Shetland Times Column 3rd April 2015

Many of us take the police for granted. Like an ambulance when you need it or a fire engine if the house goes up in flames. Police officers in Commercial Street or in a car around the islands.

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Shetland Times Column 3rd July 2015

The Island Games are described as the Friendly Games... 

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Shetland Times Column 5th June 2015

I phoned Charles Kennedy after Christmas in 1999. Would you come up to Shetland to speak at my constituency dinner before the Scottish elections? Yes of course Tav, he chortled.

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Shetland Times Column 22nd May 2015

This week Scotland’s most senior legal law officer is demanding access to black box data from the Sumburgh helicopter crash in 2013. 

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Article for Landwise, Shetland Times 15th May 2015

Chris was helping a dopey cross lamb work out where breakfast comes from. Robert was moving twins with the quad and David was checking ewes in the shed.

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Shetland Times Column 15th May 2015

Dust settles. Or so goes the conventional wisdom after elections as a government is formed and gets on with governing. However that does not apply to 2015.

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Shetland Times Column 1st May 2015

Strictly CLAN dancing was one of the most terrifying events I have ever been part of.

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Shetland Times Column 17th April 2015

Many of us take the police for granted. Like an ambulance when you need it or a fire engine if the house goes up in flames. Police officers in Commercial Street or in a car around the islands.

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Shetland Times Column 27th March 2015

This week students from overseas visited Shetland. The Erasmus programme is a European Union funded initiative that takes students to all parts of Europe. Brae High School has hosted pupils from Latvia, Turkey, Sardinia and Norway.

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Landward Article For Shetland Times 13th March 2015

The Croft House grant scheme has been an effective way to build houses with government support. All colours of administration have recognised this and many crofting homes have been built using grant and loan assistance. Since 2005 the loan element has gone.

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