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    Screenplay: an ode to the people of Sheffield

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    Davie Gardner in conversation with  Candida Doyle - Dale Smith for Shetland Arts Sunday evening saw Mareel's Cinema 1 quite packed out. It seemed likely that the audience (many of whom appeared to be of this reviewer's particular vintage) had come to enjoy a couple of nostalgic hours listening to the soundtrack of their youth, writes Genevieve White.

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    Memorial bench roof slashed by vandals

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    Vandals have targeted a memorial at the Bell’s Brae Primary School in Lerwick. Police said the canvas roof of the memorial bench, outside the ASN department in the area of the junction of Bell’s and Gilbertson roads, had been slashed during the incident. The damage was believed to have been done some time between 9th and […]

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    Assault charges

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    A YOUNG MAN from Aith has been released on bail after appearing from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Monday accused of assaulting his partner at three different occasions between November last year and early August. The case against Craig Fraser, of Hillcrest, was continued without plea until 16 September.

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    Screenplay: passionate about short films

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    FILM lovers enjoyed a packed programme this weekend as Shetland's annual film festival Screenplay kicked off. Kathy Hubbard, one of this year's three Screenplay curators, was characteristically enthusiastic about this year's exciting range of films and events.

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    Robinson to press minister over emergency tugs

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    Shetland Islands Council is calling on the UK government to guarantee the future provision of coastguard tugs in the Northern Isles. Funding for the vessel, Herakles, currently stationed in Orkney is only in place until March next year and there appear to be no plans to continue that essential cover beyond that date. In a letter […]

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    Daroja arrives in Lerwick Harbour after weekend collision

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    The Streamline chartered container ship Daroja was back in Lerwick today after colliding with another vessel near Peterhead on Saturday. The small tanker Erin Wood, an occasional visitor to Shetland, almost sank following the collision four miles from the North East port on Saturday afternoon in force four south-westerly winds. The 24m long vessel had […]

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    Council wants emergency tug guarantee

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    The Herakles is usually based at Orkney.SHETLAND Islands Council is calling on the UK government to guarantee the future provision of emergency towing vessels (ETV) in the northern isles. Funding for the Herakles, currently stationed in Orkney, is only in place until March 2016 and there appear to be no plans to continue that essential cover beyond that date.

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    Cyclists turn out to raise funds for charity

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    Three charities will benefit from the efforts of 42 cyclists who took part in the fifth annual Frankie's Charity Cycle Sportive on Sunday.

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    Pole fire

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    Sandwick fire brigade attended a burning hydro pole at Scousburgh this morning. A fire engine went to the scene after the brigade received an emergency call at 7.56am and remained there until hydro engineers arrived.

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    Daroja arrives at Lerwick after collision

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    The Erin Wood listing with the Daroja in the background - Photos: RNLI PeterheadTHE STREAMLINE cargo boat Daroja arrived at Lerwick harbour on Monday morning after having been involved in a collision with another vessel off Peterhead on Saturday afternoon. The small fuel supply tanker Erin Wood almost capsized after taking a large ingress of water through the wheelhouse.

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    Island life good for kids

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    Shetland was found to be the second best place to bring up children - Photo: ShetNewsA NEW Bank of Scotland report has added further evidence that Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles are the best places to bring up children in Scotland. The latest 'Children's Quality of Life' survey, published on Monday, placed Orkney in top spot based on low primary school class size, high school spending per pupil and the fact they live in an area of low population density and little traffic.

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    Sold-out Heavy Metal Buffet serves up a treat

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    Aberdeen's Semperfi closing the Friday night. Photo: Chris BrownTHE ORGANISERS of this year's Heavy Metal Buffet rock festival have called the weekend a complete success after it sold out over two nights. The annual event was held at the Lerwick Legion on Friday and Saturday, with hundreds of punters enjoying distortion-doused music from both local and UK acts.

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    Hundreds turn out for Ocean Kinetics open day

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    Hundreds of people turned up for the chance to take a peak at what goes on in one of Shetland’s most dynamic businesses yesterday.

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    A number one for MacMillan

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    Before...and after: hairdresser Lorraine Sutherland tidies up Sue Skinner's new look that raised hundreds of pounds for the cancer charity MacMillan.A CARE worker from Brae has raised more than £400 for MacMillan Cancer Support after having her locks removed as part of the charity’s Brave The Shave fundraising campaign. Sue Skinner let colleagues at North Haven care centre take the clippers to her head on Friday in a bid to give something back to the organisation that has done much to help some of her friends and family.

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    Plenty to get the teeth into at Metal Buffet

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    The annual Heavy Metal Buffet got well and truly underway at Lerwick Legion last night where a full house of metal heads turned out to celebrate a musical genre that is twice as old as most of the fans who were there.

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    Movie parade celebrates opening of Screenplay

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    Shetland Arts' celebration of all things film was saluted by a parade on Saturday morning. Starting from the town’s Market Cross, the march made its way along the street under colourful bunting and ended up outside Mareel where a feast of films, lectures and discussions featuring film professionals will be held through to Sunday the 6th of September.

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    Pelagic trawler towed into Lerwick

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    Resolute getting assistance from the harbour tugs this morning. Photo: Ian LeaskA BANFF registered pelagic trawler was towed into Lerwick Harbour on Saturday morning after suffering engine failure. The 64m Resolute fell into trouble west of Fair Isle and it was towed into the harbour's south entrance by another trawler, the Forever Grateful.

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    Police issue warning after attempted break ins

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    The police are urging shop keepers and business owners in Shetland to be vigilant, following reports of attempted break ins at premises in Lerwick and Sumburgh.

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    Screenplay launches with musical parade

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    The Lerwick Brass Band on a sun-kissed Saturday in Lerwick. Photo: Chris Cope/ShetNewsTHIS YEAR's Screenplay festival kicked off in style with a movie-themed brass band march through the streets of Lerwick on Saturday. The Shetland Arts film bonanza, which has been curated by Mark Kermode and Linda Ruth Williams, launched with a musical parade through the town.

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    Talking Sport … with Jim Tait

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    It was heartening to hear from Shetland Recreational Trust that no decisions have yet been taken regarding restructuring work at the Clickimin Leisure Centre.

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    THE HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS ARE THE BEST PLACES TO BRING UP CHILDREN

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    When it comes to the best place to raise children, the Highland and Islands come out top not just in Scotland but across Great Britain too. The 2015 Bank of […]

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    COMMUNITY COUNCIL ELECTION 2015

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    Nominations are being sought for each of the Community Councils in the Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Local Government Area.  Nomination papers are available from the Council Offices in Stornoway, Tarbert, […]

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    COMHAIRLE NAN EILEAN SIAR BY ELECTION – AN TAOBH SIAR AGUS NIS

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    Prospective candidates are reminded that completed nomination forms must be lodged with the Returning Officer, Election Office, Council Offices, Sandwick Road, Stornoway by no later than 4.00pm on Friday 4 […]

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    Orkney semi-finalist in Young Traditional Musician Award

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    A young musician from Orkney has been named a semi-finalist in this year’s BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician 2016 Award. Jessica Burton, who plays the clarsach, is one of 12 semi-finalists, all of whom will attend an event in South Lanarkshire in October. Following this, six musicians are chosen to go through to finals ...

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    Lifeboat Shouts

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    Stornoway RNLI launched on Friday, August 28th, at 2200hours to the aid of a fishing vessel with a fouled propeller situated around three miles east of Tiumpan. On arrival, the […]

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    Merchant Navy Day

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    On Merchant Navy Day, 3 September, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar will fly the Red Ensign at its headquarters on Sandwick Road to raise awareness of the UK’s ongoing dependence on […]

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    Cargo ship and tanker in collision at sea

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    Two ships with Orkney connections were at the centre of a major rescue operation at the weekend, following a collision between the Streamline chartered container ship Daroja and the fuel tanker Erin Wood. At 5.10pm on Saturday Aberdeen Coastguard received a mayday call from the tanker, which had two crew on board, which had taken ...

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    Orkney is the best place to raise children in the UK

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    Orkney has been named the best place in the UK to raise children. According to the 2015 Bank of Scotland Children’s Quality of Life Survey, Orkney took the top spot based on low primary school class size, high school spending per pupil and the fact youngsters live in an area of low population density and little ...

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    Longhope Lifeboat requested to stand by ferry

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    Longhope Lifeboat was called out on Sunday morning after the ferry Hoy Head broke down shortly after leaving Longhope Pier. The lifeboat crew were paged just before 9am after the ferry suffered a mechanical breakdown shortly after leaving it’s berth at the pier. The ferry crew dropped anchor and the lifeboat was requested to stand by ...

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    Sky Notes – Moon occults Aldebaran

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    Moon occults bright, super-giant star Aldebaran in the early morning of September 5. Click here for details.

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    Jobs

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    Visit our jobs section for situations vacant here!

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    Flying the flag for the Merchant Navy

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    Next Thursday — Merchant Navy Day — Orkney Islands Council will fly the Red Ensign to raise awareness of the UK’s ongoing dependence on Merchant Navy seafarers. The ensign will be displayed at Kirkwall Harbour prior to its hoisting at the School Place offices. The council is supporting a nationwide call from the Seafarers UK charity ...

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    Terrific second half display from ORFC just falls short

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    A rousing second half display was not enough from Orkney RFC as they lost their opening league game against Perthshire RFC 31-28. With kick off at 11:30am, Orkney’s first 40 minutes of their BT National League Division 3 campaign didn’t go according to plan as a dominant Perthshire side went into half time 17-0 ahead. ...

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    Rendall scratch Thornley Binders final

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    The Thornley Binders Cup final, due to be played on Sunday at the Market Green, has been cancelled after Rendall were unable to field a team and therefore scratched the game, handing the Cup to Firth. With a number of players unavailable to play this weekend, Rendall had wanted to move the fixture. However, with no resolution ...

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    2015 Orkney Masters to bull off

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    Nine local darts players are preparing to go toe-to-toe with seven professionals as the 2015 Orkney Masters bull off today in what is sure to be a fantastic spectacle of tungsten tussling at the Pickaquoy Centre. A mixture of Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) and British Darts Organisation (BDO) players are making the trip to Orkney ...

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    Orkney RFC prepare for league opener

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    Orkney RFC are set to begin life in the national leagues as their BT National League Division 3 campaign is due to get underway this afternoon. The squad has travelled down to take on Perthshire RFC, who finished seventh last year, for the game due to kick off at 11:30am at the Gannochy Sports Pavillion in Perth. Perthshire ...

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    Rousay Lap Half-Marathon

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    The 7th annual Rousay Lap Half-Marathon is due to start today at 12 noon with the family fun event starting at the pier and setting off anti-clockwise round the island, finishing at Trumland House. Participants can run, cycle or walk around the island with the event open to all ages. Last years winning cyclist was ...

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    Mammoth weekend of racing as beach race returns

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    Orkney Motocross Club are preparing for their biggest weekend of the year as the ever-popular Orkney Beach Race comes back around. The race, in its 26th year, is the highlight of the year for many Orkney riders and see’s riders from across the country travel to Orkney to compete. This year, notable entries are last ...

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    Italian Chapel to introduce custodians and charges

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    Full-time custodians are to be employed at Orkney’s Italian Chapel next year, in a bid to manage increasing numbers of visitors and to help protect the fabric of the building. An admission charge will also to be introduced to help cover the costs of employing the custodians. The measures have been agreed by the Italian ...

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    Westray Connections

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    Residents and visitors to Westray are preparing for a weekend of music and fun as this year’s Westray Connections music festival gets underway today. Over the weekend, festival goers can see performances from Andy Cant and Billy Jolly, The Jo Philby Band, Jock P, Alice Tait and Friends, Gnoss, Maggie and James Nicolson, Genuine Draft, ...

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