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    BP confirms 100 new jobs at terminal

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    From peat to prosperity. The long term future of Sullom Voe oil terminal looks healthier as BP announces yet more investment. Photo ShetnewsAROUND 100 new permanent jobs are to be created at Shetland’s Sullom Voe oil terminal as operator BP switches from the current shift pattern to an offshore style ‘two weeks on/three weeks off’ rota. The change comes in response to difficulties in recruiting a sufficient number of local people with the right skills. BP’s North Sea regional president Trevor Garlick said the company was committed to recruiting local people wherever possible, but had to move to a rotational work pattern to attract the right skills from outside the isles.

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    Back behind bars for copycat break in

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    A LERWICK man who broke into the same shop he was jailed for breaking into last year was sent back to prison for eight months at the town’s sheriff court on Thursday. Iain Tulloch, aged 44, of 4 Harbour Street, was caught by CCTV cameras that filmed him rummaging through Home Furnishings on Lerwick’s Commercial Road on 24 December last year. The court heard how Tulloch covered his face and used a ladder to reach a side window which he broke to enter the premises before checking the till, which was empty of cash, and then removing the disc from the CCTV camera.

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    Boom time again at Sullom Voe?

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    Sullom Voe Terminal will be the site of another mini-oil boom if plans to build a gas-sweetening plant go ahead as expected, the head of BP’s North Sea operations indicated yesterday.

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    Drug dealing “gambit” leads to prison

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    A LERWICK man who invested his inheritance in heroin to smuggle it back into Shetland to profit from its sale was jailed for three years at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Thursday. Andrew Gibson, of 41 Hoofields, pled guilty to being concerned in the supply of the Class A drug when he was arrested by police acting on a tip off after he came off the ferry from Aberdeen at Holmsgarth Road on 7 February. Procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie told the court the 36 year old had embarked on “an entrepreneurial gambit” after inheriting money, travelled to Ayrshire where he purchased 187 grammes of heroin worth up to £8,000.

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    Man jailed after ferry rampages

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    A FORMER heroin addict living on the Shetland isle of Yell has been jailed for 10 months after running rampage on two ferries and assaulting crew and passengers while high on drugs and alcohol. On Thursday 37 year old Darren Gear, of Chalet 2, Ulsta, admitted a string of assault and breach of the peace charges on board the NorthLink ferry Hjaltland as it sailed from Aberdeen to Lerwick on 6 January this year. He also admitted causing a breach of the peace and vandalising the Yell ferry Daggri three weeks later on 27 January.

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    BBC's Shetland gets a third series

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    BBC's Shetland gets a third seriesChristopher Aird, BBC head of drama production Scotland, said: "Shetland is a really distinctive crime series that has proved hugely popular with audiences both here in Scotland and across the rest of the UK. I am thrilled it has been commissioned for ...BBC One's 'Shetland' Renewed For Third Season TVWiseShetland to return to BBC1 BroadcastShetland on BBC1 tonight with Douglas Henshall as DI Jimmy Perez in last in ... Scunthorpe Telegraphall 22 news articles »

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    ‘Our Islands, Our Future’ public meeting

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    SHETLAND Islands Council's campaigners for more autonomy are holding a first public meeting later this month. Up until now, the Our Islands Our Future campaign run by the three Scottish island councils has attracted very little local debate. Council leaders from Shetland, Orkney and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar are negotiating a better deal for the islands with the governments in Westminster and Holyrood regardless of the outcome of Scottish independence referendum.

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    Industry warns of cuts to fisheries college

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    Paul Macdonald of NAFC measuring the length of fish at Lerwick Fish Market and removing otoliths (ear bones) to determine their age - Photo: SFA/SSPOSHETLAND'S multi million pound fishing industry has warned against any further cuts to the funding for the NAFC Marine Centre, in Scalloway. The fisheries college is facing an uncertain future due to cuts in the financial support it receives through Shetland Islands Council.

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    G4S - in trouble again

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    SECURITY firm G4S has been accused of being in breach of contract when they delivered a prisoner two and half hours late for an appearance at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday. Sheriff Philip Mann expressed his displeasure when proceedings were held up without the court having been notified that prisoner Jason Pottinger would only be arriving on a later flight.

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    Crime drama to return

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    Scottish actor Douglas Henshall as DI Jimmy Perez - Photo: BBC/ITV StudiosA FURTHER six parts of the successful Shetland crime drama will be filmed in the isles next year. On Wednesday, one day after the last part of the current series was broadcast on BBC1, the cooperation announced that it had commissioned further episodes.

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    Attempted break-in at Lerwick garage

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    A Lerwick motor trader is beefing up security following an attempted break-in at its premises on Monday night. Colin Burgess of JB’s Autostore noticed someone had tried to jemmy open the front door of the Holmsgarth Road store when he went to work on Tuesday morning. Mr Burgess notified police in the hope that someone […]

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    Strachan in Team Scotland

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    Andrea Strachan.SHETLAND swimmer Andrea Strachan will compete for Scotland in the 50 metres breaststroke at this summer's Commonwealth Games. At present she is the only local athlete to have made it into Team Scotland.

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    Pottinger jailed for eight months

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    A YOUNG Shetland serial offender is back behind bars after admitting he intended to steal when he was found at a house in the island of Yell, in the early hours of Sunday 6 April. Jason Pottinger, with an address in the same village at Meadowbank Road, Burravoe, committed the offence while on early release from a previous custodial sentence. On Wednesday at Lerwick Sheriff Court, Sheriff Philip Mann jailed the 26 year old for 10 weeks for intending to commit theft, and ordered him to serve a further six months from his previous sentence.

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    Custody for man who is dubbed ‘a menace’

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    A man has been sent to custody for eight and a half months after he was found in the area of a house in Yell without lawful authority. Jason Pottinger, 26, of Meadowbank Road in Burravoe admitted the offence when he appeared from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court. The woman who lived in the house […]

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    Attempted break-in

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    POLICE in Lerwick are looking for anyone with information to come forward after an attempt was made to break in to the premises of JB Autostore, on North Road, over night from Monday to Tuesday. Police can be contacted by phoning 101 or anonymously via Crimestopper on 0800 555111 or online at http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org/ 

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    Man exposed himself

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    SENTENCE on a man from Voe who exposed himself in a sexual manner to the local postwoman on two occasions has been deferred for reports. Rory Dalziel, of Dalesview, Dale, was told that he would also be put on the sex offenders' register. The 29 year old appeared before Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday admitting intentionally exposing his genitals to the female postie on 10 and 11 December last year.

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    Cafe to close

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    A popular Lerwick cafe is to close its doors next Friday – because of a new addition to the owner’s family. The Havly Cafe in Charlotte Street will take its last orders next week, after owners Alasdair and Rhoda MacPherson announced its closure yesterday. A statement on the cafe’s Facebook page read: “For us the […]

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    Remote, oil-rich Shetland elbows way into Scotland's independence vote

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    International Business Times UKRemote, oil-rich Shetland elbows way into Scotland's independence voteOne example: Over the last four decades, Britain's oil fields have pumped out 42 billion barrels of oil equivalent; about 20 percent of it has flowed through Shetland, piped in to BP's Sullom Voe, one of Europe's biggest oil terminals. Another is that ...Scottish independence: Carmichael promises more power for isles BBC NewsScottish Independence: Orkney and Shetland Islands Fight for Special Treatment ... International Business Times UKRPT-Remote, oil-rich Shetland elbows way into Scotland's independence vote Reutersall 13 news articles »

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    Perez to return to Shetland

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    A new series of the crime drama Shetland has been commissioned by BBC One, it was announced today. The decision follows the success of the recent six-part series, which finished last night and claimed more than a quarter of the Scottish audience. Produced by ITV Studios through BBC Scotland, Shetland will be filmed next year […]

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    New hope for community transport

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    Communities could pull in funding and take responsibility for their own transport – according to a new plan up for discussion this week. The idea will be presented to public transport chiefs on Thursday as part of the Zetland Transport Partnership meeting. SIC transport planning manager Michael Craigie, said community transport was an opportunity of […]

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