3rd December 2016

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Norwegian sea cadets visit isles on sail training venture

• Sea cadets visit isles onboard sail training vessel

• They pay tribute at town’s war memorial

• Group have sailed across the Atlantic in epic trip

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Children given prizes after names chosen for new SIC gritters

• Council announces winners of primary school competition to name six gritters

• Winter Warrior, Snow Angel and Sir Saats-a-lot among the winning names

• Six machines will replace older vehicles in the 18-strong fleet

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‘Unsafe’ pier closed prompting fury from isles shell fishermen

• One skipper says situation could have been avoided

• SIC email promises to explore all options

• Harbour board member says there is opportunity for council to work with fishermen

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Disgruntled fisherman at Toft Pier. From left: Peter Reid, Sidney Johnson and Billy Reid. Photo: Dave Donaldson
Disgruntled fisherman at Toft Pier. From left: Peter Reid, Sidney Johnson and Billy Reid. Photo: Dave Donaldson

School chiefs fear regional boards will heap on the pressure

• SNP administration says more decisions should be taken within schools

• It wants to establish regional boards

• Wishart calls for ‘island-proofing’ measures to be adopted

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SIC Hayfield House

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