6th October 2015
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Air Discount Scheme to rise to 50 per cent in January
0 comments, 06/10/2015, by in Headlines, News

The Air Discount Scheme (ADS) run by the Scottish government is to increase to 50 per cent from 40 per cent on bookings made after 1st January next year.The decision, revealed during today's islands debate at Holyrood by Scottish transport minister Derek Mackay, was welcomed by both local an... Read more...

Man sentenced after giving false name to police
02/10/2015, by in News

A repeat offender who twice gave false details to police after coming off the NorthLink ferry is beginning a six month prison sentence.Paul Shields, 29, of Ailsa Road, Coatbridge, admitted providing the wrong name and date of birth when questioned by police on 2nd June.He lied again during a... Read more...

Couper told to behave
01/10/2015, by in Headlines, News

An offender who has been "a pain in the side" of the court has been allowed his liberty after a sheriff ruled he should be trusted to keep his nose clean.Twenty-two year-old Trevor Couper was ordered to stay out of Lerwick when he was released on bail yesterday to an address in Voe. He admitted ... Read more...

Convener calls time on nuclear weapons
48 comments, 29/09/2015, by in News

The council's convener has backed international calls for a world free of nuclear weapons.A joint statement from mayors, religious leaders and parliamentarians from across the world was adopted in Hiroshima in August and presented to the United Nations on Saturday, the international day for the ... Read more...