31st May 2016
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Orcas threatened by oil transfer plans, says MSP Finnie

• Migratory killer whales have made their annual trip to the Moray Firth

• Controversial plans to trans-ship oil could put beasts in jeopardy, Green MSP says

• He has pressed environment minister Cunningham over Scottish government’s position

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orcas big-K2000

Brae singer-songwriter Balfour excited for new single release

• Wars Free digitally released on Wednesday.

• Produced by Gavin Monaghan, who has worked with musical giants Robert Plant, Editors and Ocean Colour Scene.

• Balfour hails influence of Shetland Folk Festival.

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Brae singer-songwriter Terry Balfour is releasing his new sing Wars Free. Photo: Richard Shucksmith.
Brae singer-songwriter Terry Balfour is releasing his new sing Wars Free. Photo: Richard Shucksmith.

Shetland is a winner at global cookbook awards

Shetland Food and Cooking has been named a winner at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in China.

• Marian Armitage’s book scoops the title in the “Food Promotion” category.

• She takes the chance to celebrate Shetland food and culture and show off unexpected Chinese language skills.

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Shetland Food and Cooking by Marian Armitage.
Shetland Food and Cooking by Marian Armitage.

The Unthanks ‘a breath of folky fresh air’

• Beguiling and clever music fills Mareel.

• Down-to-earth Gateshead lasses tell tales of fog and grit of the Tyne.

• Northumbrian clog dancing lapped up by the crowd for the final number.

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Striking harmonies and tales of the shipbuilding. Rachel and Becky Unthank take to the mic. Photo: Dave Donaldson.
Striking harmonies and tales of the shipbuilding. Rachel and Becky Unthank take to the mic. Photo: Dave Donaldson.

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