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    Teenager in custody after 'firearms incident' in Shetland

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    Teenager in custody after 'firearms incident' in ShetlandA teenager has been taken into custody after a suspected firearms incident in Shetland saw police urge the public in some areas to remain indoors. A male, thought to be carrying gun, was seen leaving a rigid inflatable boat at East Voe in Scalloway.Scottish independence referendum: Alex Salmond addresses final campaign ... The Guardian (blog)LIVE: 'Oil-rich Shetland to break away from Scotland if it splits from United ... Zee NewsScotland says No to independence: Alex Salmond's dream is over as final ... Belfast Telegraph Scotland Now  - Financial Timesall 2,048 news articles »

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    Teen held over alleged firearms incident

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    A teenager is being held in custody following an alleged firearms incident in the isles.

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    ‘Firearms incident’ in Lerwick

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    A man has been arrested following reports of a firearms incident in Lerwick. Residents were told to stay in their homes and traffic in parts of  Lerwick ground to halt as police acted on reports that a gunman had been spotted in the town. It comes after reports earlier today that a man with a […]

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    Shetland gunman: Shots reportedly fired at police by man in inflatable boat

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    ScotsmanShetland gunman: Shots reportedly fired at police by man in inflatable boatPolice are currently dealing with a “firearms incident” said to involve a man on board an inflatable boat off the Shetland coast. STV have reported that shots have been fired at police by the man. Shetland coastguard were also alerted to the incident ...Teenager detained following alleged firearms incident in Shetland Scottish Daily RecordTeenager detained after police attend alleged Shetland firearms incident stv.tvSuspected gunman arrested in Shetland Scotsman Mynextfoneall 11 news articles »

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    Nil Desperandum

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    Volunteers remove the mast from the Nil Desperandum - Photo: Shetland Amenity TrustWORK is under way to safeguard an iconic Shetland fishing boat after a sufficient number of volunteers pledged their time and commitment. The Nil Desperandum, a 63 year old seine netter, has been berthed at the restored Hay's Dock, in Lerwick, for several years after the vessel was gifted to Shetland Amenity Trust by retired fisherman James Wiseman.

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    Teenager arrested in alleged firearms incident

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    Armed police officers arriving at Westerloch Drive on Tuesday afternoon.A TEENAGER has been arrested and taken into custody in relation to an alleged firearms incident in Shetland, Police Scotland has confirmed. Police have confirmed that they received reports at around 1pm on Tuesday of a man acting “suspiciously” and who appeared to be in possession of a firearm in the Scord area of Scalloway. Witnesses watching from East Voe reported that a man had abandoned a small rigid inflatable boat after it grounded in shallow water near the main road approaching Scalloway.

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    Essential repairs commence on Nil Desperandum

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    Essential repair work has begun at Hay's Dock in Lerwick to the former fishing boat Nil Desperandum, following a successful request for volunteers by Shetland Amenity Trust.

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    SIC’s highest earners revealed

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    The council’s monthly wage bill has fallen by nearly £1.5 million over the last three years – but the number of staff earning over £50,000 a year has dropped by only one from 111 to 110 in the same period.

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    Hundreds get behind campaign against Trident

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    A GROUP has been established in Shetland to advocate abolishing Faslane’s nuclear weapons programme – a fresh sign that interest in political activism in the islands looks set to continue following the independence referendum. Shetland Against Trident has been formed by three local 20-somethings – Saul Day, Marshall Brill and Toby Sandison – and is designed to give a voice to islanders opposed to nuclear weapons. 

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    SIC apologises for publishing consultees' names

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    SHETLAND Islands Council has issued an apology to a “small number of individuals” whose names and addresses were included – against their wishes – in published documents relating to the consultation on potential school closures in Northmavine. In some cases where individuals had asked for their personal details be withheld when responding to the North Roe and Urafirth primary consultations, those details were inadvertently still visible after the material was scanned and uploaded to the SIC website at the weekend.

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    Apprentice is building a bright future

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    A Shetland apprentice is building a name for himself after winning a top construction industry award.

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    Thousands of pounds donated in memory of Vaila

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    A group of friends has raised more than £2,000 for mental health charity Mind Your Head – in memory of Vaila Tait who died earlier this year.

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    'To stop stone dead now would be outrageous'

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    Highlands and Islands list MSP Jean Urquhart at the referendum count at Clickimin on Thursday night. Photo: Hans J Marter/ShetNewsHIGHLANDS and Islands list MSP Jean Urquhart has hailed an “extraordinary” awakening of political interest within Shetland during the independence referendum campaign. Just shy of 10,000 islanders voted No, compared to nearly 5,700 who said Yes, a result broadly expected in the Liberal Democrat stronghold, on a turnout of more than 84 per cent.

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    In memory of Vaila

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    Some of the friends who grouped together to raise over £2,000 for Mind Your Head.A GROUP of friends has raised over £2,000 in memory of their friend Vaila Tait to help local charity Mind Your Head to fund a support service for mental health in Shetland. The sum was collected in the run-up to Mind Your Head’s annual Fun Run in the south mainland and they were delighted with the amount.

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    Mossbank women in charity headshave

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    Two Mossbank women have raised more than £5,000 for cancer charities by having their heads shaved. Marie Vice and Jade Forrester both had their long locks trimmed by clippers in the Welcome Inn on Friday night.                     Sponsor sheets they put out prior to the cut […]

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    MP wants votes at 16

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    NORTHERN Isles MP Alistair Carmichael is calling for the national voting age to be lowered from 18 to 16, citing the “energy and enthusiasm” of young people during the independence referendum. The commitment has been Liberal Democrat policy for many years, and after more than 100,000 under 18s registered to vote in the referendum, Carmichael renewed his call for votes at 16 to become the norm at future elections.

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    SIC to 'strike while iron is hot' to gain influence

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    Gary Robinson is eager to ensure the UK and Scottish Governments honour their pledges to Shetland.SHETLAND Islands Council is determined to press home its case for more powers from both Westminster and Holyrood following last week’s referendum on Scottish independence. That is the message from the local authority's political leader Gary Robinson, who said many of the series of pledges aimed at providing Scotland’s islands with greater representation could still be delivered following Thursday’s No Vote.

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    Hundreds show support for stop Trident campaign

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    More than 400 people have backed a new campaign to stop the renewal of the Trident nuclear weapon system.

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    Work with industry

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    SHETLAND Fisherman’s Association chairman Leslie Tait is urging politicians to put their differences aside and work with the isles’ fishing industry to see off the threat it faces from the discard ban. Following Thursday’s 55-45 No vote in the Scottish independence referendum, Tait said: “When it comes to the major issues that the fishing industry faces, such as the discard ban, we are seeking confirmation that the Scottish Government will use its devolved powers to back our communities in their fight against clumsy and unworkable legislation handed down from Brussels.

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    Celts are County Shield winners

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    Celtic defeated Whalsay 2-1 on Saturday afternoon to secure the County Shield, the final knockout competition of the senior football outdoor season.

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    MACNEIL SUPPORTS CALLS FOR BT TO REPAIR INTERNET INFRASTRUCTURE TO WESTERN ISLES

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    Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MP, Angus MacNeil is today writing to Brendan Dick, Director, BT Scotland following reports about the inadequate internet speeds in parts of the Western Isles...

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    ALLAN WELCOMES GRIMSAY LAND FUND AWARD

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    Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MSP, Alasdair Allan, has welcomed the success of Grimsay Community Association in being awarded £139,460 from the Scottish Land Fund.   The funding will be...

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    Cruise ship ties up at Copland’s Dock

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    The final cruise liner of the 2014 season to visit Orkney arrived in Stromness this morning, Tuesday. The Hanseatic also became the fist cruise ship to tie up at Copland’s Dock when she arrived from Staffa, in the Inner Hebrides, earlier this morning. She is due to sail for Leith this afternoon. The vessel is [...]

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    Five-day road closure on Hoy

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    Sections of the B9047 Lyness to Moaness road on Hoy will be closed to vehicles during the day, for five days from Monday, September 29, to allow the OIC to carry out repair and strengthening works at four locations. This means that travelling by vehicle between the north of Hoy and Lyness during this period [...]

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    A matter of “when not if” for votes at 16 after referendum turnout — Carmichael

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    After the independence referendum saw record voter turnout, Northern Isles MP Alistair Carmichael has renewed calls for the national voting age to be lowered from 18 to 16. The commitment to lower the voting age has been Liberal Democrat policy for many years. Over 100,000 voters aged under 18 registered to vote in the referendum. [...]

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    Official Opening – The Acres

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    The opening of the The Acres, purpose built temporary accommodation unit for homeless clients, took place this afternoon (Monday 22nd September) at 2pm. The building was opened by Cllr Angus Campbell,...

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    Vodafone hope to resolve signal problems tomorrow

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    Vodafone are hoping to have a fault, which has been affecting mobile phone coverage around Kirkwall, repaired tomorrow. A spokeswoman apologised for the fault, saying: “We’re sorry about the continuing issues in Kirkwall. We need to replace some faulty hardware and we have arranged to access the site to carry out works tomorrow. “Unfortunately, we were unable [...]

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    Blues Festival photos now online

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    See http://www.theorcadianphotos.co.uk/p841705254

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    Police appeal following incidents

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    Police are appealing to the public to get in touch in relation to various incidents which have taken place throughout Orkney recently. Police are seeking information in relation to the theft of a cash box containing a large amount of cash from an address in Burray. It is thought that theft took place between Sunday, [...]

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    Scottish Rural Parliament comes to the Outer Hebrides

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    The first Scottish Rural Parliament is inviting people in the Outer Hebrides to take part in their discussions.   The local Rural Parliament event, which is open to the public...

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    Strongman Stewart steals the show

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    Eighteen year old Stewart Flett was the victor in this afternoon’s Northern Isles’ Strongest Man competition. The youngster edged out Paul Suggitt into second place, across five different events at the Orkney Riding Centre, to take the title. The two then combined to win the team deadlifts competition. Shetlander Jonni Manson was third overall and [...]

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    NHS screening for men over 65

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    A simple scan to detect a condition that affects one in 20 men over 65 is being offered by NHS Orkney. The condition is an abdominal aortic aneurysm (known as ‘triple A’— AAA) which is potentially fatal. Screening will take place at the Balfour Hospital on September 30 and October 1 and is by invitation [...]

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    Who will be crowned the strongest man in the Northern Isles?

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    The annual Northern Isles’ Strongest Man competition is set to be held in Kirkwall today. A total of nine men, consisting of competitors from both Orkney and Shetland, are expected to take part. They will participate in a range of events including the arm-over-arm pull, dead lifts and the atlas stones. Last year, Shetlander Dhanni [...]

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    Double disappointment for rugby teams

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    Orkney Rugby Club were defeated by Glenrothes RFC, 37-27, in Fife earlier today. A strong first half showing from Orkney saw them up 22 points to 5 at half-time, but the home team fought back in the second period to win by ten points. Meanwhile at home, the Club’s Under 18 side were beaten by [...]

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    Billy’s Night Oot

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    Another Orkney Production have announced that Scottish BAFTA winner Janet McBain, former curator of the Scottish Screen Archive, is this year’s special guest for their annual Billy’s Night Oot, archive film festival, which is set to take place next weekend. Ms McBain, —who is also well-known as a presenter on television programme, The Way It Was [...]

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    Orkney Rugby Club looking for third win on the trot

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    Orkney Rugby Club will be looking to make it three wins from three, when they take on Glenrothes, in Fife later this morning. Both teams have claimed maximum points from their opening two fixtures in the BT Caledonia League Division One, and will be keen to stay at the top when the match kicks-off at [...]

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    A weekend of the Blues . . .

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    Hot on the heels of Orkney’s first rock festival, another jam-packed weekend of music kicks off later today with the 2014 Blues Festival. This year, five visiting bands are appearing at the festival — but the local bands are set to be as big an attraction in the programme. Seventeen Orkney acts [...]

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    Findings of Stromness Academy investigation reported to parents

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    Orkney Islands Council has contacted parents and staff to report the findings of an investigation into complaints about the management of Stromness Academy. A letter from council chief executive Alistair Buchan has been sent to staff and parents with children at the school, and a meeting for staff has also been held. In May, a [...]

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    Sky Notes – Autumnal Equinox

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    Full details and more! Please go to Equinox & Solstice at: http://www.spanglefish.com/northernskies/index.asp?pageid=404535

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    Police appeal following alleged theft

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    Police are appealing for information regarding an alleged theft from the Co-op store on Pickaquoy Road, Kirkwall, yesterday afternoon, Thursday. Police would like to speak to a man described as white, 25-30 years of age, brown hair, untidy appearance, wearing a grey, checked bomber-style jacket. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Kirkwall Police [...]

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