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    Sullom Voe’s financial future under review

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    The port of Sullom Voe may be worth £70 million, but if it was sold it could realise £100 million in investments, according to financial modelling. But, said chairwoman of the harbour board Andrea Manson, the port is categorically not up for sale. It does, however, have to increase its income. Ms Manson said: “It’s […]

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    Discopolis return

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    Disciples tickets go on sale on Friday for their 27 December concert in DingwallTOP Scottish band Discopolis return to Shetland next month for a post-Christmas concert at Tingwall public hall on 27 December. The four piece from Edinburgh that blends electronica with guitars and drums and have drawn comparisons with Hot Chip, Groove Armada and M83 were a hit when they debuted in the isles a year ago.

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    Discopolis heads to Tingwall

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    One of Scotland’s most critically acclaimed new bands return to Shetland following a successful debut show in the islands in December 2013. Discopolis, a four-piece band from Edinburgh that seamlessly blend electronica with live guitars and drums, will play Tingwall Hall on Saturday 27th December. Comparisons have been drawn with Hot Chip, Groove Armada and […]

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    Faroe sells final 10% stake in Shetland shelf field

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    oilbarrel.comFaroe sells final 10% stake in Shetland shelf fieldFaroe Petroleum, the independent oil and gas exploration and production firm, has completed the £10m sale of its 10% interest in the undeveloped Glenlivet gas field, West of Shetland. The sale was deferred until the submission of the field development ...Faroe Petroleum closes Glenlivet sale as it readies for high impact ... oilbarrel.comFaroe Petroleum sells 10% stake in Glenlivet gas field to Total Offshore TechnologyFaroe sells £10m stake in field Herald Scotlandall 4 news articles »

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    Shetland festival opens up a new chapter for lovers of crime fiction

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    Shetland festival opens up a new chapter for lovers of crime fictionDonald Anderson, the literary development officer of Shetland Arts, said: "It's really exciting to be able to announce such a stellar line up for Shetland's first ever Crime Fiction Festival and we are grateful to Iceland Noir for the opportunity to ...

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    Vote for Carnegie kitchen

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    A SHETLAND hall committee is going all out to persuade local people to make a few phone calls to help it raise enough money to refurbish its dilapidated kitchen. The recently reformed committee of Sandwick’s Carnegie Hall have reached the final of the People’s Millions Competition to raise almost £48,000.

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    Shetland wave farm plans fade

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    Not making waves. Two Pelamis wave generators being tested at the European Marine Energy Centre, off Stromness.ANTICIPATION that a major wave farm would one day be installed off Shetland’s south west coast has died down after one of the partners went out of business last week. Leith-based Pelamis Wave Power called in the administrators on Friday blaming a lack of investment.

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    Cue ace Cutt wins international cup with doubles partner

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    A Shetland pool player and her Orkney doubles partner have won an international tournament in Northern Ireland. Amanda Cutt travelled to Colraine to compete in the Nations Cup of pool, her debut for the Scotland women’s team. The Scottish team went through the whole tournament unbeaten in the round robin event, topping the leader board […]

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    London launch for cookbook

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    Shetland born teacher and cookery writer Marian Armitage will be hosting the London launch of her cookbook Shetland Food and Cooking on Friday. The new book was revealed two weeks ago at Shetland Food Fair, where it was well received and where Armitage gave a demonstration of one of the recipes, Valhalla Beef Casserole. Born […]

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    Gas plant delays hit Petrofac profits

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    Delays building the Total gas plant have cost construction firm Petrofac dear.DELAYS caused by bad weather at the Shetland gas plant have forced construction giant Petrofac to announce a profit warning, its second this year. The FTSE 100 company has said it has lost 300 days working on the £800 million gas plant at Sullom Voe for French oil company Total. Originally planned to open during the summer of 2014 after work started more than three years ago, the gas plant is now being forecast to start producing first gas early next year.

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    It's gone up north – the National sheds the Shetlands in launch edition

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    It's gone up north – the National sheds the Shetlands in launch editionA comment piece in Shetland News, which came out in favour of Scottish independence ahead of the referendum, branded Monday's first edition of the National as shockingly myopic – apparently miffed because the islands were left off the map of Scotland ...

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    Shetland Classic Motor Show on film

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    THE organisers of Shetland's hugely popular classic motor show are launching a DVD of this year's event, just in time for Christmas. Presented by Marjolein Robertson, the 35-minute film captures all aspects of the show including organised tours around the islands, the visit of the Bristol car club and the music provided throughout the event by young local band Mirka.

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    Policy forum to be held on school closures

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    School closures could be put on the back-burner with some councillors easing off from the idea of rushing to reconfigure the school estate.

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    Guilty of clincal failures but still allowed to practice

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    A dentist working for NHS Shetland appeared for the second time before the General Dental Council recently, and was found guilty of misconduct – but has been allowed to continue working under supervision. Dentist Paul D’Eathe faced charges brought by two patients – referred to as patients A and B – regarding his failures in […]

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    Primary pupils drive home the speeding message

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    Pupils from five Shetland primary schools teamed up with police officers and Shetland Islands Council road safety officer Elaine Skinley to highlight the dangers of speeding. The junior road safety officers, all P6 pupils, from Cunningsburgh, Hamnavoe, Scalloway, Tingwall and Bell’s Brae primary schools will be learning more about the dangers of speeding on Shetland’s […]

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    Gas plant difficulties hit Petrofac shares price

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    Difficulties in finishing the Sullom Voe gas plant project have contributed to a dramatic fall in Petrofac shares of almost a quarter. The 24.8 per cent tumble on the FTSE 100 came after the company said it expected to make a loss on the £800 million Laggan-Tormore project this year and make no money on […]

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    Legal high Exodus Damnation haul worth £40000 in Shetland

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    Legal high Exodus Damnation haul worth £40000 in ShetlandThe New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), were claimed by police on public health grounds on November 10. It is understood the Exodus Damnation "herbal incense" was ordered online, where it sells for around £7 per gram. Police Scotland's Shetland area ...and more »

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    Bid for public to vote for Sandwick hall in People’s Millions

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    The committee of Sandwick Carnegie Hall is appealing to the public to get on the phone tomorrow and make a call to the People’s Millions in a bid to win cash to redo the hall kitchen.

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    Comment: limited geographically and politically?

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    Shetland born writer Jordan Ogg now lives and works in Edinburgh.MONDAY saw the launch of The National, a new daily newspaper that promises to fly the flag for Scottish independence. It joins Shetland News and the Sunday Herald as Scotland's only news outlets to be supportive of the Yes campaign. Jordan Ogg reviews the first edition. Sometimes I can forgive metropolitan media types when they forget that Shetland exists. The isles are awfully far away, after all, and there's not much going on – apart from being home to one of Europe's largest oil terminals, one of the UK's most important fishing fleets, and one of Scotland's largest construction sites, the Total gas plant.

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    Bankruptcy warning

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    Without significant increases in quotas, the ban on discards will not work, industry leaders have warned - Photo: Hans J MarterLOCAL whitefish boats could go out of business as the incoming ban on dumping fish destroys fishing communities along the Scottish coast. This is the stark warning from the Scottish whitefish industry ahead of the crucial December fisheries council meeting in Brussels.

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