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Fire crews called to plane, young artists, folk festival dates and more…

FIRE crews at Sumburgh Airport were mobilised on Wednesday afternoon after an inbound Eastern Airways plane sent out an alert. However no further action was needed and the crews were stood down. A spokesperson for airport operator HIAL said: “Sumburgh Airport fire service was mobilised after we received an alert from an inbound charter aircraft […] Shetland News …


ANZAC day, Jarlshof reopens and more…

THE SHETLAND ANZAC Group is marking the national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand at the Lerwick war memorial on Sunday morning at 8am. ANZAC day commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders who have served and died in all wars. Members of the group will lay wreaths at the war memorial opposite Lerwick […] Shetland News …


Union approves HIAL deal, tide disrupts Whalsay service, strongman contest, athlete travel scheme and more

UNION members at Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) have now voted to accept revised plans that retain their jobs air traffic control towers, including at Sumburgh. The ballot closed today (Monday). The result is the conclusion of a successful campaign that represents a major win for workers, the Prospect union said. HIAL chief executive […] Shetland News …


More Covid cases, Greens welcome council tax freeze, new lace exhibition, Bressay woodland open day, Loganair timetable

THE CONTINUOUSLY high Covid numbers in Shetland show no sign of abating with another 72 recorded confirmed cases over the last 24 hours, adding to a tally of 543 cases over the last seven days. Shetland’s incidence rate per 100,000 population at 2,374 continues to be three time the national average. The high infection rate […] Shetland News …




Public protection, Fishing for Litter, Mission’s thanksgiving, Viking donation, Greens oppose HIAL plans and more…

THE SHETLAND Public Protection Committee (SPPC) has just published its annual review, highlighting how local agencies have worked together to ensure the safety of children, young people and adults during the last year. Key achievements during 2020/21 included: Continuity of front line child and adult protection services supported by agencies working together effectively through the […] Shetland News …



New nursing post, no vehicle tests at Scatsta, Bell’s Brae recognition, tidal energy funding

A NEW nursing post has been created within NHS Shetland to provide “senior leadership to take forward our programmes to improve quality, patient safety, public engagement and patient experience”. Edna Mary Watson will take up the chief nurse (corporate) post on 4 October. She has significant experience of working successfully with patient groups and communities […] Shetland News …