SHETLAND will host its own march in favour of a second Brexit referendum to tie in with a national event taking place in London on Saturday 23 March.
The Put it to the People march will assemble at the Market Cross in Lerwick at 2pm before heading along Commercial Street to the town hall for a public meeting at 3pm.
The meeting will be open to speakers from all points of view.
“Whatever your politics, whether for or against Brexit, please come and join the people’s march to discuss a people’s vote,” organisers said on a poster that is now being distributed.
SCOTTISH first minister Nicola Sturgeon has joined UK prime minister Theresa May in offering support to the remote community of Fair Isle after its bird observatory was destroyed by fire.
The issue was raised in the Scottish Parliament on Thursday by Shetland MSP Tavish Scott.
He called for government assistance in helping to rebuild the world-renowned observatory and guesthouse, while the Liberal Democrat asked Sturgeon to ensure that lessons are learnt for the emergency services for fires in areas where there is not full-time cover.
Scott also said it was not right that three of the Fair Isle volunteer fire crew, who are from France, are having to apply to the UK Government for residency after Brexit.
Sturgeon responded by saying the Scottish Government would do anything it “reasonably can to help in this very tragic situation”.
She also praised the work of the firefighters and noted the multi-agency efforts which included the fire service, the coastguard, the RNLI and Shetland Islands Council.
SHETLAND Charitable Trust is on the lookout for new trustees.
Outgoing chairman Bobby Hunter said the charity is keen to hear from “enterprising and energetic individuals who are public-spirited and have a passion for Shetland and its future”.
The trust has dispersed over £320 million to a range of Shetland charities, organisations and individuals since 1976.
Find out how to apply at https://www.shetnews.co.uk/job/trustee-recruitment/
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