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    Study finds one in five jobs depend on seafood

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    The Courageous joined Shetland's whitefish fleet in 2014. Fishing is worth £157 million a year, while seafood has an overall economic impact of some £584 million, according to a new study. Photo: Ian Leask.A NEW study has found that Shetland’s seafood industry supports nearly a quarter of jobs in the islands, boasting a direct output worth £351 million and an overall impact of £584 million on the economy. The study, conducted by Shetland Seafood Quality Control (SSQC), found that a total of 2,602 jobs – 22 per cent of all employment – were dependent on the seafood sector. Funded by the Shetland Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG), Shetland Aquaculture Trust and Shetland Fishermen’s Association, the detailed study highlights how seafood remains the “largest and most influential sector in the Shetland economy”.

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    Showcase: Step inside a green home

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    Enjoying some Shetland grown apples: Sue Hinton and Tom Jenkinson in one of their two poly clubs - Photos: Hans J Marter/ShetNews A SHETLAND couple are opening their home to visitors who want to learn more about energy efficiency and living a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle. As part of this month's Green Home Energy Week, Sue Hinton and Tom Jenkinson will share their experiences with anyone interested.

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    Sea Shepherd boat in police custody

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    Two Sea Shepherd vessels, the Sam Simon and the  Bob Barker are currently berthed at Lerwick harbour - Photo: Ian LeaskSEA SHEPHERD, the radical marine conservationists, are seeking legal advice after one of its rigid inflatable boats (RIB) was taken into police custody in Lerwick on Tuesday. The small boat of the Sea Shepherd vessel Sam Simon was seized by the authorities in Shetland following a request from Denmark.

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    Man fined for ‘atrocious’ abuse at Indian restaurant

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    A man has been left £500 out of pocket after he carried out an assault at an Indian restaurant and hurled racist abuse in an “atrocious” act. Desmond Bell, 50, of Park Avenue, Cookstown, Northern Ireland, fell out of favour with staff at the Raba in Lerwick when he turned up drunk on Sunday night. […]

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    Equipment failure leads to operations being cancelled

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    AN EQUIPMENT failure means NHS Shetland will be operating a reduced service for endoscopes between now and the end of the year. It resulted in 5.4 per cent of operations being cancelled in July – equating to nine out of 166 scheduled operations, significantly higher than the Scottish average of 1.4 per cent. It was a significant rise on the three operations (1.9 per cent) cancelled in June.

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    Volleyball team to play in national league

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    The Shetland volleyball team, fresh off the back of the island games in Jersey, will take a giant leap into the unknown this winter because for the first time they will compete in the Scottish National League.

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    Man fined for racially abusing Raba staff

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    A MAN who drunkenly unleashed a foul-mouthed tirade of racist abuse at staff in the Raba restaurant has been fined £500 at Lerwick Sheriff Court. Appearing from custody on Tuesday afternoon, 50 year old Desmond Bell, of Park Avenue, Cookstown in Northern Ireland, pleaded guilty to carrying out a racially aggravated assault on a senior member of staff by punching him on the head. He also admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by shouting, swearing and racially abusing staff at the Commercial Road curry house shortly before midnight on Sunday.

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    Carmichael hearing to be broadcast live

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    Next week’s court hearing to decide whether or not Alistair Carmichael should remain as Northern Isles MP will be broadcast live. STV has been given permission to televise the full hearing live and in full – making television history. Cameras will be operating inside Court 1 at the Court of Session in Edinburgh to report […]

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    Carmichael legal hearing to be broadcast live

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    Alistair Carmichael at Clickimin during May's general election count. Photo: ShetnewsNEXT week’s court hearing challenging the election of Alistair Carmichael as Orkney and Shetland MP is to be broadcast live and in full by STV. The channel will have cameras inside Court 1 at the Court of Session in Edinburgh – the first time a UK broadcaster has televised Scottish court hearing – on Monday. In June a crowdfunding appeal to challenge the MP’s victory in May’s general election raise over £60,000, while a second appeal was launched late last month.

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    Bruck doesn’t disintegrate

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    Some time in 1988, 14 years before I was born, someone in Unst ate some Quavers, drank a can of Coke and threw away the packaging. At the weekend I picked up the bruck – it had hardly disintegrated at all (see pictures). Dunna chuck bruck! Rona Brookes Ordaal House, Baltasound, Unst.

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    Claim that NHS failed drinker who died

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    The village of Tresta at Shetland's westside - Photo: ShetNewsA WOMAN whose ex-partner drank himself to death last year has called on NHS Shetland to do more to help people suffering from mental health problems. Sixty year old Debra Nicolson, from Tresta, found her former partner Roddy Nicolson dead in his home in January 2014.

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    Screenplay: an ode to the people of Sheffield

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    Davie Gardner in conversation with  Candida Doyle - Dale Smith for Shetland Arts Sunday evening saw Mareel's Cinema 1 quite packed out. It seemed likely that the audience (many of whom appeared to be of this reviewer's particular vintage) had come to enjoy a couple of nostalgic hours listening to the soundtrack of their youth, writes Genevieve White.

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    Memorial bench roof slashed by vandals

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    Vandals have targeted a memorial at the Bell’s Brae Primary School in Lerwick. Police said the canvas roof of the memorial bench, outside the ASN department in the area of the junction of Bell’s and Gilbertson roads, had been slashed during the incident. The damage was believed to have been done some time between 9th and […]

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    Assault charges

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    A YOUNG MAN from Aith has been released on bail after appearing from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Monday accused of assaulting his partner at three different occasions between November last year and early August. The case against Craig Fraser, of Hillcrest, was continued without plea until 16 September.

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    Screenplay: passionate about short films

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    FILM lovers enjoyed a packed programme this weekend as Shetland's annual film festival Screenplay kicked off. Kathy Hubbard, one of this year's three Screenplay curators, was characteristically enthusiastic about this year's exciting range of films and events.

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    Robinson to press minister over emergency tugs

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    Shetland Islands Council is calling on the UK government to guarantee the future provision of coastguard tugs in the Northern Isles. Funding for the vessel, Herakles, currently stationed in Orkney is only in place until March next year and there appear to be no plans to continue that essential cover beyond that date. In a letter […]

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    Daroja arrives in Lerwick Harbour after weekend collision

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    The Streamline chartered container ship Daroja was back in Lerwick today after colliding with another vessel near Peterhead on Saturday. The small tanker Erin Wood, an occasional visitor to Shetland, almost sank following the collision four miles from the North East port on Saturday afternoon in force four south-westerly winds. The 24m long vessel had […]

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    Council wants emergency tug guarantee

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    The Herakles is usually based at Orkney.SHETLAND Islands Council is calling on the UK government to guarantee the future provision of emergency towing vessels (ETV) in the northern isles. Funding for the Herakles, currently stationed in Orkney, is only in place until March 2016 and there appear to be no plans to continue that essential cover beyond that date.

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    Cyclists turn out to raise funds for charity

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    Three charities will benefit from the efforts of 42 cyclists who took part in the fifth annual Frankie's Charity Cycle Sportive on Sunday.

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    Pole fire

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    Sandwick fire brigade attended a burning hydro pole at Scousburgh this morning. A fire engine went to the scene after the brigade received an emergency call at 7.56am and remained there until hydro engineers arrived.

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    Nissan Micra Visia

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    2012 Nissan Micra Visia, 5 Door Price: £5,650 • Reg: 2012 • Mileage: 35,000 • Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Petrol Registration: SL12 OME, 1198cc, 5 Spd Manual, 1 Previous Owner, Full Serviec History, £20 Road Tax, MOT May 2015. Click for Full Details

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    Ford Focus Zetec 125

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    2010 Ford Focus Zetec 125, 5 Door Price: £5,750 • Reg: 2010 • Mileage: 43,000 • Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Petrol Registration: FD59 AUA, 1798cc, 5spd Manual, Nice Clean Car, Drives Well, MOT January 2016. Click for Full Details

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    2007 Nissan X-trail Aventura DCi, 5 Door

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    2007 Nissan X-trail Aventura DCi, 5 Door Price: £5,995 • Reg: 2007 • Mileage: 110,000 • Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Diesel Registration: NG07 WRW, 2184cc 6spd Manual, Towbar, Sat Nav, Leather Interior, Nice Driving Vehicle with a Full Service History, MOT December 2015. Click for Full Details

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    VW Polo s60

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    2011 VW Polo s60, 5 Door Price: £6,500 • Reg: 2011 • Mileage: 32,000 • Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Petrol Registration: FV61 VLG, 1198cc, 5 Spd Manual, MOT December 2015, Nice Clear Car Click for Full Details

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    2009 Ford Fiesta Zetec 82, 5 door

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    2009 Ford Fiesta Zetec 82, 5 door Price: £6,500 • Reg: 2009 • Mileage: 26,000  • Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Petrol Registration: SK09 BXS, 1242cc, 5 Spd Manual, Excellent Conditions, 2 Owners. Click for Full Details

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    2007 Nissan Qashqai Visia 2wd, 5 door

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    2007 Nissan Qashqai Visia 2wd, 5 door Price: £6,500 • Reg: 2007 • Mileage: 69,000 • Colour: Black • Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Petrol Registration: SN57 VDY, 1598cc, 5 Spd Manual, 2 Previous Owners Click for Full Details

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    2010 Ford Fiesta Zetec, 5 Door

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    2010 Ford Fiesta Zetec, 5 Door Price: £6,995 • Reg: 2010 • Mileage: 17,000 • Colour: Blue • Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Petrol Registration: SN10 BJB, 1242cc, 5 Spd Manual, MOT October 2015, Reversing Sensors, 4 New Tyres Click for Full Details

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    Livestock schemes open for applications

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    Farmers in Orkney can now apply for a share of the support funds available through the Scottish Government’s beef and upland sheep schemes. This is the first year of the new schemes and the support for beef producers replaces the old Scottish Beef Scheme. The scheme will reward farmers for calves born on or after ...

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    Carmichael court hearing to be broadcast live

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    The legal challenge to the election of Northern Isles MP Alistair Carmichael will be broadcast live when it begins next week. In a UK first, the court hearing will be televised by STV. The hearing begins at 10.30am, next Monday, in Edinburgh. The case is to be heard by judges Lady Paton and Lord Matthews in ...

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    Isles MP supports Comunn Eachdraidh Nis in funding bid

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    Comunn Eachdraidh Nis (Ness Historical Society) has been shortlisted in the M&S Energy Community Energy Fund for the chance to win £12,500 funding.  If successful, this funding will allow them […]

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    Fish Factory, Trumland Pier, Rousay

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    Fish Factory, Trumland Pier, Rousay Commercial Price on Application Former fish factory 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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    Mistra, Evie

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    Mistra, Evie Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 1 Offers Over £239,950 3/4 bedroom traditional property with the attached general store, sub post office and community club 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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    SNP confirms candidate for 2016 Holyrood election

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    Local academic Professor Donna Heddle has been selected as the Scottish National Party’s Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the Orkney seat in the 2016 Holyrood election. Following her selection, Prof Heddle said “It is a great honour to be chosen to contest the Orkney seat on behalf of the SNP. “I am looking forward to the campaign ...

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    Beef and sheep farmers can apply for share of £38 million

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    Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs Richard Lochhead today (Tuesday) encouraged farmers to apply for their share of a fund to support beef and upland sheep. This is the first year […]

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    Warning On Mattress Scam

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    Trading Standards are warning residents that the Western Isles may be targeted by rogue traders selling mattresses from the backs of vans.   “Cheap” mattresses sold by doorstep sellers might […]

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    Building site at Teing, Westray, Orkney

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    Building site at Teing, Westray, Orkney Plot Offers Over £25,000 Available for sale is this building site located on the beatiful island of Westray. 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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    MSP questions cancelled operation figures

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    Figures released today by IDS Scotland have revealed the number of planned operations cancelled in Orkney in July. The figures reveal the number of operations cancelled “due to capacity or other non-clinical reasons.” In July, 4.8 per cent of operations (8 out of 168) in Orkney were cancelled due to non-clinical reasons, an increase from 4.2 ...

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    Culture fund available for First World War commemorations

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    A fund to support cultural events and activities commemorating two key events during the First World War has been launched by Orkney Islands Council. Next year, the OIC is coordinating a commemorative programme of events to remember World War One. Orkney is hosting the national commemoration of the Battle of Jutland on Tuesday, May 31, ...

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    THE HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS ARE THE BEST PLACES TO BRING UP CHILDREN

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    When it comes to the best place to raise children, the Highland and Islands come out top not just in Scotland but across Great Britain too. The 2015 Bank of […]

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    COMMUNITY COUNCIL ELECTION 2015

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    Nominations are being sought for each of the Community Councils in the Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Local Government Area.  Nomination papers are available from the Council Offices in Stornoway, Tarbert, […]

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