30th June 2016
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SIC’s backing for no councillor trustees

• Councillors have given unanimous backing to a motion saying there should be no councillors sitting on the Shetland Charitable Trust.

• Wednesday’s full council meeting discussed trust reform after being the SIC was asked for its views on proposed changes.

• The vote comes after Allan Wishart queried whether there would be some benefit of retaining councillors on the trust.

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Lerwick Town Hall Front
Lerwick Town Hall Front

‘Dismayed’ Scott earns seat on Holyrood’s Brexit committee

• Tavish Scott has been appointed to a Holyrood committee charged with scrutinising talks over a UK exit from the EU.

• Shetland MSP given a seat on the committee which has taken evidence from EU secretary, Fiona Hyslop.

• Scott says he is “dismayed” by last week’s UK-wide vote to leave the EU, which saw all of Scotland vote in favour of remain.

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Revellers set sail for Danish festival

• Rip-roaring folk rockers The Revellers swapped the tour bus for a fishing boat when they set sail for a festival in Denmark.

• Band members piled onto the Adenia on Tuesday morning ahead of two dates at the Skagen music festival.

• It is the first gig the band has played outside of the UK and will include material from the soon to be released album Skeletons.

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The Revellers prepare to set sail for Denmark on the Adenia. Photo: Dale Smith
The Revellers prepare to set sail for Denmark on the Adenia. Photo: Dale Smith

Don’t stop asking for EU money, urges SIC chief

• Senior councillors have been told not to “rule out” the possibility of obtaining European funding.

• Vaila Wishart asked whether the possibility of receiving EU cash was “dead in the water”.

• But chief executive Mark Boden says the council should not stop asking until it has to.

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Scalloway Harbour View
Scalloway Harbour View

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