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    Strachan makes it in to final

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    Andrea Strachan securing a place in the finals of the 50m breaststroke - Photo: Ian MacNicolLERWICK swimmer Andrea Strachan has qualified for the final in the 50m breast stroke at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The 21-year old came fourth in the second semifinal and managed to just qualify with a time of 31.52sec.

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    Stern warning for threatening sleeping woman

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    A LERWICK mechanic with drink and drugs problems has been warned to clean up his act or face a jail sentence after he threatened to hit a sleeping woman with a rock in her face. At Lerwick Sheriff Court on Thursday, Sheriff Philip Mann told 29 year old Matthew Smith, of 7 Stanegarth, that he still had custody at the forefront of his mind when he deferred sentence for three months for “probably as bad a statutory breach of the peace as I am likely to come across”. The court heard that around 7am on 13 July, Smith had walked into a house on Lerwick’s Bruce Crescent where a group of women were sleeping after a hen night.

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    Ayr drugs mule jailed

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    A DRUGS mule from Ayr forced to smuggle almost £13,000 worth of heroin internally to Shetland was jailed for three years at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Thursday. Derek McLean was arrested as he disembarked the NorthLink ferry in Lerwick on the morning of 11 May after Shetland police were tipped off. On Thursday the court heard that McLean and his partner and child had been threatened by a drugs gang in Ayr if he failed to carry the drugs for them.

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    No flights

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    TRAVELLERS in and out of Shetland had a frustrating day on Thursday with thick fog grounding all flights at Sumburgh airport. A spokesman said that by late afternoon airlines were starting to make alternative travel arrangements for its customers. Thursday night's ferry to Aberdeen will leave Lerwick at 7pm and is expected to be busy. 

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    No jail for alpaca farmer who defrauded wife

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    Colin Arnot: ordered to carry out 160 hours of unpaid work.A FORMER alpaca farmer who defrauded his wife of more than £11,000 last November avoided a jail sentence at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Thursday. Colin Arnot sparked a major air, sea and land search after he disappeared from the croft he ran with his wife in North Roe, Shetland, only to turn up one week later in Lerwick. In May the 55 year old pled guilty to forging his wife's signature on a savings account closure form with investment company Scottish Widows and instructing them to transfer money to a new account from which he extracted £11,615.67 between 2 September and 13 December last year.

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    Profits more than double for fish processor Shetland Catch

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    Profits more than double for fish processor Shetland CatchFish processor Shetland Catch Ltd has reported pre-tax profits more than doubled in the financial year to £3.11 million despite turnover dipping 13 per cent to £63.6 million. The Lerwick-based company said the 2014 year to March 31 had included “one of ...

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    Gas plant dispute settled

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    Today's dispute at the Shetland Gas Plant has been resolved after about 1,000 workers decided to down tools this morning.

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    Gas plant walkout over as meetings agreed

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    The Shetland Gas Plant is due to be completed later this year.WORKERS building Total's £1 billion Shetland Gas Plant have returned to work shortly before 4pm on Wednesday following an unofficial walkout over travel allowances. Representatives from the Unite and GMB unions will now meet managers from site contractor Petrofac next week for "onward discussions".

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    Fishing industry sends message to Cameron over discards

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    Fishing industry representatives left Prime Minister David Cameron in no doubt about the need to tackle the European Commision over the discards ban. The Prime Minister went to sea on board the Radiant Star on Wednesday on a short trip south from Lerwick and back. The industry took the opportunity to highlight the lack of […]

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    Gas plant workers cease work in protest

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    Around 1,000 workers downed tools at the Shetland Gas Plant this morning (Wednesday) in an unofficial dispute over travelling money, The walk-out was also blamed for the cancellation of a planned visit to the plant by Prime Minister David Cameron. Workers regarded as “resident” by Petrofac are not eligible for a £15 day bonus paid […]

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    Cameron hopeful of SNP deal on subsea cable

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    Cameron laying a wreath at the Shetland Bus memorial in Scalloway on Wednesday morning, as MP Alistair Carmichael looks on.PRIME Minister David Cameron says he is hopeful that the UK and Scottish governments will agree a deal to lay an interconnector cable hooking Shetland up to the National Grid. He was speaking during a brief press conference with local media outlets in the Stewart Building in Lerwick on Wednesday morning, part of a surprise 24-hour visit which makes him the first UK leader to visit the islands since 1980.

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    Motion on Israel

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    Indepdent Highlands and Islands MSP Jean Urquhart.INDEPENDENT Highlands and Islands list MSP Jean Urquhart has called on David Cameron to pursue sanctions against Israel as its attack on Gaza enters its third week. Over 500 Palestinians have been killed in the assault. According to the United Nations, most of the dead are civilians and more than one in five are children.

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    PM's fishing talks

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    Prime Minister David Cameron held talks with industry leaders on board the Radiant Star on Wednesday.PRIME Minister David Cameron went to sea on board the Shetland fishing boat Radiant Star today – and industry leaders say he came ashore in no doubt about the need to tackle the European Commission over the discards ban. On a short trip south from Lerwick and back, representatives of the industry in the islands took the opportunity to highlight the lack of progress in finding a way to introduce the landings obligation without jeopardising the future of the local fleet.

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    Shetland gas plant workers strike over pay

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    stv.tvShetland gas plant workers strike over payConstruction workers at the Total gas plant in Shetland have downed tools in a dispute over pay. About 900 welders, pipe fitters and riggers staged a sit-in at the site next to the Sullom Voe oil terminal. Earlier this year, managers Petrofac paid an ...More than 900 workers strike in pay dispute at Shetland gas plant stv.tvall 7 news articles »

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    Cameron goes to Shetland with an indyref message

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    Getty ImagesCameron goes to Shetland with an indyref messageThe Prime Minister told Shetlanders that the UK Government has reached a deal to spread the subsidy costs of providing electricity to the Shetlands across the whole of Great Britain, and not just the north of Scotland, putting the subsidy on a more ...Cameron in visit to Shetland The CourierDavid Cameron Visits The Shetland Islands Getty ImagesSubsidy deal 'will cut north of Scotland electricity bills' BBC News USA TODAYall 28 news articles »

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    Cameron speech praises isles’ spirit

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    Prime Minister David Cameron used his visit to the “farthest flung” part of Britain to claim the “broad shoulders” of the United Kingdom were a source of strength for communities across the nation. Mr Cameron arrived in the isles on Tuesday afternoon and spent time visiting the newly-restored Sumburgh Lighthouse before attending a reception in […]

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    Shetland trio ready for Commonwealth Games

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    Shetland commonwealth trio Lynda Flaws, Erraid Davies and Andrea Strachan will fly the flag for the isles as they kick off their quest for medals in Glasgow this week.

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    David Cameron arrives for surprise isles visit

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    Prime minister David Cameron addressing around 100 invited guests in Lerwick town hall on Tuesday evening - Photo: Paul Shaw DAVID Cameron touched down at Sumburgh Airport for a short visit to the islands this afternoon - becoming the first serving Prime Minister to do so since Margaret Thatcher 34 years ago. His stopover is only the second ever visit of a serving UK Prime Minister to Shetland. Thatcher showed up in September 1980, shortly after the Sullom Voe terminal became operational, while Ted Heath also visited but not during his term of office.

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    Cameron comes to isles

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    The Prime Minister arrived in Shetland for a two-day visit this afternoon – making him the first UK leader to visit the isles in 34 years.

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    Anniversary exhibition for Bonhoga

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    Opening this weekend, the new exhibition at Bonhoga Gallery is a celebration of both the 20th anniversary of the gallery and the history of its home, the Weisdale Mill.

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