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    Swapping seeds

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

    AS THE gardening season comes around once again, an Eshaness woman is encouraging local people to share their seeds to help them grow a crop of thoroughbred plants and vegetables for Shetland. On Saturday afternoon between 2 and 4pm Aurore Whitworth will host a seed swapping event in the Radio Room at Lerwick’s Islesburgh community centre.

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    Revolutionary tidal turbine for north Yell

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    The Nova30, which is already generating electricity from under Bluemull Sound, is likely to be superseded by the new direct-drive turbine. Photo Nova InnovationSHETLAND looks set to remain at the forefront of marine renewables after the Scottish government pledged more than half a million pounds towards developing a revolutionary tidal turbine to be sited off the isle of Yell. Nova Innovation, the Edinburgh-based business behind the world’s first community-owned tidal turbine project at Cullivoe, has been awarded £573,000 towards the £1 million cost of building and testing its proposed “direct-drive tidal turbine”. The turbine is being designed to operate without a gear box, increasing efficiency and reliability and thus reducing the cost of generating green electricity by 20 per cent.

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    Airport security staff back strike

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

    Airport security staff are to strike at Sumburgh Airport, following a strong vote in favour of a walkout. Union Prospect said 87 per cent of workers voted in favour of a strike on an 85 per cent turnout. Staff at AMSL, which forms part of the Scottish government-owned Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) will […]

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    Nearly half of population will be pensioners by 2037, report says

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

    Shetland is sitting on a demographic timebomb according to guidelines for UK government departments that are intended to prevent legis­lation having a negative impact on remote island areas. According to a section in the guidelines titled “Island Demo­graphics – Key Challenges” almost half Shetland’s population may be pensioners by 2037 despite Shetland being one of […]

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    AHS netball team wins Open Silver Cup

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    The Anderson High School netball team has won the Open Silver Scottish Schools Cup.

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    Strike action after Easter at Sumburgh airport

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    Sumburgh airport faces disruption next month after security staff voted to strike for 48 hours.Sumburgh airport is to be hit by strikes after security staff voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action, it was announced on Friday afternoon. The union Prospect said staff will stage a 48 hour strike from midday on 7 April at all airports run by government-owned Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd (HIAL). HIAL has rejected a union demand for what it says amounts to a 30 per cent pay rise and insists that the airports will remain open and operate “near normal” despite the action.

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    Three local photographers praised by awards judges

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    Shetland was well represented in the Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year competition – with three isles photographers getting recognition and the winning shot being taken in Fair Isle.

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    Lolly for languages

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    Minister for learning Alisdair AllanSHETLAND Islands Council is to receive £34,000 from a Scottish government pot worth £7.2 million to support learning languages at local schools. The money is to help councils make sure that every primary pupil starts learning a second language in P1 and a third language in P5.

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    Voe Store taken over by new company

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    Tagon Stores in Voe has been sold to a local couple, it has emerged this week.

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    Three new trustees

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    SHETLAND Charitable Trust has successfully appointed three new independent trustees to its board. Broadcaster Tom Morton, former Liberal Democrat councillor and social work director Peter Malcolmson and retired Walls GP Andrew Cooper will join five independent and seven council trustees in April.

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    Ticking time bomb fears in this week’s Shetland Times

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    •In this week’s top story Shetland is sitting on a demographic time bomb. •Ocean Kinetics will modify a slipway at Sumburgh Airport to help in emergencies. •Tagon Stores has been sold to a local couple Ryan and Lesley Thomson. •In this month’s jam-packed Music Matters Shetland rockers SpootHawk share their connection with Justin Bieber ahead […]

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    “Bittersweet feeling” at Tagon Stores sale

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    Phoebe and Scott Preston - pleased to have found a new owner who shares their enthusiasm - Photo: Hans J Marter/ShetNewsONE OF Shetland's most successful country shops has found new owners. Ryan and Lesley Thomson, from Wadbister, are set to take over Tagon Stores in Voe next month once the paperwork has been finalised.

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    Gas plant worker dies

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    CONSTRUCTION firm Petrofac has confirmed that a 61 year old worker on the new Shetland Gas Plant has died after being taken ill. The company said the man was transferred to Lerwick’s Gilbert Bain Hospital on Wednesday morning after becoming unwell on site and was then flown to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary later that day where he died.

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    Kirk roof repairs

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    Bigton KirkA CHURCH of Scotland kirk in a small Shetland village has managed to net £10,700 of government money to get its roof repaired. Minister at the Bigton kirk, the Reverend Charles Greig praised former councillor and kirk elder Willie Tait, saying he was the driving force behind the project.

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    Review: Steel a cut above his peers

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    Mark Steel in town on Wednesday - Photo: Neil Riddell/ShetNewsOur very own isles have had it pretty good when it comes to comedy recently, writes Shetland News reviewer Chris Cope. Scattergun A-lister Ross Noble took his peculiar take on the world to Lerwick in September, whilst Irishman Dylan Moran, wine in hand, brought wistful wit to the same Mareel stage earlier this month.

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    Work on new development plan begins

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    The areas where future developments should be allowed are being considered in a plan by Shetland Islands Council. Work has started to form a new five-year local development plan (LDP), which will come into force in about four and a half years’ time. Members of the the special development committee were told about how the new plan would […]

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    NHS 'grasps nettle' on Lerwick GP practice

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    Lerwick Health Centre. Photo: ShetnewsNEXT WEEK sees NHS Shetland launch its latest effort to tackle the difficulties patients at Lerwick Health Centre have been suffering in getting appointments quickly. On Monday the health board will introduce a new advanced nurse practicioner service at the busy South Road practice. Five advanced nurses will see all patients who require to be seen on the day for acute problems and minor illnesses and ailments.

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    Steven's charity climb

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    The late Davie Henderson. Photo: Sean PurserONE of the late Davie Henderson's sons is to climb to Everest base camp in his memory to raise money for the British Heart Foundation later this year. Thirty two year old Steven Henderson, who lives in Hoswick, says he will be “fulfilling a life long ambition, but above all I will be doing it in memory of my dad and grandmother who sadly passed away with heart conditions in 2014”.

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    Nurse service replaces much criticised walk-in clinics

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    Lerwick Health Centre will be launching a new service on Monday in which patients who need to be seen will be attended to on that day.

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    Saltire volunteer awards

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    Many of the volunteers on stage at Mareel with their awards on Monday night.TWO HUNDRED guests, including 94 volunteers, attended the annual Shetland Saltire Youth Volunteer Awards ceremony in Mareel on Monday night. The event was hosted by Voluntary Action Shetland (VAS) and saw a record-breaking 163 young volunteers receive a total of 435 certificates ranging from 10 hours to 500 hours for the volunteering they had carried out with 64 different local groups, voluntary organisations and schools.

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    House fire in Kirkwall confined to porch

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

    Fire appliances from both Kirkwall and Stromness were called to attend a fire in a house in the Strynd area of Kirkwall earlier this afternoon. A fire service spokesman said that damage was confined to the porch of the house, and that investigations were continuing into the cause of the blaze, which occurred around 12.30pm.

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    Apartment – Hatston

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    First Floor Apartment, Hatston, St Ola Bedrooms 2 | Bathrooms 1 Offers Over £125,000 EPC rating – C  Click for Full Details D&H 56A Albert Street, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1HQ Telephone: (01856) 872216 • Fax: (01856)872483 • Email: kr@dandhlaw.co.uk

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    Hatston Apartment

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    Ground Floor Apartment, Hatston, St Ola Bedrooms 2 | Bathrooms 1 Offers Over £125,000  EPC rating – C Click for Full Details D&H 56A Albert Street, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1HQ Telephone: (01856) 872216 • Fax: (01856)872483 • Email: kr@dandhlaw.co.uk

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    Smiddy, Grimness

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    Smiddy, Grimness, South Ronaldsay Bedrooms 2 | Bathrooms 1 Offers Over £200,000 EPC rating – C  Click for Full Details D&H 56A Albert Street, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1HQ Telephone: (01856) 872216 • Fax: (01856)872483 • Email: kr@dandhlaw.co.uk

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    Stromness

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    Flat 4, 40 Victoria Street, Stromness Bedsit – EPC rating – E Fixed Price £45,000 9% rental yield £20,00 under home report value Click for Full Details D&H 56A Albert Street, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1HQ Telephone: (01856) 872216 • Fax: (01856)872483 • Email: kr@dandhlaw.co.uk

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    Toab Sites

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    Sites at Greens, Toab Offers Over £48,000 per site 2 sites with planning in principle • spectacular views Click for Full Details D&H 56A Albert Street, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1HQ Telephone: (01856) 872216 • Fax: (01856)872483 • Email: kr@dandhlaw.co.uk

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    Stromness two-bedroom

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    Stromness two-bedroom; fully furnished ground-floor apartment; with small garden; quiet central location; nearby parking; no pets; no smoking. Tel. 01856 873079.

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    Two posts

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    Wishes to recruit two full-time children & young persons’ workers to join our staff team, plus part-time maternity cover from May 2016. Applicants must have: • A relevant qualification in Education or Childcare • An understanding of the gendered analysis of domestic abuse • Full UK driving licence/transport Application packs via: recruitment@womensaidorkney.org.uk or by calling ...

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    Welder/Fabricator

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      incorporating ORKNEY MECHANICAL SERVICES We have a vacancy for a full-time, workshop-based Welder/Fabricator A driving licence is essential for this position, as there will be occasional site work and deliveries. Salary negotiable dependent on experience. Apply in writing to Darren Irvine, Orkney Mechanical Services, 10 Crowness Rd, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1RG, no later than ...

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    Iveco Horse Lorry

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    Iveco 75 E16 Horse Lorry Price: £64,995+VAT • Reg: 2010 • Mileage: 2,400 • Colour: Metallic Silver • Fuel Type: Diesel Built on a new chassis by Olympic, full luxury living, carries two horses/three ponies, padded full depth partitions, horse camera, LED lighting, living quarters, full grey leather, large futon double bed, diesel, central heating, hot/cold water, shower, toilet, microwave, DVD/TV, solar panel ...

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    Vauxhall Astra

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    Vauxhall Astra 1.4 SXi, 3 door Price: £2,995 • Reg: 2006 • Mileage: 92000 • Colour: Silver • Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Petrol Grey cloth, privacy glass, alloys, air con, CD player Finance available – finance subject to status. Terms and conditions apply. Applicant must be 18 or over. Guarantees/indemnities may be required Click for Full Details Colin Gregg Cars, Hatston Industrial Estate, Kirkwall, Orkney, ...

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    Supervisor and Sales Exec

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      Jewson is the UK’s leading supplier of sustainable Timber & Building products to the trade and general public, and a valued part of Saint Gobain Building Distribution which celebrates its 350th anniversary this year. Our Orkney branch is one of the largest and busiest in Scotland and we have expanded the branch offer locally ...

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    41.76 acres

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    41.76 acres, or thereby, at Inganess, St Ola Offers Over £240,000 • Large parcel of land situated very close to Inganess Bay • Accessed from two public roads • 37.4 acres or thereby is classified as Region 1, 3.3 acres as Region 3 • There is a pond within the boundaries, the turbines lie outwith • CLOSING DATE ...

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    Audi A4

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    Audi A4 2.0TDi 143 S Line, 4 door Price: £14,995 • Reg: 2009 • Mileage: 50,000 • Colour: Red • Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Diesel 19″ S Line alloys, LED DRL, sports seats, half leather, privacy glass Finance available – finance subject to status. Terms and conditions apply. Applicant must be 18 or over. Guarantees/indemnities may be required Click for Full Details Colin Gregg ...

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    Ferrari Dino

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    Ferrari Dino 308 3.0L v8 Price: POA • Reg: 1976 • Mileage: 88000 • Colour: Black • Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Petrol Alloys,electric windows, sunroof, leather interior, full history, very collectable Finance available – finance subject to status. Terms and conditions apply. Applicant must be 18 or over. Guarantees/indemnities may be required Click for Full Details Colin Gregg Cars, Hatston Industrial Estate, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1RE ...

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    Skoda Octavia

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    Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDi PD 170 VRS, 5 door Price: DUE IN • Reg: 2008 • Mileage: 55000 • Colour: Red • Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Diesel Alloys, boot spoiler, half leather, CD player Finance available – finance subject to status. Terms and conditions apply. Applicant must be 18 or over. Guarantees/indemnities may be required Click for Full Details Colin Gregg Cars, Hatston Industrial Estate, Kirkwall, ...

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    Trading Standards Reminder for local Businesses

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    Trading Standards Officers are reminding local businesses in the Western Isles not to fall foul of laws that govern contracts made away from business premises.   Regulations state that  businesses […]

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    Highland & Island launch Operation Monarda

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    Police Scotland Highland and Islands Division  renewed its commitment to eradicating the scourge of doorstep crime and bogus callers. Operation Monarda drives home the message: “If In Doubt, Keep Them […]

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    Blueflint Album Launch and UK tour playing An Lanntair Arts Centre Stornoway

    Originally published by and copyright of hebridestoday.com

      New Blueflint Album: After receiving funding from Creative Scotland, autumn 2014 saw Blueflint record their third album with renowned producer Paul Savage (King Creosote, Mogwai, From Scotland with Love.) […]

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    Rhoda Grant MSP Goes Purple for Epilepsy Day

    Originally published by and copyright of hebridestoday.com

    The purple look is back in Parliament on 26 March when Rhoda Grant MSP dons this shade to get people talking about epilepsy.  Scores of MSPs will draw attention to […]

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