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Winning team members with Rotary Club representatives. From left to right: Angela Mainland, Jimmy Mainland, local Rotary Club president Pat Ash, Elizabeth Williamson Tim Dore, quizmasters Neville Martin and George Smith.

AROUND £150 was raised for local charities at a Rotary Club quiz night at the weekend.

The event was held at the Whitedale snooker club on Saturday.


POLICE say there will be blue light training taking place on the roads this week.

Officers said there will be an increase blue light journeys throughout Lerwick and surrounding areas.

“This is essential training that they are required to complete,” the police said.


SHETLAND’s licensing board is to carry out a public consultation on its gambling policy statement.

It is expected to last 12 weeks.

At a short meeting on Monday, councillors were happy for the board to press ahead with the routine consultation.

SIC solicitor Keith Adam said the “vast bulk” of gambling business in Shetland is in small lotteries like raffles.

There is no longer a bookies after Shetland Turf Accountants in Lerwick closed a couple of years ago.

Under the Gambling Act 2005, the board is required to review its statement every three years.

The statement provides potential applicants with information on local practices and can be referred to in compliance action.

No changes to the policy statement are being proposed.


NEW conservation programme Species on the Edge is inviting young people from Scotland’s coasts and islands to apply for its Youth Panel.

Species on the Edge is a partnership programme of NatureScot and seven conservation charities, all dedicated to supporting vulnerable and threatened species found along Scotland’s coast and islands, including Shetland.

It is now recruiting 14 young people between the ages of 16 and 25 from across the seven Species on the Edge project areas for their Youth Panel.

Applications are now open and are accessible from the Species on the Edge website.


LERWICK Town Hall will be lit up on 13 October to mark a secondary breast cancer campaign.

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It will be one of more than 50 venues across the UK taking part in the ‘Make 2nds Count’ campaign.

It is estimated that 61,000 people in the UK are currently living with metastatic breast cancer, also known as secondary or advanced breast cancer – a form of the disease that has spread beyond the breast to other parts of the body.

It claims 1,000 lives each month in the UK.

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