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    Tributes for former headteacher

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    Ian Perry performing at Lerwick's Garrison Square. Photo: Davie GardnerTRIBUTES have been paid to a former Shetland headteacher and musician who died in a motorbike crash in England at the weekend. Ian Perry, who worked in primary schools such as Mossbank and Olnafirth, was involved in an accident near Mansfield on Sunday. The 48 year old, also a bassist and vocalist for local band The Bluemelts, left Shetland at the end of last year to take up a post at Sherwood Junior High School in Mansfield.

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    Bad Times and good times on Big Time Quell’s debut

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    England striker Harry Kane, a lobster and questionable facial hair feature on Big Time Quell’s awaited debut EP Greatest Hits. The five-piece are set to release the five-track offering early next month in a dramatic shift from their acoustic duo beginnings. Jamie Hatch and Thomas Jones formed the band after Hatch unknowingly was booked for […]

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    Inter-island transport talks

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    SHETLAND Islands Council and transport partnership ZetTrans are looking for the public's views on the future of local inter-island transport.

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    Missing woman is found following extensive search

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    Wilma Tulloch.POLICE in Lerwick have confirmed that, following extensive searches, an elderly woman reported missing has been found and taken to hospital for checks. In a statement shortly after 1am on Thursday, police said that 78-year-old Wilma Tulloch had been traced in the Breiwick area of Lerwick.

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    Diner and pizzeria to open in Yell

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    A NEW restaurant and pizzeria is set to open in the North Isles next week as part of a redevelopment of Yell's old junior high school. L J's Diner and Pizzeria will open its doors to the public on Monday following a preview event on Sunday. The venture is the first stage in a redevelopment of the old Mid Yell junior high school, with a ten-bedroom hotel due to follow.

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    Former isles head teacher and musician dies in motorbike accident

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    Former primary school headteacher Ian Perry, who worked in Shetland for several years, was killed in a motorbike accident at the weekend. As well as teaching Mr Perry was an accomplished musician who was heavily involved in the local music scene, who enjoyed taking part in Lerwick Up-Helly-A’. He moved south at the end of last […]

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    Tavish questions NHS patient travel budget

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    Shetland MSP Tavish Scott.SHETLAND MSP Tavish Scott has called on the Scottish Government to give more support to the local NHS board after it confirmed plans to reduce its budget for patient travel. The Liberal Democrat said the government needs to ensure that NHS Shetland is "adequately funded" to allow for patients to take flights to Aberdeen, if necessary, instead of being "forced" to travel via ferry. NHS Shetland chief executive Ralph Roberts confirmed that the health board is looking to save around half a million pounds in its patient travel budget.

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    Views wanted on inter-island transport

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    People who rely on the inter-island transport links will have their chance to say how well they are working at a series of events next week. Shetland Islands Council and ZetTrans are holding several sessions next week as part of work to secure long-term funding for transport links within Shetland. These will focus on the […]

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    Man denies assault

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    A MAN accused of assaulting his former partner has been released on bail after appearing from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday. Christopher Smith, whose bail address was given in court as Glenburn Road, Hamnavoe, Burra, pleaded not guilty to two charges that were alleged to have taken place on Tuesday (23 August).

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    Rugby recruitment

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    AN OPEN day will be held in Lerwick this weekend to encourage more people to join Shetland's rugby teams.

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    KT brings the Saturday feeling to a packed Clickimin

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    Phones aloft the crowd take directions form KT Tunstall during her performance at the Clickimin on Tuesday night. Photo: Kevin Jones It was one of those ‘have to go to’ gigs. But this was working – somebody’s gotta do it, as I informed the many folk I encountered as the night went on. I queued […]

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    REVIEW: Tunstall a class act at Clickimin

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    KT Tunstall was in great voice in Lerwick on Tuesday night. Photo: Shetnews/Kelly Nicolson RiddellAS  SOON as KT Tunstall bounded on stage just after 9pm and started nattering away to the Clickimin audience like they were old pals, there was no doubt we were in for a feel-good night in the company of a class act. Islanders snapped up tickets for the show back in May so rapidly that it was upgraded from Mareel to a bigger room across town.

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    Islands bill in parliament's first year, says SNP

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    Islands minister Humza Yousaf on a visit to Shetland earlier this month. Photo: Shetnews/Hans J MarterLEGISLATION that will “empower” Scotland’s island communities is to be brought forward in the next 12 months, islands minister Humza Yousaf has announced. Speaking on a visit to the Western Isles on Tuesday, Yousaf said island communities made a “significant contribution” to Scotland both economically and culturally. It comes in the wake of lobbying by Shetland, Orkney and the Western Isles through their Our Islands Our Future campaign over the past three years.

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    More money needed for patient transport, says Scott

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    More cash should be given to NHS Shetland to fly patients to the mainland for hospital appointments, says isles MSP Tavish Scott. Mr Scott said the health board should get the support it needs to allow people take the plane when seen as the most suitable option. “Flying to Aberdeen for patients who need at […]

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    SIC reserves reach £300m

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    SIC executive finance manager Jonathan Belford. THE VALUE of Shetland Islands Council’s stock market investments has hit the £300 million mark for the first time in many years. Figures going before the local authority’s policy and resources committee next Tuesday (30 August) show the SIC’s reserves rose by £15 million in the three months to the end of June.

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    Yousaf: Islands’ needs are at heart of government’s agenda

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    Islands minister Humza Yousaf has lauded the “significant” cultural and economic contribution island communities make to Scotland while announcing the progression of the Islands Bill. The introduction of the Islands Bill comes less than a year after the Scottish government started a consultation on what island residents thought should be included in the bill. Following […]

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    New funding boost for befriending scheme

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    Shetland Befriending Scheme coordinator Lynn Tulloch.THE SHETLAND Befriending Scheme has reacted with delight after being awarded a £15,000 grant from the Robertson Trust to support its service to islanders over the age of 60. The 60+ section of the befriending scheme aims to support older members of the community on a one-to-one basis, using trained volunteer befrienders to reduce feelings of isolation and encourage individuals to remain as independent as possible, enjoy increased social connections and contact within their community.

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    Why are they falling in? (The Rev David Cooper)

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    You carry news of the relocation of the Shetland Food Bank from the Salvation Army building to St Magnus Street in Lerwick. The food bank now also comes under the national umbrella of the Trussell Trust. Alongside this excellent piece of work, Beyond Foodbanks is a growing confederacy of aid and political programmes to create […]

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    Volunteers flock to help strandings scheme

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    Nick Davison (left) and Andrew Brownlow of the Scottish Marine Strandings Scheme during their two day visit to Shetland this week.AROUND 25 environmental enthusiasts from around Shetland have signed up as citizen scientists to help monitor the health of the ocean after two days of workshops run by the Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme (SMASS). Andrew Brownlow and Nick Davison, who travelled north to run the workshops at Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary, said they were delighted with the response from islanders. SMASS is keen to develop a large network of volunteers around Scotland to help them monitor and examine stranded whales, dolphins, seals, basking sharks and turtles.

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    Lynsey's off to Hawaii for Ironman following a strong showing in Copenhagen sunshine

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    A delighted Lynsey Henderson following the near-11 hour Ironman in Copenhagen.ONE OF Shetland's leading athletes is bound for Hawaii after completing the mammoth Ironman event in Copenhagen at the weekend. Lynsey Henderson, from Lerwick, conquered the course – consisting of a 3.8km swim, 180km cycle and 42.4km run – on Sunday and was “super chuffed” with her time of 10 hours 43 minutes. The faster-than-expected time also resulted in Lynsey being offered a place at the Ironman World Championship, to be staged in Kailua-Kona in Hawaii on 8 October this year.

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