17th December 2017

Media training costs Shetland Islands Council £600 an hour

• The SIC spent £9,914.04 for 14 hours training with PR firm Morrison Media.

• Communications officer Carol Anderson said there was “extremely positive feedback”.

• But former councillor Jonathan Wills said they could have approached local journalists for help.

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Isles wind power schemes can apply in next competitive auction

• Contracts for Difference scheme will help less established renewable technologies.

• Viking Energy along with various other Shetland schemes could take advantage.

• Viking head of development Aaron Priest welcomes statement from ministers.

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No deal from goverment over inter island ferries

• Scottish government criticised for failing to deliver deal on ferry links

• It follows defeat suffered by the SNP last week

• First Minister was urged to step in and ensure the Scottish government delivered

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Local backing for campaign to save EU-funded Erasmus+ youth training scheme

• National campaign to save a European funded exchange programme has received local backing.

• Education committee chairman says he would like to see scheme retained.

• UK government and the EU have failed to guarantee continued benefits of Erasmus+ after Brexit.

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