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Harbour boss sees rosy future for fishing

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.

MP raises visa issue

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.

Fined for cyclist collision

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.

Knab student accommodation idea gains momentum

One of the old AHS hostel blocks has been suggested for student accommodation.OFFICIALS from the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) are set to visit Shetland in mid-June as moves continue to be made locally for student accommodation to feature at the old Anderson High School site.

Court round-up

POSSESSING a single ecstasy tablet cost a 20 year old man £300 when he appeared at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

Drink driver banned and fined

A MAN who drove with over three times the limit of alcohol in his blood was fined £630 and banned from driving for 16 months at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

SIC plans White House works

Staff are beginning to move back into 8 North Ness. Photo: Shetland NewsSHETLAND Islands Council is looking to reconfigure some parts of its 8 North Ness headquarters - including revamping its reception area - before moving all of its staff back into the building.

SIC cuts carbon emissions

INVESTING in green energy sources and focusing on efficiency measures like insulation helped Shetland Islands Council make a "significant reduction" in its carbon emissions over the last financial year.

COPE Ltd scoops award

The COPE Ltd team at the awards.LOCAL social enterprise COPE Ltd is celebrating after winning a prize at Scotland's Learning Disability Awards.

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