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    Danish navy seize Sea Shepherd small boat

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    Danish naval vessel Knut Rasmussen in Lerwick harbour on Friday afternoon.A DANISH naval vessel sailed into Lerwick harbour on Friday afternoon to impound the inflatable boat used by the environmental campaign group Sea Shepherd to disrupt the Faroese whale hunt, known as the Grindadráp. At around 3pm the HDMS Knud Rasmussen entered the harbour and left again 30 minutes later with the small boat Echo on board. The Echo had been seized from the Dutch-registered Sea Shepherd ship Sam Simon on 1 September by Lerwick police at the request of the Danish authorities, in response to a letter of request issued by the Faroese chief of police on 22August.

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    Health concerns dismissed after bruck blaze

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    Fire fighters spent all of Thursday getting control of the blaze at Gremista.FIRE fighters were called out once again to Lerwick’s landfill site at Gremista in the early hours of Friday morning after rubbish started smouldering following this week’s blaze. Shetland Islands Council, who operate the site, said the fire which burned for 24 hours until Thursday afternoon, should now be completely extinguished. They also said there should have been no public health issues surrounding smoke from the fire, after one man complained of headaches and a sore throat in its aftermath.

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    Syria vigil planned as refugee support grows

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    A SILENT vigil for refugees fleeing Syria will take place at Lerwick’s Market Cross next weekend as support for the thousands of people trying to escape the war zone grows throughout Shetland. The Facebook page Shetland Solidarity with Refugees has attracted over 1,300 followers in 24 hours since being launched on Thursday afternoon by Lerwick woman Tina Grant.   Meanwhile Shetland Islands Council said they were ready to act if a call went out from government after a top level crisis meeting is held on Friday.

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    South Nesting crash

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    TWO cars were involved in a collision on Thursday evening at 6.50pm near the South Nesting junction of the main A970 in Shetland. Police reported that one of the cars ended up in a field, while the other came to a standstill at the side of the road.

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    Fire service called back to dump

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    The fire service was back at the Gremista landfill early this morning after it received a call that fire had broken out again. One appliance from Lerwick attended the “small” fire, according to the Scottish fire and Rescue Service, arriving at 12.20am and had the fire “under control” by 1.35am. Yesterday afternoon five engines were […]

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    Huge support for refugees gathering in isles

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    The campaign to help refugees is gathering steam with a silent vigil planned for next Saturday at the Market Cross as part of a nationwide movement.

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    Flags fly in isles to mark Merchant Navy Day

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    The Merchant Navy's official flag, the red ensign, was flown throughout Shetland yesterday to mark Merchant Navy Day.

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    Suicide prevention roadshow to go on the road again

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    A vehicle promoting a message about suicide prevention will take to the roads again next week. The mental health charity Mind Your Head and NHS service Choose Life have teamed up for the “Let’s talk about suicide prevention awareness roadshow”. It will be touring the length and breadth of the isles hoping to take the […]

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    Abuse at the Raba, business fears and a two-day fire in this week’s paper

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    In this week’s Shetland Times: • Workers at the Raba restaurant were the target of “atrocious” racist abuse. A man is fined for the offences. •  Housing shortages could hit business development over the next decade, a new report warns. • Firefighters spent a second day trying to bring a fire at the Gremista landfill […]

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    Lerwick bruck fire is out…hopefully

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    Burning bruck - the Lerwick landfill site still smoking on Thursday from the underground fire.AFTER burning for more than 24 hours, it appears that the fire at Lerwick’s landfill site has been extinguished. The fire at the Gremista waste dump was first reported on Wednesday, triggering a swift response from local fire crews who thought they had managed to put out the underground blaze that night.

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    Drug charges

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    A LERWICK man who was found in possession of heroin twice in the space of five days will find out his fate at a court hearing later this month. James Gray, of 4 Grostane, Lerwick, admitted being in possession of the Class A drug at Lerwick police station on 9 May and at his home address on 14 May.

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    Custody expected

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    A VIRKIE lad proved a menace to the police earlier this year when he violently struggled with them before attempting to kick an officer in the head while he was driving. Nathan Hilditch, of 12A Horseshoe Close, pled guilty at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday to a string of offences relating to the police.

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    Town violence

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    A LERWICK man who smashed a glass over another man’s head leaving him permanently scarred has been landed with 300 hours of unpaid work. Brian Costley, of 34 Bruce Crescent, attacked the man at Lerwick’s Harrison Square, Esplanade and Victoria Pier on 6 September last year, pursuing him before striking him on the head to his severe injury.

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    MSP: Shetland wants to help refugees

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    Syrian refugees trying to enter Iraqi Kurdistan two years ago. Photo UNHCRSHETLAND MSP Tavish Scott has called on the government to allow local households to come to the aid of Syrian refugees, after receiving many messages from his constituents wanting to help. After TV images were broadcast on Wednesday of Syrian families in distress, including a young boy drowned on a Turkish beach, there has been a national outcry.

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    Homophobic abuse

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    A PENSIONER who admitted dishing out homophobic abuse that forced two neighbours out of the area had her sentence deferred for good behaviour at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Thursday. The court heard that 64 year old Lyn Bannister, of 16 Gibblestone Court, Scalloway, routinely shouted abuse at two men who were partners and a gay woman between 1 and 31 October last year.

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    Session A9 make Mareel pitstop in Scottish tour

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    One of Scotland’s top trad acts, featuring Shetland fiddler Kevin Henderson, will be performing at Mareel again on Tuesday as part of the band’s first tour for 18 months.

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    Last meeting for council’s police cells committee

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    The visiting committee for police cells came to an end this week after 138 years of inspections to ensure prisoners are being treated humanely and being housed in satisfactory conditions.

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    Former addict jailed for shoplifting

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    A LERWICK man has been sent to prison after going on a stealing spree from supermarkets to fund his craving for drugs. On Thursday at Lerwick Sheriff Court, Iain Tulloch, of Flat 1, 4 Harbour St, admitted a string of shoplifting offences committed earlier this year. The 45 year old kicked off the spate of stealing at Lerwick’s Co-op supermarket on Holmsgarth Road on 21 April by taking four bottles of spirits, with a total value of £78.

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    Shetland fish farms top seal shooting list

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    Laxfirth salmon farm, which shot more seals than any other salmon farm in 2013 and 2014, but now hopes to stop altogether thanks to new Econets. Photo ShetnewsSALMON farmers in Shetland say they hope new multimillion pound technology will reduce the number of seals being shot to somewhere close to zero. Their comments come after a freedom of information request showed that half of the 180 seals killed by salmon farmers under licences from Marine Scotland had been shot in Shetland.

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    Seizure ‘will not stop us’

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    Sam Simon ship manager Sonja Hyppaenen - Photo: Chris Cope/Shetland NewsRADICAL marine conservationists Sea Shepherd insist having a rigid inflatable boat (RIB) seized by police in Lerwick this week won't deter its efforts to stop the killing of pilot whales in the Faroe Islands. A small boat from their vessel Sam Simon was taken into police custody on Tuesday at the request of Faroese authorities.

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    Orkney FC prepare for first game under new management

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    Orkney FC are due to get their North Caledonian League campaign underway today, against defending champions, Golspie Sutherland in Charlie Alway’s debut as manager.Orkney FC were rocked at the surprise resignation of manager, Andrew Corsie in August, and this left the OFC board in a race against time to appoint an individual to lead the ...

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    First home game for ORFC

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    Orkney RFC welcome Motherwell-based side, Dalziel to the Pickaquoy today as they seek to bounce back from an opening day defeat in the BT National League Division 3. With both teams suffering defeats last weekend, they will both be desperate to get their first win on the board. A disappointing first-half display left Orkney too much ...

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    Nacho Heap get the Rock Festival under way

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    Dounby and Stromness due to contest the Craigmyle Cup

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    The Craigmyle Cup Final is due to be played tonight with Dounby taking on fellow West Mainland side, Stromness. Both sides will be desperate to get their hands on some silverware to end the closing weeks of the season on a high, and recently played each other in the ‘A’ League, with Stromness scoring a ...

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    RSABI pledges £130,000 to help Orkney farmers

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    RSABI – Scotland’s rural charity – has launched a ‘Help for Straw Haulage’ fund, worth £130,000, specifically for Orkney farmers and crofters who have suffered a prolonged period of exceptional weather. This fund is in addition to the normal help RSABI provides for farmers and crofters. The charity is still encouraging anyone, regardless of their ...

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    Holmsgarth, Stronsay

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    Holmsgarth, Stronsay Bedrooms 2 | Bathrooms 1 Offers Over £205,000 3 bedroom detached house with attached ‘old school’ which is currently utilised as a garage but could be developed into further accommodation with the appropriate consents. Click for Full Details D&H 56A Albert Street, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1HQ Telephone: (01856) 872216 • Fax: (01856)872483 • Email: kr@dandhlaw.co.uk

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    Assistant head Chef & Cleaners

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    Assistant Head Chef Full Time We are looking for an experienced and/or qualified cook/chef to take on the role as Assistant Head Chef & join our small team at Helgi’s. Good rates of pay Closing date 07/09/15 Cleaner 10-15 hours per week Monday – Friday early mornings. High standards of cleaning essential Closing date 11/09/15 ...

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    Van Driver

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    TRANSPORT AND DISTRIBUTION As one of the largest transport and distribution companies in the North of Scotland, Northwards is looking to expand its experienced workforce. With a chance to work in a busy, challenging environment, a vacancy has arisen at our Kirkwall depot for a van driver. This permanent position requires the safe and efficient ...

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    31 Dundas Street, Stromness

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    31 Dundas Street, Stromness Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 2 Offers Over £220,000 31 Dundas Street is a substantial detached town house situated in the heart of the picturesque town of Stromness. The well-presented property offers spacious accommodation on 3 floors and has a beautiful mature garden. The dwellinghouse has two public rooms, namely a living room on the ...

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    Stylist

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    We have a vacancy for a ladies and gents stylist in our small but busy salon, to assist with our existing and increasing ladies’ and mens’ clientele with some set barbering days per week as well. Training can be given in men’s hair if required. This is a full or part-time position. Your wage would ...

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    Landrover Defender 90

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    Landrover Defender 90 swb Country 2.4 Price: £9.500 + VAT ono •  Mileage: 95,000 • Colour: Cairns Blue • Gearbox: Manual Good Condition, Years MOT, All Terrain Tyres, Undersealed. Telephone: 01595 810280 or 07765 601487

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    Time Served Mechanic

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      We are looking for a time-served mechanic with ability to carry out class IV MOT testing for our busy garage. Must be able to work to high standard on a wide range of vehicles. Excellent salary for suitably qualified person. Please email applications to pitstoporkney@gmail.com

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    Council Vacancies

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    COUNCIL VACANCIES The Council offers a wide range of employment opportunities, including teaching and other professional posts, social care, clerical/admin, cleaning, roads, waste, etc.  You can find a variety of vacancies at: www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/orkney We also have current vacancies for: Social Care Assistant, St Rognvald House (Ref: ORK00455) 29.5 hours per week, Shift working over 7 ...

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    Lifeguards and Swim Instructors

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    Lifeguards (casual) Swim Instructors (casual) Closing date for above positions: Monday 14 September For more info, including full job descriptions and application form, visit www.pickaquoy.co.uk.

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    Kia Sorento 2.5 CRDi XS

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    Kia Sorento 2.5 CRDi XS Price: £3,500 • Reg: 2005 • Mileage: 76,000 •  Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Petrol Very Clean and Tidy, MOT March, Well Looked After, Low Mileage, 4×4, heated Leather Seats, c/c, a/c, alloys. Telephone: 07752 433591

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    Smart Fortwo Pulse MHD Auto

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    Smart Fortwo Pulse MHD Auto Price: £2,800 • Reg: 2008 • Mileage: 15,000 • Colour: Blue • Gearbox: Automatic Smart Car, Perfect Condition, 999cc, MOT November, 2015. Telephone: 821429

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    Value of fish landings on the rise

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    Fisheries Secretary welcomes increase in volume and value of fish landings in 2014. The overall value of fish landed by Scottish fleets in 2014 increased by almost a fifth – […]

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    Campaign Against MPAs

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    The joint Comhairle Fisheries Industry Group met earlier today to launch a campaign opposing the imposition of Scottish Government marine designation proposals. Chair of the Group Uisdean Robertson highlighted the […]

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    ALLAN MARKS MERCHANT NAVY DAY

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    SNP MSP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Alasdair Allan has marked Merchant Navy Day, which takes place on 3rd September.   3rd September is chosen as it also marks the […]

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    Mackenzie: Sturgeon’s Programme for Government good news for the Highlands and Islands

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    Mike Mackenzie MSP has welcomed the Programme for Government laid out by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon this week.   The programme outlines the legislation that the Government will introduce between […]

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