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    Shetland Islands leading way in employment among older workers

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    Shetland Islands leading way in employment among older workersParts of the country as diverse as the Shetland Islands, north Dorset and Watford are leading the charge against "outdated" stereotypes of older workers, according to a Government study. The areas have the highest rates of employment among older ...Older worker hotspots revealed The CourierWatford becomes a hotspot for older people in work Financial TimesNew report reveals older worker hotspots and the vast differences in ... This is Moneyall 6 news articles »

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    Decommissioning cash a major boon for harbour

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    It is estimated the decommissioning market could be worth £30-40 billion in the coming decades.INVESTMENTS of more than £20 million into decommissioning facilities at Lerwick Harbour were announced on Wednesday. Lerwick Port Authority will spend £12.5 million over the next two years to lengthen the quay at Dales Voe South to 130 metres and to strengthen its load bearing capability. Meanwhile energy logistics firm Peterson is set to invest £8.64 million to expand its existing decommissioning capability at the port.

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    Marine litter cash

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    750 tonnes of litter has so far been removed from the sea.THE CROWN Estate, the organisation that owns much of Scotland’s seabed and foreshore, has committed £45,000 to an award winning marine litter initiative. Since 2005 more than 750 tonnes of litter has been removed from the sea thanks to KIMO’s Fishing for Litter campaign.

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    Oxygen masks

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    AN AIRLINE has launched an internal investigation after pilots on a Shetland to Aberdeen flight had to wear oxygen masks as a precaution. Eastern Airways confirmed that due to an unusual odour on board of Monday’s flight the pilots used the masks as a precaution.

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    Councillor airs disquiet over staff pay-offs

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    Councillor Andrea MansonA SHETLAND councillor claims the local authority is guilty of a “complete waste” of public money by handing “substantial” pay-offs to social care staff and then re-hiring them. North Mainland member Andrea Manson made the remarks following Tuesday’s audit committee meeting, suggesting Shetland Islands Council had been too hasty in laying off staff to save money in recent times. Community health and social care director Simon Bokor-Ingram said that, of 74 staff given either early retirement or voluntary redundancy, 15 were now working within the service on “temporary relief” contracts with no guaranteed hours, while one individual had been re-employed on a part-time contract.

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    Pilots on Aberdeen flight forced to deploy emergency breathing gear

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    Pilots on Aberdeen flight forced to deploy emergency breathing gearPilots on a flight from Shetland to Aberdeen were forced to use emergency breathing gear when an "unusual odour" was reported on the aircraft. Crew on board the Scatsta to Aberdeen International Airport flight were alerted to the smell at around 4.30pm ...Pilots on flight to Shetland forced to use breathing gear STV Aberdeenall 5 news articles »

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    Electrician breaches bail by entering house at 3am

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    A young man who breached his bail by entering the home of a woman he was ordered to stay away from has been imprisoned for 13 weeks. Trevor Couper, 21, of Cairnfield Road in Lerwick entered the house in Sandveien at 3am on Saturday, despite being subject to a court order that he stay away […]

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    Homeless man denies knife charge

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    A man accused of having a knife and stating he would assault a night porter with a rock has been remanded in custody.

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    56 year old denies making assault threat

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    A MAN who denies threatening to assault a night porter at a local youth hostel has been kept behind bars after appearing at Lerwick Sheriff Court. Christopher Robinson, 56, who gave the court an address in Fife, appeared from custody on Tuesday. He is charged with behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by telling two women that he was going to assault the night porter at Islesburgh Youth Hostel in Lerwick with a rock on 14 August.

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    Ferries service affected by staff departures

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    A migration of engineers and electricians from the council is causing a headache to the SIC's ferries, with staffing problems having brought disruption to services.

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    Bristow wins bronze at national championships

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    Three of Shetland’s senior athletes competed in last weekend’s Scottish National Track and Field Championships, held at the Ayrshire Arena in Kilmarnock, with long-distance runner Katie Bristow winning a bronze medal. Despite strong winds and driving rain at times, all three atheltes  produced excellent performances. Lerwick runner Bristow and Whalsay’s Michelle Sandison lined up in […]

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    Coaching hailed

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    Erraid Davies won a swimming bronze in Glasgow. Photo: Ian MacNicolTHE ROLE played by PE teachers and voluntary coaches in the achievements of Shetland’s three Commonwealth Games competitors has been hailed. At a meeting on Monday, Shetland Islands Council’s education and families committee vice chairman George Smith praised the performances of bronze medal-winning swimmer Erraid Davies and fellow islanders Andrea Strachan and Lynda Flaws in last month’s Glasgow games.

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    ‘Significant’ costs of planning for new Eric Gray centre

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    “Significant” fees are needed to support a new Eric Gray Centre, according to health and social care chief Simon Bokor-Ingram.

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    Development department on track to slash budget by 10 per cent

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    Services run by the development committee are on track for a 10 per cent underspend if first-quarter savings made to the revenue budget continue for the rest of the financial year. The committee heard on Monday that the projected out-turn for services within its remit stood at a £554,000 underspend, while the forecast for the […]

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    Scott bullish ahead of referendum meeting

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    Voters in the isles will overwhelmingly reject independence, according to isles MSP Tavish Scott.

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    Shetland Distillery Co's Shetland Reel Gin - just

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    Shetland Distillery Co's Shetland Reel Ginjust-dThe Shetland Distillery Co is readying the launch of a gin produced at the UK's most northerly distillery. Shetland Reel Gin contains botanicals that have been “specially grown” on the Shetland island of Unst. The company was co-founded by Stuart ...and more »

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    Service in Shetland for helicopter crash

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    stv.tvService in Shetland for helicopter crashA service of dedication will be held at Sumburgh Airport to mark the anniversary of last year's North Sea helicopter crash off the coast of Shetland. Four passengers were killed in the Super Puma crash on August 23 last year. A short service will be ...New helicopter safety measure introduced after Shetland crash stv.tvJeremy Cresswell – “A missed opportunity” Energy Voiceall 11 news articles »

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    Service to mark anniversary of helicopter crash

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    A dedication service will be held at Sumburgh Airport this weekend to mark the first anniversary of last year's fatal helicopter crash.

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    Scottish referendum: isolated Shetland islands consider impact of Scottish ...

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    Scottish referendum: isolated Shetland islands consider impact of Scottish ...Situated over 200 miles north of Aberdeen, the Shetland Islands are so far from mainland Britain that they have their own box on maps of the country. Being 400 miles from Norway but 600 miles from London, the islanders have always had a unique identity ...

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    Shetland islands consider impact of Scottish independence

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    Shetland islands consider impact of Scottish independenceSituated over 200 miles north of Aberdeen, the Shetland Islands are so far from mainland Britain that they have their own box on maps of the country. Being 400 miles from Norway but 600 miles from London, the islanders have always had a unique identity ...Cat Harvey: My musical dad may be an OAP but he's proved he's still as fit as ... Scottish Daily RecordScottish islands seek their own independence Livingston Dailyall 14 news articles »

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