6th December 2016

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Challenges ahead but Staney Hill project progresses

• The steep, boggy landscape at Staney Hill has made life difficult for developers seeking to build there.

• Designers Redman Sutherland Architects are to launch another consultation phase next week.

• Architect says, local residents’ views have been taken into account ahead of the 300-home scheme.

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The area of land at the Staney Hill which is under consideration for 500 new Lerwick houses.
The area of land at the Staney Hill which is under consideration for 500 new Lerwick houses.

Whales spotted off east Yell

• Four humpback whales seen off Yell

• Whales come within a few metres of boats

• Animals were seen playing and feeding

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The humpback whales on the east side of Yell. Photo: Charlie Umphray
The humpback whales on the east side of Yell. Photo: Charlie Umphray

Holyrood’s ‘top-down, centralising approach’ to education comes under fire

• A planned review of governance in education has come under heavy fire today.

• Members of the SIC’s education and families committee argue for a more political response.

• The Scottish government in Holyrood is compared with a right-wing Westminster Tory government

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SIC Hayfield House
SIC Hayfield House

MP calls for rethink on Faroese fishing deal after ‘enormous scepticism’

• Carmichael wants fresh intervention over controversial deal

• Faroese boats caught almost 33,000 tonnes in EU waters last year

• Crews would be penalised for landing fish in Scotland

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The Whalsay pelagic trawler Serene. Photo: Charlie Umphray
The Whalsay pelagic trawler Serene. Photo: Charlie Umphray

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