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    Political row turns focus on ‘damaging’ fisheries policy

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    Clarity is needed from the SNP over its position on EU membership after nationalist MPs took opposing views on the Common Fisheries Policy.

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    Very different slices of music served at Islesburgh

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    Islesburgh's Thursday night Folk Festival concert provided a healthy mix of folky styles that won the approval of visiting audience members of travelling and local acts alik

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    Review: A little bit of everything in Brae

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    Scott Wood Band topped off a diverse bill in Brae. Photo: Chris Cope.THE OPENING night of this year's Shetland Folk Festival saw a little bit of everything on show at a sold-out Brae Hall. Perhaps exemplifying the broad, all-encompassing nature of folk, there were touches of swing, jazz, blues and...circus.

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    Psychologist called in to help hockey team’s bid to defeat Orkney

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    Shetland's hockey players will be pining for a much-anticipated win when they play against their long-standing "Nemesis" Orkney in this weekend's district cup clash.

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    No emergency control room for Shetland

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    Shetland MSP Tavish Scott.SCOTTISH justice secretary Michael Matheson has declined to look into the merits of setting up a joint emergency control room in Shetland to serve the isles.

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    ‘Parlour’ cabaret is first gig at Mareel

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    For one of the Folk Festival’s earliest concerts, Step Into My Parlour was certainly one of the most unorthodox. The bustling Thursday-night audience, sat at cabaret-style tables in the Mareel auditorium, weren’t sure what to expect of a show billed as “songs, yarns and a complement of Scotland and Ireland's finest musicians” set in a “memorabilia bedecked living room”.

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    Review: Music, stories and laughter at Bigton

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    The Lonely Heartstring Band entertaining the Bigton audience. All photos by Louise Thomason.IT MIGHT not have felt much like spring recently, but sitting in the Bigton Hall last night with the sun streaming in through the windows and that unmistakable folk festival buzz in the air, you could be forgiven for thinking it was a hazy summer evening. Local band Hollow Mountain added to the summery vibe, kicking things off with their cheerful set and a song which paid tribute to a day at the eela. 

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    Islesburgh abuzz as folk festival is underway

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    The 37th Shetland Folk Festival got off to a flying start as over a dozen acts from around the world kicked off the festivities at Thursday afternoon’s Opening Concert, in the Festival’s spiritual home of Islesburgh Community Centre.

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    Trust debacle, air traffic control, and the hockey team’s best-kept secret

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    • Calls made for urgent talks after newly appointed trustee Malcolm Younger stood down • Concern is raised over ‘human safety’ following news of a review into air traffic control • Bleary-eyed musicians rolled off the ferry in time for this year’s folk festival • Scathing criticism after BT’s no show at digital forum • Bomb […]

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    Drove through red light

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    POLICE in Lerwick are looking for witnesses after a small blue Toyota car reportedly continued driving through the pedestrian crossing outside Bolts Minimarket, in the town's North Road, whilst the traffic lights were red.

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    37th Shetland Folk Festival in full swing

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    PODCAST: Aly Bain on his passion for food, travel and music

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    He's known for his fiddling prowess – but there are more strings to Aly Bain's bow.

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    Barton to stand again

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    Robina Barton is re-entering the political arena having been selected as Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate for the Orkney and Shetland seat in the forthcoming general election on 8th June. Ms Barton last stood for Labour in last year’s Holyrood election. There she came in third with 651 votes, behind the SNP’s candidate, the late Danus […]

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    PODCAST: An ‘eejit’s guide’ to Shetland Folk Festival

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    As Shetland Folk Festival gets under way podcast host Thor Holt catches up with Louise Johnson from the festival committee.

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    College lecturers support national strike

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    Protesters outside Shetland College urged employer organisation Colleges Scotland to 'honour the ideal' - Photo: Hans J Marter/Shetland NewsALMOST 20 lecturers from Shetland College UHI have expressed their solidarity with colleagues across Scotland who have gone on strike in a dispute over pay and conditions. Shetland College is not part of national bargaining for Scotland's colleges, because the Employer's Association voted in January of this year to refuse them entry. Therefore, Shetland College staff were not eligible to take part in the formal industrial action.

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    Sheriff Mann moves on

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    Sheriff Philip Mann - Photo: hans J Marter/Shetland NewsSHERIFF Philip Mann is due to leave the bench at Lerwick Sheriff Court in February next year after almost six years in the post.

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    Barton for Labour

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    Labour candidate Robina Barton.THE Shetland and Orkney branches of Scottish Labour  have selected Robina Rendall Barton to contest the local seat at the forthcoming general election.

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    ‘It’s been a blast’ and Shetland Folk Festival has not even started yet

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    Let the music commence...

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    Flushed item away during police search

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    A MAN who flushed an item down the toilet after police searched his house has been given 200 hours of unpaid work and placed under supervision for six months.

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    Ban and fine for drink driver

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    A MAN from the north east of England who crashed his car off the B9073 between the Black Gaet junction and Scalloway after he bad been drinking has been banned from driving for three years and been given a £750 fine.

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