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Also in the news / Dispersed, eco-flag, equality, drama and Islands of Your Mind

Also in the News is our regular round-up of news snippets that didn’t quite make the ‘frontpage’.

  • Seven people dispersed when informed to do so by police in Shetland on Sunday 21 March, according to new figures on coronavirus legislation enforcement. There were no arrests or fines.

  • Cullivoe Primary School has received its fifth eco-schools green flag award from environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful. It recognises the school’s commitment to raising environmental awareness and teaching sustainability.

  • The board of airport operator Highlands & Islands Airport Ltd is now made up of an equal number of men and women. HIAL chair Lorna Jack said: “Across all aspects of society, women have an invaluable contribution to make and it is important that they have equal opportunity to undertake strategic roles in public bodies.”

  • Islesburgh Drama Group hopes to stage Calendar Girls The Play at Garrison Theatre in Lerwick in 2022. It tells the real story of Women’s Institute members who sell a nude calendar for charity. Drama group vice president Stephanie Pagulayan said: “Currently the license for Calendar Girls is restricted and therefore I am absolutely honoured to be bringing this play to the Garrison stage with Islesburgh Drama Group in Spring 2022.”

  • Local singer/songwriter Jack Sandison has released his bossanova inspired new single Islands of Your Mind, which was written, recorded and produced during lockdown “to give us all a sense of calm and comfort in these trying times”. The track, which is released under the name Jacky Sand and features a number of guest cameos, can be found here. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/jackysandmusic 

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