16th August 2018

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MSPs demand answers over ferry fares ‘shambles’

• The “shambles” surrounding reduced fares on lifeline ferries must be sorted out quickly, according to MSP Tavish Scott.

• He has called for the new transport secretary to update residents and explain why a promised cut  has not been introduced.•

• In July 20 per cent reduction on the Aberdeen-Lerwick and Kirkwall-Lerwick route brought in “as a first step”.

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Wait is over as texts arrive with exam results

• It is results day for the 560 secondary pupils in Shetland who have been patiently awaiting their exam results.

• Shetland pupils have performed strongly, though in some areas the number of passes were down on last year.

• The number of pupils receiving their results in Shetland was at the lowest for several years.

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Maunsie da Market Cross introduces shopping week

• Local artist Stephen Gordon wins competition to design new town centre mascot.

• Living Lerwick project manager Emma Miller says the entry was just perfect

• Week culminates in the Lerwick Lanes Fun Run on Sunday 12th August.

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Weather a huge bonus as show season opens at Voe

• Huge number of entries attract visitors from all parts of isles.

• Many of the indoor categories opened up to all Shetland for first time.

• Bobby Polson’s Cheviot is overall winner in sheep section.

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