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EMERGENCY services were called to Sandwick on Tuesday afternoon following a two-vehicle crash on the A970.

Police, Scottish Fire and Rescue as well as the ambulance service all attended the scene of the collision.

A police spokesperson said the crash happened at 3.10pm, and there were no further details on possible injuries available at the time.

“Ambulance is on the scene and police are assisting with traffic management due to the partial closure of the road,” the spokesperson said.

SHETLAND’s two parliamentarians Alistair Carmichael MP and Beatrice Wishart MSP will be hosting a series of ‘Tunnel Vision’ events next week.

People across Fetlar, Unst, Yell, Out Skerries, Whalsay and Bressay have been invited by letter to individual events on their islands, while a further event on the mainland is also under discussion.

Carmichael said: “This is about more than just reducing our reliance on ferries or indeed any other short-term considerations – by linking up our communities we can make it easier to attract and keep people in the isles, improving our economy and our services for generations to come.”

A similar event was held online in February when over 90 per cent of those attending said they were in favour of tunnels even if they had to pay tolls.

Events will be held in:
Fetlar – Monday 15 August
Unst – Tuesday 16 August
Yell – Wednesday 17 August
Out Skerries – Friday 19 August
Whalsay – Saturday 20 August
Bressay – Saturday 20 August.

Some of the Loganair crew featuring in the show. left to right: Shannon Ingram, cabin crew; Kuda Mburuma, first officer; Alannah Murray, cabin crew; Dean Cunoosamy, first officer; Karolina Navikaite, cabin crew. Photo: Loganair

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LOGANAIR and 11 of the company’s employees will take centre stage in a new ten-part BBC series that provides an insight into the inner works of the airline.

Airline chief executive Jonathan Hinkles said: “During a busy summer, when the entire aviation industry was faced with changing Covid restrictions and huge challenges, it was a daunting prospect to invite a TV crew behind the scenes of our airline.

“For this to work in the best possible way, we gave the camera crews full access to behind-the-scenes life at Loganair, and I’m truly grateful to the stars of the show for volunteering to share their personal and truly inspiring stories as part of the journey.

“It is our hope that it provides fantastic encouragement and insight for those contemplating a career in aviation – whether in the air or on the ground – and that we are able to continue welcoming a diverse range of new recruits into the Loganair family.”

The first episode of Sky High Club will be broadcast on BBC Scotland at 10.30pm with the second instalment three days later in 18 August. The series will broadcast nationally on BBC Three from 18 August and also be available on iPlayer.

TICKETS for the much-anticipated Shetland Wool Week, the first physical event since 2019, will go on sale from tomorrow (Wednesday) at 2pm.

The popular nine-day event, organised by Shetland Amenity Trust, will take place from 24 September – 2 October at venues across the isles.

The trust’s cultural heritage manager Jacqui Birnie said: “There are over 200 events lined up, including classes in lace knitting, makkin belts, wool sorting and weaving, to more unusual topics such as Fair Isle inspired Japanese Hina dolls.”

Originally organisers did not think they would be able to host any of the larger scale activities due to social distancing restrictions, but plans are in place for some of these to return, such as the popular SWW Hub in the Museum, as well as the Makers’ Market with a focus on woollen products.

The Shetland Wool Week programme can be found at www.shetlandwoolweek.com Tickets are available here.

SHETLAND Islands Council is one of four Scottish local authorities that have been awarded a share of almost £120,000 to tackle chewing gum stains.

The funding of £118,000 from the chewing gum taskforce is supported by the chewing gum producers, the Scottish Government, the UK Government and the Keep Britain Tidy initiative.

The other three successful council areas are Glasgow City Council, North Lanarkshire Council and South Lanarkshire Council.

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