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  1. I did a random check on the Bayanne Shetland Family History site, using a common Shetland name "John Johnson" and the 6 random "Johnsons" that I looked at were all married in the winter months in the late 19th century! Not vey scientific research, but interesting!
  2. Probably because its sure to be his last intercounty!
  3. A few years ago, I worked in a shop that was having problems with a gang of teenage shoplifters. I confronted them by shouting at them and ordering them all into the back shop ( which to my surprise they complied with) I then continued shouting at them and told them they were barred from the shop. One of them questioned why I was doing this, and becase I had no hard evidence that they were shoplifting, I told them that my reason was because they smelled and I didn't like their out of fashion clothes. They never came back!
  4. Its simple to ask SIC for this info under Freedom of Information legislation
  5. Have you ever walked on that side of the road? You are in danger of getting clined by drivers who are driving half off the main road in order to get a closer view of the sale cars!
  6. I would go for Kevin Rennie, but I don't think he ever played for Scalloway!
  7. Eela Water has a deep aea going down to about 60 ft.
  8. Today, there were 30+ "Neesiks" in Lund Wick ( Unst) all morning. At times, some of them were almost on the beach. I was just thinking that 150 years ago the Westing locals would certainly have had their boats launched and no without doubt an easy slaughter would have been achieved. From the cliff top, the sandy white sea bottom made it easy to see family groups swimming together in pursuit of ?????. Maybe it is time for the Faroese to stop this practice - they are a rich people, they don't need to kill these lovely animaals.
  9. There are copies of the publications that you are loking for in Lerwick library
  10. Well, I listened in for 10 mins. & thought " If they have a problem why don't they arrange tp put a message over the main BBC programme to let us know what is going on"
  11. All arund the banks you can see stuff laid-up 50+ years ago and now rotting and overgrown with grass - the same as the person who laid it up!
  12. There is a fund called the Shetland Trust--- this was originally called "The Salvesen Fund" and was estabished to provide cheap start-up loans to ex-whalers who became unemployed when the whaling stopped. The fund is administered by Tat & Peterson, Lawyers, Bank of Scotland Buildings,Lerwick. Tel 693010
  13. Tonight at11.30, the moon will be 16% bigger & 30% brighter tha a normal full moon. This is bcause the moon is at its nearest point to the Earth - apparently it only gets this near 4 times in about 220 years. The technical name for this occurence is "Full Moon at Perigree". Its an interesting google. Hope we can see it tonight
  14. I can't help wondering how this landing was recorded in the official flight log (or not!) I think this this possible breach of procedures will be the main issue with the employer.
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