A FIVE kilogram reduction in the hold baggage limit for basic fares on Loganair flights to and from Shetland has not yet kicked in – despite being planned to go live last month.
However, a spokesperson for Loganair confirmed on Tuesday that the date for the new limit’s introduction is still to be confirmed.
On the Fly Flex fare, the middle ticket price category, the allowance is increasing from 20 to 23 kilograms.
A LOCAL group which helps people in Shetland living with a disability to access sporting activities has received £2,000 in funding for an adapted bikes project.
Shetland Sport For All received the funding from the Robertson Trust, with the money set to buy an adapted bike for people with mobility and balance issues to use in Shetland.
It follows the group’s successful disability bike event in the summer holidays at which people of all ages and abilities were invited to come along to various events over a weekend to try out adapted bikes and trikes.
Shetland Sport For All is also in the running for a grant through the Loot for Lerwick event, which is taking place at Islesburgh on Saturday between 10am and midday. People are invited to attend to cast votes for projects they think deserve funding.
SHETLAND Amenity Trust is encouraging people to return used visitor information leaflets so they can be recycled.
The team will sort through returned brochures, and ones which are in good condition will be re-used. The rest will be recycled by Shetland Islands Council.
Shetland Amenity Trust head of engagement Sandy Middleton said: “We are always looking for ways to reduce waste and encourage re-use and recycling.
“The idea of a ‘pre-loved’ leaflet return scheme is a great way to help us achieve this. Even though visitors now find a lot of their information online, the leaflets remain really popular.
“Putting used leaflets back into circulation is a great way to reduce waste and also to help us manage our dwindling supply of leaflets.”
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