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In brief for 30 June 2011

No tax discs

SHETLAND police are advising motorists to keep their tax discs up to date after three vehicles were reported on Wednesday for letting them expire.

A spokesman said that if drivers keep their vehicle on the road they must have a current tax disc and insurance certificate, even if it is not being used.

Anyone wishing to take their vehicle off the road and not use it any more should obtain a SORN Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN), details of which can be found at www.dft.gov.uk.

Torch carriers

THE CLOSING date for nominations to carry the Olympic torch when it passes through Shetland passed on Wednesday.

SIC sports and leisure manager Neil Watt said that a regional panel for Scotland would decide who would be chosen to carry the torch on 10 June on the isles next year.

Mr Watt said the panel would base their decision entirely on the 150 word stories that were sent along with the nominations. He did not know how many names had been put forward from Shetland.

Belt up and slow down

POLICE across Scotland are running a one day campaign targeting speeding and seatbelt offences.

The campaign, which runs for 24 hours from 7am on Friday, marks the 20th anniversary of legislation making it compulsory for rear seat passengers to wear a seatbelt.