• MCA accused of failing to see value of tug cover, as contract nears its end
• MP criticises risk assessment as puting ‘cart before the horse’
• Tugs were introduced after tanker disaster in 1993
• Councillors agree budget despite hefty cuts in the settlement from the Scottish government.
• Political leader expresses disappointment at the Holyrood administration over its grants.
• Altogether, the council has been left with a £9.3m hole to fill.
• Fishermen’s spokesmen are furious that a solution for “dangerous” gas industry pipelines in Yell Sound has not been forthcoming.
• Anger comes after Total announces the first gas is flowing through the Shetland Gas Plant.
• Fishermen are being warned to steer clear of the pipelines or face gear damage, or worse still, fastening on the rubble.
• A pilot project which will allow parents to book their children’s school meals online will be launched in several primary schools.
• The SIC is taking part in a Scottish government promoted scheme already used in other parts of the country.
• It will mean all meals have to be booked a week in advance.
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