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  1. The quote from the article in the 2nd post is a wee bit selective, it misses out the next quote from Mark Boden which puts a slightly different spin on things - Additional responsibility plus retention measure. I'm not going to comment if the amount was fair or not, there's not enough information available, but everything seems pretty above board to me.
  2. Those dreams were smashed a couple of days after the UK election last May
  3. ^ It's not gonna be in Shetland though...I'd be pretty angry if I queued for 'secret gig' tickets in Inverness only to be told the gig is in Shetland.
  4. Rachel Sermanni is supporting Mumford and Sons on this tour. I'd suggest getting along early to give her the attention she deserves, her Sunday afternoon Celtic Connections gig was outstanding. There are a couple of vids on the BBC Celtic Connections site too.
  5. Davie addressed this in his initial posts on the first page. He didn't have a say in the matter, it was either the way the band wanted it or no gig at all. There's a caps lock key on your keyboard boss, try using it.
  6. Taken from The Pop Cop, and nothing on their official site yet.
  7. Bit strange that he states in the first entry that it's a blog primarily for SIC staff, yet it's open to the public which means it's open for comments from members of the public...which can be both a good and bad thing. I think it's a great idea though. The CE of the company I work for keeps a regular blog to keep staff up to date with what he is doing, and he tries to respond to as much of the feedback as possibly. Although it's completely internal and hosted on the company intranet.
  8. On the topic of rowdy passengers, I had the 'pleasure' of some rowdier passengers in the Mid Ships Bar. I wasn't attempting to sleep, I had no cabin and barely sleep on the boat in the best of conditions, so I was sitting up until I more or less fell over. Anyway, they were the only people I've ever seen have drink taken off them. They appeared to have a vinegar fight on the way to the smoking area at one point. Music was being played over a set of mini speakers quite loudly, and being sung loudly (and wrong I may add..AC/DC 'All Night Long'...what exactly are "Mountain Thighs"...). At 3am
  9. Good day, Does anyone know if the PCS have representation in Shetland? I would guess that between the Coastguard, Job Centre and HMRC there may be a few members about. The reason I ask, is that Shetland doesn't even exist going by the logo on their website... http://www.pcs.org.uk/en/scotland/
  10. This should maybe go in a thread called "Covers which are not better than the original version but are admirable attempts". The Hold Steady covering Springsteen's Atlantic City.
  11. Lerwick does miss a pub which does decent food and is relatively pleasant to sit in. Not advocating Wetherspoons as being an answer, just making a point.
  12. According to the BBC, he's gone. No word on the payout though - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/8534857.stm Edit - Shetland Times has the piece regarding the payoff http://www.shetlandtimes.co.uk/2010/02/24/council-chief-executive-accepts-tax-free-250000-and-leaves-his-post
  13. Wind your neck in. I'm not supporting him at all, I'm just disgusted at the actions of other people in this thread.
  14. Fair point. I still have issues with the comments made towards him on this site.
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