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FLIGHTS in and out of Shetland faced more disruption amid continued snowfall on Saturday.
Although some early flights into Sumburgh Airport landed close to their schedule arrival time, outgoing planes were snowbound with some facing a delay of several hours. One incoming flight from Aberdeen in the afternoon was cancelled.
WITH Nelson Mandela’s death touching hundreds of millions of people across the world, Shetland Islands Council is to open a book of condolences for people to pay their respects to the great statesman, who died peacefully at home on Thursday, aged 95.
The tribute book, to be located inside the main door at Lerwick Town Hall, will be available to the public from Monday to Friday next week during office hours.
FOUR men from Fraserburgh have been told to stay away from Shetland after they admitted being behind a punch up at Lerwick’s Thule Bar on Thursday.
Appearing from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Friday, 25 year old Douglas McCulloch, of Buchan Road, 44 year old Clint Cassie, of Cortes Crescent, and 47 year old Gary Strachan, of North Braehead, admitted injuring a man by swinging a pool cue at him, punching and kicking him repeatedly.
A book of condolences has been opened so people can pay their respects to Nelson Mandela who died on Thursday night. The book will be located inside the main door at Lerwick Town Hall and will be available to the public Monday to Friday during office hours. Shetland Islands Council convener Malcolm Bell said: ”Given Nelson […]www.shetlandtimes.co.uk
About 150 to 200 homes were still without power in the North Isles this morning after yesterday’s high winds.www.shetlandtimes.co.uk
Four Fraserburgh men have been warned to stay away from the isles after admitting assault charges at the Thule Bar in Lerwick.www.shetlandtimes.co.uk
Rock lovers can enjoy a new website dedicated to the alternative music scene.www.shetnews.co.uk
A mixture of old and new is the recipe for success at Hillside Motors in Brae. The former Central Garage changed hands in June and customers have since been greeted by faces and surroundings both new and familiar.
The garage is still the islands’ only Citroën dealership - offering sales, authorised repair and Citroën parts distribution.
There will be no southbound ferry service tonight following the bad weather.
ELECTRICAL engineers worked through freezing conditions on Friday to restore power to around 200 homes in the north isles of Yell and Unst, some of whom had been without power for more than 24 hours.
By early evening Scottish and Southern Energy said there were just 20 isolated homes throughout Unst and 50 homes in and around Aywick, on Yell, that were still without electricity.
Shetland recovery for offshore installationThe company is working in partnership with offshore engineering firm Peterson to decommission and recover BP's subsea equipment at the Schiehallion and Loyal fields west of the Shetland Isles. Some 11,500 tonnes of materials will be recycled at Veolia ...and more »BBC News
Shetland Islands Council getting £10m for housing debtsThe UK Treasury is to hand over £10m towards paying off Shetland Islands Council's historic housing debt of £40m. It was built up during the construction boom of the 1970s when the authority paid for new houses for workers building the Sullom Voe oil ...www.shetlandtimes.co.uk
SIC political leader Gary Robinson yesterday hailed a budget announcement that the UK government will stump up £10 million to patch up Shetland’s historic housing debt.www.shetnews.co.uk
THE UK government is to hand over £10 million towards paying off Shetland Islands Council’s historic housing debt, which currently stands at £40 million.
Chancellor George Osborne made the announcement as part of his autumn statement after intensive behind the scenes efforts within government by local MP and Scottish secretary Alistair Carmichael.
The SIC described the commitment as “extremely welcome”, and hopes it will help them control council house rent rises and build new properties to reduce the chronic waiting list for social housing in the isles.
Two fishing vessels broke from their moorings at Lerwick Harbour this morning and drifted towards the NorthLink ferry Hjaltland, as the first of the wintry weather began to bite with severe gales and blustery snow showers. The Starlight and the Starlight Ray drifted around 100 metres after breaking free from their mooring lines at Holmsgarth […]www.shetlandtimes.co.uk
All schools in Shetland will be closed on Friday due to the continuing bad weather forecast, the council confirmed just after 1pm today. That followed the closure of several schools today while some ferry services were disrupted because of the westerly gales battering Shetland this morning. Baltasound and Mid Yell Junior High Schools […]www.shetnews.co.uk
SEVERE gales and snow battering the north of Scotland services are affecting services across Shetland. We will keep you updated throughout the day via this live feed. You can help us by sending your weather updates and pictures to email@example.com or 07775 564513.
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4.55pm: Shetland emergency planning forum is asking folk to keep an eye out for their neighbours, and take care in the wintry conditions. Their main concern are the almost 400 households left without power in Yell and Unst since early on Thursday morning. Affected are Mid Yell, Baltasound (Millburn Park, Springpark and Mill Brae) and Quoys in Unst.
A spokeswoman said: “While Scottish & Southern Energy engineers are working on the faults, the company is unable to get additional engineers to the islands before Friday morning, and some customers are unlikely to have their power restored before lunchtime.
“The care centres at Nordalea and Isleshavn are operating on generators, which are sufficiently fuelled, and everyone on Care at Home packages in Yell and Unst have already been visited by staff who’ve checked on their welfare.
“Community alarms (home links) are working on battery backup, which should last for 30 hours; if any users have any concerns about their system, they should contact either Nordalea (01595 745870) or Isleshavn (01595 745720)
4.25pm: A Loganair spokesman said this afternoon that it was impossible for the airline to safely operate in the extreme conditions experienced on Thursday. He said: "All flights in and out of Shetland have been grounded by the adverse weather conditions currently affecting the entire country.
THE FERRY service across Yell Sound, Bluemull Sound and to Bressay have all become victims of the severe gale force winds.
The council's ferry services department said this morning (Thursday) that the services were suspended until further notice.
Meanwhile, the NorthLink ferry Hjaltland arrived at Lerwick harbour at 6am this morning, an hour and a half ahead of schedule.
At Sumburgh airport, the mail plane has been cancelled and the first flight from Aberdeen, due to arrive at 7.45am, is currently delayed by an hour.
Elsi Arrub and her intrepid skipper Andrew Halcrow have crossed the tropic of Cancer and were about 20 degrees north, mid-way between the Canaries and Cape Verde, today. Writing in his blog, Andrew says that he has been following the trail of the brilliant planet Venus to the south-west. Unfortunately going had been slow in […]www.shetlandtimes.co.uk
Heavy winds could mean a seven-hour delay for ferry passengers travelling south tomorrow night.
Scotland's front pages on Saturdaywww.bbc.co.uk
Power supplies have been restored to almost all the customers across Scotland who were cut off during the storms earlier this week.www.bbc.co.uk
A pedestrian has died after being hit by a vehicle on the A709 Dumfries to Lockerbie road, police say.www.bbc.co.uk
Ten people are arrested after disorder broke out ahead of a Scottish Championship football game on Saturday.www.bbc.co.uk
Dundee United complete a treble of SPFL awards after Ryan Gauld wins young player of the month for November.www.bbc.co.uk
Airline passengers are warned there could be further flight disruption because of Saturday's technical fault at the National Air Traffic Service.www.bbc.co.uk
Cases of the Clostridium difficile infection among patients aged 65 and over have fallen sharply in recent years, the Scottish government says.www.bbc.co.uk
Members of Falkirk Labour will choose their general election candidate after the row over the party's selection process.www.bbc.co.uk
A US-inspired scheme which provides support for teenage mothers in Scotland is to be extended to more health board areas.www.scotsman.com
HITLER’S memoirs, gruesome novels on serial killers and the Fifty Shades Of Grey trilogy were among the books borrowed by Scotland’s prison inmates this year, officials have revealed.www.scotsman.com
THE UK government drew up plans to introduce “Scottish passports” almost half a century ago, Scotland on Sunday has learned.www.scotsman.com
FOREIGN students should be encouraged to stay in an independent Scotland after graduation to help boost the economy, the Scottish Government says.www.scotsman.com
THERE are four painters we call the Colourists. Two of them, Cadell and Peploe, have recently been the subject of major exhibitions at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, while Leslie Hunter had a big exhibition in the Edinburgh City Art Centre.www.scotsman.com
HE is at the helm of one of Scotland’s biggest festivals, masterminding an invasion of around 2100 musicians who descend on Glasgow every winter.www.scotsman.com
DRIVERS have been warned to take care on Scotland’s roads as wet and windy weather is forecast for the next few days.www.scotsman.com
FORGET Hark The Herald Angels Sing and We Wish You A Merry Christmas. A songwriter and choir director has reinvented the traditional carol concert by breathing life into Scotland’s lost and unusual Christmas carols stretching back several centuries.www.scotsman.com
A CROSSWORD clue that makes an unflattering reference to Alex Salmond has caused a stir after it was published in Better Together’s campaign literature.www.scotsman.com
ON Nelson Mandela’s watch, South Africa inspired the world by embracing reconciliation in all-race elections in 1994.www.scotsman.com
WORLD leaders, kings, queens and presidents are expected to attend this weekend’s funeral for Nelson Mandela in South Africa.www.scotsman.com
I ONCE met Nelson Mandela on the stump during South Africa’s first non-racial local council elections in 1996. He had decided, the previous night, to go canvassing in Houghton, the northern Johannesburg suburb where he lived.
Hot on the heels of this week’s SURF award, the Stromness Townscape Heritage Initiative has been shortlisted for an award recognising schemes which boost local communities.
The Placemaking Awards recognise projects, plans, people and organisations from across the UK that have improved the physical or environmental quality of a place or the economic or [...]www.orcadian.co.uk
Orkney Rugby Club’s away fixture against Perthshire today has been cancelled due to frozen pitches.www.orcadian.co.uk
Orkney’s county badminton teams are set to head across the Pentland Firth today for one of their biggest games of the season.
The senior ‘A’ and ‘B’ sides are due to compete in the first leg of their annual inter-county contest against Caithness, with the return leg scheduled to be held in Orkney in February, [...]hebridestoday.com
Neil Kermode, Managing Director of the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, has been honoured for his leadership and commitment to the renewable energy industry. Mr Kermode was awarded...www.orcadian.co.uk
Orkney Islands Council has welcomed news that the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) has reversed plans to remove a public police counter in Stromness.
Councillor Andrew Drever, chairman of the OIC’s police and fire sub-committee, said: “The provision of a police presence in Stromness is highly valued by the local community. We’re pleased to be able [...]www.orcadian.co.uk
The police’s annual festive drink-drive campaign was launched today, with motorists reminded of the tough legal and personal consequences of drink driving this Christmas.
According to police, this year’s campaign aims to raise awareness that there is no grey area for drink drivers in Scotland – no matter how little over the limit [...]www.orcadian.co.uk
The Met Office has issued an ice warning for the county.
According to the yellow alert, ice will readily form on untreated surfaces from dusk today, with snow showers continuing this evening.
“A band of mainly light and patchy snow will also push in from the west during Friday evening. It will slowly turn to [...]www.orcadian.co.uk
Orkney Islands Council is urging community transport operators to apply for funding from the new Community Minibus Fund.
The £1 million fund, from Transport Scotland, will help community transport operators buy new vehicles to expand their services or replace older vehicles. But the fund is for this financial year only, so there is only [...]www.orcadian.co.uk
The Stromness Townscape Heritage Initiative has won a national regeneration award for its five-year project to enhance the historic centre of Stromness.
The project developed by Orkney Islands Council took first place in its category – Town Centre Regeneration – at the 2013 SURF Awards for Best Practice in Community Regeneration. It was one of [...]www.orcadian.co.uk
Police in Orkney are urging motorists to take care on the roads today, with snow and ice affecting many routes.
Despite the conditions police say that there have been no accidents reported overnight, however in some areas the conditions have been described as treacherous.www.orcadian.co.uk
The Orkney Local Emergency Co-ordinating Group (OLECG) issued a further update late yesterday afternoon after a follow-up meeting in response to the severe weather conditions affecting the county. At the time of the update, two properties in Orkney were without power.
Earlier in the day, yesterday, power was restored to customers across the islands, including [...]www.orcadian.co.uk
Orkney Islands Council has confirmed that all schools in the county are open today, Friday, although there may be delays on some transport routes.hebridestoday.com
Power problems across islands. North and South Shawbost, Loch Carnan and Creagorry worst hit areas. Arrangements in place to visit vulnerable people Public encouraged to check on neighbours...hebridestoday.com
Lionacleit and Carinish School will also be closed on Friday, 6 December 2013 due to the disruption to the electricity supply.hebridestoday.com
Commenting on another increase in Air Passenger Duty (APD) the Westminster tax that hits aviation in Scotland and is seen to be doing real damage to Scotland’s tourist industry and...hebridestoday.com
Shawbost School will be closed on Friday, 6 December 2013 due to the disruption to the electricity supply today and repairs necessary to the heating system at the school.hebridestoday.com
Now well established on the business calendar, the 12th annual Scottish Green Energy Awards have attracted a wide range of entries from businesses, all aspiring for recognition across the renewable...www.orcadian.co.uk
Due to the weather Orkney Ferries have published an amended timetable for planned sailings on Friday.
Full details can be found on the company website www.orkneyferries.co.ukwww.orcadian.co.uk
Orkney Islands Council’s phone system is likely to remain only partially operational until Monday.
The OIC switchboard can take calls on 01856 873535, but continuing problems mean that calls cannot then be transferred to extension numbers.
Customers services staff will take messages and pass these on by email. Alternatively, people are asked contact the council by [...]hebridestoday.com
All NHS Western Isles premises and grounds are now smoke-free, and a Smoke Free Policy has been approved by the local Board. The policy is available at http://www.wihb.scot.nhs.uk/publications/policies-and-strategies Back in November...
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