fire raged through a house in Clousta during the early hours of this morning. The alarm was raised at around 4.15am. Fire crews from Bixter, Walls and Scalloway rushed to the scene to help deal with the incident. Emergency services are still at the scene. The fire has been dampened down by fire service appliances […]

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    Fire engulfs Clousta 'dwelling'

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    The scene of the 'serious' house fire at Noonsbrough on Monday morning.ALMOST 20 fire fighters have been battling a blaze at a small property in Clousta on Shetland's west side. The building on the Noonsbrough road, which measures just eight by five metres and was described as a "dwelling, was reported on fire at 4.10am on Monday morning.

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    Equal planning rights demand

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    Sustainable Shetland vice chairman James MackenzieSUSTAINABLE Shetland’s James Mackenzie spent the weekend in Glasgow speaking about his experiences of “undemocratic” planning. The vice-chair of the anti-Viking Wind Farm campaign group was invited to talk at the Planning Democracy’s People’s Perspective event at the city’s Trades Hall on Saturday.

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    Fine show of fiddling at Garrison

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    There was a feast of fiddle playing at the Garrison Theatre last night as the young musicians played in a concert and the titles in the open and traditional sections of the Shetland Young Fiddler Competition 2015 were decided.

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    Motor show gets off to a busy start

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    The Rotary Club’s bi-annual Motor Show at Clickimin got off to a brisk start today, according to Rotary president Andrew Archer. In the afternoon Mr Archer said the centre, which has around 50 vehicles inside and more outside, was very busy with visitors chatting to all the dealers, which was a “very good sign”. About […]

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    Gas cylinder prompts call-out

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    Firefighters were called to Meal Beach in Burra this morning to remove a gas cylinder from the water's edge.

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    SIC tenants forced to leave crumbling homes

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    The property in Pitt Lane with scaffolding erected four years ago to support a bulging gable end. Photo ShetnewsFOUR council tenants were given 24 hours to vacate their Lerwick homes this week after the property they lived in was condemned on Thursday. The tenants in Pitt Lane were given advance warning late on Wednesday that they would be asked to leave their bedsit homes the following day after structural engineers sounded the alarm. The two storey building is constructed from the same crumbling concrete blocks that forced the council to demolish a neighbouring building on Park Lane four years ago.

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    Dog blamed for lamb deaths

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    Photo Nancy LarsenPOLICE in Shetland are warning dog owners to keep their pets under control after two lambs were killed this week. The three month old lambs were found dead in Clousta, on the west side, on Thursday morning and showed all the signs of having been attacked by dogs during the night.

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    Chapel on the market

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    The Dunrossness Methodist chapel and manse. Photo Anderson & GoodladPROPERTY buyers are being given a rare opportunity to breathe new life into a former Methodist chapel in Shetland’s south mainland. The chapel in Dunrossness was built in 1894 by local people in a secluded spot next to the B9122 and comes with a detached cottage that originally served as a manse.

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    Girls dominate junior young fiddler competitions

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    Three young lasses swept the board at the junior section of the Shetland Young Fiddler competition at the Garrison Theatre this morning. The Junior Young Fiddler of 2015 was Ashleigh Jarmson, 11, from Bell’s Brae Primary School, with eight-year-old Emily Laurenson from Dunrossness Primary School in second place and Emma Leask, 11, of Sound Primary […]

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    Selection course for police recruits

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    Potential police officers are being encouraged to attend a selection course in Inverness which has been rolled into three consecutive days to suit isles candidates.

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    More locals acts confirmed at Reel festival

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    Several new Shetland performers have been booked to perform at the inaugural Shetland Reel Music Festival in August. The festival in Unst combines US and Shetland talent and will be curated by Dolly Parton guitarist Jim Salestrom and feature Jim himself, his son James, West Coast band Marley’s Ghost and Liv Taylor from the US. […]

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    Floortje sees islands in a different light

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    Self-taught photographer Floortje Robertson with her exhibited work in the Peerie Shop this week. Photo: Shetnews/Neil RiddellA HIGHLY accomplished exhibition featuring striking images of the coastal landscape in Shetland, the Western Isles and Fuerteventura by self-taught photographer Floortje Robertson has gone on show at the Peerie Shop Café until the end of May. Simply titled Islands, the display – consisting of photos taken over the past two years or so – opened with a very well-attended launch in Lerwick last Saturday (18 April) evening.

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    Yell folk welcome wind farm plans

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    Bernadette Barry of Peel energy: 'made very welcome in Yell' - Photo: Hans J Marter/ShetNewsRENEWABLE energy firm Peel Energy hopes to have a 70 megawatt wind farm exporting electricity from the Shetland island of Yell within five years. The Manchester-based company said they were confident a £600 million interconnector would be built by then to transport power from Shetland to the UK mainland.

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    Pony allergy study

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    New research suggests ponies could help prevent allergic reactions. Photo: Frances Taylor.A STUDY involving Shetland ponies has offered details on how humans might be able to prevent allergic reactions in the future. A team of scientists from the University of Edinburgh examined 20 ponies and their reaction to midge bites.

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    Total might sell Laggan-Tormore stake

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    A view of the Shetland Gas Plant building site taken last year - Photo: TotalENERGY giant Total has confirmed that it is considering selling a portion of its stake in the Laggan-Tormore project. The French company, however, reiterated its intention to remain dedicated to the £3 billion development to unlock the west of Shetland gas fields.

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    Mondays man for Mareel

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    Chart-topping 90s group Black Grape, fronted by Happy Mondays' Shaun Ryder, are to visit Shetland this summer having recently reunited.HAPPY MONDAYS singer Shaun Ryder will perform in Shetland this summer with his reunited group Black Grape.  The band – who are heading out on tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their No.1 album ‘It’s Great When You’re Straight...Yeah’ – will play Mareel in Lerwick on Saturday 4 July.

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    Orkney to host international island studies event

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    Orkney will stage an international gathering of academics and students in June. Around 50 representatives of island-based universities are due to take part in a two-day conference in June, hosted by the Centre for Nordic Studies at Orkney College UHI. A further 50 students from the universities – from communities as far apart as French Polynesia, ...

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    Submarine spotted in Scapa Flow

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    The sighting of a submarine in Scapa Flow has created a huge amount of interest this morning. The vessel is believed to be a Walrus-class submarine, operated by the Royal Netherlands Navy. According to experts these vessels are considered as one of the world’s most advanced non-nuclear attack submarines. It is not clear why the ...

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    Scapa distillery opens its doors to the public

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    The Scapa distillery has opened its doors to the public for the first time in its 130-year history.   Available from today, visits to Scapa include a tour of the traditional, manually-operated production methods, including the only whisky Lomond still in Scotland, and a walk along the front of the distillery to see Scapa Flow. ...

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    Stornoway Creative Place Award Bid wins support of internationally renowned composer Craig Armstrong

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    We are delighted to announce today that Craig Armstrong, one of the most popular and in demand composers, arrangers and performers in the film industry worldwide, has pledged his support to […]

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    MS research project talks

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    Emily Weiss, a PhD student supported by the Shetland and Orkney MS Research Project, is to give two talks in Orkney this week. Orkney and Shetland have the highest prevalence of MS in the world, and research is ongoing as part of the Shetland and Orkney Multiple Sclerosis Research Project, which was set up to support ...

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    New Scottish Drama champions crowned in Orkney

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    Kirkintilloch Players were declared overall winners at the Scottish Final of the SCDA’s One Act Play competition tonight, in the Orkney Theatre. Kirkton Players took second place, while third place went to last year’s British champions, Fintry ADS. Orkney’s own Palace Players — who were the final team to take to the stage with their production ...

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    New Pier Arts Centre exhibitions focus on light

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    Two new exhibitions open at the Pier Arts Centre today, Saturday, with light as the overarching theme to both. light wave – luminance and line in the Pier Arts Centre Collection marks the International Year of Light and features art works from the Pier Arts Centre’s collection that celebrate light, form and colour. The exhibition focuses on ...

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    Drop-in event for Broad Street ‘placemaking’ project

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    The team appointed by Orkney Islands Council to come up with designs for potential improvements to the Broad Street area of Kirkwall will be holding a public drop-in event today, Saturday. The aim is to give people the opportunity to discuss views, ideas and suggestions with the team before detailed designs are drawn up. The ...

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    Only a few days left to enter Homemade in the Parish competition

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    There’s only days left for any parishes hoping to take part in Orkney’s first Homemade in the Parish competition to register their interest. A dozen Orkney parishes have signed up so far and the deadline for entries is Monday, April 27. Staged by Orkney Food and Drink, the event will see teams from throughout the ...

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    Skoda Fabia

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    Skoda Fabia 1.4 TDI PD 80 BlueLine Price: £3,950 • Reg: 2009 • Mileage: 88k • Colour: Blue/White • Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Diesel 60+ MPG. VW build quality & engine. 1 Lady owner with F/S/H PAS, Airbags, R/C/L, Climate Control, CD+ Motorola bluetooth system, E/windows, alloys.13 months mot. Immaculate, BCA assured car Telephone: 741477     Email: orkney100@yahoo.co.uk

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    Skoda Fabia Estate

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    Skoda Fabia Estate 1.2TSi (85bhp) SE Price: £5,900 ono • Reg: 2011. ’11reg • Mileage: 21,600 • Colour: White • Gearbox: 5spd manual • Fuel Type: Petrol SE spec incudes Alloys (all tyres good), AirCon, Remote central locking with 2 fobs,ef/w, Height adjustable, Front seats, Rubber floor/boot mats, Full size spare wheel Telephone: 01856 878465      Email: hub61ork@gmail.com

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    4 Gray’s Noust, Stromness, KW16 3EB

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    4 Gray’s Noust, Stromness, KW16 3EB Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 1 Offers Over £115,000 4 Gray’s Noust is a spacious 3 bedroom dwelling offering beautiful views over the bay. The well presented property stands in good decorative order and has laminate flooring in the living room, kitchen and hall. The large living room has two windows to ...

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    Canniview, Firth, KW17 2PA

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    Canniview, Firth, KW17 2PA Bedrooms 2 | Bathrooms 1 Offers Over £170,000 Canniview is a well-presented modern 2 bedroom bungalow enjoying an outstanding panoramic view from its elevated position. The attractive dwellinghouse is accessed by a shared private road and has three outbuildings together with a large garden. Canniview has oil fired central heating together with UPVC ...

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    Various Jobs

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    We have a range of job opportunities for the right people A fantastic opportunity has arisen within Firefly Energi for a full-time BDM/Salesperson based in Orkney and wanting to travel across Scotland. You need to be super-confident, with the ability to back it up. We want you to join us if you are pro-active, enjoy ...

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    16 Quoybanks Cres

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    16 Quoybanks Cres, Kirkwall Two-bedroom recently refurbished house for long rent, would suit professional couple. Oil heating and coal fire, large garage, workshop and pit, greenhouse, patio, garden and off-road parking, no smoking, no pets, EPC pending. LR Reg 49566/330/2700. Contact 01856 761406 or 07756 697731

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    Two Bedroom

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    Two bedroom furnished house to let in Shapinsay; with garden; total control heating. Tel. 01856 711316 or 07759 015087

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    Bar Staff

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    Bar Staff Full & Part Time Required for busy bar Experience in bar work preferred but not essential Full training will be given Please apply by e-mail kelly@helgis.co.uk or in writing to Kelly McGuigan Helgi’s 14 Harbour Street Kirkwall, KW15 1LE Queries to Kelly Tele. 879293

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    ELECTRICITY EXPERTS WARN WESTMINSTER ENERGY POLICY IS FAILING

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    Electricity market experts have warned that the Westminster Government is failing to recognise Scotland’s potential when it comes to energy policy. Giving evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Energy and […]

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    HebCelt part of a festival sector worth £1bn over last four years

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    Independent music events, including the Hebridean Celtic Festival, generated an estimated £1 billion for the UK economy in the last four years, according to a new report.   The money […]

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    Grant to meet Health Minister over isles health concerns

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    Labour’s Shadow Minister for Health Inequalities, Rhoda Grant MSP, is to meet with Shona Robison, the Cabinet Secretary for Health, to discuss a number of issues which have been raised […]

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