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    Scottish government offers money for school clothing grants

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    Families in the isles are set to benefit from grants being issued for school uniforms.

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    Relay for Life organisers hail 'amazing' total

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    Huge turnout for Relay for Life

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    The Relay for Life is underway at the Clickimin Centre in Lerwick.

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    Success at fishing awards

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    L-R: David Hutchison, Ivan Garrick, Ben Irvine, Ross Maclennan (who collected the fishing port of the year prize for the SIC), Lee Odie. THERE were a number of local successes at this year's Fishing News Awards, which were held in Aberdeen on Thursday.

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    More funding for fishing and aquaculture

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    A typical Blueshell mussel farming site.MORE than ten fishing and aquaculture projects in Shetland have received funding totalling over £2.5 million from the latest round of the EU-led European and Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF) payouts. Brae based Blueshell Mussels has received over £2 million for specialist harvesting and seed deployment vessels and handling equipment.

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    Forensic odontology group holds conference in Lerwick

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    THE FIRST spring gathering of forensic odontologists in a number of years is to be held at the Shetland Museum and Archives on Saturday.

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    Nature man celebrates SOTEAG anniversary

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    Iolo Williams at the Burwick beach on Thursday.WILDLIFE TV presenter Iolo Williams visited Shetland on Thursday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Sullom Voe Terminal Environmental Advisory Group (SOTEAG).

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    Funding offered to make homes more energy efficient

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    The Scottish government says people living in the isles will benefit from £1,030,719 of funding to help make homes more energy efficient.

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    Campaigner Hill fails in latest sovereignty bid

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    Self-styled sovereignty campaigner Stuart Hill has failed in his latest bid to assert the will of the “Sovereign State of Shetland” at Lerwick Sheriff Court. Sheriff Ian Cruickshank told Hill, of Ocraquoy, Cunningsburgh, that he was “all at sea” and that his argument had “sunk without trace”. The sheriff had agreed to the hearing after […]

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    Hill’s jurisdiction fight has 'sunk without trace'

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    MAVERICK campaigner Stuart Hill's argument over the court's jurisdiction in Shetland has "sunk without trace".

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    Fishing News Awards wins for Odie and Hutchison

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    Local fishermen were among the prizewinners at the Fishing News Awards ceremony last night (Thursday).

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    Children's artwork on display

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    AN EXHIBITION featuring artwork from 300 Shetland schoolchildren has opened in the auditorium of Lerwick venue Mareel.

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    Toft pier incident

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    POLICE are looking for information after an incident at Toft pier on Thursday.

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    Radar base now operational

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    The Typhoon jet flying over the Saxa Vord radar base. Photo: MoDPHOTOS have been released of an RAF jet flying over the newly installed radar at Saxa Vord in Unst.

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    Northern Isles ferry contract to be re-tendered

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    The Hrossey, photographed by Mark Berry.THE NORTHERN Isles ferry contract is set to go out to tender again after the Scottish Government decided against taking it in-house. Shetland MSP Tavish Scott responded by saying ministers had made the "right decision" on the matter, while Shetland Islands Council has also welcomed the news.

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    Harbour boss sees rosy future for fishing

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    Investment is being made in the Shetland pelagic fleetTHERE is a positive future ahead for the Shetland fishing industry, with multi-million pound investment in the white fish and pelagic sectors reflecting renewed confidence, according to Lerwick Port Authority chief executive Sandra Laurenson.

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    MP raises visa issue

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    Alistair CarmichaelNORTHERN Isles MP Alistair Carmichael has said that safety is at stake on fishing boats unless the government eases visa applications to allow potential crewmen into the UK.

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    Fined for cyclist collision

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    A SEVENTY five year old woman from Unst who collided with a young cyclist at a blind bend while driving near to the Baltasound Hotel has been fined £400 and given eight penalty points.

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    Lost trawler breached safety provisions

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    A crewman leaving the lifeboat in Lerwick. Photo: Chris Cope/Shetland News FAILURE to meet fishing vessel safety provisions contributed to the loss of the Skerries owned trawler Ocean Way last year according to a report released today (Thursday) by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB).

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    College merger the way forward for councillors

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    The NAFC Marine Centre in Scalloway, one of the colleges earmarked to merge into one organisation. Photo: Shetland NewsTHE CHAIRMAN of Shetland Islands Council's education and families committee said he is "very pleased" with a decision from councillors to approve the idea of merging Shetland's tertiary education sector.

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