30th September 2016
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Major engineering award for Sumburgh Head Foghorn

  • Foghorn joins illustrious list that includes Concorde and E-Type Jag
  • Another feather in cap for Amenity Trust
  • Foghorn is only working one of its type in Scotland
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The Sumburgh Head Lighthouse complex looks fantastic following the £5.4 million restoration as this panorama shows. It will open to the public next week. Photo: Dave Donaldson
The Sumburgh Head Lighthouse complex looks fantastic following the £5.4 million restoration as this panorama shows. It will open to the public next week. Photo: Dave Donaldson

Triple helping of superb music at Mareel concert

• Local band Haltidans open with a fine selection of varied tunes.

• Danish outfit Himmerland have ‘fun’ with the old and contemporary.

• Audience falls in love with Orkney headliners Fara.

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Jail for man who threatened to kill himself then assaulted police

• Man who assaulted police after threatening to kill himself has been imprisoned for eight months.

• Officers found him near the cliff edge, drunk and upset and standing on wet slippery grass.

• Sheriff tells him it is a serious offence and there is no alternative to custody.

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Lerwick Sheriff Court
Lerwick Sheriff Court

Yell wind farm breezes through planning

• The development of a large wind farm in Yell crossed its latest hurdle.

• Shetland Islands Council planning committee has given its approval.

• Meeting hears of objections from Scatsta Airport operators, Serco.

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An illustrative vew of the Beaw Field windfarm from Burravoe Old Haa. Image: Peel Energy
An illustrative vew of the Beaw Field windfarm from Burravoe Old Haa. Image: Peel Energy

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