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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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    Hamnavoe to get 3G

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    HAMNAVOE is the second community in Shetland that will benefit from Vodafone's rural open sure signal initiative. The mobile phone operator announced on Monday that the village on the island of Burra was of 30 rural communities across the UK selected as part of the company's 'not spot' programme ROSS100. The Westside village of Walls was successfully connected to a Vodafone 3G pilot scheme in June last year.

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    Library to host novelist for Book Week event

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    Shetland Library will be hosting the novelist Lindsay Inkster during Book Week Scotland this week. A nurse and midwife with strong Shetland connections, Inkster (her maiden name, in real life she is Dr Lindsay Reid) has written two novels Lassickie, published in 2013, and its sequel In the Sky the Larks Still Sing, newly published […]

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    Petrofac shares crash after it reveals loss on Shetland oil terminal

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    Petrofac shares crash after it reveals loss on Shetland oil terminalPetrofac shares crash after it reveals loss on Shetland oil terminal. “Falling short”: Petrofac chief Ayman Asfari said the company had not met “the high standards we set for ourselves” on some projects. Nick Goodway. Published: 24 November 2014 ...CompaniesPetrofac warns of lower 2015 profits Financial TimesPetrofac shares plunge 25pc after profit warning Telegraph.co.ukPetrofac share plunge accelerates after warning City Index BBC News  - Daily Mail  - The Motley Fool UKall 48 news articles »

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    Industry warns discard ban could bankrupt fleet

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    The Scottish fishing industry is in peril from the discard ban unless governments act urgently, fishermen’s associations are warning.

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    New Scandinavian air service commences

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    The Beechcraft King Air B200 aircraft arriving at Sumburgh on Monday morning - Photo: Ronnie RobertsonSUMBURGH airport was flying the Norwegian flag on Monday morning as the new Bergen to Shetland air service commenced. The 12-seater Beechcraft King Air B200 aircraft, operated by Bergen Air Transport, touched down at Sumburgh slightly behind its scheduled arrival time of 9.10am.

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    Stout pledges to sort student bus service

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    Students left out in the cold by the council's revamped bus timetable.A SENIOR SIC councillor has given assurances to students at Shetland College that they will get their bus service back as soon as possible. Chairman of the transport and environment committee, Michael Stout, said at the weekend that the SIC had made a “genuine mistake” when it cut off hundreds of college students from access to a regular bus service.

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    Review: Transported to Dolly’s world

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    The Dolly Parton Story arrived in Shetland with a "mesmerising" performance by tribute act Angela Pattison at Mareel on Saturday night. Photo Davie GardnerLERWICK’S Mareel was packed on Saturday night for the much-anticipated Dolly Parton tribute brought north for the first time by the Shetland Country Music Club. Caroline MacDonald soaked up the atmosphere for Shetland News. It was a night of old favourites and audience participation when Andrea Pattison, from Sunderland, brought her act The Dolly Parton Story to a Shetland stage. The best Dolly Parton tribute act in the country looked spectacular in an outfit she told me later had been made especially for her by a Russian lady.

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    Plenty of variety at memorial concert

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    From a kazoo to an electric harp and a vibraphone, there was no doubting the variety of music on show in Gulberwick last night.

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    Agreement reached over mackerel

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    An agreement has been reached over catching north-east Atlantic mackerel for 2015 - following negotiations between the EU, Norway and the Faroe.

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    SIC welcomes first islands minister

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    New islands minister Derek Mackay (second left) with the three island council leaders Steven Heddel, Gary Robinson and Angus Campbell during the Our Islands Our Future pre-referendum talks.SHETLAND Islands Council leader Gary Robinson has welcomed the appointment of Derek Mackay as Scotland’s first islands minister, saying it boded well for the future. Creating such a post was a pledge made by the Scottish government in their paper Empowering Scotland’s Islands published ahead of the independence referendum in September. The commitment was made following negotiations with the three island councils and Mackay, who was then local government minister.

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    COPE gets a new look

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    Social enterprise company COPE has launched its new look at a colourful event in Gremista.

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    Shetland Sports Awards marks special year of sport

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    Dedication, guidance and sporting success was celebrated at The Shetland Sports Awards last night.

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    Toft pier’s future in doubt

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    Toft pier is in such bad condition vehicles and pedestrians are not allowed to set foot on it.THE FUTURE of Shetland’s most dilapidated small pier has been thrown into doubt after councillors were told it would cost up to £2 million to replace. Toft pier has fallen into such a state of disrepair that it has been closed to pedestrians and vehicles, with holes in the boardwalk and infill washing out of the steel pilings.

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    Second Bridges show

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    TICKETS for a second Shetland show by top comedian Kevin Bridges have gone on sale after the first show sold out in 25 minutes. Bridges will now be performing at Lerwick’s Clickimin Leisure Complex on Wednesday 29 July next year as well as the following night, which has now sold out.

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    New look COPE

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    COPE is celebrating its relaunch at the social enterprise's HQ in Lerwick.SHETLAND social enterprise COPE has reinvented itself with a new brand identity for the five businesses under its umbrella. Established as a charity in 1998, COPE (Community Opportunities for Participation in Enterprise) supports individuals with disabilities to access employment in a business environment.

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    Mackerel quota agreed

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    THE THREE sides involved in sharing out next year’s north east Atlantic mackerel quota have reached an agreement after one week of talks in Bergen. A total allowable catch of 1,054,000 tonnes has been set following scientific advice from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea. After this has been shared out between the European Union, Norway and Faroe, the UK will receive a quota for 2015 of 245,363 tonnes.

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    Sands in Shetland

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    Marie Manson (left) with her friend Allison Hutchison who raised more than £5,000 for the charity Sands with their cross-Whalsay walk.A SHETLAND mum who lost her baby son nine years ago is setting up a Shetland branch of stillbirth and neonatal death charity Sands.   Marie Manson, whose son Kieran died in 1995, said she was determined to help others facing the same painful experience.

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    Da Keg to close as Co-op moves to take over store

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    The Co-op is set to take over Mainland’s shop in Dunrossness on the condition that neighbouring off-licence Da Keg closes. A meeting of the licensing board heard that the sale of the shop is conditional on Da Keg closing and its licence to sell alcohol surrendered. The Co-op hopes to sell alcohol from the shop […]

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    ‘Pelagic fleet to lose out again’

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    A pelagic processors association has warned that the UK is set to lose out again as talks get under way on setting next year’s total allowable catch (TAC). Representatives of mackerel fisheries from the EU, Norway and the Faroe Islands have been meeting in Bergen to decide what will follow this year’s huge increase in […]

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