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    Forum to be held on school closures

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    School closures could be put on the back-burner with some councillors easing off from the idea of rushing to reconfigure the school estate.

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    Guilty of clincal failures but still allowed to practice

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    A dentist working for NHS Shetland appeared for the second time before the General Dental Council recently, and was found guilty of misconduct – but has been allowed to continue working under supervision. Dentist Paul D’Eathe faced charges brought by two patients – referred to as patients A and B – regarding his failures in […]

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    Primary pupils drive home the speeding message

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    Pupils from five Shetland primary schools teamed up with police officers and Shetland Islands Council road safety officer Elaine Skinley to highlight the dangers of speeding. The junior road safety officers, all P6 pupils, from Cunningsburgh, Hamnavoe, Scalloway, Tingwall and Bell’s Brae primary schools will be learning more about the dangers of speeding on Shetland’s […]

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    Gas plant difficulties hit Petrofac shares price

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    Difficulties in finishing the Sullom Voe gas plant project have contributed to a dramatic fall in Petrofac shares of almost a quarter. The 24.8 per cent tumble on the FTSE 100 came after the company said it expected to make a loss on the £800 million Laggan-Tormore project this year and make no money on […]

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    Legal high Exodus Damnation haul worth £40000 in Shetland

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    Legal high Exodus Damnation haul worth £40000 in ShetlandThe New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), were claimed by police on public health grounds on November 10. It is understood the Exodus Damnation "herbal incense" was ordered online, where it sells for around £7 per gram. Police Scotland's Shetland area ...and more »

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    Bid for public to vote for Sandwick hall in People’s Millions

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    The committee of Sandwick Carnegie Hall is appealing to the public to get on the phone tomorrow and make a call to the People’s Millions in a bid to win cash to redo the hall kitchen.

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    Comment: limited geographically and politically?

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    Shetland born writer Jodan Ogg now lives and works in Edinburgh.MONDAY saw the launch of The National, a new daily newspaper that promises to fly the flag for Scottish independence. It joins Shetland News and the Sunday Herald as Scotland's only news outlets to be supportive of the Yes campaign. Jordan Ogg reviews the first edition. Sometimes I can forgive metropolitan media types when they forget that Shetland exists. The isles are awfully far away, after all, and there's not much going on – apart from being home to one of Europe's largest oil terminals, one of the UK's most important fishing fleets, and one of Scotland's largest construction sites, the Total gas plant.

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    Bankruptcy warning

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    Without significant increases in quotas, the ban on discards will not work, industry leaders have warned - Photo: Hans J MarterLOCAL whitefish boats could go out of business as the incoming ban on dumping fish destroys fishing communities along the Scottish coast. This is the stark warning from the Scottish whitefish industry ahead of the crucial December fisheries council meeting in Brussels.

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    Hamnavoe to get 3G

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    HAMNAVOE is the second community in Shetland that will benefit from Vodafone's rural open sure signal initiative. The mobile phone operator announced on Monday that the village on the island of Burra was of 30 rural communities across the UK selected as part of the company's 'not spot' programme ROSS100. The Westside village of Walls was successfully connected to a Vodafone 3G pilot scheme in June last year.

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    Library to host novelist for Book Week event

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    Shetland Library will be hosting the novelist Lindsay Inkster during Book Week Scotland this week. A nurse and midwife with strong Shetland connections, Inkster (her maiden name, in real life she is Dr Lindsay Reid) has written two novels Lassickie, published in 2013, and its sequel In the Sky the Larks Still Sing, newly published […]

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    Petrofac shares crash after it reveals loss on Shetland oil terminal

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    Petrofac shares crash after it reveals loss on Shetland oil terminalPetrofac shares crash after it reveals loss on Shetland oil terminal. “Falling short”: Petrofac chief Ayman Asfari said the company had not met “the high standards we set for ourselves” on some projects. Nick Goodway. Published: 24 November 2014 ...Shetland project prompts Petrofac profit warning The IndependentShares in Petrofac drop 25% on profit warnings Scottish Daily RecordPetrofac shares plunge 26% after warning of 'difficult period' Financial Times Hargreaves Lansdown  - Interactive Investor  - Telegraph.co.ukall 68 news articles »

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    Industry warns discard ban could bankrupt fleet

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    The Scottish fishing industry is in peril from the discard ban unless governments act urgently, fishermen’s associations are warning.

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    New Scandinavian air service commences

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    The Beechcraft King Air B200 aircraft arriving at Sumburgh on Monday morning - Photo: Ronnie RobertsonSUMBURGH airport was flying the Norwegian flag on Monday morning as the new Bergen to Shetland air service commenced. The 12-seater Beechcraft King Air B200 aircraft, operated by Bergen Air Transport, touched down at Sumburgh slightly behind its scheduled arrival time of 9.10am.

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    Stout pledges to sort student bus service

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    Students left out in the cold by the council's revamped bus timetable.A SENIOR SIC councillor has given assurances to students at Shetland College that they will get their bus service back as soon as possible. Chairman of the transport and environment committee, Michael Stout, said at the weekend that the SIC had made a “genuine mistake” when it cut off hundreds of college students from access to a regular bus service.

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    Review: Transported to Dolly’s world

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    The Dolly Parton Story arrived in Shetland with a "mesmerising" performance by tribute act Angela Pattison at Mareel on Saturday night. Photo Davie GardnerLERWICK’S Mareel was packed on Saturday night for the much-anticipated Dolly Parton tribute brought north for the first time by the Shetland Country Music Club. Caroline MacDonald soaked up the atmosphere for Shetland News. It was a night of old favourites and audience participation when Andrea Pattison, from Sunderland, brought her act The Dolly Parton Story to a Shetland stage. The best Dolly Parton tribute act in the country looked spectacular in an outfit she told me later had been made especially for her by a Russian lady.

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    Plenty of variety at memorial concert

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    From a kazoo to an electric harp and a vibraphone, there was no doubting the variety of music on show in Gulberwick last night.

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    Agreement reached over mackerel

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    An agreement has been reached over catching north-east Atlantic mackerel for 2015 - following negotiations between the EU, Norway and the Faroe.

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    SIC welcomes first islands minister

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    New islands minister Derek Mackay (second left) with the three island council leaders Steven Heddel, Gary Robinson and Angus Campbell during the Our Islands Our Future pre-referendum talks.SHETLAND Islands Council leader Gary Robinson has welcomed the appointment of Derek Mackay as Scotland’s first islands minister, saying it boded well for the future. Creating such a post was a pledge made by the Scottish government in their paper Empowering Scotland’s Islands published ahead of the independence referendum in September. The commitment was made following negotiations with the three island councils and Mackay, who was then local government minister.

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    COPE gets a new look

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    Social enterprise company COPE has launched its new look at a colourful event in Gremista.

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    Toft pier’s future in doubt

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    Toft pier is in such bad condition vehicles and pedestrians are not allowed to set foot on it.THE FUTURE of Shetland’s most dilapidated small pier has been thrown into doubt after councillors were told it would cost up to £2 million to replace. Toft pier has fallen into such a state of disrepair that it has been closed to pedestrians and vehicles, with holes in the boardwalk and infill washing out of the steel pilings.

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