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Ocean Kinetics technical director Mike Boyes (left) with Daniel Henry.

LOCAL engineering firm Ocean Kinetics has a warded £3,000 scholarship to chemical engineering student Daniel Henry.

The student will also receive personal mentoring and paid work experience at Ocean Kinetics outside term time, as part of the support package.

The company’s managing director John Henderson, said: “We very much look forward to supporting Daniel through his studies and are excited to have his input into the development of sustainable technologies for our clients in the energy sector.”

Henry said he was delighted and grateful with the financial support which will help him focussing on his studies during the final year at university.

The programme, first launched last year, is open to students studying a STEM subject (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) at university or college.

Henderson continued: “We were delighted by the response and quality of applications received for the scholarship programme again this year. We thank all students for their interest and would encourage those that were unsuccessful to apply again next year.”


The two winning Shetland teams, the Blues and the Whites.

SHETLAND’s under 11s A and B football teams have beaten their Orkney rivals in two games play on Monday. When the local development squad hosted the home country matches.

The first game played saw Shetland (B) Blues win against a very well organised Orkney team 4-2. Goal scorers for Shetland were, Riley Jozwik, Joe Simpson, Markus Laurenson and Lewie Moncrieff.

The final game played was for the Harry Jamieson Cup where Shetland (A) Whites came out with a very convincing 4-0 win against their island neighbours.

Goal scorers for Shetland were, Magnie Williamson, and Luca Thomason with a hat-trick to secure the win.

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Shetland U11s coaches said they were absolutely delighted with the quality showed by all players and also wanted also to thank sponsors Zephyr LK394 and NorthLink who helped make the games possible with sponsorship.


MEANWHILE, the football associations of Shetland and Orkney have agreed to arrange the postponed Milne Cup fixture for September.

Earlier this week it looked as though the match, which was postponed in late July due weather related travel disruption, would not be played this year due to other commitments by the Orkney team.

However, a suitable date has now been found. It will be played on 16 September at Gilbertson Park.


Celia Smith of Blyde Welcome. Photo: Business Gateway

THE OWNER of a new hospitality businesses has thanked support agency Business Gateway for providing a six month long development programme that led to the opening of her new premises on Lerwick’s Commercial Street.

Celia Smith opened the Blyde Welcome shop in July this year which sells the finest quality coffee, offers hospitality training and hosts other special events.

She also successfully received £9,237 through Highlands and Islands Enterprise’s young business capital investment fund, which went towards the purchase of barista coffee machines, IT equipment and furniture to help make training accessible and efficient.

“Business Gateway was really helpful from the start. Having someone from the local area with such strong expertise and knowledge has really helped me overcome the challenges of running a business during the pandemic,” she said.

“It is easy to feel isolated when running your own business, especially in such a rural setting. Business Gateway introduced me to the Realise Programme, which has been great for speaking to people in a similar position.”

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