28th September 2016
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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

Swim star Strachan excited to be a Shetland Sports Award judge

• Former swimmer Andrea Strachan is excited to be on this year’s judging panel for The Shetland Sports Awards.

• We want your nominations but they must reach The Shetland Times by Sunday.

• You can have your say online, on Facebook via email or by filling in the coupon in the newspaper.

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Andrea Strachan. Photo: Kevin Jones
Andrea Strachan. Photo: Kevin Jones

Decision deferred on closure of rehab ward in Lerwick’s Gilbert Bain Hospital

• Plans to close the Ronas Ward at the Gilbert Bain Hospital and redeploy staff have been put on hold.

• Fears raised over the impact move would have on outlying communities.

• Councillor board members argue in favour of deferring the decision which is ‘about money’.

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NHS Gilbert Bain Hospital Sign
NHS Gilbert Bain Hospital Sign

Grand celebration launches seventh Shetland Wool Week

• The seventh Shetland Wool Week opened in fine style with a wine and nibbles reception.

• Many international visitors as the festival continues to grow in size and reputation.

• For the first time ceremony includes a fashion show of  locally-produced clothing.

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Part of the fashion show of local makers at the opening of this year's wool week. Pupils from the Anderson High Schools Maakin and Yaakin group were involved for the first time. Photo: Dave Donaldson
Part of the fashion show of local makers at the opening of this year's wool week. Pupils from the Anderson High Schools Maakin and Yaakin group were involved for the first time. Photo: Dave Donaldson
Shetland woman at the cutting edge of medical research

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