17th June 2018

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Councillors give backing to new recycling measures

• An array of new recycling policies have been rubber-stamped by councillors

• The SIC is looking to boost its recycling efforts and reduce waste.

• Information events held across the isles over the last couple of months

 

 

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Budge sisters named as farming heroes

• Kirsty and Aimee Budge have been named as 2018’s Farming Heroes at a major BBC award ceremony

• The sisters from Bigton Farm have been handed the top prize after appearing on Countryfile

• Countryfile’s “resident farmer” Adam Henson says girls are “pioneering farming in Shetland”

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Free school transport comes under scrutiny

• Councillors embroiled in a lengthy debate over proposals aimed at phasing out some free school transport.

• Senior secondary pupils wishing to study outwith their home areas face losing the perk.

• Talks came after it emerged the cost of taking pupils to and from school had shot up by £83,000 a year.

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Teachers celebrate ‘headship’ qualifications

• A number of teachers have come together to to celebrate their achievements in postgraduate qualifications in school leadership

• Three teachers have completed the ‘Into Headship’ qualification for aspiring head teachers

• Eight teachers have also completed the ‘Middle Leadership’ qualification, to develop their school leadership skills in roles beyond the classroom

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