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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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    A working life committed to the port authority

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    WHEN Lerwick Port Authority chief executive Sandra Laurenson shuts down her desktop computer later this afternoon (Friday) she will do so for the last time after having spent the day saying her goodbyes to friends and colleagues. After almost 44 years at the port authority – formerly known as the Lerwick Harbour Trust – Laurenson […]

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    Choir to record MRI charity single

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    A CHARITY single featuring a choir of local voices is set to be recorded this weekend to raise money for the Shetland MRI scanner appeal. Two songs will be recorded at Mareel on Sunday before the tracks are released for the public to buy. The ringleader behind the project is Veronica McBurnie, who has previously […]

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    All set for this year’s Children in Need

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    OVER 90 prizes will be up for auction during this year’s BBC Radio Shetland Children In Need fundraiser. Items like travel to the Scottish mainland, a three night stay in a Shetland lighthouse and free Victoria Pier car parking for one year will be up for grabs during the auctions on Friday. £23,000 was raised […]

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    Call for full Yell ferry service on Mondays

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    A CALL has been made for a full service to be reinstated on the Yell Sound ferry route on Mondays instead of it reducing to a single vessel for a period of time for maintenance. At the moment there are eight fewer sailings on Mondays compared to other weekdays so staff can undergo any required […]

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    Apprentices recognised

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    THIRTY five people who completed apprenticeships this year were honoured at Train Shetland’s annual awards ceremony on Wednesday. The apprentices completed vocational qualifications like SVQs and diplomas, with Train Shetland offering courses in areas like hairdressing, agriculture, care, construction and warehousing. Shetland College board chairman Peter Campbell said: “Shetland Islands Council is very much committed […]

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    Local eye injection programme for AMD ‘still on track’

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    NHS SHETLAND says injections for two serious eye complaints may be delivered locally next year despite patient fears that plans to bring treatment from Aberdeen to Shetland had fallen by the wayside. NHS Shetland’s director of nursing and acute services Kathleen Carolan said that plans to bring the injection service for “wet” age-related macular degeneration […]

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    Althing returns

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    THE WINTER season of Althing debates will kick off later this month as a panel get set to discuss the motion ‘#MeToo is unfair to men’. The debate will take place at Islesburgh Community Centre’s Room 12 at 7.30pm on Friday 23 November. “Taking a theme of bullying and harassment to fit with Anti Bullying […]

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    Fishing industry unhappy with draft Brexit deal

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    MORE favourable trade terms for the UK to access EU markets following Brexit are likely to depend on EU fishing vessels being given continued access to UK waters. Both Northern Isles MP Alistair Carmichael and the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) failed on Thursday to get assurances form Prime Minister Theresa May to the contrary. Carmichael […]

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    Man reported missing

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    POLICE are looking for help in tracing a man who has been reported missing from his home in Shetland. Twenty six year old Georden Williamson has not been in contact with his family since late October, and he was last seen in the Stranraer area. Police said that “while this is not out of character, […]

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    Church merger one step closer

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    A FORMAL arrangement to merge the Shetland and Aberdeen presbyteries has been reached by the Church of Scotland. It comes after meetings in Shetland last month and in Aberdeen on 6 November. The proposal for the new presbytery will be presented to the church’s decision making body the General Assembly for a final decision. In […]

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    Merger of Shetland and Aberdeen presbyteries moves closer

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    A proposal to unite the Church of Scotland’s Shetland and Aberdeen presbyteries has been agreed. The move follows meetings in Shetland on 13th October and Aberdeen on 6th November. The proposal will now be presented to the church’s general assembly for final decision. The amalgamation of presbyteries has been proposed in response to the Church […] The post Merger of Shetland and Aberdeen presbyteries moves closer appeared first on The Shetland Times.

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    South mainland projects need your vote

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    OVER 20 organisations will vie for funding at a participatory budgeting event due to be held in the South Mainland this weekend. A total of £30,000 will be distributed to successful projects at the Shet£and South Decides event at the Cunningsburgh Hall on Saturday. The public are invited to head to the hall at any […]

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