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    Baby boxes reminder

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    First Minister Nicola Sturgeon delivering Scotland's first baby boxes earlier this year. Photo: Scottish Government.EXPECTANT mothers in Shetland are being reminded to sign up to the Scottish Government’s new baby box scheme.

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    Gold for Seumas in men's 800m on day three

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    Seumas Mackay celebrates crossing the line to win gold in the men's 800 metres in Gotland on Tuesday. Photo: Shetland Island Games Association.YOUNG athlete Seumas Mackay struck gold for Team Shetland at the NatWest Island Games in Gotland on Tuesday – while there were two more medals for the swimmers too. Seumas ran a Shetland record time of 1.53.32 in the men’s 800 metres to secure his first ever Island Games medal. He finished more than a second ahead of the Cayman Islands’ Tahj Lewis and Gibraltar’s Cameron Payas.

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    New honour for college lecturer

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    A lecturer based at Shetland College UHI has been recognised in the annual HISA (Highlands and Islands Student Association) Awards. Andrew Jennings has been named Most Engaging Video Conference Tutor, thanks to nominations from his students. This is the second year Dr Jennings has received recognition in the HISA awards. Last year he was named […]

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    Mason helps beat the Monday Blues

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    A surprisingly healthy crowd gathered at Lerwick’s Royal British Legion for a Monday night concert. They were there to see one of the originators of the modern trend for “singer-songwriters” – American Willy Mason, not Willie Manson as you might think. Helping him produce a laidback atmosphere as late evening sunshine peeped through the curtains […]

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    Andrew wins college award

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    Andrew Jennings.A SHETLAND-based academic has been recognised for a second year running at the Highlands and Islands Student Association Awards.

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    A songwriting masterclass from Mason

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    Willy Mason, accompanied by Siobhan Wilson on cello, delivered something of a songwriting masterclass at the Lerwick Legion on Monday night. Photo: Steven Johnson.THE FIFTY or so souls who ventured out to the Lerwick Legion on an unusually still midsummer Monday night enjoyed a bluesy-country treat in the form of an intimate concert from classy American troubadour Willy Mason.    Probably best known for his mini-hit single Oxygen, which reached number 23 on the UK charts back in 2005, Mason’s career has gone a little quiet in recent years.

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    No surprise: Which? study finds isles endure UK’s second slowest broadband speeds

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    SHETLAND suffers from the second slowest broadband speeds in the UK, according to a new study by consumer magazine Which? revealing the isles has an average speed of 8.4Mbps - with only Orkney (6.3Mbps) performing worse. Shetland MSP Tavish Scott said confirmation of the “pitiful” speed was no surprise for islanders. Scottish cabinet secretary for connectivity Fergus Ewing said in response that the government is “on track” to deliver fibre broadband access to at least 95 per cent of Scotland by the end of the year.

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    Footballers suffer defeat in second game against Guernsey

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    The Shetland football team were beaten 3-0 by tournament favourites Guernsey on match day two of the island games, although they put up a good fight and the final score was somewhat flattering for the winners.

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    First island games golds for Shetland on day two

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    It was a good second day for Shetland at the NatWest Island Games in Gotland with gold medals for cyclist Christine McLean and swimmer Felix Gifford.

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    SIC welcomes public money to support young workers

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    SHETLAND Islands Council has welcomed the award of £300,000 from the Scottish Government to support an initiative aimed at strengthening links between local businesses, schools and colleges.

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    Golds for Christine & Felix on day two

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    Felix Gifford took gold and silver in the pool on Monday. Photo: Shetland Island Games Association.CYCLIST Christine McLean bagged Team Shetland’s first gold medal of the NatWest Island Games in Gotland on Monday morning – followed by gold and silver medals for swimmer Felix Gifford later on day two. Christine recorded a time of 57:01.33 – 22 seconds ahead of second-placed Karina Bowie of Guernsey – in the women’s individual time trial.

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    Award recognises Maria's dialect singing work

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    Maria Barclay (left) and the Evergreen singers: Rachel Keay, Nicole Coutts, Sophie Morris, Rebecca Millar and Laura Brannan.A DECADE-OLD project aimed at promoting the use of Shetland dialect in song has won recognition at the Chorus Community Music Awards 2017. The work of Maria Barclay and the Shetland Dialect Singing Project has earned a Milestone award – recognising choirs, leaders and members of groups celebrating significant anniversaries.

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    MP airs smart meter fears

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    NORTHERN Isles MP Alistair Carmichael has voiced his fear that the Conservatives’ plans for rolling out smart electricity meters throughout the country allow for a “loophole” that could result in areas like Shetland missing out.

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    Former isles bus is star of first commercial vehicle show

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    Shetland’s list of festivals has just grown by one, with the weekend playing host to the first Shetland Commercial Vehicle Show.

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    WATCH: Team Shetland off the mark in Gotland with triathlon bronze

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    Team Shetland are off the mark in Gotland bagging their first medal of the games in the women’s triathlon. Lynsey Henderson, Shelley Humphray and Wendy Hatrick took to the stage for their team bronze medals, with the Shetland flag hoisted high over the town square in the centre of Visby. “It’s brilliant, it’s such an […]

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    Soulful Carter gives powerful and passionate performance

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    It is not very often that a musician is able to take your breath away and instil a feeling of absolute adoration and awe. Rising country-soul singer and songwriter Yola Carter did just that at the Lerwick Legion on Friday. The gig, however, began rather slowly and it appeared as though the night would be […]

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    WATCH: Nine-goal thriller in blues’ island games opener

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    A nine-goal thriller had blues boss Niall Bristow’s nerves “through the wringer” as Shetland took all three points in their opening clash of the island games. In an action-packed first 45 minutes, Shetland took only a matter of minutes to break the deadlock. James Aitken latched on to a neat through ball from Sam Maver, […]

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    Triathlon bronze & football victory on day one

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    All smiles from bronze medal-winning triathlon trio Lynsey Henderson, Shelley Humphray and Wendy Hatrick. Photo: Shetland Island Games Association.TEAM SHETLAND’S female triathletes ensured the islands made it onto the medal table on the opening day of this year’s NatWest Island Games in Gotland – while the footballers also got off to a flyer thanks to a closely-fought 5-4 victory over Saaremaa. The triathlon team of Wendy Hatrick, Lynsey Henderson and Shelley Humphray claimed a bronze medal after a “fantastic and hard-won race”.

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    Yachts leave Lerwick on second leg of Shetland Race

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    The 39 yachts competing in this year's Shetland Race left Lerwick on the return leg to Bergen in Norway at 11am today.

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    Yachts on their way back to Bergen

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