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Skeld hall committee Sharon Deyell, Samantha Belokon-Dennis, Kay Fraser and Anita Kelly as well as Lachlan Sinclair on the left.

SURVIVAL suits were the order of day for most who braved the elements to mark the coronation of King Charles III with a large bonfire in Skeld on Saturday evening.

Some of those who attended remembered being at the last coronation bonfire on top of Da Wart, in Reawick, 70 years ago.

Following the bonfire, the community came together in the Skeld Hall for a social night with pies n’ pints.

Some other community events were held in Shetland across the weekend to mark the coronation.

SHETLAND’s hockey team won the Scottish Women’s District Cup Final after beating Edinburgh University 4’s on Sunday.

There were scenes of pure joy when Shetland reigned supreme on penalties in Glasgow.

It was the hockey team’s first piece of silverware on the mainland.

(Back Row Left to Right) Lori Smith, Madison Jozwick, Roma Robertson, Missy McShane, Maisie Pottinger, Miley Watt, Poppy Gair, Beth Goodlad. (Front Row Left to Right) Freya Mossion, Adah Johnson, Danielle Witt, Lena Christie, Rhianna Sim, Alesha Brown, Shannon Burgess

THERE was also success on the mainland for the Shetland under 14s and 16s in girls football at the weekend.

The U14s beat Donside Community FC 6-1, whilst the U16s racked up the same score against Ellon Meadows.

It means both teams, who played their games in Aberdeenshire, have progressed in their respective regional league cup competitions.

(Left to Right) Ella Johnson, Abigail Goodlad, Lauren Priest, Shanna Pottinger, Lisa Goudie, Amber Crow, Caitlin Hughson, Keira Blance (gk), Emma Duncan, Inga Inkster, Shannon Jamieson, Sarra McDougall, Lois Tait, Mackenzie Lucock, Meryn Carter (Captain)

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DRIVERS are asked to expect short delays on some single track roads over the next month, while repairs are being carried out by a specialist vehicle.

The ‘Roadmaster Patcher’ vehicle recently arrived in Shetland for its sixth annual visit, undertaking mobile repairs to potholes and other road surface defects.

The vehicle carries a supply of chips and bitumen and can quickly repair small potholes using a robotic arm, without the need for road closures.

The programme of patching has started this week and will last for four weeks.

Locations identified for repairs include Fladdabister, Bannamin, Gloup and the Tresta loop road in Fetlar.

THE COUNCIL is to decide on its response to a Scottish Government consultation on energy strategy and just transition at a meeting on Friday.

Its wide-ranging draft document highlights the current high level of fuel poverty in Shetland, and notes the possible impacts of offshore on the fishing industry – amongst many other topics.

The draft response can be read here.

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