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Also in the news / Airport carpark full, island plan meeting and protection zone lifted

Sumburgh Airport car park (stock photo) Photo: Shetland News

PEOPLE heading south by plane have been advised to consider car sharing, drop-offs, public transport or using taxis to get to Sumburgh as the airport’s carpark is almost full.

In a social media post on Thursday, the airport operator said the October holidays is a busy period for the airport, adding that they were working hard to try to accommodate as many vehicles as possible.

They added: “It is important for fire and safety reasons for cars not to park on any of the clearway roads leading to the terminal building.

“All cars must be parked in a designated parking area.”

THE Scottish Government’s islands team is heading north at the beginning of November to consult islanders on the National Islands Plan review.

They will be hosting workshops in the Bressay hall on 1 November between 6.15 and 8.15pm, and in the Brae hall the following night between from 7 to 9pm.

People interested to participate are asked to register via Eventbrite here.

North isles councillor Ryan Thomson has asked those who cannot attend to contact him so that he can feed their views and thoughts into the process.

A THREE-kilometre protection zone imposed on 15 September following an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 (bird flu) at Girlsta has been lifted.

The protection zone has now become of the wider 10 kilometres surveillance zone which require keepers of caged birds to follow a number of bio security measure which are listed here under Annex 2.

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