28th August 2015
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Foundation stone for new Anderson High unveiled

• Education secretary Angela Constance attends isles for special event.

• Pupils from the current school are also there to see the stone being revealed.

• Foundation stone will form part of memory cairn which will gradually take shape.

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Angela Constance and Gary Robinson speak to some of the youngsters who will be pupils and the new Anderson High School. Photo: Ben Mullay
Angela Constance and Gary Robinson speak to some of the youngsters who will be pupils and the new Anderson High School. Photo: Ben Mullay

Sporting success celebrated at the town hall

• Civic reception for Island Games athletes and isles gymnasts.

• SIGA chairman to step down.

• Athletes represent Shetland with great deal of pride.

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SIC convener Malcolm Bell praises Team Shetland's tremendous medal success and reflects upon the achievements and his experiences at the NatWest Island Games in Jersey during Wednesday night's civic reception in Lerwick Town Hall. Photo: Kevin Jones.
SIC convener Malcolm Bell praises Team Shetland's tremendous medal success and reflects upon the achievements and his experiences at the NatWest Island Games in Jersey during Wednesday night's civic reception in Lerwick Town Hall. Photo: Kevin Jones.

Calls made for better education deal

• Political leader says isles get a poor deal out of £100 million Scottish government attainment fund.

• He points to £10 million education funding gap in the isles.

• Isles MSP says SNP authority’s policy is being badly run.

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Aith Junior High School.
Aith Junior High School.

National careers scheme launched in Brae

• Careers advice for pupils should start much earlier so that they become aware of the opportunities in the workplace.

• That is the view of Scottish minister for Fair Work, Skills and Training Roseanna Cunningham.

• She is in Shetland to launch a new service to bring careers information and advice to S1.

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Roseanna Cunningham
Roseanna Cunningham

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