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    Gas plant walkout over as meetings agreed

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    The Shetland Gas Plant is due to be completed later this year.WORKERS building Total's £1 billion Shetland Gas Plant have returned to work shortly before 4pm on Wednesday following an unofficial walkout over travel allowances. Representatives from the Unite and GMB unions will now meet managers from site contractor Petrofac next week for "onward discussions".

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    Cameron hopeful of SNP deal on subsea cable

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    Cameron laying a wreath at the Shetland Bus memorial in Scalloway on Wednesday morning, as MP Alistair Carmichael looks on.PRIME Minister David Cameron says he is hopeful that the UK and Scottish governments will agree a deal to lay an interconnector cable hooking Shetland up to the National Grid. He was speaking during a brief press conference with local media outlets in the Stewart Building in Lerwick on Wednesday morning, part of a surprise 24-hour visit which makes him the first UK leader to visit the islands since 1980.

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    Motion on Israel

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    Indepdent Highlands and Islands MSP Jean Urquhart.INDEPENDENT Highlands and Islands list MSP Jean Urquhart has called on David Cameron to pursue sanctions against Israel as its attack on Gaza enters its third week. Over 500 Palestinians have been killed in the assault. According to the United Nations, most of the dead are civilians and more than one in five are children.

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    PM's fishing talks

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    Prime Minister David Cameron held talks with industry leaders on board the Radiant Star on Wednesday.PRIME Minister David Cameron went to sea on board the Shetland fishing boat Radiant Star today – and industry leaders say he came ashore in no doubt about the need to tackle the European Commission over the discards ban. On a short trip south from Lerwick and back, representatives of the industry in the islands took the opportunity to highlight the lack of progress in finding a way to introduce the landings obligation without jeopardising the future of the local fleet.

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    Shetland gas plant workers strike over pay

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    stv.tvShetland gas plant workers strike over payShetland gas plant workers strike over pay. Construction workers at the Total gas plant in Shetland have downed tools in a dispute over pay. About 900 welders, pipe fitters and riggers staged a sit-in at the site next to the Sullom Voe oil terminal ...More than 900 workers strike in pay dispute at Shetland gas plant stv.tvall 7 news articles »

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    Cameron goes to Shetland with an indyref message

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    Getty ImagesCameron goes to Shetland with an indyref messageThe Prime Minister told Shetlanders that the UK Government has reached a deal to spread the subsidy costs of providing electricity to the Shetlands across the whole of Great Britain, and not just the north of Scotland, putting the subsidy on a more ...Cameron in visit to Shetland The CourierDavid Cameron Visits The Shetland Islands Getty ImagesSubsidy deal 'will cut north of Scotland electricity bills' BBC News USA TODAYall 28 news articles »

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    Cameron speech praises isles’ spirit

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    Prime Minister David Cameron used his visit to the “farthest flung” part of Britain to claim the “broad shoulders” of the United Kingdom were a source of strength for communities across the nation. Mr Cameron arrived in the isles on Tuesday afternoon and spent time visiting the newly-restored Sumburgh Lighthouse before attending a reception in […]

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    Shetland trio ready for Commonwealth Games

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    Shetland commonwealth trio Lynda Flaws, Erraid Davies and Andrea Strachan will fly the flag for the isles as they kick off their quest for medals in Glasgow this week.

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    David Cameron arrives for surprise isles visit

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    Prime minister David Cameron addressing around 100 invited guests in Lerwick town hall on Tuesday evening - Photo: Paul Shaw DAVID Cameron touched down at Sumburgh Airport for a short visit to the islands this afternoon - becoming the first serving Prime Minister to do so since Margaret Thatcher 34 years ago. His stopover is only the second ever visit of a serving UK Prime Minister to Shetland. Thatcher showed up in September 1980, shortly after the Sullom Voe terminal became operational, while Ted Heath also visited but not during his term of office.

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    Cameron comes to isles

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    The Prime Minister arrived in Shetland for a two-day visit this afternoon – making him the first UK leader to visit the isles in 34 years.

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    Anniversary exhibition for Bonhoga

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    Opening this weekend, the new exhibition at Bonhoga Gallery is a celebration of both the 20th anniversary of the gallery and the history of its home, the Weisdale Mill.

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    Fisheries grants

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    SHETLAND based seafood businesses have been successful in securing European fisheries grants worth almost £300,000. ON Tuesday, the Scottish Government announced the latest round of European fisheries funding worth around £6 million to 109 different projects. In Shetland the largest beneficiary of European cash was the Shetland Fishermen's Association who will receive £158,500 to compile fish data in the northern North Sea.

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    Opinion: Mike Mackenzie – wrong again!

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    1309 2 smallShetland Islands Council political leader Gary Robinson responds to MSP Mike Mackenzie's latest contribution to the local education debate (Opinion: alternative approach to education; SN, 21/07/14). It's hugely disappointing that someone in Mike Mackenzie's position chooses to launch what is now his fourth public attack on Shetland Islands Council without even having bothered to speak to me once on his chosen subject. Following his last misinformed assault I offered to meet him in person. Privately he agreed to that but I'm still waiting. What's equally disappointing is that he chooses to re-state figures, which, as I've already explained to him, are wrong.

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    Pulse Provides Real-Time Fatigue Monitoring System West Of Shetland, UK

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    Pulse Provides Real-Time Fatigue Monitoring System West Of Shetland, UKPulse Structural Monitoring (Pulse), an Acteon company, has provided a real-time wellhead fatigue monitoring system for drilling and well testing operations on the Lancaster Discovery, west of Shetland in the UK North Sea. The well operator, Hurricane ...

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    Support for Unst boat builder

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    Pictured are Brydon Barclay of Unst Inshore Services (left) and HIE's David Priest.A BOAT building company in Shetland is developing a new fast support craft for use in the oil and gas industry. Unst Inshore Services Ltd, based in Baltasound on the island of Unst, has just secured a £47,000 grant from Highlands and Islands Enterprise towards the experimental development of the boat.

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    Yestival at Mareel

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    YESTIVAL, the summer tour of pro-independence artists, is coming to Mareel on Wednesday night. Local organiser Louise Thomason said the evening of music, film, comedy and spoken word will “be something really different, and quite special”.

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    Shetland boat manufacturer has designs on new vessel

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    Shetland boat manufacturer has designs on new vesselA SHETLAND boat manufacturing and engineering business has been approached to design an innovative new type of vessel for use in the oil & gas industry. Unst Inshore Services Ltd has been successful in being awarded £47,103 from Highlands and ...Unst-based firm to sign new boat for oil industry BBC Newsall 4 news articles »

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    Design project for Unst boat manufacturer

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    A boat manufacturing and engineering business has been approached to design a new type of vessel for use in the oil and gas industry.

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    Yes Shetland seeks debates with Tavish

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    Yes Shetland chairman Brian Nugent.THE LOCAL branch of the movement backing Scottish independence has welcomed Tavish Scott’s “belated” entry to the referendum campaign - challenging him to share platforms across the islands with Yes Shetland speakers. Last week the Shetland MSP announced that he was going on a tour of the islands from Unst to Fair Isle in August on what he described as “ferry to the referendum” meetings to defend the union. Yes Shetland chairman Brian Nugent has responded by calling for the events to be opened up so that both sides can make their case ahead of the September 18 vote.

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    Drink driver was on way home from pub

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    A Lerwick man who drove at three times the legal alcohol limit has been banned for 20 months.

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