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Shetland Wool Week 2014




Shetland International Guitar Festival 2014

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The Shetland International Guitar Festival runs from 6-8 November this year and is curated by legendary guitarist Martin Taylor. The festival will feature concerts at Mareel by Tommy Emmanuel (on Thursday 6), Martin himself (on Friday 7), and a line-up of Shetland Guitar Heroes (on Saturday 8), followed by a Festival Club in Mareel Cafe Bar after each concert.


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Rig evacuated

| Written by Shetland News

Taqa Bratani's Cormorant Alpha platform Taqa Bratani's Cormorant Alpha platform NON essential crew are being airlifted off a North Sea oil platform as a precuation after an oil leak.

All 159 workers on the Cormorant Alpha platform almost 100 miles off Shetland are reported safe and well.

The oil is believed to have been contained inside one of the platform’s legs and none released into the sea.

A technical team from owners Taqa Bratani is investigating the leak, which took place on Monday afternoon.