Ocean Kinetics - The Engineering Experts

In brief for 19 August 2010


SHETLAND coastguard’s search and rescue helicopter was scrambled on Wednesday morning to fly 80 miles into the north Atlantic to collect an oilworker on the semi submersible drilling rig Borgsten Dolphin who was suffering from breathing problems.

The chopper took off at 7.35am and had delivered the man to a waiting ambulance at Sumburgh by noon, as the cloud was too low for the aircraft to land at Lerwick.


Developing Spurs

Lerwick Spurs football club is sending out a questionnaire to everyone with an interest in the club to obtain their views on how the club should grow.

The club will base its future direction on the responses it gets to the document, and is keen to get people to complete it by the end of this month.

It is also designed to establish support for the operation of the club, whether it be coaching, fundraising, organising events or simply providing transport for the players from time to time.

Details about how to access the questionnaire online are available from Margaret Goodlad on 07919 364847 or by emailing to l.goodlad@btinternet.com. Hard copies can also be sent out in the post.


Grant funding

SHETLAND Islands Council and Shetland Charitable Trust have granted almost £115,000 to local community groups, public halls and individuals during the months of June and July.

The largest grant of £45,357 came from the council to help with the £138,000 cost of replacing the roof on Fair Isle’s public hall.

Mid Yell public hall also received £1,000 towards the cost of sanding and recoating its wooden floor and Scalloway Youth Centre Trust were given £3,360 to carry out essential repairs to their building.

Essential maintenance to the causeway at Bressay marina, which has eroded so much that heavy vehicles can not use it, will be carried out by the local boating club with help of a £616 grant from the SIC, while Cullivoe marina gets £258 to improve its moorings.

The charitable trust is helping Sandveien Neighbourhood Centre with much of the £1,750 cost of new cladding, doors and windows , and providing £412 towards a new glass washer for South Nesting public hall.

The trust is paying £1,500 of the £5,700 cost of producing two more talking books in the Shetland dialect after a successful pilot project, and put £2,769 towards the £7,268cost of staging the alternative music and arts festival Vunk Fest.