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Monthly Archives: July 2018

Bressay ferry service suspended

Bressay ferry service suspended

UPDATE: The Bressay ferry, MV Leirna is now back in service after council engineers repaired a defective engine component which had taken the vessel out of service earlier in the day (Tuesday). A dive survey of the hull found no damage had been caused when the ferry ran aground in Bressay this morni... Read more...

Warning over tax scam

Warning over tax scam

A warning has been made for people in the isles to be wary of a new tax scam.Audit, tax and consulting firm RSM say fraudsters are calling taxpayers stating they are from HMRC and that the individual is at risk of being sued as they have overdue tax.RSM says the tactic is used as a trigger ... Read more...

Blue green algae found in Tingwall

Blue green algae found in Tingwall

0 comments, 21/07/2018, by in News

Another loch has been found to contain blue green algae, this time the Loch of Griesta in Tingwall.Notices will be posted next to the loch warning against contact with the algal scum.The SIC's environmental health department received notification of the discovery from the Scottish Environme... Read more...

Talking Sport … with Jim Tait

Talking Sport … with Jim Tait

0 comments, 20/07/2018, by in Features, Sport

After being tasked with compiling a feature to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the senior football inter-county, it was a pleasure to speak to several of those with first-hand knowledge of the history of the Milne Cup competition.Geordie Hunter goes the furthest back, having made his debu... Read more...

Jam-packed UnstFest begins

Jam-packed UnstFest begins

UnstFest 2018 is well under way with a jam-packed calendar of events for this, the festival's tenth year.Plenty of youngsters headed out onto the water on Saturday for the yoal regatta with many taking up the chance to sail like a Viking aboard the Dim Riv.Hungry visitors and rowers enjoyed... Read more...