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A book documenting the first 100 years of the Delting Boating Club is being launched tonight.

A BOOK documenting the first 100 years of the Delting Boating Club is being launched at the club this evening (6 August) at 8pm.

The book has been compiled by a small sub-committee of the Delting Boating Club ably led by John Tait.

At the helm for the launch will be former Commodore Douglas Irvine and this will form part of the Come to Brae Days celebrations this weekend.

The event will follow all current Covid guidelines for social gatherings.

The boating club was formed back in 1921.

It now plays host to a 54-berth marina and a caravan park, which has space for 18 pitches.


Ingrid Webb.

COPE Ltd CEO Ingrid Webb is stepping down from her position after nearly a decade at the social enterprise.

Her last day will be on 27 August.

Chairman of the COPE Ltd board John Tait said: “It is with both sadness and gratitude we announce that after almost ten years of service, Ingrid Webb has resigned from her position as chief executive officer at COPE ltd.

“During her time as CEO, Ingrid has led and overseen great changes within the organisation further progressing COPE ltd as a social enterprise.”

The organisation will now begin a search for a new chief executive.


SAILOR Maggie Adamson from Fladdabister is among 3,000 competitors taking part in the historic Rolex Fastnet yacht race.

The race will start in Cowes in the Isle of Wight before heading to Fastnet Rock off southwest Ireland, and ending up in Cherbourg in France.

Maggie will be the co-skipper to Gavin Howe from Surrey.

The race starts on Sunday (8 August) and people will be able to track the progress of the yachts online.


WORK could begin next year on a new Gulberwick sewage pumping system, which broke down a few years ago.

Some site investigations are expected to take place in the coming months.

DITT is currently undertaking work next to the pumping station, but this is a sewer upgrade to accommodate the needs of new housing the company is building at Heathery Park on the other side of Gulberwick.

Since the pump – which Scottish Water said cannot be replaced or repaired – broke down, treatment has been provided by a septic tank and sludge has been removed by a road tanker.


SHETLAND Museum is now open to drop-in visits, with people no longer having to book.

However, a booking system is still in place for the archives.


LABOUR leader Keir Starmer has added his voice to calls for the government to reject plans for an oil field to the north west of Shetland.

He said it would give off the “completely the wrong signal” as Glasgow prepared to host the COP26 climate change summit.

UK prime minister Boris Johnson, meanwhile, initially said he was not aware of the proposals when asked by the BBC.