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    Action plan after care report

    Originally published by and copyright of www.shetnews.co.uk

    WORK is already under way to address a number of issues highlighted in an inspection report into services for children and young people in Shetland. The services under the auspices of the Shetland Community Planning Partnership were rated as 'good' in six out of nine categories:

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    Voting open for LGBTI awards

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    The rainbow flag flying above Lerwick town hall on 28 February last year to mark LGBT history month  - Photo: John AndersonTHE LOCAL lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender group as well as arts venue Mareel have been shortlisted for the inaugural Scottish LGBTI awards. Public voting is open until 27 August via this link: https://www.equality-network.org/vote/

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    Shetland footballers win inter-county 6-0

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    Shetland demolished Orkney 6-0 at Gilbertson Park today in the 97th senior inter-county football match.

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    Flaws hits hat-trick as Orkney suffers heavy defeat

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    The winning team - Photo: Malcolm Younger/Mllgaet mediaSHETLAND has retained the Milne Cup with an emphatic 6 – 0 victory over neighbours Orkney at Gilbertson Park, on Saturday late afternoon. The blues were up 2 – 0 at half time with goals from captain Leighton Flaws (penalty) and Finn Watt.

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    Erecting Shetland’s highest turbine yet

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    The first rotor blade is being lifted into position on Saturday after the tower went up on Friday - Photos: Austin TaylorSHETLAND'S largest wind turbine yet is being erected at Luggie's Knowe, north of Lerwick, by local firm Shetland Aerogenerators. The company behind the Burradale wind farm whose directors have a stake in the Viking Energy development took over the turbine project from Scottish and Southern Energy.

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    Coastguard helicopter called out twice

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    The Sumburgh-based coastguard helicopter was in action twice in the past 24 hours, first to take a patient to Aberdeen and then to search for a missing diver off Unst.

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    Skills Development Scotland lauds isles careers service

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    Careers information, advice and guidance services across Shetland have been praised by education watchdogs.

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    Dominant Spurs retain Manson Cup

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    Kick-off at the Manson Cup final on Friday evening was delayed by 40 minutes as the coastguard helicopter had to make a landing on the pitch. When the game eventually started, Lerwick Spurs showed they’d kept sharp in their extended warm-up, opening the scoring in the fifth minute. Sam Ward had already had an effort […]

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    Children’s services praised but also room for improvement

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    The Care Inspectorate has given a general thumbs up for children and young people's services in Shetland.

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    Roots music double bill in Sandwick & Cullivoe

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    Eclectic Newcastle-based group Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra are heading back to Shetland next month.A DOUBLE bill featuring folk festival favourites Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra and hotly-tipped harmony singing duo Lewis & Leigh are to play a brace of country hall shows in Shetland in September. The six-piece band fronted by Heron, a “crazy fool for country music and a full time dandy cowboy”, went down a storm at the festival back in 2013 with their eclectic blend of western swing, blues, gypsy jazz and country.

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    Overdue diver found safe and well

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    The Sumburgh based search and rescue helicopter was tasked on Saturday morning.LERWICK lifeboat and the Sumburgh based search and rescue helicopter were called out on Saturday morning after concerns were raised for an overdue diver near Uyea, off the island of Unst. Thankfully, the man was found before emergency services arrived at the scene.

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    Quality patter in the best Glesga style

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    Kevin Bridges: "...eye-wateringly brilliant"Heading into Clickimin on Thursday night, the first thing to catch the eye of ticket-holders was a prominently placed notice: “No sustained or abusive heckling”, writes Alex Garrick-Wright. The implication being that there is some kind of line in the sand; heckling is fine, but once it is sustained beyond a certain point, or becomes too abusive, then it won’t be tolerated? Fair enough; Kevin Bridges has played rougher venues than Lerwick before, and if anyone is going to know the line between abusive disruption and good-natured banter, it’ll be him.

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    Whitehall stays tight-lipped over leak inquiry

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    Alistair Carmichael MP has been appointed Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesman at Westminster.THE UK government has once again refused an appeal for information about whether an investigation into northern isles MP Alistair Carmichael was deliberately delayed to avoid influencing the Liberal Democrat’s election campaign last May. In a written reply to a Freedom of Information request by Shetland News into the timing of the inquiry into the private memo Carmichael leaked, the Cabinet Office said releasing such details could lead to “unhelpful speculation”. Meanwhile the former Scottish secretary has been appointed as the Liberal Democrats home affairs spokesman by the party’s new leader Tim Farron. He has also been appointed to the House of Commons energy and climate change select committee.

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    Young driver banned

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    A YOUNG Lerwick man has been banned from driving for 16 months for driving while under the influence of drink or drugs. Sean McLaren, of 34C Ladies Drive, pled guilty to the offence near his home the previous evening when he appeared from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Friday.

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    SNP to choose

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    Mike Mackenzie MSP (left) and Danus SkeneTWO prominent SNP figures in Shetland are competing to represent the party in next May’s Scottish elections. Danus Skene, the SNP’s candidate who came close to beating Alistair Carmichael in this year’s Westminster elections, will be standing against the party’s highlands and islands list MSP Mike Mackenzie.

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    Lerwick man disqualified for drink driving

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    A man has been disqualified from driving for 16 months at Lerwick Sheriff Court after driving a car while unfit through drink or drugs in Ladies Drive last night. Sean McLaren, 21, of Ladies Drive admitted the charge after appearing from custody at the court this afternoon. He also admitted failing to provide two specimens […]

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    New turbine built on former SSE site

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    Work has begun on erecting a 121-metre wind turbine on the former SSE site at Luggie’s Knowe for Shetland Aerogenerators. A 750-tonne crane with a reach of 85 metre was to lift the tower section of the 3MW German-manufactured Enercon machine. The crane was transported to Shetland by the turbine manufacturer specially for the lift. […]

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    Farmers safety warning

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    LOCAL farmers and crofters are being reminded of the dangers of harvesting when working near overhead power lines after several accidents this year in Scotland. Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution’s Shetland operations manager George Priest said equipment such as “silage trailers, tipping trailers and booms”, as well as stacking, can prove a danger.

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    Dirty Lemons ready to hit the road

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    Indie rockers The Dirty Lemons are soon to hit the road, with a mini tour of the Highlands and Islands and an album on the way. The guitar, bass and drums trio of Anthony Peart, Craig Watt and John William Halcrow have a nine-track record in the pipeline, recorded at Stevie Hook’s studio in Lerwick. […]

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    Residents unhappy over workforce accommodation

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    Lochside residents have expressed concern that some of the 300-strong workforce on the new Anderson High School will be housed on-site at the Staney Hill about 100 metres from existing houses.

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    Motors

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    Visit our motors section to see vehicles available for sale in Orkney here!

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    Carnival parade fun

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    From the Wizard of Oz to Lewis has got Talent it was a great line up of floats at this year’s Lewis Carnival on Saturday afternoon. Even the sun came […]

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    Shetland thump Orkney to retain Milne Cup

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    Orkney’s footballers were dealt a comprehensive  defeat at the hands of Shetland, losing 6-0 this evening in the annual inter-county clash. Orkney had high hopes of a first victory on Shetland soil since 1981 but found themselves 2-0 down at half time at Gilbertson Park in Lerwick. Despite battling valiantly to try and get back ...

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    Hatston pier back in operation

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    Hatston Pier will be used by the ferry from Aberdeen this evening following the incident last night which resulted in an alternative berth being used. The Serco NorthLink vessel Hrossey made use of Kirkwall Pier on Friday evening on her trip south from Lerwick. This followed a small fire aboard the offshore supply vessel Subsea ...

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    Coyote is East Mainland’s top horse

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    The champion horse at this year’s abbreviated East Mainland Show was Orkney’s Minor Diamond, shown by Eilidh Ross of St Ola. The 10-year-old Connemara cross Irish sports horse, also known as Coyote, was sired by Hasty Bits and out of Far Cry, having been bred by the Caseys of Gaitnip. A delighted Eilidh said she ...

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    Orkney face Shetland for Milne Cup

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    Orkney’s footballers are set to take on the ‘auld enemy’ today as they face Shetland in the annual senior inter-county clash for the Milne Cup. Orkney will be looking for revenge following last years narrow defeat in 2-3 thriller in Kirkwall but will be mindful of their record in Shetland. Shetland are unbeaten at home ...

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    Hatston Pier closed off after fire on ship

    Originally published by and copyright of www.orcadian.co.uk

    An exclusion zone was set up around Hatston Pier earlier this evening as a small fire was reported on board the offshore vessel Subsea Viking, which was tied up alongside at the time. It is understood that the fire was quickly brought under control and there were no casualties. Fire-fighters from Kirkwall remain on scene and ...

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    Fine summer weather for Sanday Show

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    The 2015 Sanday Show show saw M&A Lennie of Seaview winning the championship and reserve titles in both the cattle and sheep sections. However, at the end of the day it was a pony which was named overall champion of the yard. In contrast to the poor summer weather, the show was held in sunny and ...

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    Craigmyle Cup fixtures postponed

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    The Craigmyle Cup semi-final fixtures, due to be played tonight, have been postponed. Hotspurs v Stromness and St Andrews v Dounby which had been scheduled for a 7pm kick off are now postponed with a new date yet to be announced.  

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    Major weekend for Kirkwall Bowling Club

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    Kirkwall Bowling Club is set to welcome 72 players from 24 clubs from throughout Scotland for an open triples competition — the biggest competition ever held by the club. Players from Motherwell, Wishaw, Keith, Wick, Thurso and Shetland — as well as bowlers from Orkney’s clubs — will be competing in the two-day long competition, due ...

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    Never mind the weather at the Westside Show

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    It was a soggy afternoon at the Westside Show this afternoon (Friday) but that didn’t stop a healthy crowd turning out to enjoy the activities from livestock competitions, craft and […]

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    A weekend of weddings

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    This weekend must be one of the busiest on record for weddings in the county, with no less that eleven either having taken place or planned to take place across Orkney over three days. Orkney Islands Council reports that yesterday saw the first of the week’s weddings, with three to take place today and seven more taking ...

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    ALLAN RAISES CONCERNS ABOUT LOCAL BANK

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    SNP MSP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Alasdair Allan, has written to the Bank of Scotland to raise concerns in North Uist about potential reductions in the opening hours of […]

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    NHS MSc Psychological

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    MSc in Psychological Therapy in Primary Care Opportunity with NHS Orkney This training course is jointly run by the Universities of Stirling and Dundee, in partnership with NHS Education for Scotland and a number of NHS Psychological Services across Scotland. On completion of this Masters-level course, trainees will be equipped with the core skills for ...

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    Orkney Aggregates – various

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    Delivery Driver / General Operative C1 driving licence required. Pre-Cast Concrete Operative We will consider both experienced and trainee level applicants. For further details please contact: David Baker • Email: david@orkagg.co.uk Telephone: 01856 871187

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    Housekeeper

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    Job Vacancy Housekeeper Must be available to work weekday and weekend mornings Apply to St Ola Hotel – 01856 875090 or call in for an application form

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    Burstner Motor Home

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    Burstner Motor Home Price: £27,950 • Reg: 2009 • Mileage: 13,000 One owner, 2 berth, fixed bed, reversing camera and many extras. Private use only, Excellent order throughout. Telephone: 01856 870169 • mobile: 07840 015947

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    Tele sales

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    Temporary Tele Sales Consultant Orkney Tourism Group (OTG) is currently recruiting for a Temporary Tele Sales Consultant to join their team and assist in the production of the 2016 Main Visitor Guide for Orkney. The role will focus on selling advertising space within the brochure, and will involve making outbound calls to businesses. It is ...

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    5 Pumpwell Park

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    5 Pumpwell Park, Stromness Bedrooms 2 | Bathrooms 1 Offers Over £90,000 5 Pumpwell Park is a 2 bedroom end-terraced dwellinghouse situated only a short walk from the picturesque town centre. Click for Full Details Lows Orkney, 5 Broad Street Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1DH Telephone: (01856) 873151 • Fax: (01856) 875450 • Email: enquiries@LowsOrkney.co.uk

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    HM Treasury call in Police following SNP complaint on illegal gold

    Originally published by and copyright of hebridestoday.com

    Isles SNP MP, Angus Brendan MacNeil has received confirmation from Damian Hinds MP, Exchequer Secretary for the Treasury, that they have contacted the Metropolitan Police, the National Crime Agency and […]

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