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    Community councils unhappy over multi-member SIC wards

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    The Scottish government is to be informed, through MSP Tavish Scott, on the adverse impact that multi-member SIC wards is having on community councils.

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    Whalsay defeat Spurs to win Highland Fuels Cup

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    Whalsay are this year's winners of the Highland Fuels Cup, the traditional pre-season Shetland Football Association tournament.

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    New centre to help those affected by dementia

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    At the ribbon cutting of the new office are (left to right) Ann Williamson, Dementia Advisor, Henry Simmons - Chief Executive of Alzheimer Scotland, Tavish Scott - MSP and Heather Fisher - Chair of the Shetland Branch. - Photo: John CouttsA RESOURCE centre to better support those affected by dementia, their carers and families, has been opened in Lerwick on Friday. The Shetland Dementia Resource Centre at 66 Burgh Road will serve as a drop-in for anyone seeking information about an illness that is affecting an increasing number of islanders.

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    Jewellery stolen from display cabinet

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    Jewellery and watches have been stolen from a display cabinet in the Toll Clock Shopping Centre following an overnight break-in. Thieves forced their way into the centre in Lerwick between 9pm on Thursday and 8.30am on Friday, police believe. Staff arrived to work to discover the damage and the the theft. The items taken were […]

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    CLAN chief executive to leave after 14 years

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    CLAN Cancer Support chief executive Debbie Thomson is preparing to pass on the baton after more than 14 successful years with the North-east charity.

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    Toll Clock break-in

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    JEWELLEY was stolen from a display cabinet after thieves forced their way in to the Toll Clock shopping centre, in Lerwick, overnight from Thursday to Friday. Police said staff had discovered the theft when they returned back to work on Friday morning at 8.30am.

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    Lerwick view blocked by ‘monster’ house

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    A Lerwick resident whose view has been blocked by a house being built in a neighbouring garden has called on the planning service to be more compassionate. Mark Goodhand, who stays in Murrayston, objected to the plan­ning application, along with several other residents, when the new house was proposed in 2012. But planning officials approved […]

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    Healthy Shetland

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    A NEW website promoting healthy living in Shetland has been launched on Friday. The Healthy Shetland website has been produced by NHS Shetland's health improvement team with the aim to create a hub of accessible, reliable health information for local people.

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    Four Seasons – Spring 2015

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    A blackbird dining off one of Lea Gardens' bird dining areas - all Photos: Lea GardensGARDEN fauna usually only feature in gardening columns when they become troublesome: rabbits ring-barking trees, cabbage whites decimating the kale yard, otters cleaning out the carp pond, slugs gnawing their way through a forest of lettuce seedlings, and weevils – in the dead of night- laying their eggs into the crowns of primroses. Headaches all of them, and not the fauna I'll concern myself with today.

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    In this week’s Shetland Times

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    In this week’s Shetland Times: •A man who was part of an operation supplying heroin from his home will be sentenced on 14th May, following a jury trial this week. •A Lerwick resident whose view has been blocked by a house being built in a neighbouring garden has called for the planning department to be […]

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    Trust to lead on Viking heritage project

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    A European project celebrating the story of the Vikings has been given a major cash boost of about £1.4 million, with Shetland leading the way. Shetland Amenity Trust has been awarded the sum from the Europe Culture sub-programme for “Follow the Vikings” – a four year celebration of Viking heritage throughout Europe. The trust is […]

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    Europe invests in Viking heritage

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    The reconstructed viking ship Sea Stallion, from Glendalough, in Ireland, seen here at Roskilde, Denmark - Photo: Davy Cooper, Shetland Amenity Trust SHETLAND Amenity Trust has been awarded €1.96 million (just over £1.4 million) from the EU Creative Europe Culture sub-programme for the transnational Follow the Vikings project. The four-year project aims to make Viking heritage more understandable and accessible.

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    Rhea’s winning design

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    Rhea Kay, winning the prestigious Bradford Textile Society award in her first year at Shetland College - Photos: Shetland College UHISHETLAND College first year contemporary textiles student Rhea Kay has won the prestigious Bradford Textile Society award for one of her designs. The young designer was the first student from Shetland College UHI to ever win a first prize at the design competition, although several students had previously received recognition at the Bradford Textile Society.

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    Woman admits benefits fraud

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    SENTENCE on a woman from Gulberwick was deferred for reports on Thursday after she admitted fraudulently obtaining almost £10,000 of benefits over a two year period. Lerwick Sheriff Court heard that Kim Newcombe had received £9,909.12 of Disability Living Allowance between 7 July 2010 and 1 May 2012 to which she not entitled.

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    Robertson found guilty

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    A FIFTY seven year old Shetland man was found guilty of being involved in the supply of heroin following a three-day jury trial at Lerwick Sheriff Court. Sentence on David Robertson, of Hill Grind, Lerwick, has been deferred until 14 May for criminal justice social work reports.

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    Election: rivals reject Lib Dem's claim on low pay

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    The five candidates: Donald Cameron (Tory), Alistair Carmichael (Lib Dem), Gerry McGarvey (Labour), Danus Skene (SNP) and Robert Smith (UKIP).SEVERAL of Alistair Carmichael’s general election rivals have rejected his claim that the Liberal Democrats are best placed to look after low-paid workers – with SNP candidate Danus Skene saying the poorest in society had suffered most at the hands of austerity. Carmichael, who has served as Orkney and Shetland MP since 2001 and has been a cabinet minister in the Tory-Lib Dem coalition, pointed to his party’s “track record of success” in cutting taxes and raising minimum wage levels for those on low pay.

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    Shell pulls out of Scatsta airport

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    A S-92 helicopter operated by Bristow helicopters at Scatsta airport - Photo: ShetNewsSHETLAND MSP Tavish Scott has called on Shell to explain its sudden change in safety policy after the oil company confirmed it is withdrawing from Scatsta airport later this year. The LibDem politician said the move sent out the wrong message in the wake of numerous helicopter incidents in the north of Scotland over recent years.

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    Assault pair fined £800 each

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    TWO MEN who reacted to verbal provocation by getting out of a taxi to knock another man to the ground and repeatedly punch and kick him on the head have been fined £800 each. Jack Carter, 27, of Bingham Road, Frindsbury, Kent, and Steven Carter, 57, of Frindsbury Hill, Rochester, both pleaded guilty to carrying out the assault on Lerwick’s Esplanade on 15 October last year. 

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    Shortlist success

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    The So Much to Sea exhibition at the Bigton hall, last year - Photo: Seafood ShetlandTWO LOCAL seafood organisations have been shortlisted in different categories of the Crown Estate's Scottish Aquaculture Marine Awards. The NAFC Marine Centre UHI, in Scalloway, has been named as one of the contenders in the supplier of the year category, while Seafood Shetland was recognised for its 'So Much to Sea' campaign in the community initiative category.

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    Seven day working for AHS construction is approved

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    Work on the new Anderson High School and halls of residence site at Clickimin will go on seven days a week, the council’s planning committee agreed on Tuesday. But measures will be put in place to mitigate the noise impact to residents on Sundays. The developer of the site, SIC children’s services, applied to increase […]

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    Sports event fundraiser set for Pickaquoy

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    Orkney Climbing Club is holding a fundraising event at the Pickaquoy Centre on Sunday to raise money to support Emily Findlay and her family during her cancer treatment. Anyone interested is invited to come along and try a variety of sports and activities in exchange for a donation, the event being called “Climb High for ...

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    Postal vote packs due next week

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    Postal voting packs for the UK Parliamentary Election will start arriving through Orkney letterboxes from Monday. For this election, packs will contain three items; a ballot paper, a return envelope and a postal voting statement, which is attached to a ballot paper envelope. Anyone can apply for a postal vote with 5pm on Tuesday set ...

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    Blar Buidhe Care Home

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    An investigation into the HC-One owned Blar Buidhe Care Home has now been completed.   Iain Macaulay, Western Isles Chief Social Work Officer, said: “We have received positive feedback from […]

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    MACNEIL HIGHLIGHTS IMPORTANCE OF CONTINUING AND IMPROVING THE RURAL FUEL DEROGATION

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    Angus Brendan MacNeil SNP Na h-Eileanan an Iar, has today highlighted the importance of the Rural Fuel Derogation and its effects on island fuel prices over the last few years, […]

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    COUNCILLOR DEMANDS INQUIRY INTO ELECTORAL LAW BREACHES

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    A South Uist councillor has called for an inquiry into how the returning officer for the Western Isles constituency came to attend a meeting “which broke every law in the […]

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    Big weekend for live music fans

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    It will be a banner weekend for live music fans in Orkney, starting tonight, with Loud N’ Live — a fundraising event featuring local bands, in aid of mental health and suicide awareness for young people. The gig, taking place at the Orkney Sailing Club tonight, has been organised by ROAR and Orkney Live Wire, ...

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    Orkney FC contest The Football Times cup final

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    Tomorrow, Saturday, Orkney Football Club will be looking to add to their collection of silverware when they play Golspie Sutherland in the final of The Football Times Cup. The teams have already played twice this season in the league, which Golspie Sutherland have won, with both matches ending in a draw, so a close match ...

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    New lease of life for Kirkwall BID?

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    A new board of the Kirkwall Business Improvement District (BID) has been formed. At a meeting held in Kirkwall Town Hall earlier this week evening a majority of BID levy payers voted to revive the project with enough volunteers also coming forward to meet the quorum needed to form a new board. The new board will ...

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    Boths sides ‘hopeful’ of airport pay dispute resolution

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    Highlands and Islands Airport Ltd (HIAL) and the trade union Prospect say they are hopeful of resolving a pay dispute after talks this week. Security staff represented by the trade union previously voted to take two-day industrial action starting on April 7. Despite the 48-hour walkout operations across HIAL’s 11 airports, including Kirkwall, remained largely ...

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    9 Lother, Kirkwall

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    9 Lother, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1XG 1 bedroom Semi-Detached House available Now £ 460 pcm • Energy Rating B Unfurnished, 1 bedroom, semi-detached bungalow situated in a quiet residential area, close to town centre and local amenities. Large walk in storage cupboard in hall. Double glazing throughout. Council tax band A. Electric radiators. Garden and shed. Communal ...

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    Grinnabrek, Finstown

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    Grinnabrek, Finstown, KW17 2EL Bedrooms 3/4 | Bathrooms 2 Offers Over £185,000 Offered for sale is this three/four bedroom house with an attached premises situated in the pretty village of Finstown. The commercial area of the property is entirely adaptable and could be turned into a workshop or suitable for a small shop or home business premises. ...

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    Farm & Lands of Seatter

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    Farm & Lands of Seatter, Deerness, KW17 2QL Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 1 Offers Over £655,000 The farm and lands of Seatter extend to 194 acres or thereby and is offered for sale as a whole or in lots. The property lies on the north side of the parish of Deerness and the farmhouse enjoys a beautiful ...

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    Temporary Vacancies

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    Temporary Vacancies…2015 Kitchen Assistant & Tearoom Assistant Birsay Bay Tearoom is looking to recruit to these two positions to cover what looks to be a very busy summer season. Whilst previous experience is preferred, if you are enthusiastic and not afraid of hard work then “on-the-job” training will be provided. These positions will be available ...

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    Newhouse, Site 10, Skibbowick

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    Newhouse, Site 10, Skibbowick, Tankerness Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 2 Offers Over £220,000 This spacious 3 bedroom bungalow with integral garage enjoys a beautiful panoramic view with the islands of Shapinsay and Stronsay in the distance. The attractive bungalow offers a high standard of family accommodation and sits in a large garden extending to 2670m2 (0.66 acre) ...

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    Supervisor & Counter Staff

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    Shop Supervisor & Counter Staff for fast food outlet in Kirkwall Tel: 07824 317985 2 Bridge Street, Kirkwall, KW15 1HR

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    Ford Fiesta

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    Ford Fiesta 1.25 LX 5dr Price: £800 • Reg: 2005 • Mileage: 95,000 • Colour: Dark Blue • Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Petrol MOT April 2016 Telephone 07766544644 (after 5pm)    Email: hazel_walls@hotmail.com

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    Finstown Two-Bedroom

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    Finstown; two-bedroom semi-detached house; quiet location; furnished; energy efficient with solar panels; off-road parking; drying green; garden shed; no smokers; no pets; £450 pcm. Tel. 01856 761330 after 6pm.

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    Co-ordinator/Administrator

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    Co-ordinator/Administrator Orkney Tourism Group (OTG) is committed to making a measurable contribution to the tourism industry in Orkney and is looking for an energetic, organised and committed person to join the team. The successful candidate will be responsible for administration support, telephone and reception duties, member enquiries, email communication, website updates and general office duties. ...

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    Burrian, Kirkwall

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    Burrian, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1XB 3 bedroom Terraced House available 18-05-2015 £535 pcm • Energy Rating D Mid terraced house in popular residential area close to schools, park and shop. Can be fully furnished or part furnished. Neutral decoration. Graveled garden at front with rotary drier, and lawn to rear. Communal parking. Electric heating. Council tax ...

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    £2,250 cheque to help fund research to find a cure for Parkinson’s

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    People living with Parkinson’s will benefit from a £2,250 donation made by the Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards.   The money was raised during the 2014 HITA awards in November […]

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