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A LOCAL crofter is on the lookout for a prize-winning ram which he believes may have been taken from land at Catfirth in Nesting.

Alexander Nicol said the ram had been bought at a flock book sale in October.

At that event the ram won a reserve overall show champion prize before being bought.

Nicol believes the most likely scenario is that the ram was taken, saying it is “not the first time something like this has happened”.

“I hope that he’s just gone walkabouts but I can’t imagine it,” he said.

LOGANAIR says it has been carrying around 35 metric tonnes of mail a week in the lead-up to Christmas.

The company is contracted to fly Royal Mail packages and letters to Shetland via Sumburgh Airport.

SHETLAND Islands Council’s sport and leisure service will be leading on the ‘Jump Start January’ challenge again in 2024, offering a free activity challenge to encourage folk to get active in the new year.

Individuals, groups, households and businesses are all invited to be active for at least 20 minutes a day for 28 days starting on Wednesday 3 January and ending on Lerwick Up Helly Aa day – Tuesday 30 January.

There will be weekly prize draws for anyone submitting information on how they were active every day each week, as well as a bigger prize draw at the end of the challenge for participants who were active on all 28 days.

More information can be found here.

THE 2027 Island Games may take place in Faroe after Ynys Môn had to pull out.

Ynys Môn cited financial pressures as a key reason.

Faroe was the preferred bidder for the 2031 games, but it has been agreed that it will now step in to host 2027 instead. The decision will need final approval in 2024.

The games, which take place every two years, will be hosted by Orkney in 2025 and the Isle of Man in 2029.

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