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  1. I drove past the Voe Marina the other day hoping to see some Tirricks, (arctic tern), and was disappointed to see someone had erected a length of rope with flapping plastic ribbons along the length of the breakwater, presumably to scare them away, it’s very sad as this has been a popular nesting spot for many years.
  2. The Challenge 25 initiative is promoted by 'drinkaware' and run by the 'Retail of Alcohol Standards Group'. It is intended to be used as a tool to help determine age when young people are buying alcohol. If Mareel has decided to use the same policy for entry into the cinema then I suppose that is their prerogative, although possibly not its intended use. It is a little ironic that this person was then allowed to purchase alcohol at the bar without issue. Maybe a staff reshuffle could lead to a more balanced outcome, at least he could have gone somewhere else for a pint afterwards.
  3. Surely you meant, 'The Mareel staff are simply following a nationwide code to cut down on underage filmwatching'
  4. Anyone else got a gas plant joke that needs a bit of work?
  5. A lot o folk wir wye wi pick ups, but all da eens I can think o hae crofts. What wye can you tell if dir crofters or no as dey drive past?
  6. So...hmm...Oh yes I get it now, that means that the 6 million initial investment was only 75 days worth of overspend, let me see....that means we could of had nearly 5 mareels for a years worth. o well thats ok then
  7. If piping the gas to domestic households were possible why would it just be Lerwick, surely some of the rural areas that it passed through might benefit as well! Not that I think this would be achievable, it's just one of these things about rural areas. It doesn't have to be all about Lerwick.
  8. Looking through the report it seems that many of the proposed closures creates a travel time which exceeds the limit that the education dept have set themselves, and as a getout they are saying, 'Alternative transport options will be included in the proposal paper as part of the statutory consulation process', at what cost? I hope the councilors who asked for the additional information are happy with the outcome of the two week hiatus. These closures have little or nothing to do with educational benefit, Ms Wishart has publicly stated that this is a financial cost cutting exercise. The Junior High model works well in Shetland and was in place long before the council got its hands on the oil money (Mid Yell JHS opened 1967 Baltasound 1968) This type of education was afordable then! (I'm not party to the number of staff at education towers at that time)
  9. I know this might be a silly question but, Can Viking Energy still get 457MW from 103 turbines and stay within the max tip height of 145 meters?
  10. Hi, Yes there is boxing on in lerwick at Staney hill hall on Wednesdays 7-9 pm il put a link up showing u whare the hall is :hope this works http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&q=maps+Staney+Hill%2C+Hall+%4060.162082%2C-1.169363&gs_upl=7535l8651l0l8978l6l4l0l0l0l0l381l1077l0.1.2.1l4l0&bav=on.2%2Cor.r_gc.r_pw.%2Ccf.osb&biw=1600&bih=750&wrapid=tlif132717334977110&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq&hnear=0x489e8b770a9fae09%3A0xae6c56418546728%2C1+Staney+Hill%2C+Lerwick%2C+Shetland+ZE1+0QW&gl=uk&ei=6g4bT76EDsGlsAb9pNxH&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CCAQ8gEwAAmaps Staney Hill, click the pic at the side to see the street view. o and the first night is free. hope this helps.
  11. She was built as a bulk carrier and converted, the pipelaying end is actually the bow and she moves stern first.
  12. Sadly, the deeply flawed decision to close Scalloway Secondary is not just financial, but part of the grander plan to rip Shetland education apart. Hence the hurry, and hence the decision to let Skerries be; it matters less to "them" in the grand scheme. Try asking some of the people making these recommendations just EXACTLY what they have in mind for these "Hub" Junior Highs. Remember to ask whether the bairns will be able to gain certification in the full range of subjects. Try not to be reassured by promises of full consultation. I think we all know what that means.
  13. It would apear that the services committee members will be asked to close skerries secondary school next Tuesday, with serious consequences for this very fragile community, In doing so they will make a saving of around £73,000 Last Tuesday, the infrastructure committee decided to buy a second hand skip truck with 52000km on the clock for £79,500 Best value?
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