Whalsay tunnel, Brexit opportunities and the isles’ accent in this week’ Shetland Times
• The council’s apparent refusal to accept Norwegian funding for a tunnel from the Mainland to Whalsay has been aired a community councils meeting.
• A fisherman whose boat ran aground at West Burrafirth, resulting in the death of his only crewman is beginning a six-month prison sentence.
• The Shetland accent is in danger of dying out within 30 years, according to a study.
• Pilot Pushp Vaid looks back at the Chinook disaster, 30 years ago.
• Reporter Peter Johnson visits Brussels along with SIC political leader Gary Robinson.
• Leaving the EU will provide “a sea of opportunity” for coastal communities, according the the chief executive of the Scottish Fisherman’s Association.
• There’s fine tunes aplenty at the 29th Shetland Accordion and Fiddle Festival
• In sport, isles’ athletes Lynsey Henderson and Davie Williamson battle scorching temperatures in the Ironman World Championship.