25th April 2018

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Deal to buy vessels as Northern Isles contract is extended

• Deal has been agreed for the three passenger ferries serving the Northern Isles to be bought outright

• Hamnavoe, Hrossey and Hjaltland – previously leased from Royal Bank of Scotland – will be taken into CMAL ownership

• An 18-month extension to the current Northern Isles ferry contract has also been agreed

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Hial hosts exhibition of air traffic management technology

• Event underway to highlight new air traffic control technology proposed by Highlands and Islands Airports

• Centralised system has sparked controversy among local airport representatives

• Hial’s managing director has defended the move

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Probe highlights police failures in Arnold Mouat search

• Police who searched for a missing Shetland man failed to carry out a “full and systematic” search of his home.

• Arnold Mouat’s body was discovered in his garage – a month after he was reported missing.

• Inadequate search by the Police Search Advisor (PolSA)-led team ‘added to the distress and uncertainty’ of family.

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Hial in talks with council over car parking charges

• Hial stand by decision to introduce car parking charges at Sumburgh

• Lorna Jack has insisted the charges must be rolled out to help the airport authority balance the books

• Scott: ‘Alternative measures need to be looked at’

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