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    MP: Giving Trump state visit makes UK look 'craven'

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    Northern Isles MP Alistair Carmichael.UK PRIME Minister Theresa May’s decision to afford US President Donald Trump state visit leaves the country looking “desperate and craven”, according to Northern Isles MP Alistair Carmichael.

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    Trump state visit makes UK look ‘desperate and craven’, says Carmichael

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    Isles MP Alistair Carmichael spoke out against US President Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK during a debate this week on the public petition against the visit. Mr Carmichael said he believed that Prime Minister Theresa May, in the exercise of her judgment, had got it “catastrophically wrong”, not just in offering a state […]

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    QA Fish’s £500k expansion

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    QA Fish managing director Robert Williamson.UP TO five new jobs are set to be created in Scalloway once seafood processing company QA Fish’s £500,000 expansion project is completed.

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    West sider Gabby's thriving social enterprise

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    Gabby Cluness, who grew up on Shetland's West Side, outside Milk Cafe which she runs with business partner Angela Ireland (right).FOR THE first in an occasional series of articles on Shetlanders “abroad”, Louise Thomason catches up with West Side-raised Gabby Cluness. She is co-founder and co-director of Milk Café, a social enterprise in Glasgow’s southside that seeks to help ethnic minority women to integrate, alongside business partner and friend Angela Ireland.

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    Still no timescale for fare cuts or new mechanism for funding inter-island ferries

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    Scottish transport and islands minister Humza Yousaf was in the islands on Monday. Photo: Shetland News/Neil RiddellSCOTTISH transport and islands minister Humza Yousaf says talks are continuing over plans to reduce ferry fares to the Northern Isles and new means of funding Shetland’s inter-island ferry services – but there remains no specific timescale for either.  Speaking on a visit to Shetland to attend the Highlands and Islands Convention, Yousaf said the SNP government was only nine months into its new term and remains fully committed to meeting its manifesto commitment to bring fares down.

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    Refurbished terminal gets official opening

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    Scottish transport and islands minister Humza Yousaf with Andrew Farquhar of Sumburgh Airport - Photo: Malcolm Younger/Millgaet MediaSUMBURGH Airport’s newly refurbished terminal was officially opened by Scottish transport and islands minister Humza Yousaf on Monday afternoon. Airport operator HIAL (Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd) has invested just shy of £8 million over three years in an attempt to “create a faster, smoother airport experience for passengers”. 

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    Energy efficiency grants for cancer patients' homes

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    FUNDING to pay for energy efficiency measures in the homes of cancer patients in Shetland have now been made available thanks to an £100,000 grant from Energy Action Scotland.

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    WATCH: Fisheries minister warning over Brexit

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    Isles fishing and aquaculture businesses will receive funding of £1.6m it was announced by Fergus Ewing during a visit to Lerwick today when the Scottish fisheries minister vowed he would be fighting for the fishing industry in the run up to Brexit.

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    Hrossey sailing under review

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    TUESDAY night's northbound sailing of the Hrossey is currently under review due to gale force winds forecast for early on Wednesday.

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    Blues knocked out of cup after defeat to rivals Orkney

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    Shetland have been knocked out of the Jock Mackay Cup following a 2-1 defeat to intercounty rivals Orkney at the weekend. Two Orkney strikes early in each half gave the blues a mountain to climb. While Magnus Thompson’s late strike provided a glimmer of hope, the home side were able to see out the closing […]

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    Drove while disqualified

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    A SIXTY year old man from Burra has been released on bail after pleading guilty to a charge of driving while disqualified when he appeared from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Monday.

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    Seven seafood firms to benefit from EU cash

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    Treacherous mission was just ‘a job’ recalls lifeboat man Wilbert

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    It is 50 years since Aith lifeboat crew raced to Papa Stour to help a trawler stranded on rocks. Conditions were treacherous, but the brave actions of the lifeboat men ensured all 12 onboard the trawler were rescued. Ryan Taylor catches up with one of the rescuers who answered the call. Wilbert Clark was 19 […]

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    Top of the class

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    Shetland College UHI.SHETLAND College and the NAFC Marine Centre have together the highest rate of full time further education students completing their courses successfully.

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    Science and technology pupils to present key solutions to industry experts

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    Secondary school pupils with an enthusiasm for science and technology will rise to the occasion on Monday when they take part in an oil and gas challenge at the Total Gas Plant. The youngsters will present their solutions to an industry challenge laid down for them, in the final of a ‘Stem in the Pipeline’ […]

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    WATCH: Superb-looking Nort squad revels in the big day

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    A “boannie day abune” greeted Guizer Jarl Liam Doull and his squad as they gathered early for the start of the Northmavine Up Helly A’.

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    SNH to hold reception event

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    An informal reception will be held next week by Scottish Natural Heritage, which will offer people the chance to find out about the organisation’s work in the isles. SNH is also asking people to join in on social media by sending in their questions or comments beforehand on Twitter or Facebook. The event is being […]

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    Figures show Isles offer fewer entrepreneurs than Orkney and Western Isles

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    Shetland is failing to offer enough entrepreneurs, with self-employment levels dropping over a seven year period – despite a nationwide increase. Figures from the Federation of Small Businesses show the number of people working for themselves in the isles suffered a two per cent drop between 2008 and 2015. Orkney’s figure increased by 2.6 per […]

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    Eighteen jobs to go as Irvine’s plans downsize

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    Almost 20 staff from Irvine Contractors are losing their jobs following moves by the construction firm to “scale back” its business and reduce its workload. Managing director Leslie Irvine says his business has made 18 of its workers redundant as part of a restructuring programme. Mr Leslie said in a statement that all affected staff […]

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    Shetland colleges say they are top of the class

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    Shetland College UHI says it has achieved the highest percentage in Scotland of full-time further education students who completed their courses successfully during 2015-16. The tally of 81.6 per cent compares favourably with the national success rate of 65.5 per cent. The stats also include students from the NAFC Marine Centre following the collaborative agreement […]

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