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BREVIK House in Lerwick is looking more colourful than usual after being covered in artwork.

The 11 paintings in questions feature the sea-themed character pieces local artist Balazs Onhausz put up at Victoria Pier for the Tall Ships.

All the paintings are waterproof and created on salmon feed bags.

Brevik House was formerly the local NHS headquarters and more recently it was set to be demolished to make way for housing, but that project has been put on hold.


ELEVEN red phone boxes are currently available for community groups to “adopt” in Shetland.

With phone box usage significantly decreasing in recent years, BT is offering communities across Scotland the chance to take on kiosks for just £1.

Around 550 have been ‘adopted’ in Scotland since 2008, with uses including defibrillator storage and mini libraries, but more than 160 are still up for grabs.

Head of street at BT Michael Smy said: “With the iconic red kiosk about to turn 100, it’s a great opportunity to remind communities that would still like to retain their local kiosk to take it on for just £1 through our Adopt a Kiosk scheme.”


FAIR Isle has been named one of the UK’s ‘most Instagrammable locations’.

The island featured at number nine on the new list, which was created following a survey of 2,000 people.

Topping the list was St Michael’s Mount in Cornwall, an island featuring a grand castle.


THE SCOTTISH Government is providing £5 million to re-open the Low Emission Zone (LEZ) Support Fund for 2023/24.

This fund offers cash incentives and Travel Better credits, if non-compliant vehicles are removed from Scotland’s roads.

A new low emission zone will be enforced on the roads around the NorthLink ferry terminal in Aberdeen next summer.

A vehicle may only drive within a LEZ if it meets the specified emission standards, otherwise a fine will be issued.

One year until Aberdeen low emission zone enforced near city’s NorthLink ferry terminal

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