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    MuckleJoannie got a reaction from Gaepshot in Park Hall, Bixter   
    I recall the name Dr MacKenzie too. I think he was my dad's predecessor who was single and lodged at Garderhouse. He just used the Parkhall surgery.
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    MuckleJoannie got a reaction from Roachmill in Council Debt   
    The Scottish local elections are scheduled be held on Thursday 5 May 2022.
    The problem the SIC has managing its finances is that we grew used to the services that were affordable when it had loads of money. The councillors are terrified of cutting services in case they are voted out and the officials want to hold onto their jobs.
     
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    MuckleJoannie got a reaction from Roachmill in Proposed Co-op Stores in Scalloway & Sandwick ?   
    The Co-op was the only shop in Brae before it was expanded. In my opinion if the Co-op want to open a new branch in the Central Mainland they should do it in Tingwall. There is no shop there and it is expanding faster than Scalloway at the moment.
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    MuckleJoannie got a reaction from George. in Mobile signal / 4G / Wifi SMS   
    Some carriers have 5g in Aberdeen which seems to be as far as it's got.
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    MuckleJoannie got a reaction from peeriebryan in A Glossary of the Shetland Dialect   
    This book by James Stout Angus is now available online
     
    https://archive.org/stream/glossaryofshetla00angu#page/n5/mode/2up
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    MuckleJoannie reacted to admin in 2021 Upgrade   
    @MuckleJoannie we've added the 'unread content' and 'mark as read' buttons (the peerie newspaper and tick icons) to the top userbar. Hopefully everything works as planned!
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    MuckleJoannie reacted to Muckle Oxters in A Glossary of the Shetland Dialect   
    A belated tanks for dis link @MuckleJoannie. I've been drappin in twaree words I'd never heard afore intae conversations we my older relatives tae see if dey kent whit dey meant. Some o da time da owld eens towt I was makin words up until I shaa'ed dem dis glossary!
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    MuckleJoannie got a reaction from Muckle Oxters in A Glossary of the Shetland Dialect   
    This book by James Stout Angus is now available online
     
    https://archive.org/stream/glossaryofshetla00angu#page/n5/mode/2up
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    MuckleJoannie got a reaction from George. in CB RADIO.   
    I never got CB radio. Just a bunch of folk with silly user names speaking rubbish.
     
     
     
    Oh wait...
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    MuckleJoannie got a reaction from Fjool in Shetland Space Centre   
    If you go the SIC planning applications page you will find links to over 500 documents relating to the spaceport including the environmental impact study.
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    MuckleJoannie got a reaction from Muckle Oxters in Shetland Space Centre   
    If you go the SIC planning applications page you will find links to over 500 documents relating to the spaceport including the environmental impact study.
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    MuckleJoannie got a reaction from Roachmill in Shetland Space Centre   
    If you go the SIC planning applications page you will find links to over 500 documents relating to the spaceport including the environmental impact study.
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    MuckleJoannie got a reaction from BigMouth in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    Opinion polls in recent months have shown a consistent majority for independence following the SNP's decisive approach to tackling the coronavirus epidemic, as opposed to Boris's dithering. Nicola Sturgeon's approval ratings have been streets ahead of Boris's as well.
    62% of Scottish voters voted to remain in the EU and we were told in the 2014 referendum that if Scotland wanted to remain in the EU we shoiuld vote to remain in the UK union.
    Those seem to me to be grounds to have another referendum on independence.
     
     
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    MuckleJoannie got a reaction from George. in Scottish Independence Referendum 2021   
    Opinion polls in recent months have shown a consistent majority for independence following the SNP's decisive approach to tackling the coronavirus epidemic, as opposed to Boris's dithering. Nicola Sturgeon's approval ratings have been streets ahead of Boris's as well.
    62% of Scottish voters voted to remain in the EU and we were told in the 2014 referendum that if Scotland wanted to remain in the EU we shoiuld vote to remain in the UK union.
    Those seem to me to be grounds to have another referendum on independence.
     
     
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    MuckleJoannie got a reaction from Roachmill in Climate Change & Global Warming   
    Ted Cruz tweeted: “By rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement, President Biden indicates he’s more interested in the views of the citizens of Paris than in the jobs of the citizens of Pittsburgh. This agreement will do little to affect the climate and will harm the livelihoods of Americans.”
     
    https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/aoc-ted-cruz-biden-paris-climate-agreement-b1790701.html
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    MuckleJoannie got a reaction from XAM7102 in Proposed Co-op Stores in Scalloway & Sandwick ?   
    I wouldn't consider building on the the land between Frank Charleson's and Blydoit as it very poorly drained. It used to flood regularly before the road was raised.
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    MuckleJoannie got a reaction from Frances144 in SITAMS - Shetland Isle Toy & Model Soldiers Co.   
    Shetland Isle Toy & Model Soldiers Co was based at the Toll Clock centre a lot of years ago. The owner was married to a local but they parted company and he moved south.
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    MuckleJoannie got a reaction from Gaepshot in Patunk!   
    Patunk was illegally distilled alcohol. It had a certain popularity after WW1 because most of Shetland went dry in 1920 and alcohol was hard to get hold of. Plus the depressed state of the Shetland economy of that time meant a lot of people just couldn't afford decent alcohol.
     
    Quality was variable and I heard of at least one person who went blind due to drinking poorly made hooch.
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    MuckleJoannie got a reaction from Roachmill in Brexit (merged threads)   
    An alternative explanation is that Boris's rich pals stand to make a killing in a no deal Brexit and he is just prevaricating to help that through.
     
    Or he is just an idiot out of his depth.
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    MuckleJoannie got a reaction from Davie P in Walking in Shetland   
    Have you looked at Peter Guy's books on walking in Shetland? Hard to get hold of now but the library may be able to help.
     
    https://www.goodreads.com/series/217923-walking-the-coastline-of-shetland
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    MuckleJoannie got a reaction from Davie P in RIP Peter Green   
    In my opinion his finest moment.
     

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    MuckleJoannie got a reaction from George. in RIP Peter Green   
    In my opinion his finest moment.
     

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    MuckleJoannie got a reaction from admin in CB RADIO.   
    I never got CB radio. Just a bunch of folk with silly user names speaking rubbish.
     
     
     
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    MuckleJoannie reacted to Rivlins in Old Shetland Times (6th June 1942)   
    I found a couple of old copies of the Shetland Times from 1942 and 1955 recently. Here is the front page of the 6th June 1942 edition. I have decided to use the "easyzoom" website to host these large images as it allows zooming and panning etc.
     
    Further excerpts to follow when the new scanner arrives (the current one died a death after doing this page)!
     
    https://www.easyzoom.com/imageaccess/e4c4f2fde0fd4d5aac192441830298f2
     
     
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    MuckleJoannie got a reaction from Frizbee in Poll - 2019 Shetland MSP by-election   
    I listened to the UKIP candidate on Radio Shetland tonight. He might get a few more votes if somebody told him not to refer to this place as the Shetlands.
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