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More vehicle charging points proposed for town

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ELECTRIC vehicle charging points could be installed in the centre of Lerwick.

Lerwick Port Authority has secured funding from the Energy Saving Trust to install charging points throughout its estate.

The first charger, which would be available to the public as well as staff, has been proposed for the south side of the Albert Building where there are a few parking bays.

The port authority said that the funding is time restricted and that if the planning application submitted for the works is delayed then the money could be withdrawn.

Chief executive Captain Calum Grains said the port authority is also looking to install further charging points at Victoria Pier and also the new Lerwick fish market which is being built on Mair’s Quay.

There are a number of charge points in Lerwick, although none quite so central as the Albert Building or Victoria Pier.

Chargers can be found for instance at North Ness, the Fort Road car park, Gilbertson Park and the Clickimin Leisure Complex.

Outside of Lerwick there are changing points in the likes of Scalloway, Dunrossness, Brae, Fetlar and Unst.

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