25th May 2017

WATCH: Trust warns Swan’s future could be as a museum exhibit if funding can’t be found

• Swan Trust has gained a £3,000 windfall thanks to the efforts of West Side school pupils

• Trust suffered significant funding gaps following moves by Shetland Charitable Trust to tighten its belt

• It leads to warnings vessel may be sold off

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Isles teenager relives horror of Manchester attack

• An isles teenager who fled from Manchester Arena has spoken of her horror of the attack at a pop concert.

• She says, ‘it was one of the best nights of my life and then it turned into the worst’.

• Amid the chaos apprentice Sarah Gardiner helped reunite a young girl with her mother.

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Cope preserves its future with takeover of chutney company

• Lerwick-based social enterprise Cope Ltd is taking over award-winning local food and drink company Shetlandeli.

• Cope has received a grant of more than £122,000 from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) that helped fund the takeover.

• It will also allow the not-for-profit organisation to create a marketing manager’s post and develop a website.

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NHS Shetland drops plans for majority of patients to travel on ferry

• NHS Shetland agrees to accept new deal from Loganair.

• Offer will save about £300,000 a year from NHS Shetland’s £2.8 million patient travel budget.

• Health chiefs are also hoping to save a further £250,000 by cutting the number of patients needing to travel to the mainland for treatment.

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