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  1. service 2nd to none, shops... s**t.


    i think whoever makes the decision about new stores opening in the town centre needs a reality check, as the big clothes store, music stores, food chains etc are the streets only hope of surving against a certain supermarket & internet shopping.


    but as this is shetland and the folk who make the decisions do not seek change nor progress within lerwick... the big stores from the mainland will never be allowed in.


    :roll: The reality is anyone of the high street chains can purchase a premises on Commercial Street and start retailing. Do you have a logical reason why they don't??? Here's a clue...lack of customers!



  2. :D


    What size of Tsunami were you thinkin of?




    be specific otherwise no reply (H=50m) ;) haaa aaaaaa.....read it:As with earthquakes, several attempts have been made to set up scales of tsunami intensity or magnitude to allow comparison between different events.[26]


    Intensity scales


    The first scales used routinely to measure the intensity of tsunami were the Sieberg-Ambraseys scale, used in the Mediterranean Sea and the Imamura-Iida intensity scale, used in the Pacific Ocean. The latter scale was modified by Soloviev, who calculated the Tsunami intensity I according to the formula:


    I=1/2+log2 Hav


    where Hav is the average wave height along the nearest coast. This scale, known as the Soloviev-Imamura tsunami intensity scale, is used in the global tsunami catalogues compiled by the NGDC/NOAA and the Novosibirsk Tsunami Laboratory as the main parameter for the size of the tsunami.


    Magnitude scales


    The first scale that genuinely calculated a magnitude for a tsunami, rather than an intensity at a particular location was the ML scale proposed by Murty & Loomis based on the potential energy.[26] Difficulties in calculating the potential energy of the tsunami mean that this scale is rarely used. Abe introduced the tsunami magnitude scale Mt, calculated from,


    Mt=alogh+blog R=D

    where h is the maximum tsunami-wave amplitude (in m) measured by a tide gauge at a distance R from the epicenter, a, b & D are constants used to make the Mt scale match as closely as possible with the moment magnitude scale.[27]


    Is this not a reply! :wink:

  3. I heard that a Whitedale player alledgedly punched an opposing team member, can anyone clarify?


    If proven I think that carry's a lengthy ban which would result in an end to his season. Maybe Penfold could confirm that.



  4. What other venues...?


    Garrison I presume will be used for theatrical productions with the cinema side of things going to Mareel.


    The Garrison Theatre

    Clickimin Centre


    Various country halls.


    These all supply the general public with venues for music productions throughout the year and help with income and running costs(I would assume). I think SP is asking what the future hold for these venues when Mareel is up and running.


    Straight forward question really but probably in the wrong thread! :wink:



  5. You may need to change the LNB so you can have 2 lots of cables run from it, this is the unit that is on the end of the pole that the cables already go into. You would still need another Sky box for the bedroom.

    This may help to explain.


    For many people the LNB will have a single cable connected to it, however if you have Sky+ or a multi-room installation the LNB package will actually contain four receivers a quad-LNB. Unlike terrestrial television where you can split the aerial cable to feed more than one Freeview box or television set, with satelite reception you cannot. So, a Sky+ box with two receivers (so you can watch one thing and record another) has two cables connecting the box to the dish.




    Or a freesat box! Why not just get a new bracket and ariel, quite a straight forward job to do?



  6. because they know how stressful it is for the students. we have to get our post from the sorting office but thanks to the post office for the extra effort.

    not that the daughter did as well as she should have done.


    Stressful? Oh come on, they are going to face far more stressful situations later on in life.


    Why single out the posties for thanks? If people are going to thank the posties for doing their job, then what about all the administrative staff and others involved in the process too?


    Agreed but at this stage of life exam results are the most stressfull times for the majority with all the pressure on them to do well to have a better future. Not exactly rocket science just a bit of appreciation for others!



  7. They will end up closing down because they are not supported enough through the whole of the year other than during SALE periods.


    They are probably selling of last seasons stock which means they will be cutting their margin, therefore making less profit.


    JR White's has served Shetland well over quite a number of decades selling a wide range of men/boys clothing at REASONABLE prices. The problem now like quite a number of the local shops still left is the ease of shopping online and large supermarkets.


    It's a sad fact that yet another local shop will more than likely be closing down in the very near future so use them or lose them. :wink:



  8. using another word for excrement is hardly a crime, I even used an asterix! :wink:

    Not a crime, no, but against Shetlink policy. The filter is in place for a reason; we'd appreciate you not deliberately working around it.


    Fair enuff, probably had the Monday blues but just pointing out that it wasn't a machine gun of swear words that I used, just in case people didn't see the post before it was edited!



  9. I must state though that I find ISOT's attitude and in particular language unnecessarily which on this a family forum is clearly out of place.

    I do agree with you though that with everything people will find something to complain about (I myself couldn't understand why such a monstrosity of a PA desk was required right in the middle of the pier) however the comments from both locals and visitors were well founded.


    Come on Michael, using another word for excrement is hardly a crime, I even used an asterix! :wink:


    I'm not having a go at you in particular but you do see my point. Could you explain whats wrong with my 'attitude', I thought it was a fair point and as someone else stated you can't keep everyone happy.


    Anyway, where would you have set the stalls to make them more prominent?



  10. They could've just reclaimed some land and widened the pier to fit everyone in I suppose! :roll:


    What were the options to the organisers? I could plainly see and read from the different literature available to everyone where the stalls were so why couldn't others?


    IMO the Victoria Pier was the main venue with the stage etc. Now with this type of event and the type of entertainment involved naturally people look for food and drink close by wether thats booze, soft drinks, pies or fish and chips etc. I'm sure that was the organisers thinking when it came to the layout and I thought it worked well, its kind of tried and tested!


    The problem with this type of event or anything else in Shetland you can't keep everybody happy thats just the way it goes.


    (*** Mod - snip ***) I bet the visitors enjoyed it and at least people made the effort to set up stalls and go spend the weekend at the pier!


    (*** Mod - snip again; watch the tone, ISOT. Please review the T&Cs and remember that this is supposed to be a family friendly forum ***)

  11. I would love to ask the amazing Fiona Dally and Co the following...


    Rather than moaning about them on here why don't you then?


    Believe me I will be writing to the committee about this and not just moaning as you suggest! We should be proud of our local craft people & "showcase" them as the programme suggested, not ousted to a pier at the back of beyond.

    In all I enjoyed the Tall Ships regardless of the poor weather.


    2 minute walk from the main pier, hardly ousted!


    Anyone going to the event, like myself, surely would have been walking around there anyway it wasn't like they were placed out at Holmsgarth, was it? You are indeed moaning, IMO!



  12. also check that the batteries are not very expensive. or get a free charger. go to the camera centre but it is a shop so they will only try to sell you what they have. there are loads of good dslr mine is now 5 years old and im still learning how to use all the functions.


    That statement is not accurate, they ordered in the camera I wanted! :wink:



  13. There's a difference between buying a quality product (like the baklava or the olives or the sausage) and paying twice the price for a tray of chips....


    No when you can get a box o olives fae Tesco for a £1 though....come on, have you not learned that from 'Shetlinkers' before! :wink:



  14. Go to the Camera Centre for advice, check their prices, go on the internet and check prices, then buy said camera off the internet for £30 cheaper, then come on Shetlink and complain about local prices. Thats the way this thread will end up, guaranteed! :wink:


    My advice would be to go to the above shop, speak to the helpful staff and give the new owner a bit of support IF they can compete on what you're looking for before trying the internet. They are actually very good to deal with!



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