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    Councillor challenges Marine Scotland on fishing boat inspections

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    A COUNCILLOR representing one of the largest fishing communities in the country has challenged Marine Scotland over the seemingly “disproportionally” high number of UK vessels intercepted by the fisheries protection agency. Duncan Simpson, who is a member for the north isles at Shetland Islands Council, said local fishermen have felt harassed by officers from Marine […]

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    Lifetime achievement award for NHS Shetland director of pharmacy

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    NHS Shetland's director of pharmacy has gained a lifetime achievement award at thh Scottish Pharmacy Awards. The post Lifetime achievement award for NHS Shetland director of pharmacy appeared first on The Shetland Times.

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    Rock thrown through window

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    POLICE are looking for information after a rock was thrown through a house window in Lerwick at around 3am on Monday morning. The vandalism is said to have happened at a house in Sandveien. Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or attend Lerwick Police […]

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    Fishing industry rejects extension of Brexit transition

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    SHETLAND Fishermen’s Association spokesman Simon Collins has said the UK sovereignty over its own waters outweighs all other considerations for the fishing industry following news that the Brexit transitional period is likely to be extended. THE SFA’S executive officer said that fisheries must be exempt from such an agreement. The industry has already said that […]

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    NorthLink disruption

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    NORTHLINK passengers have been warned of disruption to ferry timetables over the coming days. Tonight’s southbound sailing will depart Lerwick at 5.30pm instead of 7pm due to adverse weather and low water at Aberdeen Harbour. Wednesday’s northbound trip may be up to three hours late in leaving Aberdeen because of the weather. Freight boats on […]

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    Money talks as councillors take part in budget seminars

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    SHETLAND’s councillors have received private seminars over the last week as they get advice on how to set next year’s budget. Council leader Steven Coutts reiterated that one of the priorities is securing ‘fair funding’ for internal ferries from the Scottish Government again – something he says which is “absolutely crucial” for the local community. […]

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    Trio to attend Rape Crisis young activist development day

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    THREE pupils from Anderson High School are set to attend an event in Glasgow later this month designed to encourage young people from across Scotland to discuss how to tackle gender based violence. Eve Wiseman, Vhairi Graham and Tabitha Johnson, who are all 15, will attend the Year of Young People event on 27 November. […]

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    Christmas donation for local foodbank

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    A LOCAL retail business has donated £500 to Shetland foodbank to help those in need. George Robertson Ltd, trading as GR Direct, usually gives a free turkey to every customer purchasing an appliance or a TV from their Carlton Place shop throughout December. This year, they decided to do something different and donate to a […]

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    WATCH: Keys handed over for new Eric Gray centre

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    The keys for the new Eric Gray resource centre have been handed over before the £6 million building formally opens next month. Eric Gray@Seafield will support adults with learning disabilities and complex needs. The centre has been built by DITT and designed by Richard Gibson Architects. The keys were handed over on Friday. Staff and […] The post WATCH: Keys handed over for new Eric Gray centre appeared first on The Shetland Times.

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    The wind farm’s impact on tourism

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    AS A tour guide for the last twenty years I have spoken to hundreds, probably thousands of visitors about the wind farm and not one of them had a positive thing to say about the envisaged industrialisation of Shetland’s natural environment. Tourism has the biggest dependency for jobs and income above all others in the […]

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    Lerwick Christmas tree arrives ahead of big switch-on

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    Lerwick’s Christmas tree has arrived in the town and been erected at the market cross – ahead of the Christmas parade and lights switch-on on Saturday 1st December. Living Lerwick directors Edna Irvine and Stuart Jamieson were on hand to help as the tree, which is shipped in from Norway, arrived in the town. The […] The post Lerwick Christmas tree arrives ahead of big switch-on appeared first on The Shetland Times.

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    Christmas tree up ahead of switch-on event

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    LERWICK’s Commercial Street has become that little bit more festive after the Market Cross Christmas tree was erected at the weekend. The annual Christmas parade and lights switch-on will take place on 1 December. The tree – paid for by Shetland Islands Council – has again come from Norway, and it was transported from Aberdeen […]

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    New cost effective web-building tool launched by local company

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    A LOCAL web design company is offering a unique and extremely cost-effective web-design service specifically aimed at smaller companies, micro businesses or self-employed sole-traders. Its target customer base is anyone who might not otherwise be in a position to afford not only their own bespoke website, but equally the time commitment necessary to maintain it […]

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    Crowds turn out in droves for craft fair

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    The creative output of Shetland's craft makers has gathered under one roof for this year's Craft Fair. The post Crowds turn out in droves for craft fair appeared first on The Shetland Times.

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    Crowds turn out to marvel at craft work

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    THE CHRISTMAS Craft Fair got off to a cracking start this weekend with 700 visitors within the first hour of opening at 7pm on Friday. According to Shetland Arts and Crafts Association treasurer Emma Geddes there were the same number of stalls as last year, but with more large ones and a very pleasing response […]

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    Faroe keen to bring high speed 5G to isles

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    FAROESE Telecom has reiterated its desire to improve mobile coverage in Shetland – this time by bringing 5G to the isles. Representatives from the state-owned company visited Shetland last week to present an ambitious proposal to bring 100 per cent high speed 5G mobile data coverage to the isles. Shetland Islands Council chief executive Maggie […]

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    Keys to new Eric Gray handed over

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    THE KEYS to the new Eric Gray Resource Centre have been handed over ahead of the building opening at the start of the new year. The newly-dubbed Eric Gray@Seafield will provide a new home for specialist support for adults with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders and complex needs. The £6 million Shetland Islands Council facility […]

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    More talks needed to resolve air traffic control dispute

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    FURTHER talks are planned in the next fortnight after Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd (HIAL) held a “constructive” meeting this week with trade union Prospect over potential industrial action from air traffic controllers. Members of the union voted “near unanimously” for action recently over pay after previously rejecting a two per cent offer earlier this […]

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    Airline staff get de-icing training

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    LOGANAIR staff at Sumburgh Airport have completed training in aircraft de-icing as the winter season looms. Customer service teams from Sumburgh, Kirkwall, Stornoway and Benbecula have all undergone training, with the airline also investing in renewing and upgrading its de-icing rigs. Shetland operations manager and ‘de-icing expert’ Tom Burns said: “For aircrafts to operate safely […]

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    Isles man left Paradise days before tragic fire

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    A MAN originally from Shetland says he is “fortunate” after moving out of a Californian town just days before it was ravaged by a devastating wildfire. Peter Sandison, who grew up in Unst, left Paradise just days before the deadly wildfire swept across the town about a week ago and burnt it down. Over 63 […]

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