A LERWICK man has been told to ?start acting like a reasonable human being? after he admitted shoplifting booze before challenging his friends to a fight and brandishing a bottle.
Trevor Couper, of 37 Cairnfield Road, appeared from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Thursday to admit stealing a total of 44 bottles of alcopops from Tesco on the town?s Sea Road on 21 August while on bail.
TEN people turned up to a consultation in Shetland on Thursday about whether subsea electricity cables connecting Scottish islands should be buried at a potential cost to consumers of £300 million.
Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution Ltd (SHEPD) welcomed a handful of visitors to Shetland Museum and Archives as part of their six week consultation.
A PIONEERING tidal energy project in Shetland backed by £2 million from the Scottish government has run into troubled waters.
A 30 kilowatt machine installed by Edinburgh-based Nova Innovation off the island of Yell last year was dubbed ?the world?s first community-owned tidal turbine?.
However the North Yell Development Company (NYDC), on whose behalf the trial turbine was built and installed, has turned its back on the project after a series of apparent failures.
The proprietor of Skeld-based Shetlandeli is scouring the West Side for a suitable premises after the council put an industrial building up for sale that the preserves manufacturer had hoped to rent to expand its business. Shetlandeli owner Jill Franklin said that she was very disappointed that the council had decided to sell Unit 2 […]www.shetnews.co.uk
A MAN has been banned and fined after driving his car a few yards off the NorthLink ferry in Lerwick the morning after drinking alcohol.
At Lerwick Sheriff Court on Thursday, Douglas Leslie, of Bayview, Collafirth, Voe, admitted driving while just over the alcohol limit at the town?s Holmsgarth ferry terminal on 26 June.
An offender who has been “a pain in the side” of the court has been allowed his liberty after a sheriff ruled he should be trusted to keep his nose clean. Twenty-two year-old Trevor Couper was ordered to stay out of Lerwick when he was released on bail yesterday to an address in Voe. He […]www.shetnews.co.uk
A CONSTRUCTION worker from Middlesborough was fined £600 at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Thursday after he repeatedly punched a work colleague on the head and broke his nose last year.
Stewart Ryan, of 8 Price Avenue, had previously admitted assaulting the man on Scalloway?s Main Street and at the nearby harbour on 12 November.
A MAN from Bigton has been told not to harass or take photos of his neighbours after being sentenced for a number of charges.
Martyn Fisher, of 4 Hayhoull Place, was previously found guilty of a string of offences committed between 10 September last year and 14 March, including verbally abusing a retired woman in Lerwick's Viking Bus Station.
FOLLOWING three weeks of hard graft, the Shetland Solidarity with Refugees group has packed up two trailer-loads of aid ready for shipping to the mainland ? from where it is to be distributed to refugee camps around Europe and possibly beyond.
A total of 114 sleeping bags, 80 tents and 57 bedrolls and ground sheets were among the donations, along with numerous pallets containing clothes, food and other essentials.
SHETLAND MSP Tavish Scott his the only islands politician to condemn the Scottish Government's consultation on further devolution to island communities.
Islands minister Derek Mackay was in Lewis on Wednesday to launch the consultation on proposals that could see stronger islands representation at Holyrood and the creation of a National Islands Plan.
A “total menace” who deliberately stepped out in front of moving traffic is beginning a 16-month custodial sentence. Nathan Hilditch, 20, of Horseshoe Close in Virkie was handed the jail term after sheriff Philip Mann indicated he had lost all patience. Hilditch has been testing the will of both the police and the court by […]www.shetnews.co.uk
A MAN from the north east of England who admitted concealing drugs in his foreskin after coming off the NorthLink ferry at Lerwick's Holmsgarth terminal has been sent to jail.
John Thompson, of 63 Finsbury Avenue, Walker, Newcastle, previously admitted perverting the course of justice by giving a false name to police in Shetland and later refusing to allow an external and internal medical examination at the Gilbert Bain Hospital, in Lerwick, on 17 September.
The 30 year old appeared from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday to initially deny that he had been concealing drugs in his body.
A SERIAL offender who jumped in front of cars and repeatedly struggled with police officers has been sent to jail for 16 months.
Nathan Hilditch, of 12A Horseshoe Close, Virkie, learned his fate at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday after admitting a string of new offences.
The 20 year old pleaded guilty to running into the path of moving vehicles at Lerwick?s Holmsgarth Road on 13 September.
A man has been banned from the roads for 20 months, ordered to complete unpaid work and adhere to a curfew after admitting motoring and drugs charges. James Gray, 49, of Grostane in Lerwick previously admitted possession of heroin at the police station on 9th May. He also admitted having the Class A drug, as […]www.shetnews.co.uk
A LERWICK man who admitted possessing heroin and narrowly missing pedestrians while driving dangerously has avoided jail.
James Gray, of 4 Grostane, previously pleaded guilty to possessing heroin with a value of £600 at his home address on 14 May.
THE SNP challenger to Alistair Carmichael in May?s general election has responded to the news that a legal case against him will proceed to the next stage by saying his opponent ?will be a more worried person today than he was yesterday?.
Danus Skene, who finished 817 votes behind Carmichael in the Northern Isles and is seeking to win election to Holyrood in Shetland next year, said he continued to believe the ?least dishonourable option? open to the MP was to resign and submit himself to a re-run.
SHETLAND ARTS has announced that Eunice Henderson and Claire White will curate the Fiddle Frenzy festival for the next three years.
The musical duo will take over from sisters Jenna and Bethany Reid, who have programmed the annual event's workshops and concerts since 2013.
For all the gigs the go on in Shetland, classical music seems to be under-represented; jazz, world sounds, rock, country, definitely folk are the staples of Shetland's musical diet.
Shetland Arts appears to be turning this around by inviting Shetland to gorge itself on the classical offerings of the Scottish Ensemble, with a programme consisting of four gigs; a duo in September, a quintet in February, another duo in April, and the full 12-piece string orchestra in summertime.
Shetland Wool Week continues to be an event with global appeal, attracting people with a passion for wool from all over the world. The week started on Saturday with the official opening ceremony on Sunday, this year held in Clickimin to accommodate the number of visitors, around 300 ? a number which is growing annually […]www.shetlandtimes.co.uk
The council’s convener has backed international calls for a world free of nuclear weapons. A joint statement from mayors, religious leaders and parliamentarians from across the world was adopted in Hiroshima in August and presented to the United Nations on Saturday, the international day for the total elimination of nuclear weapons. Malcolm Bell is a […]www.shetnews.co.uk
TWO MEN appeared in court on Tuesday accused of stealing a raft of equipment from several industrial premises in the north of Lerwick yesterday.
Both Grant Huntington, 27, of 18 Sandside, Mossbank, and Mark Rushby, 19, of Ladies Drive, Lerwick, had their cases continued without plea until Wednesday. Huntington was remanded in custody by Sheriff Philip Mann, while Rushby was granted bail.
SHETLAND Islands Council has endorsed international calls to create a world free of nuclear weapons.
The council is a member of the Nuclear Free Local Authorities group and its convener, Malcolm Bell, has put his name to a joint statement from mayors, religious leaders and parliamentarians from across the world.
Judges presiding over the historic legal case against Alistair Carmichael are seeking further evidence before reaching a decision over the isles MP’s future ? which may result in Mr Carmichael giving evidence himself. It follows a televised hearing in the rarely-held election court after claims the MP broke the law by lying about his involvement […]www.shetnews.co.uk
NHS SHETLAND chairman Ian Kinniburgh has been appointed to also chair the health board in neighbouring Orkney.
Kinniburgh will take up his additional post on 1 December when the current chair John Ross Scott is due to stand down.
THE LEGAL challenge against Alistair Carmichael?s election in May is to proceed to the next stage ? which may result in the Northern Isles MP giving evidence in court.
Earlier this month the Election Court in Edinburgh, sitting for only the third time in half a century, heard a preliminary legal debate after four constituents lodged a challenge.
The case is now to be out to a ?By Order? hearing to discuss the next part of the trial, including the question of the standard of proof.
A tourist caught sight of an unexpected visitor making its way across the garden of the guest house he was staying in. Pete Brindley, from Derby, has been staying at the Aurora Guest House on King Harald Street, owned by Andrea Sim. On Friday he was surprised to see this young otter climbing the fence […]www.shetlandtimes.co.uk
Police are investigating the theft of lead from a yard in the Staney Hill industrial estate. The slated lead cuttings, worth a few hundred pounds, are thought to have been removed sometime between 30th of August and 21st September. The theft was reported to police on Monday. Police are asking for any information about the […]www.shetlandtimes.co.uk
Next year should see a record-breaking cruise ship season, according to Lerwick Port Authority. The record for the largest cruise ship to visit the harbour is set to be broken twice next year. The port will be visited by P&O Cruises? 115,055 gross tonne Azura on 30th June, followed by Celebrity Cruises? Celebrity Silhouette (122,210 […]www.shetnews.co.uk
LERWICK Port Authority is looking forward to welcoming the largest cruise liners yet to visit the harbour in what promises to become a record-breaking season next year.
The port's Victor Sandison said the 115,055 gross tonne Azura is scheduled to call at Lerwick on 30 June 2016, to be followed by the even larger Celebrity Silhouette (122,210 gross tonnes) on 14 August.
A WOMAN is appealing to islanders to help her track down a rescue dog that has been missing for up to two years and may have been spotted in Lerwick.
Anne Benferri said the dog Pia, a brown and white Ibizan hound, was one of four that were missing from the same Glasgow house where they were rehomed in 2013.
She has been contacted with a possible sighting of a man walking a dog resembling Pia. The dog apparently goes by the same name, is the same age and is believed to have been bought on the Glasgow Gumtree website.
PRESSURE is growing on the European Commission to allow for a more gradual introduction of the discard ban for places highly dependent on a mixed fishery such as Shetland.
Last week, Shetland Fishermen?s Association executive officer Simon Collins told the European Parliament?s fisheries committee that the introduction of the discard ban in January was likely to undermine the viability of the local whitefish fleet.
THE QUEUE for Sunday night?s Shetland Wool Week opening ceremony started at the door of the Bowls Hall, snaked past reception and out through the main entrance, writes Genevieve White.
Luckily, wool week queues are far more pleasant to wait in than most. For one thing, at the first whiff of boredom or impatience, out comes the knitting. Secondly, time just flies when everyone is busy admiring each other?s toories and gansies.
Australian visitor and knitting teacher Julia Billings was experiencing her first ever Shetland Wool Week along with a group of four friends. She said: ?I?m looking forward to getting a vision of the knitting tradition and the way this works in Shetland today.
2013 FOLK festival favourites Rob Heron and the Teapad Orchestra and up-and-coming harmony duo Lewis and Leigh played a brace of show in Shetland this weekend. The night after a sellout show at Carnegie Hall in Sandwick, Daniel Lawson was among a 90-strong crowd enjoying the ?enthralling? line-up in his home village of Cullivoe on Saturday night.
LOCAL organisation COPE Ltd won the best social enterprise award at the Highland Business Awards for 2015 at the weekend.
COPE, which provides employment and training opportunities for adults with disabilities, had been up against Cantraybridge College and Highland BlindCraft in the category, which is sponsored by Highlands and Islands Enteprise (HIE).
A TWENTY seven year old man has appeared in private at Lerwick Sheriff Court in relation to an alleged sexual assault.
Oscar Richard Kelly, from Lerwick, made no plea or declaration when he appeared from custody on Monday afternoon. He was released on bail.
POLICE in Shetland are trying to trace 20 sheep and lambs, including one pure breed Dutch Texel worth more than £1,100, after they were stolen from a croft in Nesting.
It is understood that all the sheep in question recently received medication, raising health concerns should they be slaughtered and sold for meat.
SHETLAND Islands Council is to receive just over £500,000 over five years from the European Social Fund to help people find work.
The SIC is one of 16 local authorities across Scotland to receive grants from the Scottish government?s £43 million scheme.
NEW research has revealed the carbon footprint from mackerel fishing is far lower than land-based meat production.
The findings come after NAFC Marine Centre in Scalloway recently undertook a study into seven out of eight of Shetland?s pelagic trawlers, which account for a third of the UK?s fleet.
POLICE in Shetland have confirmed the sudden death of a man in Scalloway on Friday.
A police spokesman said that there were no suspicious circumstances, but a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal in Lerwick.
TWO men from the north east of England have pled guilty at Lerwick Sheriff Court to perverting the course of justice.
Twenty nine year old David Francis from County Durham admitted giving a false name to police at the Northlink ferry terminal in Lerwick on 17 September.
SHETLAND?S youth clubs have been warned they will have to close their doors if the local authority goes ahead with its plan to stop funding them next year.
Three local youth clubs attended a meeting on Thursday evening to give voice to their fears for the future.
A £2.3 MILLION aid package for Scottish dairy farmers has been described as applying a ?sticking plaster? when full medical treatment is needed.
The Scottish government and opposition politicians were united in their condemnation of the one-off support payment, announced by the UK government late on Thursday.
DEFRA said the average payment for Scottish dairy farmers could be £2,620 to help with cashflow problems stemming from the current low prices for milk and other produce.
SHETLAND coastguard was placed on alert after a full emergency was called at Kirkwall airport on Thursday afternoon when the pilot shut down an engine on a Flybe/Loganair flight to Inverness with 32 passengers on board.
Shortly after the Saab340 had taken off from Kirkwall at around 4.40pm, the pilot aborted the flight after a warning light came on in the cockpit.
SHETLAND could be a model for rural areas in Europe wanting to enjoy high levels of digital connectivity, according to Labour MEP Catherine Stihler.
During a visit to the isles on Thursday, Stihler suggested broadband developer Shetland Telecom should come to Brussels next year to show how digital solutions can be achieved.
A SHETLAND Islands Council employee has been named as a finalist for this year?s Scottish Modern Apprenticeship Awards.
Michael Leftwich impressed officials when he completed a four year apprenticeship supporting building surveyors and technical staff before landing a job in the council?s estates operations department.
THE TOPIC of rural delivery surcharges will be discussed in the Scottish Parliament later today (Thursday) when Highlands and Islands list MSP John Finnie hosts a debate on the controversial matter.
Recent research from Citizens Advice Scotland said that while less online retailers are charging an extra for delivering goods to remote areas like Shetland, those who do use a surcharge are requesting more.
SCOTLAND'S secretary of state David Mundell will visit the islands next Wednesday to meet representatives of Shetland Islands Council.
Full details of his itinerary are yet to be released, but already some are wondering whether Mundell - who succeeded Northern Isles MP Alistair Carmichael as Scotland Office minister - will succeed in finding his way to Shetland.
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Aberdeen Press and JournalMotorcyclist crashes on Shetland roadAberdeen Press and JournalA motorcyclist has been taken to hospital after coming off his machine on a Shetland road. The accident happened on the B9074 road close to Scalloway at about 2.45pm this afternoon. The man, who is in his 30s, has been taken to the Gilbert Bain ...
Aberdeen Press and JournalWarning over toxic algae in Shetland lochAberdeen Press and JournalA health warning has been issued after a toxic algae was found in a in Shetland. Shetland Isles Council's environmental health department has said that blue-green algae has been found in the Loch of Clumlie in the South Mainland. Notices will be posted ...
PUNK producer Steve Albini has found his rant about club culture plastered on a billboard in Shoreditch, East London.www.bbc.co.uk
Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson is given a two-match suspended ban for comments about referee Willie Collum.www.bbc.co.uk
MSPs have unanimously approved new legislation designed to tackle human trafficking in Scotland.www.bbc.co.uk
Police investigating the stabbing of a man in the Battlefield area of Glasgow say the attack was attempted murder.www.bbc.co.uk
Opposition party leaders quiz Nicola Sturgeon during first minister's questions.www.bbc.co.uk
Charities providing humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees arriving in Europe are to receive £300,000 from the Scottish government.www.scotsman.com
A controversial GP contract is to be scrapped as part of plans to address the “tick box culture” in Scotland’s NHS.www.scotsman.com
A woman has admitted endangering a toddler by losing control of a pram while drunk and on drugs.www.bbc.co.uk
A man who attacked a drinker with the butt of a handgun and another with a knife in separate attacks in Fife pubs is jailed for five years.www.scotsman.com
HOLYROOD has passed landmark legislation to tackle human trafficking with better protection for its victims and tougher penalties for those convicted of the crime.www.bbc.co.uk
An exhibition opens charting the changes in technology at St Andrews University since its first computer came into service.www.scotsman.com
LINKED by strong independence movements and similar politics, how much alike are Scotland and Catalonia?www.bbc.co.uk
A man who lived in his car at the side of the A9 is fined for striking a court officer as he was evicted from his camp.www.bbc.co.uk
The publishers of the world-famous comic strip Dennis the Menace win control of a "Beano" website from a Norfolk businessman.www.bbc.co.uk
Jeremy Corbyn says Scottish Labour may have to go into next year's Holyrood elections without a clear position on Trident.www.bbc.co.uk
Rangers boss Mark Warburton believes including his side and Celtic in a British league would help keep football fresh.www.scotsman.com
A father who killed his baby daughter four years ago before attempting to murder another infant boy has been jailed.www.bbc.co.uk
Scotland again has the warmest places in the UK with temperatures rising to 22.7C in Braemar, according to the latest figures.www.bbc.co.uk
A bid to get Scottish Borders Council to drop plans for a £6m permanent home for the Great Tapestry of Scotland at Tweedbank fails.www.scotsman.com
A PROBE is underway into care at a maternity unit in Caithness following the “potentially avoidable” death of a newborn baby.www.bbc.co.uk
A man who admitted stabbing a post office manager during a failed robbery in Glasgow is jailed for four years and one month.www.bbc.co.uk
A 34-year-old man is convicted of killing his infant daughter and attempting to murder a baby boy.www.bbc.co.uk
The death of a new born baby at Caithness Maternity Unit could have been avoided, NHS Highland says.www.bbc.co.uk
BBC Scotland will broadcast live television coverage of Inverness CT v Ross County in the Scottish League Cup.www.bbc.co.uk
Shots of fog shrouding the Forth Bridge, the Forth Road Bridge and the new Forth crossingwww.bbc.co.uk
The Enchanted Forest sound and light show opens to the public at Faskally Wood near Pitlochry.www.bbc.co.uk
Police investigating a shooting outside an East Dunbartonshire school question parents and people in the area a week after the attack.www.bbc.co.uk
An Aberdeen student on trial accused of terrorism offences tells a court he would never commit such an act.www.bbc.co.uk
A drink driver who caused the death of a friend in a crash is jailed for three years and nine months.www.bbc.co.uk
Labour MSP James Kelly is censured for breaching Holyrood's Code of Conduct when he told the press he had made a formal complaint against Alex Salmond.www.bbc.co.uk
Comhairle Coimhearsnachd a' togail ceist mu na dh'fhaodar a dhèanamh le seann phàirt de thogalach Sgoil an t-Òib anns na Hearadh.www.scotsman.com
JENSON Button has ruled himself out of being a presenter on Top Gear after renewing his contract with McLaren Honda for the 2016 Formula One season.www.bbc.co.uk
A 35-year-old woman admits endangering a toddler by pushing a pram onto a road while drunk and on drugs.www.bbc.co.uk
Investment fund Alliance Trust is to shake up its board and cut costs by £6m in response to demands from shareholders.www.scotsman.com
THE annual conference of the British Port Association is being held in Stornoway – providing a welcome visitor boost to the Isle of Lewis.www.bbc.co.uk
A fragment of bone handcrafted into a shape for use as a toggle or bead is uncovered during an archaeological dig for Mesolithic relics on Skye.www.bbc.co.uk
A £120m 'waste to energy' plant could be built in Aberdeen to deal with 150,000 tonnes of rubbish each year.www.bbc.co.uk
Speeded up footage shows the fog lifting from some of Glasgow's best known landmarkswww.bbc.co.uk
Nine bodies found in a car park 40 years ago could be members of a noble family from the Dark Ages, new research suggests.www.bbc.co.uk
Allegations against MP Michelle Thomson would represent "completely unacceptable" behaviour if they prove to be true, Nicola Sturgeon says.www.scotsman.com
NICOLA Sturgeon today came under fresh opposition fire at Holyrood over the row surrounding the property deals of MP Michelle Thomson.www.scotsman.com
HEALTH secretary Shona Robison has offered a “cast iron” guarantee not to cut junior doctors’ pay in Scotland and abolished a controversial payment contract as part of bold plans to tackle Scotland’s spiralling GP crisis.www.bbc.co.uk
Àrdachadh anns na tha de dhaoine a' goid às na bùithdean air a' Ghàidhealtachd.www.bbc.co.uk
A flight carrying oil workers to Aberdeen comes off the runway in Rotterdam after returning to the airport following a warning signal.www.scotsman.com
POLICE Scotland have appointed a “rapper in residence” in a bid to combat violent crime.www.scotsman.com
A MAN is being treated in hospital after he was stabbed in a city street in an attempted murder.www.bbc.co.uk
Police in the Highlands and Islands say they have detected a rise in thefts of foodstuffs by shoplifters.www.scotsman.com
EVERY two days we create as much information as we did from the beginning of time until 2003, with all this data being created by citizens how can Scotland harness the opportunities these present?www.bbc.co.uk
A project to make Edinburgh "China Ready" is being launched to help the city capitalise on its growing popularity with Chinese tourists.www.scotsman.com
PAINSTAKING detective work on bodies found beneath a car park in Edinburgh 40 years ago has revealed they may be those of battle-scarred warriors from the Dark Ages.
Entries are now open for the annual Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. The photography competition now in its second year celebrates the beauty of Scotland?s breathtaking scenery […]hebridestoday.com
To celebrate Self Management Week 2015, NHS Western Isles are launching My Patient Journey, a personal guide to help patients, as well as their family or carers, to record information […]hebridestoday.com
The statistics published today by the Registrar General for Scotland on the Scotland?s Census website (http://www.scotlandscensus.gov.uk ) present details on the Gaelic language, at national, council area and civil parish […]www.orcadian.co.uk
The Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell visited Orkney today, meeting with local council representatives and visiting business and social enterprises in the county. Mr Mundell is pictured with Voluntary Action Orkney board chairwoman Sheila Garson (pictured middle) and VAO Chief Executive Gail Anderson, this morning. Whilst in the county he also visited Employability …hebridestoday.com
SNP MSP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Alasdair Allan has today called for people across the Isles to help shape the future direction of their communities by taking part in […]www.orcadian.co.uk
There’s just a week left to contribute views and ideas to an OIC consultation, which will help shape the future of partnership working across the county. The consultation on Orkney Community Planning Partnership?s draft Community Plan for 2015-18 closes on Thursday, October 8. The Partnership brings together a wide range of organisations. The draft plan sets out …www.orcadian.co.uk
Sanday Community School has been awarded the British Council?s prestigious International School Award, for the third time, in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom. The International School Award is a badge of honour for schools that do outstanding work in international education, such as through links with partner schools overseas. …www.orcadian.co.uk
STAFF VACANCY Full-time position available We are looking for someone to join our small team. ? An excellent opportunity to learn new skills of machine embroidery and printing as well as general shop work. ? 5-day working week – this will include some Saturdays. Applications to be handed in to shop, 28 Albert Street, Kirkwall. Please enclose a current …www.orcadian.co.uk
Kerry Leask, from Kirkwall, has won this year’s Orkney Master Chef competition. Held last night in the Orkney Theatre, the culinary competition, organised by Orkney Food and Drink, saw four amateur chefs each cook a starter, main course and dessert, using local produce. Kerry’s menu included Surf n’ Turf fishcakes, Raspberrylicious Duck and Orkney Fudge …www.orcadian.co.uk
ADVERTORIAL People across the country are being urged to act now to cut their bills and make their homes warmer as part of a Scottish Government campaign to encourage people to call Home Energy Scotland (0808 808 2282). A one-stop shop for advice and support, Home Energy Scotland is there to help Scots keep warm …hebridestoday.com
Highlands and Islands MSP Mike Mackenzie has welcomed a strategy launched by the European Commission aimed at boosting economic growth through the roll out of fast broadband and affordable delivery […]hebridestoday.com
Derek Mackay, Minister for Transport and Islands, was in the Western Isles today to launch the Islands? Bill Consultation document. Cllr Angus Campbell, speaking on behalf of the Our […]www.orcadian.co.uk
The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on a proposed Islands Bill, that it says will see island communities acquire additional powers, stronger representation at Holyrood and the creation of a National Islands Plan. The consultation will seek views on: Island-Proofing ? whether a legal duty should be placed on Ministers and relevant public …www.orcadian.co.uk
A plaque dedicated to the memory of Orcadian Arctic explorer Dr John Rae was unveiled at his childhood home at a small ceremony this afternoon. The bronze plaque at the Hall of Clestrain in Orphir is set on Orkney stone, the top part of which has been polished to resemble the North West Passage which …hebridestoday.com
S4C, BBC ALBA and TG4 are calling for fresh and distinctive ideas for a new lifestyle programme format, which can work for viewers across the three Celtic nations. The Welsh, […]hebridestoday.com
Archaeologists in Orkney have uncovered the remains of over 30 buildings dating from around 4000 BC to 1000 BC, together with field systems, middens and cemeteries. The find includes a […]hebridestoday.com
The 6th annual tourism conference on the Outer Hebrides takes place next week over 2 days (in the Dark Island Hotel, Benbecula, 6th October and An Lanntair, Stornoway, 7th October) […]hebridestoday.com
The Consumer Rights Act 2015 becomes law on 1st October 2015, it is aimed to simplify, strengthen and modernise UK Consumer Legislation. They set out the basic rules which govern […]www.orcadian.co.uk
The local Master Chef competition takes place tonight in the Orkney Arts Theatre. Four chefs will be putting their culinary skills to the test this year ? they are Caroline Critchlow, Erica Clarkson, Kerry Leask and Firdosh Shaikh. Each amateur chef will have to prepare a three-course meal, using the very best Orkney produce, in …www.orcadian.co.uk
Orkney?s MSP Liam McArthur is continuing his bid to ensure facilities at Aberdeen Airport are more accessible and comfortable for passengers returning from hospital appointments in Aberdeen. Mr McArthur has said islanders using Aberdeen Airport have raised concerns with about the lack of accessibility for passengers with reduced mobility or passengers who may require specific assistance. Orkney?s MSP …www.orcadian.co.uk
Nominations are now being invited from across the county for this year?s Orkney Youth Awards. The achievements of Orkney?s young people will then be recognised at the annual awards ceremony on Tuesday November 17 at the King Street Halls, Kirkwall. The awards, now in their fourth year, are organised by the Orkney Youth Workers? Forum, which is made up of …hebridestoday.com
The Western Isles Health and Social Care Integration Joint Board has been established under new legislation designed to improve the health and wellbeing of local communities through services delivered by […]www.orcadian.co.uk
Judges have ruled that the legal challenge against the election of Northern Isles MP Alistair Carmichael is to proceed. Following a sitting of the Election Court, in Edinburgh, earlier this month, Lady Paton and Lord Matthews have ruled that the case be put out to a ?By Order hearing? to discuss the next stage of …www.orcadian.co.uk
The chairman of NHS Shetland is to take on the responsibilities of the chairman of NHS Orkney. Mr Ian Kinniburgh will take up the post on December 1, when the current chairman, John Ross Scott, is due to stand down. The announcement was made by cabinet secretary for health, wellbeing and sport, Shona Robison, this …www.orcadian.co.uk
Development of the Scapa Link Road, which will provide access to the new hospital and healthcare project, officially got underway this morning. The construction of the link road between New Scapa Road and the Orphir Road began with an official turf cutting ceremony to mark the event by Orkney Islands Council Convener Steven Heddle. The …www.orcadian.co.uk
Police Scotland has renewed it commitment to tackling doorstep crime and bogus callers. Entitled Operation Monarda, the campaign drives home the message: ?If In Doubt, Keep Them Out?. According to police, if someone arrives to your home unexpectedly: ensure your windows and doors are secure. make use of door chains and bars. don?t allow anyone entry …hebridestoday.com
An exciting new project is being launched next Thursday 1st October at Inverness Library. The Meet the Books project explores the Fraser Mackintosh collection of rare books, which contains c. […]hebridestoday.com
Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MP, Angus MacNeil has written to Councillor John Mackay, Chair of Transportation and Malcolm Burr, Chief Executive of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar to ask what […]hebridestoday.com
North MSP Rhoda Grant who set up the anti bullying site Tobie (Tackling Oppressive Behaviour In Employment) revealed that the site set up almost a year ago has secured 6178 […]hebridestoday.com
SNP MSP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Alasdair Allan, has today welcomed the First Minister?s announcement that provision of free school meals and early learning and childcare for the most […]hebridestoday.com
Highlands and Islands Labour MSP, Rhoda Grant, has again written to the Deputy First Minister, John Swinney, urging him to take action to support homes and businesses in the Highlands […]www.orcadian.co.uk
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The Galson Estate community in the Isle of Lewis is enjoying a double celebration this month. Galson Energy Ltd., the renewable energy vehicle for Galson Estate, is delighted to confirm […]hebridestoday.com
SNP MSP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Alasdair Allan has today welcomed the official opening of the Isle of Harris Distillery. The Tarbert based business is expected to provide up […]hebridestoday.com
Trading Standards Officers at CNES are keen to speak to doorstep sellers who are currently on the islands selling generators. It is believed they are driving a white Transit style […]hebridestoday.com
A total of 476 postal voting packs for the An Taobh Siar agus Nis By-Election have been issued to electors and will start arriving from today (Friday 25 September 2015). […]