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Jono Sandilands with his Foula Beans print. Photo: Gaada

A ‘FOULA Beans’ piece of artwork has helped to raise hundreds of pounds for Shetland Foodbank.

The print is made by Jono Sandilands, who works for Burra based art organisation Gaada.

He has decided to donate his percentage of income from print sales to the Shetland Foodbank – with Gaada matching it.

It means that 100 per cent of the cost of every Foula Beans print sold will be donated directly to the foodbank.

This includes every print sold to date – over £300 – and will include every print sold up until Gaada closes for the holidays on 16 December.

Gaada splits all income from editions 50/50 with the artist who makes them, and it reinvests its half back into future projects.


THREE more boats have signed up to visit the Lerwick Tall Ships event next year, taking the total confirmed to 21.

Details of visiting vessels can be found on the Tall Ships Lerwick website, and further sign-ups are expected in the coming weeks.

A delegation from Shetland Tall Ships Ltd also recently attended the Sail Training International conference in Las Palmas to present plans for the event in Lerwick next summer.


THE UNION Unite has confirmed that a ballot among for Petrofac BP workers has returned a result of 98.3 per cent in favour of industrial action.

The action involving 76 members, will take place on the Andrew, Clair, Clair Ridge, ETAP and Glen Lyon installations on 8 and 9 December.

The Petrofac BP dispute centres on the working rotation, which is currently a work three on/three off rotation.


A CONTRACTOR working on the HVDC transmission link project in Shetland has won a national prize for using four-legged robot which uses 3D laser scanning equipment to collect data and create site records.

BAM Nuttall picked up the Best Use of Technology: Smart Data Collection in Construction prize at the New Civil Engineer TechFest event in London this week.

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