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    Games end with triumph on the running track

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    Silver medal winning hammer thrower Elaine Park can't take the grin off her face as she wields the Shetland flag at the closing ceremony in Jersey. All photos Jane Moncrieff/BBC Radio ShetlandTEAM Shetland is celebrating after completing one of its most successful Island Games with 23 medals that put it in ninth place overall. Hammer thrower Elaine Park who won silver on Wednesday, her first medal in eight games, held the Shetland flag aloft at the closing ceremony in the baking heat of Jersey’s Howard Davis Park. Friday proved to be a day of success and surprise on the running track, while there was disappointment on the football pitch when Shetland were defeated 1-0 by Menorca to lose out on a bronze.

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    HIAL seek mediation over runway dispute

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    The eastern end of the Sumburgh airport runway extension being battered by heavy seas two years ago. Photo Ronnie RobertsonSUMBURGH airport operators HIAL are seeking an out of court settlement over a £14 million damages claim against Shetland Islands Council for poor workmanship on a 2005 runway extension. The request came as the Court of Session rejected a second SIC appeal against the claim last month, clearing the way for a full legal hearing at great cost to both parties. In May HIAL managing director Inglis Lyon wrote to SIC chief executive Mark Boden asking the authority to enter a mediation process to settle the issue which has already costs the two public authorities large sums in legal fees.

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    SIC forced to blow £1.7m on town hall

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    Lerwick Town Hall is in bad need of repair once again.SHETLAND Islands Council has agreed to spend nearly £1.7 million on renovating Lerwick’s Town Hall building amid concerns about its structure. The decision was made in private on Tuesday as the council made plans to address the “increasingly urgent” need to repair the Grade B-listed building’s stonework, particularly around its stained glass windows. News of the proposal was only made public after a copy of the meeting’s documents were leaked to BBC Radio Shetland.

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    Ancient artefacts return

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    Collections curator Jenny Murray (right) and her assistant Laurie Goodlad (left) show NorthLink's Cheryl Kelday the artefacts. Photo Shetland Amenity TrustOVER 100,000 archaeological artefacts - including shards of the earliest pottery found in Shetland - have returned home to the isles.  The items, which include finds from a number of sites near Dunrossness, made the journey from Bradford University to the Shetland Museum and Archives.

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    In this week’s Shetland Times

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    A whole host of stories and pictures all the way from Jersey capturing a flavour of the NatWest Island Games are featured this week. Meanwhile, closer to home … A new commission has met for the first time to consider ways of identifying inequalities. The council is to spend an estimated £1.7 million in town […]

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    Team Shetland hits 20 with more to come

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    It’s up to 20 medals now for team Shetland with another for star swimmers Andrea Strachan and Felix Gifford. On day five Strachan won gold in the 100 metres medley with 1.03. It was her third gold in the games and her fifth overall. Gifford won his second medal of the games with a bronze […]

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    Shetland knocked out in semi-final but bronze still to play for

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    Blues boss Niall Bristow is very proud of his players after a tough test against a strong Isle of Man team who ran out 3-1 victors. Within the opening minutes it was clear Shetland would face a much tougher opposition than their previous game against the Falkland Islands. The men in yellow were working the […]

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    Father-daughter duo reach Jersey badminton final

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    Team Shetland mixed doubles pair, father and daughter Gordon Keith and Shona Mackay, beat Greenland to reach tomorrow's final. Photo: Shetland Island Games AssociationSHETLAND brought their overall medal tally to 20 and secured a place in the mixed doubles badminton final after another successful day at the NatWest Island Games in Jersey. Unstoppable swimmer Andrea Strachan bagged her fifth medal of the week by winning a gold in the 100m individual medley, whilst Felix Gifford augmented his own haul with a bronze in the 400m freestyle. Runner Faye Cox picked up a bronze medal in the 200m event with a time of 25.68s, adding to her third place finish in the 100m race final on Monday.  Sophie Moar also pocketed a bronze in the in the women’s long jump final.

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    MP begins legal battle to keep his job

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    Alistair Carmichael MPLAWYERS acting for northern isles MP Alistair Carmichael have begun their fight to resist attempts to use the courts to remove him from office. Four Orkney constituents raised more than £61,500 through a crowd funding campaign to go to Edinburgh’s Court of Session to challenge his election in May. At a procedural hearing on Thursday, Carmichael’s QC Roddy Dunlop said he would be putting forward legal arguments proving no laws had been broken.

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    Too much to drink

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    A CONSTRUCTION worker from Northern Ireland working on the Shetland gas plant was fined £800 at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Thursday when he admitted assault and being abusive after getting drunk at a company barbecue. Appearing from custody, Caolan McFeely, of 8 Marlborough Road, Londonderry, pled guilty to punching and striking a barman on the head at Lerwick’s Thule Bar in the early hours of Thursday morning.

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    Man fined for Thule assault

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    A visiting gas plant worker has been fined £800 after embarking on an “all too familiar” story of getting drunk and making a fool of himself. Usually teetotal Caolan McFeely, 30, of Marlborough Road in Londonderry took to the drink to mark his imminent marriage in August. But he assaulted a member of bar staff […]

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    Widespread power cuts caused by lightning storm

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    Lightning storms caused a major power cut across hundreds of properties in the early hours of yesterday morning. Damage was caused to electrical transformers that help provide supply to homes and businesses. Much of the disruption was in the West Side. Scottish and Southern Energy said Walls was closest to the damage, where 269 properties […]

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    Livestock owners counting cost of wet weather

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    Some livestock owners have already shipped cattle south this year. Photo: ShetnewsCROFTERS and farmers in Shetland have endured a nightmare start to the summer, with a protracted spell of poor weather prompting some to sell off livestock several months earlier than usual. It is the most sustained spell of bad weather in over 30 years, according to the local National Farmers’ Union (NFU) branch. It started with a very wet winter, leading some to begin feeding sheep a bit earlier than they might otherwise have done. The cold, wet weather continued throughout the spring, with May a particularly bad month, and NFU Shetland chairman Jim Nicolson thinks the ground “probably never warmed up enough to make a reasonable growth of grass”.

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    Rock legend seeks Shetland Bill

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    Graham Oliver with his cherished left-handed Stratocaster in the early days of his career before he sold it to a Shetlander called Bill. A FOUNDING member of heavy metal band Saxon is looking to be reunited with one of his old guitars - and he believes it may be in Shetland. Graham Oliver was part of the English rock legends, who released four top ten albums in the UK that sold millions, between 1976 and 1996.  

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    Rock star seeks reunion with man who bought his Stratocaster

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    The  star of one of the biggest rock bands of the 1980s is on the hunt for a rare guitar he sold to a Shetlander when he was strapped for cash in the days before he became famous. Graham Oliver, one half of the loudest guitar duo in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, […]

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    Silke’s engaging video tutorials

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    Silke Reeploeg - delighted to receive acknowledgement from those who matter most - Photo: Shetland College UHIA SHETLAND based lecturer has been recognised for her "highly interactive video conferences" at this year's University of the Highlands and Islands Teaching Awards. Silke Reeploeg, who gives lectures for the Centre of Nordic Studies, bagged the most engaging video conference tutor prize.

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    Ultra walk for charity

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    Adam Grzyb 'we have people in Shetland who need help'.A LERWICK fundraiser is looking for volunteers to take part in a charity walk from North Roe to Sumburgh later this month. Adam Grzyb, 29, is organising the Shetland Ultra Walk to raise money for the local branches of British Red Cross and CLAN Cancer Support.

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    Day four and three more medals for Team Shetland

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    Day four of the island games and it is four medals for star swimmer Andrea Strachan and 16 for Team Shetland. Strachan won gold in the 100 metres breaststroke with 1.08.33. The Lerwick swimmer beat rival Kara Hanlon of the Western Isles who finished in 1.08.54. It was a PB for Strachan, a new Shetland […]

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    Andrea wins again... and hammer glory for Elaine

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    A proud moment for Elaine Park (left) as she receives her silver medal for the hammer throw. Photo courtesy of Shetland Island Games AssociationTOP SHETLAND swimmer Andrea Strachan has been racking up the medals again down in Jersey, breaking a games record to win gold in the 100m breaststroke and taking her overall medal tally this week to four. Meanwhile, in the track and field athlete Elaine Park has also done the isles proud by claiming silver in the hammer throw. Elaine was delighted after her 38.67 metre throw pipped the Isle of Wight’s Wallis Canning to second place on Wednesday evening.

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    New air ambulance to visit isles

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    A new air ambulance helicopter for the Scottish Ambulance Service will arrive on Sunday, giving locals the chance to talk to paramedics and pilots. The new H145 aircraft is one of two which come into service this month and the services says it is bigger and faster than the EC135 helicopters which have been in […]

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    Bronze for men’s 100m relay team

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    Orkney won another medal at the Island Games in Jersey this afternoon, winning bronze in the 4 x 100m men’s relay event. The team were Andrew Davis, James Flett, Fergus Macivor and Gordon Mowat. They finished in a time of 43.30s just under a second slower than the Guernsey team who won gold. Jersey won silver. ...

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    House Keeper

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    Plots at Finstown, Orkney

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    Full-time/part-time chef/cook required, experience essential, good rate of pay for suitable applicant. Applicants with cv to Royal Hotel 53-57 Victoria Street, Stromness or by Email to sharon@royalhotel.biz Telephone: 01856 850342

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    Scottish Natural Heritage is the leading public body responsible for advising Ministers on matters relating to the natural heritage. The natural environment is a key asset that underpins Scotland’s wealth, health and quality of life. Our job is to conserve this resource, to promote its sustainable management and to encourage people to access and enjoy it responsibly. Administrative Support ...

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    Redland site, Finstown, Orkney Development Sites Offers Over £85,000 Land – Development Site Amazing Results are excited to bring to the market this rare opportunity to purchase a large individual building plot with full planning consent in place for a large executive architecturally designed house. (Property Ref: dana) Plot near Redland in Finstown The site ...

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    Ford Fiesta 1.25 Style 5dr Price: £4,995 • Reg: 2009 • Mileage: 63,175 • Colour: Silver • Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Petrol CD Player, Electric Windows, One Previous Owner. Finance available – finance subject to status. Terms and conditions apply. Applicant must be 18 or over. Guarantees/indemnities may be required Click for Full Details Colin Gregg Cars, Hatston ...

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    Angus MacNeil MP meets with ‘Farmers in Parliament’

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    Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MP, Angus Brendan MacNeil recently met some of the UK’s most innovative farmers and food producers who brought the farm to Parliament.   The farmers, […]

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    ALLAN WELCOMES LOGANAIR CONCESSIONS

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    Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MSP, Alasdair Allan, has welcomed news that Loganair is planning to introduce a compassionate fares discount scheme for people travelling to funerals.   This follows […]

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    Angus MacNeil MP comments on Island Games

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    Commenting on the Island Games which are currently taking place in Jersey, Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MP Angus Brendan MacNeil said:   “It is truly inspiring to see athletes […]

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    ISLES MP WELCOMES DEAL ON EU ROAMING CHARGES

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    Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MP Angus Brendan MacNeil has welcomed the announcement that the abolition of data roaming charges across the EU is a step closer this week following […]

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