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    St Magnus Conference

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    'Axe wielding Halgeirr Bjørnevik (left) demonstrating traditional boat building techniques to PhD student Marc Chivers.Last week Shetland hosted the 2nd International St Magnus Conference. This is the biennial, three day international conference organised by the Centre for Nordic Studies, University of the Highlands and Islands. Its theme was the Northern Isles and the Sea, a celebration of maritime heritage in all its manifold forms. In particular there was a focus on the maritime connections between Shetland and the Nordic world, past and present.

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    Shetland: It could have been so much better

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    Detective inspector Jimmy Perez (Douglas Henshall) arriving on his native Fair Isle to investigate murder - Photo: BBCA flayed corpse hanging off Sheep Rock, suspended by a noose of barbed wire, crows pecking at the entrails, and DI Perez scaling the crag, bare-chested, lumbering to free the body. Okay, maybe my expectations for the much-trailed Fair Isle two-parter were a tad too high. But come on - the preceding instalment saw a man bludgeoned to death on his wedding night with a salmon hook in a spare room-come shrine to his dead first wife.

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    High school land deal agreed

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    The new Anderson High School project has passed an important milestone, with news that the council has acquired all the land needed for the new school and hall of residence. Final agreement has been reached with Shetland Leasing and Property Developments Ltd (SLAP) to purchase a plot to the north and west of the Clickimin […]

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    Shops granted off-licences

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    Bigton Community Enterprise was one of several shops to be licensed to sell alcohol, at a meeting of the Shetland Area Licensing Board today. The shop will be allowed to sell alcohol for consumption off-premises from 10am to 10pm seven days a week. Councillor Allison “Flea” Duncan told the board that the Bigton enterprise had […]

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    Photographic studio

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    St Clements Hall.A 100 YEARS old former church building in the centre of Lerwick is set to be transformed into a photographer's studio. On Tuesday, Shetland Islands Council's planning committee granted local businessman Malcolm Younger planning permission to refurbish St Clement's Hall, in the town's St Olaf Street.

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    Quantana set sights on festival slot

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    A local metal band is looking for the support of the Shetland public after entering a competition to win a slot at a major British rock festival. Quantana – comprised of Dwayne Davies, Stuart Donald, Harley Gear, James Johnson and Lewis Murray – have put their name in the hat for Red Bull’s Download Festival […]

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    SIC signs deal over high school land

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    The proposed Anderson High School with the halls of residence in the background. Image: SICA PLANNING application to build a new high school in Lerwick is set to be submitted before the end of the month after the local authority has managed to secure the final plot of land for an undisclosed sum. Shetland Islands Council's head of children services, Helen Budge, said she was confident that the new £42 million Anderson High School would be ready by August 2016 despite the time it took to negotiate the land sale.

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    Committee douses bid to extend food hours

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    Applications by two fast food outlets for longer opening hours took a blow today when the licensing committee deferred their consideration – but decided to recommend a general policy of restricting food hours till 3am. Lerwick centre businesses Tatties and Point and the Harbour Fish and Chip Shop had wanted to keep open till 4am […]

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    Shetland on BBC1 tonight with Douglas Henshall as DI Jimmy Perez in last in ...

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    Shetland on BBC1 tonight with Douglas Henshall as DI Jimmy Perez in last in ...THE last in the current series of Shetland is set to be screened on BBC One tonight (Tuesday, April 15). The stunning Scottish backdrop of the Shetland Isles is the scene of the murder mystery series, which stars Douglas Henshall as DI Jimmy Perez.and more »

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    Folk encouraged to get active

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    Next week is Scotland’s first national physical activity awareness week, and NHS Shetland is joining in with various activities on offer to raise awareness of the importance of physical activity. On Monday people are invited to take their trainers into work in order to join in a lunchtime walk at the Clickimin track at 12.30pm. […]

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    Lerwick warm-up for funnyman Noble

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    Comedian Ross Noble will warm-up for his autumn UK tour with a show in Lerwick. The Northumberland-born funnyman will embark on his Tangentleman tour in September and said contrary to many other performers he did not think Edinburgh was “as far up as you can go”. He added: “I want to take the show from […]

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    Shetland beaches recommended

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    Five beaches in Shetland have been recommended in a marine charity's top water quality award scheme.

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    Popular Geordie comic to kick off tour at Mareel

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    Popular Geordie comedian Ross Noble.ONE OF Britain’s best-loved comedians, Ross Noble, has chosen Shetland as the starting point for his UK tour in September. The 37 year old Geordie will perform in Mareel’s 330-seater auditorium on Thursday 11 September as the starting point of his ‘Tangentleman’ tour. Noble was voted the tenth greatest comic on Channel Four’s 100 greatest stand-ups in 2007, then came 11th on an updated list in 2011. He rose to mainstream popularity through appearances on UK television, including appearances on celebrity quiz shows, bringing him widespread attention.

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    Crash teenager reported

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    An 18-year-old man was reported to the procurator fiscal for drink driving after an accident on the Voe to Toft road early on Sunday. The car left the road at Wester Scord and the female passenger was taken to the Gilbert Bain Hospital with minor injuries. No other vehicle was involved.

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    Pilots’ union defends safety reforms

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    Criticism has been levelled at claims helicopter safety reforms earmarked for introduction this summer could do more harm than good. Pilot union Balpa has hit back at Oil and Gas UK after the offshore industry body came out against calls from the Civil Aviation Authority to introduce a series of measures from June. The CAA […]

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    Bigger planes added to Loganair fleet

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    The first of the new Saab 2000 aircraft was introduced on the Aberdeen to Sumburgh route today. The plane, operated by Flybe franchise partner Loganair, took off on its inaugural commercial flight from Dyce Airport at 3pm. With 50 seats it has 40 per cent more capacity than the 34-seat Saab 340s currently used on […]

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    Vessel rescued after running into difficulty 20 miles from coast

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    Vessel rescued after running into difficulty 20 miles from coastCoastguard teams were called to help a fishing boat that began to take on water near Orkney. A lifeboat and rescue helicopter were dispatched from Kirkwall at around 10.45am on Monday to assist the Tranquility. The six-strong crew raised the alarm when ...Rescue operation launched after North-east fishing boat takes on water Aberdeen Evening ExpressPumped out fishing boat leaves The OrcadianFishing boat brought to safety The Courierall 12 news articles »

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    CLAN housekeeper's 70th birthday challenge

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    CLAN Haven housekeeper Jan Livingstone.ONE OF the housekeepers at CLAN Haven in Aberdeen is visiting Shetland next month on a fundraising mission in the year of her seventieth birthday. Jan Livingstone will enter her eighth decade in October and decided to set herself an extensive 70 challenges to achieve during the year. Those challenges include a “Shetland seven” which she hopes to tick off the list during a short visit to the islands between 19 and 23 May.

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    Teenager charged

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    An 18-year-old teenager has been reported to the procurator fiscal for drink driving following a road traffic accident in the early hours of Sunday. The vehicle with three occupants left the A968 at Wester Scord, four miles north of the village of Voe, at just before 1am. A female occupant had to be taken to the Gilbert Bain Hospital with minor injuries.

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    New 50-seater aircraft touches down

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    Loganair's new 50-seater Saab 2000 aircraft enjoyed a smooth landing at Sumburgh. Photo: Ronnie RobertsonLOGANAIR today introduced the first of three 50-seater Saab 2000 aircraft on its services between Shetland and the Scottish mainland. The first aircraft took off on its inaugural commercial flight from Aberdeen to Sumburgh at 3pm on Monday. The new planes will boost capacity on the route as they can carry 40 per cent more passengers than the 34-seat current Saab 340 model.

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