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In brief for 14 August 2010

Charity Trip to Romania

A GROUP of nine Shetlanders are planning to help improve conditions for Romanian children living in Transylvanian orphanages.

Following on from the success of similar project between Shetland and Zambia two years ago, members of the Shetland to Romania Orphanage Project 2011 will travel to the southeast European country in August next year.

They will organise games and sports, make crafts and music and go on trips for hundreds of children.

One of the organisers, Mark Wylie, said the Zambian project had been very beneficial to both sides involved resulting in the desire for a new challenge.



Law firm shortlisted for awards

Glasgow based law firm Inksters Solicitors have been nominated for two awards at this year’s Law Awards of Scotland.

The firm, founded by Shetland born solicitor Brian Inkster, is in the running for the marketing team of the year and corporate social responsibility firm of the year awards.

Inksters Solicitors won the prestigious Solicitor of the Year award in 2006.

The marketing nomination recognises Inksters’ use of social media and web 2.0 for law firm marketing, while the firm is shortlisted in the corporate social responsibility section for its support of the Habitat for Humanity Global Village Challenge.


Young Enterprise

YOUNG Enterprise Shetland, the charity that helps young people learning about the world of business, is to lose its long serving secretary.

Andy Carter has served as secretary with the Shetland area board of Young Enterprise for the last 14 years.

The group’s chairwoman Sue Beer said: “We are so grateful for all the hard work that Andy has put in over the years to help make Young Enterprise the great success it is locally.

“The contribution that he has made has helped make it possible for so many students to take part in this valuable experience.”

Young Enterprise is holding its next board meeting and AGM on Tuesday 17 August at 5.30pm sharp at Shetland Catch.