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    Frankie's wins 'best eatery'

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    Brae chippy Frankie's has claimed yet another award.FRANKIE'S Fish & Chips has been named as the best eatery in the Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards. The judges said a consistently high quality of produce and the presence of four Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) accredited species of fish and shellfish on its menus meant the Brae chippy was operating at a very high level. 

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    Ferry disruption

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    Ferry services between Lerwick and Aberdeen this weekend have been cancelled due to bad weather.

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    Man in Black tribute

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    ONE OF the country’s most popular tributes to the legendary Johnny Cash have returned north to play two shows in Shetland this weekend. CASH played at the Symbister Hall in Whalsay on Friday, followed by a show at Mareel in Lerwick tonight.

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    Views sought on local energy costs

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    An image of the new Rova Head power station proposed by SSE company SHEPD last year.SUPPLYING electricity to Shetland's 13,500 households and businesses at near mainland prices cost an extra £26.6 million in subsidies last financial year. That would amount to an additional £2,000 per local electricity bill were the extra cost not spread between consumers throughout the north of Scotland. The eye-catching figure is contained in an Ofgem consultation document that seeks views on how energy in the isles could be produced more competitively.

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    Two injured in Black Gaet crash

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    Two people were taken to hospital yesterday afternoon following a two-vehicle crash at the Black Gaet junction south of Lerwick. The crash, between a car and a 4×4 vehicle, happened at about 4.45pm and  police closed one lane of the road for a while. The man and woman taken to hospital were not seriously injured, […]

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    Shetland dentist faces charges of poor patient treatment

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    Shetland dentist faces charges of poor patient treatmentA Shetland dentist will appear before a disciplinary committee next month accused of failing to properly treat two patients. Paul D'Eathe is said to have provided sub-standard dental treatment to the man and woman at Montfield Dental Centre between ...

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    Ferry cancellations with disruptions also expected

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    Serco NorthLink has cancelled some ferry services to and from Aberdeen due to bad weather, and is warning of delays and disruptions over the weekend.

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    Cracks appear in Living Lerwick

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    Some retailers have withheld levies due to the organisation charged with rejuvenating the town centre claiming it has lost its focus and is of no benefit to businesses.

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    Ferry service disruptions

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    NORTHLINK has confirmed that its Lerwick to Aberdeen service will depart three hours ahead of schedule on Saturday to avoid the worst of the weather. The Hjaltland will leave Lerwick at 4pm on Saturday afternoon, with check-in opening at 2.30pm. The ferry operator's northbound service meanwhile will only sail as far as Orkney and return to Aberdeen overnight from Sunday to Monday, leaving Kirkwall at 9.30pm.

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    Oxjam gets ready to take over the town

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    A packed Lerwick Boating Club during last year's Oxjam. Photo: Chris BrownLERWICK will be awash with local music for a global cause when the annual Oxjam Shetland Takeover returns for its third year this weekend. In the past four years, beginning with an Oxjam gig in the Lerwick Legion in 2011, Shetlanders have raised over £12,000 for Oxfam – enough move to provide safe drinking water to six schools, or 238 safe, clean toilets for refugee camps in disaster areas, helping to prevent the spread of disease.

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    Shetland harbour gets £16.5m expansion boost

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    Shetland harbour gets £16.5m expansion boostShetland company, Tulloch Developments Ltd, has been appointed main contractor. Site set-up will start before Christmas and the main works are due to get underway in the New Year, with completion in Autumn 2016. Construction is expected to create up to ...Tulloch takes £16.5M Shetland Islands port job New Civil EngineerTulloch wins £16million Lerwick Harbour contract Aberdeen Press and Journal£16.5 million expansion of Lerwick Harbour Fish Update Construction Enquirer  - The Construction Indexall 11 news articles »

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    Black Gaet crash

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    NO one was injured in a two-vehicle crash at the Black Gaet, south of Lerwick, on Thursday afternoon just before 5pm. The road is down to one lane and police officers are directing traffic.

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    Breach of data protection causes Shetland Council to change approach

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    Breach of data protection causes Shetland Council to change approachA breach of data protection has resulted in Shetland Islands Council announcing that it will no longer publish individual responses to school closure proposals from members of the public. Last month council chief executive Mark Boden commissioned an ...

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    Told to leave Shetland

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    A TEENAGER from Barrhead was released on bail and told to leave Shetland on tonight's ferry, when he appeared from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Thursday morning. Patrick Colquhoun, of 18 Balgray Crescent, pleaded not guilty to a charge of being in possession of a knife at the Voe hall on Wednesday night.

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    Quartet chosen for Scottish students’ netball squad

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    Four Shetland netball players have been selected for the Scottish Student Sport (SSS) 2014/15 squad.

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    New fisheries commissioner

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    Karmenu Vella.THE Scottish fishing industry has called on the new European fisheries commissioner Karmenu Vella to be more inclusive than his Greek predecessor Maria Damanaki. The Maltese politician was named the new commissioner for the environment, maritime affairs and fisheries in Jean-Claude Junker's commission, confirmed by the European Parliament on Wednesday.

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    Reduced Whalsay service after fire on Linga

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    Emergency services were called to Laxo on Wednesday night when the Whalsay ferry Linga had a small fire in one of her three engines while ten minutes into her scheduled crossing to Symbister. The master of the Linga alerted Shetland Coastguard at around 10.15pm saying he was returning to Laxo after indications of a fire in the engine room. On arrival at the ferry terminal crew members extinguished the fire with foam before local coastguard volunteers and the fire service arrived on scene.

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    Shetland ferry fire

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    Shetland ferry fireA ferry had to turn back to pier in Shetland after a blaze started on-board. At around 10.15pm, the captain of the ferry – which was travelling between Laxo and Whalsay – reported a fire in the engine-room of the ship. Emergency services responded and ...Shetland ferry between Whalsay and mainland damaged in engine fire stv.tvall 3 news articles »

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    New £16.5m pier for Lerwick Harbour announced

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    Lerwick Port Authority today announced its biggest investment to date in a construction project to benefit the fishing and oil sectors. The construction of a new jetty at Holmsgarth North will cost a total of £16.5 million and local company Tulloch Developments Ltd has been appointed main contractor. The new L-shaped jetty will provide deeper […]

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    New Holmsgarth pier to create up to 20 jobs

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    An artist's illustration of the planned Holmsgarth North pier - Image: LPALOCAL civil engineering firm Tulloch Developments has been appointed as the main contractor to build Lerwick Port Authority's new £16.5 million Holmsgarth North pier. The latest expansion of Lerwick Harbour will see 800 metres of additional deep water berthing space being constructed over the next two years.

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