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    Review: Blown away by a masterful performance

    Originally published by and copyright of www.shetnews.co.uk

    The three witches Marie Claire Breen, Sarah Shorter and Laura Margaret Smith triumphed over some of the bizarrely jaunty music - Photo: Tommy Ga-Ken WanAfter struggling through the first act, Shetland News reviewer Kathy Hubbard came away full of praise for Scottish Opera and their adaptation of Verdi's opera Macbeth performed at the Garrison Theater on Wednesday night. First, a pre-emptive apology; once more, this Esteemed Organ has dispatched me to write a review of something about which I know very little, and all my attempts at palming it off onto someone who does know their stuff were in vain. So I'm craving your forgiveness – or at least your forbearance - from the get-go.

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    Finance chief James Gray to leave Shetland Islands Council post

    Originally published by and copyright of Aberdeen Press and Journal

    Finance chief James Gray to leave Shetland Islands Council postShetland Islands Council's finance chief James Gray – credited by many councillors for helping to put the local authority back on an even keel – is to leave his job later this year. Mr Gray was brought in from one of the UK's “big four” accountancy ...

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    Investment paying off for Shetland fish sales

    Originally published by and copyright of Herald Scotland

    Undercurrent NewsInvestment paying off for Shetland fish salesThe Shetland islands accounted for just under a quarter of the weight and almost a fifth of the value of all fish landed in Scotland. More fish was landed in the islands than in England, Wales and Northern Ireland combined and it reached higher prices ...Shetland fish landings up 10% in volume, 24% in value in 2013 Undercurrent NewsShetland Records Higher Fish Landings TheFishSite.comShetland fish landings increase in volume, value FISall 7 news articles »

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    Sick fisherman flown from boat 80 miles off Shetland coast

    Originally published by and copyright of Aberdeen Press and Journal

    Sick fisherman flown from boat 80 miles off Shetland coastStornoway Coastguard's helicopter was dispatched to the boat, 80 miles north west of the mainland, at around 12pm yesterday. Shetland Coastguard's rescue helicopter was unavailable after being flown to Edinburgh. A Shetland Coastguard spokesman ...

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    Dangerous driving charge is downgraded

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    A woman was fined £500 and received nine penalty points on her licence at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday after being found guilty of careless driving.

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    Fine for cannabis supply

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    A Shetland drug dealer was fined £2,000 when he appeared for sentencing at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday. Lindsay Brown of Glenhaven, Hamnavoe had previously pled guilty to supplying cannabis, a Class B drug, at Harrison Square and Scalloway Road in Lerwick, between 30 November and 3 December 2012.

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    Medivac

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    The Stornoway search and rescue helicopter near the Clickimin landing site on Wednesday afternoon - Photo: Liam Henderson/Millgaet Media POLICE have confirmed that a man in his 60s was taken to the Clickimin landing site, in Lerwick, on Wednesday afternoon. A spokeswoman said the force was alerted to a "medical matter" at 2.23pm and arranged for the Stornoway based search and rescue helicopter to airlift the man from a vessel 18 miles west of Shetland.

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    Local fishing industry enjoys record landings

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    The Research, one of Shetland's pelagic fleet. £44 million of pelagic species, mainly mackerel, were landed last year. Photo: Ian LeaskSHETLAND bucked the national trend with a record number of fish landings last year while they fell across the country, according to new figures. Total landings in Shetland rose 10 per cent by volume and 24 per cent by value, while the amount and value of fish caught throughout Scotland fell by around five per cent, according to figures compiled by Dr Ian Napier at the NAFC Marine Centre.

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    Teen stays in custody

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    A SHETLAND youngster has been remanded in custody after appearing in private in Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday following last week’s incident when firearms officers were sent to the isles. Sixteen year old Samuel Barlow has been charged with two counts of theft, four counts of assault, one of abusive and threatening behaviour and one of malicious damage.

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    Good turnout for 'Let's Make Change' meeting

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    Food and toiletries were donated to the Salvation Army's food bank service at the inaugural 'Let's Make Change' meeting.MORE THAN 50 people attended a meeting called ‘Let's Make Change - Let's Start Locally’ at the Clickimin Centre in Lerwick on Tuesday night with the aim of starting a group to instigate positive and progressive change in Shetland. Topics such as the environment, social justice and nuclear disarmament were discussed and over 15 bags of food and toiletries were donated by the meeting's attendees to give to the Salvation Army's local food bank service.

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    Woman injured in North Road crash

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    A post van was involved in a crash with a car on the North Road out of Lerwick this morning. An ambulance attended the scene after the collision happened on the three-lane stretch of road on the outskirts of the town at around 9am. An injured woman was taken to the Gilbert Bain Hospital for […]

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    Kerr didn't take care

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    A YOUNG mother was fined £500 and had her driving licence endorsed with nine penalty points after being found guilty of careless driving. Thirty four year old Szilvia Kerr did not dispute driving on the wrong side of the road for a short while late at night on 26 January and colliding head-on with an oncoming car.

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    Finance chief Gray to depart local authority

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    SIC finance chief James Gray is to leave the local authority after three years. Photo: ShetnewsSHETLAND Islands Council’s finance chief James Gray – credited by many councillors for helping to put the local authority back on an even keel – is to leave his job later this year. Gray was brought in from one of the UK’s “big four” accountancy firms, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PcW), in early 2012. He was recruited by the SIC in the wake of a string of scathing reports from Scotland’s finance watchdog Audit Scotland, which culminated in a two-day Accounts Commission public hearing four years ago.

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    Northmavine parents lodge SIC privacy complaint

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    Urafirth Primary School. Photo: Richard Webb (licenced for reuse under creative commons)PARENTS in Northmavine have lodged a formal complaint about what they describe as a “blatant breach” of data protection during a school closure consultation, and are calling on Shetland Islands Council to “ensure our privacy is taken seriously”. Last week the local authority issued an apology after personal details relating to “a small number of individuals” were inadvertently published within material relating to its consultation on whether Urafirth Primary School should remain open.

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    Funding questions delay arts chief announcement

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    An announcement on who will replace departed Shetland Arts director Gwilym Gibbons will "soon" be made – after a lengthy delay due to questions over funding.

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    Gemini to head to Scalloway

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    The accommodation ship Gemini, currently berthed at Dales Voe north of Lerwick, is shortly to be moved to Scalloway for the winter.

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    New high school details revealed – but it will be delayed

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    The new Anderson High School will not be completed until April 2017 – eight months after the August 2016 launch-date initially forecast. A revised deadline has today been made public. The anticipated delay has been put down to the complexity of the design discussions held with Hub North Scotland, which is leading the building project […]

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    Harbour's largest guest

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    Accommodation ship MV Gemini will become the largest vessel in Scalloway Harbour following last year's dredging.MV GEMINI, the accommodation vessel currently berthed at Dales Voe north of Lerwick, will soon be relocated to Scalloway Harbour. The village’s harbour will provide a more sheltered berth for the vessel and its residents in poor weather as the winter months approach.

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    Return of The Chair

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    The Chair will be back in Shetland for two country hall gigs in late November. MUCH-LOVED Orcadian folkies The Chair, a regular fixture at Shetland Folk Festival, will be back in the islands in late November for a weekend of gigs. The eight piece will play the Sandwick Social Club with support from VAIR on Friday 28 followed by two shows at the Gulberwick Hall on Saturday 29 – a family concert at 2pm followed by an over-18s evening gig, supported by Rack n Ruin, at 9pm.

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    Cycle raises £10,500

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    From left to right: Pic - L-R: Michael Jones (Total), Alan Gifford, John Gold, Robin Howard (Total).FRANKIE'S Fish & Chips manager John Gold this week handed over a large cheque to the Fishermen’s Mission following a cycling charity fundraiser. The “cycle sportive” raised £10,500 in sponsorship and donations for the event, which took place on Sunday 31 August.

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