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Meanwhile the college is also hosting prominent US fisheries scientist professor Ray Hilborn this week

THREE students from the UHI Shetland contemporary textiles course will present their woven work as part of an exhibition called Crossing Threads.

It will go on display at the Shetland Textile Museum at the Bod of Gremista in Lerwick from tomorrow (Tuesday).

Part of the contemporary textiles course is the professional practice module in which students are required to develop curatorial skills to create an exhibition of their own work.

This collaborative exhibition has been curated by three third year BA contemporary textiles students – Alana McGuinness, Janet Mahon and Richard Main.

As three dedicated weavers, the inspiration for their work comes from a variety of sources which include Shetland buildings, the natural world and science fiction.

Barbara Gray, chairman of trustees at the Shetland Textile Museum, said: “We are pleased to welcome the students back to the Shetland Textile Museum and seeing their work.”

The exhibition is open to the public from 2pm on Tuesday.

Meanwhile prominent US fisheries scientist professor Ray Hilborn will be in the isles this week to discuss UHI Shetland’s partnership with the seafood industry.

Ray Hilborn.

While in Shetland Prof. Hilborn will meet with local industry leaders to discuss the local seafood industry and research scientists at UHI Shetland to explore potential opportunities for fisheries science in Shetland.

The scientist, whose research focuses on the best ways to manage fisheries to provide sustainable benefits to human society, will also give a public lecture at the Scalloway campus, formerly the NAFC Marine Centre.

He will be giving his lecture on The Future of Food from the Sea on Friday (29 April) starting at 6.30pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend, and light refreshments will be offered.

Joint head of marine science and technology Dr Beth Mouat said: “Ray is a world-renowned researcher and we are very much looking forward to discussing the local seafood sector and our plans for developing our own research capacity with him.”