26th April 2017

Sumburgh air traffic control could be replaced with ‘centralised surveillance’

• A review has been announced which could see Sumburgh air traffic control operations replaced by a centrally-controlled system.

• Highland and Islands Airports Limited (Hial) is launching a “scoping study” to examine “all options”.

• It wants “remote tower technologies” and “centralised surveillance” to be examined as possible replacements for island air traffic control.

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Tories choose their candidate to fight North Isles seat

• Candidate last stood for election to the UK Parliament in 2005 when he contested the Moray constituency

• He works as a freelance consultant and has previously served as an advisor to various Conservative MSPs

• Candidate insists election is not a two-horse race

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Patient travel row leads to improved funding call

• Call made for Scottish government ministers to reconsider funding to NHS Shetland

• It follows meeting with health secretary Shona Robison

• Scott: ‘There is simply not enough cash in the pot’

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WATCH: Budding entrepreneurs wow isles business leaders

• Fancie Tins and Inside Connections battle it out in the final.

• WATCH: Shetland pupils speak about getting their businesses up and running.

• Cake tins are a sweet success.

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