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    Study finds one in five jobs depend on seafood

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    The Courageous joined Shetland's whitefish fleet in 2014. Fishing is worth £157 million a year, while seafood has an overall economic impact of some £584 million, according to a new study. Photo: Ian Leask.A NEW study has found that Shetland’s seafood industry supports nearly a quarter of jobs in the islands, boasting a direct output worth £351 million and an overall impact of £584 million on the economy. The study, conducted by Shetland Seafood Quality Control (SSQC), found that a total of 2,602 jobs – 22 per cent of all employment – were dependent on the seafood sector. Funded by the Shetland Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG), Shetland Aquaculture Trust and Shetland Fishermen’s Association, the detailed study highlights how seafood remains the “largest and most influential sector in the Shetland economy”.

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    Showcase: Step inside a green home

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    Enjoying some Shetland grown apples: Sue Hinton and Tom Jenkinson in one of their two poly clubs - Photos: Hans J Marter/ShetNews A SHETLAND couple are opening their home to visitors who want to learn more about energy efficiency and living a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle. As part of this month's Green Home Energy Week, Sue Hinton and Tom Jenkinson will share their experiences with anyone interested.

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    Sea Shepherd boat in police custody

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    Two Sea Shepherd vessels, the Sam Simon and the  Bob Barker are currently berthed at Lerwick harbour - Photo: Ian LeaskSEA SHEPHERD, the radical marine conservationists, are seeking legal advice after one of its rigid inflatable boats (RIB) was taken into police custody in Lerwick on Tuesday. The small boat of the Sea Shepherd vessel Sam Simon was seized by the authorities in Shetland following a request from Denmark.

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    Man fined for ‘atrocious’ abuse at Indian restaurant

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    A man has been left £500 out of pocket after he carried out an assault at an Indian restaurant and hurled racist abuse in an “atrocious” act. Desmond Bell, 50, of Park Avenue, Cookstown, Northern Ireland, fell out of favour with staff at the Raba in Lerwick when he turned up drunk on Sunday night. […]

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    Equipment failure leads to operations being cancelled

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    AN EQUIPMENT failure means NHS Shetland will be operating a reduced service for endoscopes between now and the end of the year. It resulted in 5.4 per cent of operations being cancelled in July – equating to nine out of 166 scheduled operations, significantly higher than the Scottish average of 1.4 per cent. It was a significant rise on the three operations (1.9 per cent) cancelled in June.

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    Volleyball team to play in national league

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    The Shetland volleyball team, fresh off the back of the island games in Jersey, will take a giant leap into the unknown this winter because for the first time they will compete in the Scottish National League.

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    Man fined for racially abusing Raba staff

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    A MAN who drunkenly unleashed a foul-mouthed tirade of racist abuse at staff in the Raba restaurant has been fined £500 at Lerwick Sheriff Court. Appearing from custody on Tuesday afternoon, 50 year old Desmond Bell, of Park Avenue, Cookstown in Northern Ireland, pleaded guilty to carrying out a racially aggravated assault on a senior member of staff by punching him on the head. He also admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by shouting, swearing and racially abusing staff at the Commercial Road curry house shortly before midnight on Sunday.

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    Carmichael hearing to be broadcast live

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    Next week’s court hearing to decide whether or not Alistair Carmichael should remain as Northern Isles MP will be broadcast live. STV has been given permission to televise the full hearing live and in full – making television history. Cameras will be operating inside Court 1 at the Court of Session in Edinburgh to report […]

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    Carmichael legal hearing to be broadcast live

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    Alistair Carmichael at Clickimin during May's general election count. Photo: ShetnewsNEXT week’s court hearing challenging the election of Alistair Carmichael as Orkney and Shetland MP is to be broadcast live and in full by STV. The channel will have cameras inside Court 1 at the Court of Session in Edinburgh – the first time a UK broadcaster has televised Scottish court hearing – on Monday. In June a crowdfunding appeal to challenge the MP’s victory in May’s general election raise over £60,000, while a second appeal was launched late last month.

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    Bruck doesn’t disintegrate

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    Some time in 1988, 14 years before I was born, someone in Unst ate some Quavers, drank a can of Coke and threw away the packaging. At the weekend I picked up the bruck – it had hardly disintegrated at all (see pictures). Dunna chuck bruck! Rona Brookes Ordaal House, Baltasound, Unst.

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    Claim that NHS failed drinker who died

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    The village of Tresta at Shetland's westside - Photo: ShetNewsA WOMAN whose ex-partner drank himself to death last year has called on NHS Shetland to do more to help people suffering from mental health problems. Sixty year old Debra Nicolson, from Tresta, found her former partner Roddy Nicolson dead in his home in January 2014.

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    Screenplay: an ode to the people of Sheffield

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    Davie Gardner in conversation with  Candida Doyle - Dale Smith for Shetland Arts Sunday evening saw Mareel's Cinema 1 quite packed out. It seemed likely that the audience (many of whom appeared to be of this reviewer's particular vintage) had come to enjoy a couple of nostalgic hours listening to the soundtrack of their youth, writes Genevieve White.

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    Memorial bench roof slashed by vandals

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    Vandals have targeted a memorial at the Bell’s Brae Primary School in Lerwick. Police said the canvas roof of the memorial bench, outside the ASN department in the area of the junction of Bell’s and Gilbertson roads, had been slashed during the incident. The damage was believed to have been done some time between 9th and […]

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    Assault charges

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    A YOUNG MAN from Aith has been released on bail after appearing from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Monday accused of assaulting his partner at three different occasions between November last year and early August. The case against Craig Fraser, of Hillcrest, was continued without plea until 16 September.

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    Screenplay: passionate about short films

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    FILM lovers enjoyed a packed programme this weekend as Shetland's annual film festival Screenplay kicked off. Kathy Hubbard, one of this year's three Screenplay curators, was characteristically enthusiastic about this year's exciting range of films and events.

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    Robinson to press minister over emergency tugs

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    Shetland Islands Council is calling on the UK government to guarantee the future provision of coastguard tugs in the Northern Isles. Funding for the vessel, Herakles, currently stationed in Orkney is only in place until March next year and there appear to be no plans to continue that essential cover beyond that date. In a letter […]

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    Daroja arrives in Lerwick Harbour after weekend collision

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    The Streamline chartered container ship Daroja was back in Lerwick today after colliding with another vessel near Peterhead on Saturday. The small tanker Erin Wood, an occasional visitor to Shetland, almost sank following the collision four miles from the North East port on Saturday afternoon in force four south-westerly winds. The 24m long vessel had […]

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    Council wants emergency tug guarantee

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    The Herakles is usually based at Orkney.SHETLAND Islands Council is calling on the UK government to guarantee the future provision of emergency towing vessels (ETV) in the northern isles. Funding for the Herakles, currently stationed in Orkney, is only in place until March 2016 and there appear to be no plans to continue that essential cover beyond that date.

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    Cyclists turn out to raise funds for charity

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    Three charities will benefit from the efforts of 42 cyclists who took part in the fifth annual Frankie's Charity Cycle Sportive on Sunday.

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    Pole fire

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    Sandwick fire brigade attended a burning hydro pole at Scousburgh this morning. A fire engine went to the scene after the brigade received an emergency call at 7.56am and remained there until hydro engineers arrived.

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    Stromness man calls on council to help refugees

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    In an open letter to Orkney Islands Council’s chief executive and convener, a Stromness resident has called for the local authority to provide humanitarian assistance as Europe’s migrant crisis escalates. According to Mike Craigie’s correspondence with Alistair Buchan and Councillor Steven Heddle, the OIC could accommodate 200 refugees in council houses that are currently standing ...

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    Mazda 2 TS2 D

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    2009 Mazda 2 TS2 D, 5 Door Price: £3,950 • Reg: 2009 • Mileage: 62,000 • Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Petrol Registration: SM09 MMO, 1399cc, 5 Spd Manual, £20 Road Tax, MOT June 2016. Click for Full Details

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    Peugeot 308 SE 120

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    2007 Peugeot 308 SE 120, 5 Door Price: £3,950 • Reg: 2007 • Mileage: 53,000 • Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Petrol Registration: SQ57 FGF, 1598cc, Nice Looking, MOT January 2016. Click for Full Details

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    Peugeot 207 Urban HDi

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    2009 Peugeot 207 Urban HDi, 5 Door Price: £3,995 • Reg: 2009 • Mileage: 45,000 • Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Diesel Registration: SY09 BTV, 1398cc, 5 Spd Manual, £20 Road Tax, MOT April 2016, Very Economical. Click for Full Details

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    Toyota Yaris TR VVT-i

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    2009 Toyota Yaris TR VVT-i, 5 Door Price: £4,350 • Reg: 2009 • Mileage: 47,000 • Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Petrol Registration: SK59 MKV, 998cc, 5 Spd Manual, 1 Previous Owner, £20 Road Tax. Click for Full Details

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    Nissan Micra N-Tec

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    2009 Nissan Micra N-Tec, 5 Door Price: £4,450 • Reg: 2009 • Mileage: 47,000 • Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Petrol Registration: GM59 GWO, 1240cc, 5 Spd Manual, Very Clean Car, Full Service History, Sat Nav. Click for Full Details

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    Mazda 2 TS2

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    2010 Mazda 2 TS2, 5 Door Price: £4,950 • Reg: 2010 • Mileage: 49,000 • Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Petrol Registration: SM10 JUF, 1349cc, 5 Spd Manual, 1 previous owner Click for Full Details

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    SIC calls for emergency tug cover guarantee

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    Shetland Islands Council is calling on the UK government to guarantee the future provision of Emergency Towing Vessels (ETV) in the Northern Isles. Funding for the vessel currently stationed in Orkney is only in place until March 2016, and, according to the SIC, there appears to be no plans to continue that essential cover beyond ...

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    Nissan Note Visia MPV

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    2010 Nissan Note Visia MPV Price: £4,995 • Reg: 2010 • Mileage: 44,000 • Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Petrol Registration: SL10 YBB, 1386cc, 5 Spd Manual, Excellent Condition Throughout Click for Full Details

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    Nissan Note Tekna Auto

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    2008 Nissan Note Tekna Auto, 5 Door Price: £4,995 • Reg: 2008 • Mileage: 36,000 • Gearbox: Automatic • Fuel Type: Petrol Registration: AG58 BAV, 1598cc, 4 Spd Automatic, Nice Clean Car, Full Service History. Click for Full Details

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    Nissan Note N-Tec

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    2010 Nissan Note N-Tec DCi MPV, 5 Door Price: £5,650 • Reg: 2010 • Mileage: 60,000 • Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Diesel Registration: VE10 KZD, 1461cc, 5 Spd Manual, Good Spec with Sat Nav, MOT June 2016, 1 Previous Owner. Click for Full Details

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    Nissan Micra Visia

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    2012 Nissan Micra Visia, 5 Door Price: £5,650 • Reg: 2012 • Mileage: 35,000 • Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Petrol Registration: SL12 OME, 1198cc, 5 Spd Manual, 1 Previous Owner, Full Serviec History, £20 Road Tax, MOT May 2015. Click for Full Details

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    Ford Focus Zetec 125

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    2010 Ford Focus Zetec 125, 5 Door Price: £5,750 • Reg: 2010 • Mileage: 43,000 • Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Petrol Registration: FD59 AUA, 1798cc, 5spd Manual, Nice Clean Car, Drives Well, MOT January 2016. Click for Full Details

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    2007 Nissan X-trail Aventura DCi, 5 Door

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    2007 Nissan X-trail Aventura DCi, 5 Door Price: £5,995 • Reg: 2007 • Mileage: 110,000 • Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Diesel Registration: NG07 WRW, 2184cc 6spd Manual, Towbar, Sat Nav, Leather Interior, Nice Driving Vehicle with a Full Service History, MOT December 2015. Click for Full Details

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    VW Polo s60

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    2011 VW Polo s60, 5 Door Price: £6,500 • Reg: 2011 • Mileage: 32,000 • Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Petrol Registration: FV61 VLG, 1198cc, 5 Spd Manual, MOT December 2015, Nice Clear Car Click for Full Details

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    2009 Ford Fiesta Zetec 82, 5 door

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    2009 Ford Fiesta Zetec 82, 5 door Price: £6,500 • Reg: 2009 • Mileage: 26,000  • Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Petrol Registration: SK09 BXS, 1242cc, 5 Spd Manual, Excellent Conditions, 2 Owners. Click for Full Details

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    Isles MP supports Comunn Eachdraidh Nis in funding bid

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    Comunn Eachdraidh Nis (Ness Historical Society) has been shortlisted in the M&S Energy Community Energy Fund for the chance to win £12,500 funding.  If successful, this funding will allow them […]

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    Beef and sheep farmers can apply for share of £38 million

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    Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs Richard Lochhead today (Tuesday) encouraged farmers to apply for their share of a fund to support beef and upland sheep. This is the first year […]

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    Warning On Mattress Scam

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    Trading Standards are warning residents that the Western Isles may be targeted by rogue traders selling mattresses from the backs of vans.   “Cheap” mattresses sold by doorstep sellers might […]

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    THE HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS ARE THE BEST PLACES TO BRING UP CHILDREN

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    When it comes to the best place to raise children, the Highland and Islands come out top not just in Scotland but across Great Britain too. The 2015 Bank of […]

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