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  1. Oh, and there is a £500 reward for any information leading to an arrest.
  2. Hi guys, I am the crew aboard the Valkyrie (ex-trawler currently parked in Albert Dock, take folk diving over the summer). I do my best to be an asset to Shetland and hope that some of the good karma I have built up over the past 10 years I can cash in tonight. Our crewman, Lenny, is ex-forces and a really pleasant chap and didn't really deserve what happened to him tonight. At about 7.30pm the handmade wooden Canadian Canoe he had strapped to the roof of his van was dropped by two guys trying to steal it. I was doing the washing up (lucky me), and heard the crunch as it hit the tarmac, irreparably damaging the hull. To cut a long story short, the guys who did it legged it (one hotly pursued by a half nekkid enraged crewman who had been happily chilling out watching a DVD) but they also threw the canoe in the harbour and it had to be pushed back in by the Lierna (thank you boys!). Description is: Moron No.1 Under 6ft, dark hair, green jacket, dark t-shirt, green jacket. Early 20's. Possibly called Greg and has pants needing changed. Moron No. 2 Well over 6ft, skinny, goatee beard, very thick glasses. Dark jacket and jeans, possibly a Superdry Jacket. We have informed the police, who are out there looking and I have been in every pub in Lerwick to see if I recognised anyone, the accommodation barges have all been informed to keep an eye out too. So, my request to you, is if any of this was seen by you please give me a phone/text on 07716891428. We think the guys were trying to take drunken photos of each other sat in it, so hoping that they are daft enough to post it to Facebook and someone might let me know.
  3. While out with the dog I found an item of jewellery on the road outside the Anderson Homes. It has, alas, been run over by a car and is therefore worthless but might have a sentimental value to someone. If you want it back message me with a description of what it was and I will gladly return it.
  4. He is heading for Bergen, should be there by noo.
  5. Anyone know where I can get my ears pierced in Lerwick? I have been threatened with a bodkin and a cork....but would rather someone professional did it!
  6. Hi, I am looking for someone to supply me with eggs for my visitors. I get through 4-5 dozen per week (lots of baking!). We will be based in Lerwick, and I will supply a pail for them to be put into to save your egg boxes! Could any of you lovely chookin owners manage this? I would also gladly take duck eggs!
  7. Hoping someone can help. I wanted to get some wine delivered to a friend who lives up in Shetland but everywhere seems to not deliver to a ZE postcode? Could the Wine Shop do delivery does anyone know? Also I would like to put a hamper of cake & goodies together for a group of guys who work in the south. Is there any local shop which does such a thing? Fingers crossed!
  8. We got takeout from a Lerwick Indian restaurant which name begins with R and ends in A. One of the guys in our group was a vegetarian and got a veggie curry. Halfway through he pulls out two huge chunks of lamb from the food on his plate Not nice, we won't be going back.
  9. Anyone know if they are still about or have they all scarpered off yet?
  10. As the title says, wanted to buy or lease, lockup, garage, or storage. Preferably with water/power and around Lerwick but anything considered! Message me if you have anything suitable
  11. Do you have a linky for the facebook page?
  12. It's bloody ridiculous that someone should be in fear of losing his job over this. If everyone was held accountable for when they bent (not broke) the rules we would all be on the dole. They have to practice a set number of specific landings, winches, flights and searches every month to keep their tickets. So what if one of these practice landings happens to be right next to a butchers shop. It's stuff like doing each other a favour which keeps the world going round. I am guessing next time the crews are asked to work outside of their contracted conditions, the answer will be a resounding eff off! Prince sodding William can get away with dropping in by the inlaws fer gawds sake. http://www.metro.co.uk/news/143793-row-over-william-helicopter-landing
  13. Thorfinn Craigies place is in Tankerness, a full 25 miles from Stromness as stated, it is about 2 miles from the airport FFS.
  14. My dad developed the smell of gas. When it is processed and ready to use in homes, it has no smell. The smell is added so people know they have a leak and is based on how it smells when it comes out of the ground. My dad was an industrial chemist, and his employers got the contract to make the smell universal as it used to smell slightly different depending on where it had come from.
  15. We were in Shetland over the summer and had to attend A&E when I got really bad stomach pains. Turned out to be a gall stone! We ummed and arrred about going in as it was 2am on a Saturday morning and we were worried it would be full of people in a state of "advanced refreshment" but we were the only ones there. The nurses and doctors were excellent, the treatment was 1st class. Thank you to all of them (plus they gave me painkillers which are strong enough to make the floor go all squishy!).
  16. we had fun and games with our puppy, but he got there in the end. Puppy pads all over the floor as he tended to choose the same spot more or less, BIG praise when he went on the pad, a stern word when he didn't. The vets will sell an enzymatic cleaner for the carpet - use this where he pees to get rid of the smell - it will attract him to pee there again if you don't shift it. Flash, febreeze, vanish foam are all not that good for it, the enzyme cleaner is by far the best. I still praise our little idiot now when he goes outside so he doens't forget and he is 6 months now! I know someone who did the whole crate training thing with their dog, and they kept her shut in it when she looked like she was about to go. They really hate to soil their own little area, so she would hold it. As soon as she was looking like she needed to go again, outside and lots of praise when she performed. It seemed cruel at the time to keep her shut up for so long, but it only took a few days for the message to get through. Maybe worth a try?
  17. We run a business which operates in both Orkney and Shetland and we buy large quantities of the same products each week as we use a set menu, allowing us to buy in bulk. Storage is an issue, especially with fresh food, so we have a very fine line to adhere to and wholesalers are not practical. In Orkney we will use the Lidl for stuff like rice, pasta, some fruit and veg, sugar, etc etc, while the meat, bread & main bulk of the veg comes from small local shops. In Shetland we have to use Tesco as the small local shops either seriously take the mickey with their prices, don't have any stock in when I am in there and make me wait for orders placed days previously, or look like 1980's Russia or even all three. We reckon on easily 20% more expensive in Shetland than in Orkney and that is altering some items to use what is on special offer.
  18. You are welcome to believe whatever you want, however if you try to influence my life with your religion then you can go forth and multiply. The placing of religious people in positions of power simply because they feel the need to stick their oar in annoys the {'f' it was funny in Father Ted 'eck'} out of me. They are seldom challenged in this because you can't challenge religion without being frowned upon.
  19. Anyone happen to know who designed/built/supplied the kit for the beautiful green very Norwegian looking house on Bressay, about halfway to the Kirkabister light down by the shore? It looks like it has a sun room at the back and a small outhouse out the front if that helps! Only ever seen it from the sea, so can't be more precise
  20. The forum won't accept any web based email such as hotmail, gmail, yahoo etc. I had to use the work email to register after being rejected several times and not working out why.
  21. He is simply a troll and not even a good one. Wind people up, then play the victim when they have a go back. Like poking a dog with a stick and then whining when it bites you. He likes to give people rope to hang themselves with (piss them off to the point they make threats alluding to violence) and will be getting an enourmous thrill out of this whole thing. His location is a lie, most of the stuff he says will also be a lie, and he will have set up a new email account to register with this forum. He will almost certainly have several logins for shetlink to make it look like others agree with his point of view. His interest in Shetland is primarily entertainment when it was faced with closure (probably due to some personal beef with someone up here), but now Aberdeen is no longer going to be a regional centre, it has got personal (hence he is back again) and posting irrational sensationalist Daily Mail-esque opinion stated as fact. Or I could be totally wrong and he is just a cock.
  22. Whatever. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_QCcMTHCBJ4c/TQXcprLfD_I/AAAAAAAADqc/3K0igrASrTM/s1600/Cat%2BPushing%2BWatermelon%2BOut%2Bof%2Blake.jpg
  23. They are rioting because they want new trainers and a flat screet telly without having to work for it. They say there are no jobs; not strictly true, just jobs that pay you £1000 a day to sit on your bum and eat McDonalds while playing on a playstation smoking a joint are really hard to come by. Sod using a water cannon on the looters & rioters, lets use a tractor & slurry spreader....
  24. I used to work at a vets south, and saw a lot of these operations. They are usually very expensive, so I hope you are insured with a decent insurer (not tesco, more than, LV etc) who will not pay for any further treatment needed in a year or so related to the injury. The cruciate ligament operation is a large one (hence the expense) and can be repaired several ways, from repairing the ligament itself to changing the way the bones go together. Your vet will be able to advise you on which is going to give the best outcome. Be prepared for a large wound. One thing that I know they advised and was incredibly hard to do, was the resting after the op. Cage rest is heartbreaking, especially for long periods of time. At first the dog will be sore, almost certainly on metacam (oral solution painkiller, smells like honey) which will keep him/her comfortable. Once the leg starts to feel less sore, the dog will be desperate to walk, play and run around and it is incredibly hard to resist allowing them to do so. The inactivity will also make the dog liable to put on weight, so consider bulking up any reduction in food with vegetables (but go off what your vet said rather than what I say!). Any weight gain (or overweight now) will not help the leg heal. Hydrotherapy was often advised as it allows exercise without strain on the joint, but I doubt there is anywhere up here that can do that? Longer term, arthritis can be a problem with long term medication such as metacam usually prescribed (again a good insurer will cover this, cheaper ones will not). Also, be prepared for the other leg to go too - sad to know but the excess strain on the good leg can mean the other ligament can go too. Hope that helps!
  25. As a total aside, if you go before saturday between 1300 - 1630 you can get a tour around the vessel http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6125/5938292532_af3590ebae.jpg
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