SNP - Tom Wills

In brief for 18 January 2011

Double gold

SHETLAND Amenity Trust and Shetland Museum and Archives have both achieved gold standards in the Green Tourism Business Scheme.

The trust retained its gold award, while the museum has been upgraded from silver after being assessed in nine different categories.

The trust’s environmental improvement project officer Sita Hughson said: “The environment is at the heart of the trust’s operations and we are committed to sustainable practices in all our areas of work.”

Posers fight

THE TOILETS at Posers nightclub in Lerwick were the scene of a disturbance around 1am in the early hours of Sunday morning, during two men were assaulted. One had ben coming to the aid of the first victim.

Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward with any information about the incident by calling 01595 692110.
 

Stand up

A NIGHT of comedy awaits those who are looking for some alternative entertainment on Up Helly Aa night in Lerwick next Tuesday.

For the third year running Unst-based comedian Sandy nelson has organised Stand Up Helly Aa, a night of stand up comedy at The Garrison Theatre.

This year Nelson will not be able to attend due to mainland work commitments, but he has booked three comedians in the form of huge, bearded, tattooed Irish former circus performer Martin Mor; Gentle giant from the old school Scott Agnew; and new young Scottish voice Mikey Adams.

Tickets are available through Shetland Box Office on 01595 745555.

Pom poms at the Co-op

STAFF at the Lerwick Co-op supermarket will be dressing up on Friday to raise funds for ENABLE Scotland, the group’s charity of the year for 2011.

The charity helps young people with learning disabilities and Co-op staff across the country will wear running and racing gear and dressing up as cheerleaders with pom poms to help launch the campaign.

The money raised will be used to launch projects to work with 20,000 young people with a learning disability, along with parents, carers and local communities.
 
Lerwick store manager David Dancy said: “We want to boost the confidence of young people with a learning disability – so they can stand tall and hold their heads high. It’s the start of a busy year of fundraising, and we’ll have a lot to do before we cross the finishing line, but it will be worth it.”

Broken window

SHETLAND police are appealing for witnesses after a window was broken around 8pm on Monday in the Sandveien area of Lerwick. The police can be contacted on 01595 692110.

Fat Body Slim

AN OBESITY research exhibition led by a team of academics from  Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University is in Shetland this week as part of a six month Scottish tour.

The ‘Fat Body Slim: Shape Matters’ interactive exhibition investigates the science behind obesity, body shape and health. It hopes to deliver workshops to 10,000 teenagers in the north and north east of Scotland by the end of March.

On Tuesday the exhibition visited Sandwick junior high school, Anderson High School and Islesburgh Community centre. On Wednesday it is at Baltasound junior high school in the morning and Scalloway junio high in the afternoon, after which it heads for Orkney.

Team leader Dr Giovanna Bermano said: “This tour is a great opportunity to showcase our research, and to inform the public about the importance of knowing how body composition and fat distribution could affect the development of obesity associated diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer.”

More information is available at www.rgu.ac.uk/fatbodyslim

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