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In brief for 31 July 2011

Ferry crew wakes tired rower

Shetland Coastguard was alerted on Saturday evening when the Whalsay ferry Linga discovered a seemingly empty rowing boat off Dragon Ness, in Lunnasting.

But when the ferry crew launched its fast rescue craft to inspect the canoe, they were surprised to find adventurer Chris Duff comfortably tucked away for an early night.

A coastguard spokesman said the canoe was anchored and well secured.

Duff had abandoned his attempt to row to Faroe and then on the Iceland earlier in the week due to the weather conditions and had returned to Shetland on Friday.

BBC on strike

BBC Radio Shetland will be off air again on Monday, after journalists at the station decided to join a national strike over compulsory redundancies.

Monday’s industrial action follows on from another 24 hour strike on 15 July.

Hockey fixtures

Monday, 1 August 2011 – Shearer Shield:
6:30 Zetland vs Whalsay (Simon Skinner/Spurs Rep)
7:50 Burra vs Spurs  (Simon Skinner/Whalsay Rep)
 
Thursday, 4 August 2011 – Shearer Shield:
6:30 Zetland vs Delting (Janice Johnston/Scalloway Rep)
7:50 Whalsay vs Scalloway (Janice Johnston/Delting Rep)

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