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    Opinion: Grief, relief and feet to the fire

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

    The Shetland flag above the Union Jack flying on referendum day in Northmavine reflecting the view of two thirds of island voters. There is a strange mixture of disappointment and relief in the wake of Scotland’s decision to vote No to independence. Those who worked hard to persuade the undecided to vote Yes with hope in their hearts for a brighter and fairer future are grieving the outcome.

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    Exercise in Bressay Sound

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    Shetland Coastguard led a two-yearly "live" exercise this morning (Sunday), together with SIC ferries, Lerwick lifeboat and Lerwick Harbour boats.

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    Exercise in Bressay Sound

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

    Shetland Coastguard led a two-yearly "live" exercise this morning (Sunday)together with SIC ferries, Lerwick lifeboat and Lerwick Harbour boats.

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    Stand-off over power station for Shetland leaves SHEPD struggling and locals ...

    Originally published by and copyright of Herald Scotland

    Stand-off over power station for Shetland leaves SHEPD struggling and locals ...Last month, Scotland's Energy Minister Fergus Ewing gave planning permission for a new 120-megawatt power station a couple of miles north-east of Shetland's capital, Lerwick. A Government press release announced Ewing's satisfaction that construction ...

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    Give us votes at 16, say young people

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    The long run-up to the Scottish Independence Referendum energised people as no other political topic has done in decades. This has been particularly true for young people, many of whom made history on Thursday by being able to vote at 16 and 17. And their teachers hope the experience will leave the "legacy" of a lifetime of political engagement.

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    Carmichael: a federal UK is inevitable

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    Alistair Carmichael MPALISTAIR Carmichael, the secretary of state for Scotland and northern isles MP, has said Thursday’s independence referendum has put the UK on the road to becoming a federal state within the next few years. Less than 24 hours after the Scottish electorate voted 55-45 against independence, Carmichael told Shetland News that new powers to raise taxes and distribute welfare would be devolved to the Scottish Parliament after the general election next May. This, he said, would unlock the key to a federal UK as it would create a constitutional imbalance between Scotland and the rest of Britain that would have to be addressed.

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    Call for federal Britain as way ahead

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    Better Together supporter councillor Theo Smith was “obviously delighted” with the referendum result but called for greater devolution of powers, or independence would become an issue again.

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    Work together now, say industry leaders

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    Fishing and oil representatives have urged both sides of the referendum debate to put their differences aside and work together for the benefit of the country.

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    School closure recommended

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    A sign protesting school closures in NorthmavineTWO primary schools in Northmavine have been recommended for closure by Shetland Islands Council as part of its bid to cut spending. On Friday the SIC’s children’s services department published its report into the future of Urafirth and North Roe primary schools, following a consultation earlier in the year.

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    Closure recommended for north primaries

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    Two North Mainland primary schools have been recommended for closure in a consultation report published by the council.

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    Carmichael: Promised powers will be delivered

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    Isles MP and Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael has welcomed last night's no vote in the Scottish referendum and reiterated his promise to deliver more power to the Scottish government.

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    A poem for the morning after

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    It is a poem about reconciliation – and some might say its release has come not a moment too soon.

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    Secondary consultation starts

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    The secondary school on Whalsay.CONSULTATION on closing or removing fourth year education from the secondary schools in Mid Yell and Whalsay begins on Friday. The consultation will run until Tuesday 18 November, with four public meetings to be held from 7 to 9pm at:• Whalsay school on 30 September; • Mid Yell junior high school on 2 October; • Anderson high school on 6 October; and • Anderson high school on 7 October.

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    Scottish independence: Shetland vote result announced

    Originally published by and copyright of BBC News

    Scottish independence: Shetland vote result announcedScottish independence: Shetland vote result announced. 19 September 2014 Last updated at 02:55 BST. Shetland has voted against independence by 64% to 36%. Turnout in the area was 83.7% with No winning by 9,951 to the Yes campaign's 5,669.and more »

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    Scottish independence vote results: Clackmannanshire, Orkney, Shetland ...

    Originally published by and copyright of Belfast Telegraph

    Scottish independence vote results: Clackmannanshire, Orkney, Shetland ..."Yes" Supporters burn flares as they react to the polls closing in George Square as Scotland awaits the results of the Scottish Independence referendum vote on September 18, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images).

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    Win for the union but politics ‘must change’

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    Shetland MSP Tavish Scott has vowed to make sure that new constitutional arrangements support the islands following a victory for the British union in Shetland – a picture that looked likely to be repeated throughout Scotland. Mr Scott said after the announcement, “I am very pleased that Shetland has on a huge turnout supported a […]

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    Scottish independence vote results: Clackmannanshire, Orkney and Shetland ...

    Originally published by and copyright of Belfast Telegraph

    Scottish independence vote results: Clackmannanshire, Orkney and Shetland ..."Yes" Supporters burn flares as they react to the polls closing in George Square as Scotland awaits the results of the Scottish Independence referendum vote on September 18, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images).Shetland Islands underwhelmed by Scotland vote Deutsche WelleVoters from the Shetland Islands where the North Sea joins the... MynextfoneScottish independence referendum: Alex Salmond addresses final campaign ... The Guardian (blog) Scottish Daily Record  - Zee News  - Scotland Nowall 12,717 news articles »

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    Shetland says no to independence

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    Shetland has voted strongly in favour of maintaining the union. With a record turnout of 84.4 per cent and with a total of 15,635 votes cast the breakdown was: No –9951 (63.7 per cent);   Yes – 5669 (36.3). There were 15 rejected ballot papers. Yes campaigner Brian Nugent, said he was hoping for more than […]

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    Voters play it cagey at Scotland's most northerly polling station

    Originally published by and copyright of The Guardian

    Voters play it cagey at Scotland's most northerly polling stationHere, and at 41 other locations across Shetland, voters were making their determined way from the early hours of Thursday morning morning to cast their vote. It wasn't quite what one could call a stampede – just 632 people live on Unst – but despite ...Around 50% of people cast vote in Shetland by late afternoon Aberdeen Press and Journalall 9 news articles »

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    LIVE: Scottish referendum count

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    TODAY Shetland and the rest of Scotland decides on the nation's future. Voting began at 7am and continues until 10pm when the counting will commence. Shetland News will bring you live updates as the evening progresses towards the final count, which is expected between 1.30am and 2am. Please send us any photos of referendum day in the isles and we will try to publish as many as possible. Best e-mail to use is news@shetnews.co.uk 11.15am - Independent highlands and islands list MSP Jean Urquhart says that despite the outcome of the referendum, Britain has changed.

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