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  1. Number 6 is later in the evening. What bus would you need?
  2. Praise be! I guess the number 6 route wasn't finished when they published it? The timings are similar, the lunch bus gets back about an hour and half later but that's good, all the saturday services have re-appeared, and an evening one so people can get home, AND, a night bus, on a feeder! Pheeeeeeewwwwww.
  3. Not just bad news for Bigton, but everyone on the south feeder route. The consultation is definitely a pain, all of south mainland at cunningsburgh. Will go and see them at Lerwick instead.
  4. Then whoever revised the timetable is incredibly stupid. Let's take Bigton. Currently there is a bus in early morning, a bus in at lunchtime. There is a bus back from lerwick at lunchtime and one back in the evening after work. 2 in and 2 out. No Sunday or late buses as it's a feeder connection. With the changes... Early bus in, that's fine. Only the school bus home. Very long day in town if you need to go in in the morning. The lunch time bus into town is not long there, before you have to get the school bus back, which doesn't stop at Tesco if you want to do any shopping. No way to get home if you work Lerwick 9-5. On Saturday, 2 buses go into Lerwick. None come back.
  5. What are the chances of them listening to you if you DON'T like it? Looks like I'm going to have to do some letter writing Parhaps this would have been better in the news section...
  6. Not a big fan of the ticket charges £1.50 for online booking (I assume 50p card charge + £1 posting) 50p card charge for phone and face to face transactions £1 charge for posting tickets "Tickets purchased within 7 days of the event will not be posted to you but will be available to collect either at the venue or from the Box Office before the day of the event" So if you lived a long way out and booked 6 days before, and rang up/online you could pay card or internet extra costs on top of the film ticket, plus you would have to come in to collect the tickets, before the day of the show as well? Did I understand that right? http://www.shetlandboxoffice.org/ticket-information Tickets in envelope don't cost a pound, and I understood that card charges cost retailers a few pence?
  7. Looks great and I saw a Hobbit promotional poster
  8. That's terrible news, if it happens! Often I've changed my advance booking as there has been bad weather, and changed it to a date a few days later where the weather is calmer. Airline-style booking would work out very expansive!
  9. I think perhaps posiedon ran it through a merrycan spellchecker?
  10. Wonders... where are the spelling mistakes you have highlighted? An uncapitalised C in CitizenCard?
  11. I thought it was a 'no dogs' only policy on he bus? Never had any issues on it. Had to get off the main road and walk to the vet, you get about 20 mins before the bus comes to the blydoit bus stop close the vet. If you miss it, it's a £10 or £11 pound taxi back to Lerwick.
  12. I know you are having problems US. I am on the same exchange (Sumburgh) and I have had no problems for a while now. So it's not the whole exchange, maybe just the bit you/your area, is connected with is faulty? As I asked before, how can the fog/radio link be at fault when some of us have good internet? Wouldn't it make everyone bad at the same time (except obviously with other connection types - lucky council etc). [To post results, do Speedtest, click 'share this result', click little 'forum' tab, click copy button.] http://www.speedtest.net/result/2099203566.png I know that I am one of the lucky ones, if I had as bad a connection as most seem to have here I would be screaming in frustration too. I would dearly like BT to use the subsea cable they are leasing capacity on, or for a miracle and everyone be connected via Shetland Telecom. In the mean time, I like trying to figure out why things don't work. I'm sure the BT announcement is due to the fact people have complained so it has shown up as a reported fault. Plusnet says: Update Number 4 Detected 02/08/2012 16:15 Started 02/08/2012 14:30 Anticipated Clear Time: 03/08/2012 16:00 Maybe, maybe not
  13. Well it can't be the weather unless I live off island! If all of Lerwick is bad I guess the ship thing would make sense. I don't know anything about harbours and boats, so could be way off base here, but would it be possible to get the harbour master to contact the ships in port and remind them to turn off whatever it is that's on? In Plusnet's defence, I imagine they haven't thought about ships in harbours when sorting out support calls... http://www.speedtest.net/result/2098143613.png
  14. Not on Sumburgh exchange http://www.speedtest.net/result/2096929111.png that's about as good as it gets for me
  15. BBC says Do you perchance have a games console connected to the internet?
  16. Looking at the Tooway website it gives a figure of 600-650ms. It also says that it boosts the signal more than other satellite systems when rain fade kicks in. This could be a concern given the climate It also says performance can be affected by the location of the 'terminal', guessing that would be you. As it's a european satellite, we appear to be on the edge of limit. That would be something a current user could tell you I guess. For VOIP is says, "Tooway™ can also support telephone through VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) technology. This service is added on by service providers and prices can vary accordingly." It says "If you’re faced with the prospect of ‘dial-up-only’ Internet access, then Tooway™ is for you." I like internet gaming and VOIP so I think I'll give it a miss - though I know I am lucky with one of the better connections here. http://www.tooway.com/
  17. Can't help with the freeview, I have extra channels on Freesat and red button too. You haven't missed the dressage, should be available online http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/2012/live-video/p00w2rmj The dressage is on again today. looking forward to cross country tomorrow
  18. No you don't. Ask the vet for a prescription, they will charge £10/12. Then send the prescription with your order to the online pharmacy who will send it all back. If you can get a repeat prescription (good luck in getting that), then that would save you some money. You just have to factor in the cost of the prescription, plus depending on where you go onlinr, delivery costs) and decide if it's worth it. Plus remember if the vet only supplies in one month quantities, you're relying on couriers/north boat to maintain supply.
  19. Repeat prescriptions are entirely up to the vet. They don't like giving prescriptions as obviously they lose the merkup on the drugs. They have to give them out if you ask, but as you have found out they can charge. There was a scheme a while back that made them free, not that vets publicised it. Then they put the charge back. As a rule I find the vet's prices aren't too bad, and if your pet is insured then it won't be a bother. However, the usual refusal to provide repeat prescriptions or longer than a month, means you have to factor in the £10/12 for teh prescription if you want to save money. If your pet drugs are *really* expensive then if might be worth getting them on the net. The place I get food/wormers/anti-flea stuff has free delivery. I want to save money but at the same time I wouldn't want to lose the vet.
  20. Looks like they dumped Scotland all into the Western Isles, but I think I spy a bit of Shetland in there? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjPHjtZ5cIk 1:08
  21. As far as I'm aware, it's not going to happen until next year. This is a link about it, FAQs at the bottom http://www.lloydstsb.com/branch_transfer.asp?WT.ac=HPVL0412 List of all branches changing here My branch is actually still down south, and isn't one changing, so if I need any counter service I will have to go to RBS. I think I would have gone with Co-op should my south branch had changed. Lloyds cannot suggest to you to change. You are free however to take your business anywhere you like.
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