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    Carmichael accepts ‘full responsibility’ for memo leak

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

    Northern Isles MP has admitted that he authorised the leak of a controversial memo ahead of the general election. The document suggested First Minister Nicola Sturgeon favoured David Cameron as the Prime Minister – a claim which she denied “100 per cent” at the time. Today the SNP leader accussed Mr Carmichael of a “blatant election dirty trick” […]

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    Pupils will arrive to share the past and shape the future

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    Shetland will host the 19th Global Classroom conference next month, bringing together youngsters from around the globe.

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    Carmichael admits leaking controversial memo

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    Alistair Carmichael MP has taken full responsibility for the leaking of the controversial memo in April.NORTHERN isles MP Alistair Carmichael has admitted responsibility for the controversial leaked memo suggesting Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon told the French ambassador she hoped for a Conservative victory in the general election. On Friday Carmichael, who was secretary of state for Scotland in April when the memo was leaked to the Daily Telegraph, apologised to the first minister and the ambassador Sylvie Bermann. He has also turned down the three month’s severance pay he would expect as a former Cabinet minister in the UK government after losing his position following the election result.

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    Artist Babs is ‘made up’ by film or television chance

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    Brae make-up artist Babs Clubb is hoping to land a career in film or television after showcasing her Iron Maiden-inspired creation at an exhibition in Glasgow.

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    In this week’s Shetland Times

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    In this week’s Shetland Times: • A judge is deciding whether to release cockpit recordings from the helicopter which crashed off Sumburgh in 2013. • Brae make-up artist Babs Clubb is hoping to land a career in film or television after turning her hand to prosthetic and special effect makeovers. • Warnings have been made […]

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    Voe Bakery still rising after 100 years

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    The Admiralty sent bakers to train local men in 1915.  Shetlanders took on the work soon after, but some bakers from south settled and stayed on after the war - Photo: Courtesy of Shetland Museum and Archives"THE SECRET of its success? The support from the folk of Shetland." That's the reason, according to owner Tracey Thompson, why the Voe Bakery has managed to keep going strong over the last one hundred years. The Lower Voe bakery, famed for its bannocks, pies and biscuits, is celebrating its centenary this weekend.

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    New deal wins isles firm more business

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    Ocean Kinetics managing director John Henderson - Photo: John CouttsSHETLAND engineering firm Ocean Kinetics is teaming up with international welding and fabrication company Serimax in a bid to win more work from the oil and gas sector. The Lerwick business said it was perfectly located to offer significant savings to North Sea and West of Shetland operators. The agreement with Serimax, whose UK base is at Evanton on the Cromarty Firth, was one outcome from a recent showcase event organised by trade group Energy North with support from development agency HIE.

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    ‘Dirtbike’ rider told to stay off the road

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    A man has been ordered to stay off the road after he admitted riding a dirtbike a short distance while over the drink driving limit. Mark Rushby, 19, of Ladies Drive in Lerwick was on bail and uninsured when he took out his BFD machine with an alcohol count of 38 microgrammes shortly before midnight […]

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    Man admits head-butting Posers bouncer

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    A man had to be taken to court at the public expense to answer a charge of assault. Stewart Grazier, 26, of Charlotte Street, Stanley in County Durham, was fined £200 after he admitted head-butting a doorman at Posers on 30th November. Procurator fiscal Duncan MacKenzie said Grazier, an unemployed plater, had gone to the […]

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    Row opens up over unsellable fish

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    Haddock landed at Lerwick fish market.SHETLAND’S fishing leaders have warned the Scottish government will be breaking the law if they do not help fishermen dispose of unsellable whitefish when the new discard ban becomes law next year. On Thursday Scottish Tory MEP Ian Duncan demanded “an urgent explanation” from Marine Scotland after Shetland Fishermen’s Association told him the government was shirking its legal responsibilities.

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    Nightclub headbutt

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    AN UNEMPLOYED plater from County Durham was fined £200 at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Thursday after pleading guilty to headbutting a bouncer at a local nightclub. The court heard that 26 year old Stewart John Grazier, of 13 Charlotte Street, South Moor, Stanley, assaulted the bouncer at Posers Nightclub, on Lerwick’s Commercial Street, on 30 November.

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    Drunk 25 yard dash

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    AN UNEMPLOYED Lerwick man who drove a motorbike around 25 yards while almost twice the alcohol limit, without insurance while on bail is to be sentenced next week. On Thursday Lerwick Sheriff Court heard that 19 year old Mark Simon Rushby, of 5 Ladies Drive, was arrested on Wednesday after he was seen driving the unregistered vehicle he bought one year ago.

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    Navy ship open to the public

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    A Royal Navy ship, HMS Middleton, is in Lerwick for five days for a number of commemorative events.

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    Scott urges fire service to act on recruitment

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    Urgent action is needed to address the shortage of retained fire fighters in Shetland - Photo: Austin TaylorLOCAL MSP Tavish Scott has again stressed the need for action to address the shortage of retained firefighters in Shetland. His comments came in response to an Audit Scotland report into the merger of Scotland's eight fire and rescue services, which was published on Thursday morning. The financial watchdog said the controversial merger was managed effectively and found the new Scottish Fire and Rescue Service's performance to be improving.

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    Between Islands

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    THE Between Islands project are (from left to right) Kris Drever, Willie Campbell and Arthur Nicolson.A COLLABORATIVE project involving acclaimed musicians from Shetland, Orkney and the Isle of Lewis will take to the stage in Lerwick this summer. Between Islands, featuring local talent Arthur Nicholson as well as Orcadian Kris Drever and Lewis' Willie Campbell, will perform at Mareel on July 18 as part of a short Scottish tour.

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    Shetland to host Global Classroom meeting

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    Shetland students, Kaylee Mouat (right) and Hannah Budge, with Phi-Luan Chung from Diepholz, Germany, enjoying the view from the Bata Tower in Zlin, Czech Republic at the 2014 Global Classroom Conference - Photo: SICAROUND 60 school pupils and staff from across the world will visit Shetland in June as the isles hosts this year's Global Classroom Conference. Youths from as far flung as Australia and South Africa will take the trip to Shetland for the educational project's 19th annual conference.

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    Council’s telephone problems

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    Shetland Islands Council is experiencing telephone problems across a number of sites. Anyone trying to contact any council premises, including offices, schools and care homes will find the phone line “unobtainable”. This includes leisure centres and other public buildings using the council’s network. E-mails and internal phone calls within the council are unaffected. BT are aware […]

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    Fair Isle migration study

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    The new Fair Isle Bird Observatory seen from North Haven - Photo: FIBOA LARGE-SCALE study conducted by the Fair Isle Bird Observatory has revealed "dramatic" changes in bird migration from Africa over the last six decades. Records show that migration in spring has taken place earlier in recent years for a number of species, including the swallow.

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    Sands donation

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    Marie Manson of Shetland Sands (right with her son William) is accepting the donation from Nicola Bowie with Rylee, Amy Gerrard with Lucy and Jennifer Munro with Magnus.ALMOST £1,200 were raised during a recent craft fair and indoor car boot sale organised by a group of first time mothers in support of the local branch of the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society (Sands). Marie Manson of Sands said she would like to "thank these new mums for the generous donation which will go a long way to help the new charity get underway".

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    Buoyant markets help SIC reserves to recover

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    Lerwick Town Hall - Photo: ShetNewsFOLLOWING years of declining funds, Shetland Islands Council's reserves seem to have turned a corner and have grown by a massive £74 million to £278 million during the last financial year. The local authority's pension pot meanwhile has increased by £34 million to reach £367 million in the same year.

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    Carmichael accepts responsibility for memo leak

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

    Northern Isles MP Alistair Carmichael has accepted responsibility for a leaked, pre-election, memo that led to a The Daily Telegraph article, claiming that Scotland’s First Minister would have preferred that David Cameron remain in Downing Street. Leaked in April, the Scottish Office memo – which claimed that Nicola Sturgeon had made the comments to the ...

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    Lochside, Greeny

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    Lochside, Greeny, Dounby Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 2 Offers Over £155,000 4/5 bedroom detached cottage with outbuildings and approximately 3.5 acres of land situated outside of Dounby village with superb views over the Loch of Banks and towards the Hoy Hills. Lochside is located close to The Loons & Loch of Banks RSPB nature reserves, within the ...

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    Graemeshall Farmhouse and Holm Kennels

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    Graemeshall Farmhouse and Holm Kennels, Holm Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 2 Offers Over £340,000 Graemeshall Farmhouse extends to 6 acres or thereby and includes a substantial 5 bedroom dwellinghouse, stables and paddocks together with a successful kennel and cattery business. The attractive property enjoys a beautiful sea view and is situated approximately 7 miles from Kirkwall. This ...

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    Sanday

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    FOR SALE OR LET IN SANDAY Stone-built four-bedroomed cottage. Beautiful sea views. Suitable for Bed & Breakfast Business Contact 07557 523496 01777 816939

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    Kitchen Assistants

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    FULL-TIME KITCHEN ASSISTANT preferably with experience, to help out in all areas. For further details, please contact the Royal Hotel 850342, or email sharon@royalhotel.biz

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    JCB Loadall

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    JCB Loadall Price: £18,000 ono + VAT • Reg: 55 • Colour: Yellow • Gearbox: Manual • Fuel Type: Diesel Telephone: 01856 861456     07766001192

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    Various Jobs

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    We require the following: Joiners Mason Construction Labourers Good rates offered. Casey Construction Ltd Tel: 01856 870150 (day)   01856 874175 (evening)

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    Welfare Reform Support Worker

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    ORKNEY CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU WELFARE REFORM SUPPORT WORKER 21 hours a week (the pattern of hours worked is subject to negotiation) Duration: 8 months (extension subject to OCAB securing continuation funding) Salary: £20,000 per annum (pro rata), £1,803 Islands Allowance (pro rata), £783 Essential Car Users’ Allowance (pro rata) and 8% contribution towards pension Orkney ...

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    Nissan Leaf Acenta

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    Nissan Leaf Acenta Price: £12,500 • Reg: 2014 • Mileage: 21,433 • Colour: Blue • Gearbox: Auto • Fuel Type: Electric Great saving over new, full spec includes reversing camera,sat nav, bluetooth,criuse, and much more. remaining 5 year warranty till Jan 2019 Test drives welcome www.eco-cars.net Telephone: 751730   Email: sales@eco-cars.net

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    Horries, Deerness

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    Horries, Deerness, Orkney Bedrooms 2 | Bathrooms 1 Offers Over £89,950 Presented for sale is this 2 bedroom detached cottage set in a fantastic elevated position with views over the Deerness Sound and Tankerness in the distance. Horries benefits from oil fired central heating and has a combination of hard wood and UPVC double glazed windows. The ...

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    Bookkeeper

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    Part-time Bookkeeper required. Must be experienced on Sage. One day a week. Apply in writing to: Amanda McLennan, Orkney Renewables Ltd, 17 Broad Street, Kirkwall, KW15 1DH

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    Two-Bed Cottage

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    Two-bed cottage for long let; Shapinsay on farm; electric heating; double glazed; small garden. Tel. 01856 711217

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    Personal Lines Insurance Broker

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    PERSONAL LINES INSURANCE BROKER – KIRKWALL Clark Thomson is Scotland’s largest Independent Insurance Brokers.  We are committed to delivering excellent customer service in the local community through our experienced and motivated teams. Due to continued expansion and our ambitious plans for the future, we are looking for a PERSONAL LINES INSURANCE BROKER to join our ...

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    Scottish Parliament bound for Orkney

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    The Scottish Parliament is coming to Orkney next month, giving folk the chance to meet the presiding officer and MSPs. The aim of Parliament Days is to inspire local people to take an interest in and engage directly with the Parliament and its work. During Parliament Day Orkney, on June 18, the rural affairs, climate ...

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    Local figures show fall in crime in Highlands and Islands

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    Local figures for Highland and Islands Division show a reduction in overall crimes of dishonesty including housebreaking, fraud and vehicle crime down by 18.7% and detection rates for the crimes […]

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    Stornoway Free Church minister accepts full-time Principal role

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    Rev Iver Martin is set to leave Stornoway Free Church on the Isle of Lewis after accepting the post of full-time Principal of Edinburgh Theological Seminary. For the past two […]

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    Stromness bank set to close

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

    The Royal Bank of Scotland has confirmed its Stromness branch will close in August. A spokesperson said: “We have taken the difficult decision to close the RBS Stromness branch on August 19, 2015. “We will ensure there are a number of alternative ways for people in the area to continue to bank with us. We have ...

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    Curtain up on record-breaking Orkney Folk Festival

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    The 33rd Orkney Folk Festival kicks off today, Thursday, signalling the start of four days of concerts, ceilidhs, clubs, sessions, workshops, talks and more throughout the county. Ticket sales have already surpassed the highest totals for any previous year – held jointly by the 30th anniversary weekend, in 2012, and 2014 – with well over 6,000 ...

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    UISDEAN CARVES OUT HIS PLACE AT HEBCELT

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    His work has seen him sculpting kings and queens, but Uisdean Paterson’s crowning glory will come this summer when he takes centre stage at one of Scotland’s leading summer festivals. […]

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    QUÉBECOIS BAND BRING FRENCH CONNECTION TO HEBCELT

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    It may be the historic connections, the mutual appreciation of traditional music, or just the shared love of having a good time, but Le Vent du Nord have a special […]

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