In brief for 25 June 2010

Open exchange

SHETLAND Charitable Trust spent almost two hours on Thursday morning locked in talks with the Scottish charity regulator OSCR addressing concerns about the organisation’s structure.

OSCR have told the trust that it must alter its make up so that it is not controlled by Shetland Islands Council, who account for 21 of the trust’s 23 trustees.


Following the meeting trust chairman Bill Manson said there had been “an open and direct exchange of views” which had led to “a much improved understanding of both parties’ position”.

Further discussions will take place with a view to having a follow up meeting, possibly in September.


Doing well in the pool

SHETLAND swimmers have continued to deliver good performances at the Scottish National Open Swimming Championships, in Glasgow.

On Wednesday, Andrea Strachan finished 9th in the final of the 50 metre breaststroke, improving on her performance in the semi-finals.

Amy Harper, meanwhile, put in a stunning performance in the semi-final of the 100m freestyle to qualify for Thursday evening’s final as the 10th fastest qualifier.

She said he was “chuffed if not surprised” when she looked up at the score board to see her time and then she realised she had made the final.

Callum Macgregor produced a personal best performance in the 200m freestyle, while Felix Gifford also performed well in the 50m butterfly and 200m freestyle.