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The clean-up at Weisdale Voe. Photo: Tingwall, Whiteness and Weisdale Community Council

LOCAL journalist Jen Stout has been nominated for the Foreign Press Association media awards.

She is up for the arts and culture story of the year prize with her piece Hunting for Vakulenko, published by New Humanist.

The awards will take place in London on 20 November.


MEMBERS of the Tingwall, Whiteness and Weisdale Community Council spent what they said was a “tiring but productive day” with Scottish Sea Farms on Friday collecting rubbish along Weisdale Voe.

The project was organised by community council member Linda Tulloch who, with her husband Alistair, had spent several days over the last few months putting the bruck into piles along the shore ready for collection.

Scottish Sea Farms supplied two boats and crew to get the rubbish off the shore for transfer back to the shore station at South Whiteness for disposal.

Linda Tulloch said: “It was very hard work but very satisfying going back along the shore in the boat and not seeing it anymore.

“I would like to say a big thank you to Robbie Coutts and the crew from Scottish Sea Farms for their help and thanks to Tullochs for giving us the tonne bags.”


AN ONLINE auction of items from the now-closed Mackenzie’s farm shop and cafe in Cunningsburgh is taking place next week.

Items include shop contents, shelving and fittings. The auction will take place on Tuesday 14 November.


LOGANAIR says its check-in desk at Edinburgh Airport has been moved to a more “visible and convenient location” as part of a wider suite of improvements.

It says its ATR42-600 plane which offer an increased seat capacity and “quieter, more comfortable cabin environment for customers”, have now fully replaced its former Saab 340 aircraft at Glasgow Airport.

As previously reported, Loganair has also tweaked its check-in closing time.

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NORTHLINK says the Kirkwall call on the northbound ferry this evening has been cancelled due to the weather.

Meanwhile the southbound ferry may be late in arriving into Aberdeen due to the weather and tidal conditions.

Freight services are also experiencing delays.


THE NEXT Shetland Digital Forum is taking place at the Islesburgh Community Centre in Lerwick later this month.

The event, hosted by MP Alistair Carmichael and MSP Beatrice Wishart, will be held between 12pm and 1.30pm in Room 16 on Friday 17 November.


MUSICIAN Joe Watt will return to Shetland for a rare live performance with his ‘Croft House’ project at a gig in December.

Also on the bill will be Ten Tonne Dozer, Yun and Brundlehorse.

The gig is taking place at the Scalloway Legion on 22 December.

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