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    Need for food parcels in wealthy Shetland is 'absolutely disgusting', says CAB manager

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    Outgoing CAB manager Sylvia Jamieson is saddened by the need for food parcels in Shetland. Photo: ShetnewsTHE NEED for food parcels in an affluent community like Shetland is “absolutely disgusting” and demonstrates a widening gap between the haves and have-nots, says outgoing Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) manager Sylvia Jamieson. She has spent the past two and a half years in the post working tirelessly along with 17 paid staff and 35 volunteers to help individuals – often among the most vulnerable – to claim benefits to which they are entitled and to help manage their debts.

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    Two cars damaged in separate crashes

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    A car ended up on its roof in a field following a road accident near the Ollaberry hall this lunchtime.

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    Man ordered to pay compensation

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    Vandalising fish processing equipment at the Scottish Sea Farms premises in Scalloway earned one man an appearance at Lerwick Sheriff Court.

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    SIC in devolution talks

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    Gary Robinson with the UK government's Framework for the Islands document in August.SIC LEADER Gary Robinson is among those due to meet Lord Smith on Friday to discuss how further powers for Scotland could be used to strengthen communities. Lord Smith has been tasked with coming up with proposals for greater devolution from London to Edinburgh in the wake of September’s No vote in the Scottish independence referendum.

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    JAWS: 'music with bite'

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    CHANGES are afoot in the islands’ jazz world. From now on Shetland Jazz Club will be no more, and is instead morphing into Shetland JAWS (Jazz And World Sounds), with the strapline “music with bite”. JAWS’ Jeff Merrifield said the new concept would embrace jazz, improvised and world music and “make every effort to stress the more positive aspects of this music”. There is a new community team on board to launch the project into a “positive and innovative era”, he said.

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    Robinson in Edinburgh to meet devolution supremo

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    SIC political leader Gary Robinson was to meet the head of the Smith Commission, Lord Smith, in Edinburgh today to discuss how further devolved powers can be used to strengthen communities.

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    Review: A very pleasing fuzziness

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    Chloe Garrick's striking image of Hermaness. Islands and high lands can be viewed in Da Gadderie until 23 November.Islands and high lands - an exhibition of work by Anne Campbell and Chloe Garrick – Da Gadderie until 23 November. This exhibition included four different types of printing techniques: cyanotype, bromoil, lith and photograms. Fortunately there is a good description of each process as you go in.

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    Court round up

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    A THIRTY year old man who "instinctively" headbutted another man outside Posers nightclub in Lerwick has been fined £300. Jonathan Donnelly, of Banff Road, Greenock, admitted carrying out the assault on 6 April this year. Meanwhile 44-year-old Ian Arthur of Port Arthur, Scalloway, was fined a total of £365 and handed six penalty points at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Thursday.

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    Unpaid work for ‘awful’ threat

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    A TWENTY nine year old man who entered a Lerwick house uninvited and threatened a woman sleeping on a living room sofa with a brick has been ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work. Matthew Smith, of Stanegarth, Lerwick, admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner and behaving aggressively in what was described as a "deeply unpleasant" incident on 13 July this year.

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    Agency workers drafted in to fill care centre vacancies

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    Agency staff from south have been called in for the first time to address staffing problems in Shetland care homes.

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    Hand in the till

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    A YOUNG woman who embezzled nearly £4,000 from the Lerwick branch of Specsavers opticians was told to carry out 80 hours of unpaid work when appearing before the town's sheriff court on Thursday. Danielle Aitken, of Hoofields, Lerwick, pleaded guilty to a charge that was described by procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie as "a case of the hand in the till".

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    Ordered to pay compensation

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    A MAN who vandalised fish processing equipment at Scottish Sea Farms in Scalloway has been ordered to pay £2,000 compensation to his former employer. Appearing at Lerwick Sheriff Court for sentencing on Thursday Robert Setrice, 39, of Skerpalea, Sandwick, admitted to maliciously disconnecting pipes and cables from the rear of machinery at company's factory at Blacksness Pier, Scalloway.

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    Unpaid work for Smith after woman left ‘very shaken’

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    A man has been spared a prison sentence after he held a brick against a woman's face and threatened to hit her.

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    Taking the heat out of the sea

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    Discussing ways to expand the Lerwick district heating scheme are (from left): Star Renewable Energy director David Pearson, SHEAP manager Neville Martin and SHEAP board member Andrew Blackadder - Photo: Hans J Marter/ShetNewsHEAT from the sea could soon be used to help expand Lerwick's innovative district heating scheme to meet growing demand from new customers. Shetland Heat Energy and Power (SHEAP) is in discussions with a Glasgow-based heat pump manufacturer to extend the network that already supplies about half of Lerwick's households and businesses' heat demand.

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    Shetland Arts grant

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    The Mareel arts centre.SHETLAND Arts has confirmed that the agency has been awarded funding of  £750,000 from Creative Scotland over the next three years. The grant is part of the arts agency's regular core funding.

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    School consultation delays

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    Sandness primary school is still being earmarked for closure despite fighting off the threat several times in the past two decades.SHETLAND Islands Council is proposing to delay its consultation into the closure of Sandness and Burravoe primary schools by a year. Education staff will tell councillors next Tuesday that they need more time before consulting on the two school closures, from which they hope to save more than £200,000 a year.

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    Seabed revenue demand

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    DEVOLVING revenue from the seabed from the Crown Estate to the island councils is still on the agenda after a meeting of the Scottish government’s new islands working group. The Scottish government has proposed to the Smith Commission on devolution that all income from the Crown Estate should be handed over to local councils and coastal communities.

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    SIC forced to import staff for care homes

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    Lerwick's Edward Thomason House, one of several care homes on Shetland where staff are feeling under pressure due to recruitment problems.STAFF shortages in Shetland’s care homes have forced the local authority to recruit agency contractors from the Scottish mainland for the first time. Trade unions voiced alarm when they discovered by accident that two agency staff had already started work last week before consultation with the unions or councillors.

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    Search starts for ideal new power station

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    The existing Lerwick power station is more than 40 years old and in need of replacement.A LONG anticipated consultation into the future of Shetland’s electricity supply has begun, which will include four public meetings across the isles. The move comes after energy regulator Ofgem rejected plans for a new 90 megawatt  ‘dual fuel’ power station to be built at Gremista in Lerwick by Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution (SHEPD).

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    Carmichael wants joint effort on grid connections

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    A combined effort is needed between governments, regulators and the private sector to secure grid connections for the isles – according to isles MP Alistair Carmichael.

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