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Shetland beaches recommended

Five beaches in Shetland have been recommended in a marine charity's top water quality award scheme. The Good Beach Guide is re-launched online today by the Marine Conservation Society – with more than 50 beaches across Scotland making it onto the recommended list. Among them are beaches at th... Read more...

Helicopter turns back
0 comments, 11/04/2014, by in News

A Sikorsky helicopter which was bound for Scatsta Airport was forced to turn back to a North Sea platform after its crew reported vibration in the airframe.The Bristow-operated S-92 had been heading from the Brent Delta platform to the isles at 12.15pm on Thursday when the incident happened.... Read more...

Primary closure talks to begin
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Consultation over the threatened closure of North Roe and Urafirth primary schools will begin next week. Under the proposals pre-school education at Urafirth would also be brought to a halt. The consultation process will start on Wednesday and run on until Friday 30th May. Affected pupils would m... Read more...

Digital forum to be held
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Ways in which the isles could benefit from the roll out of super-fast broadband will be discussed at the latest in a line of digital forums to be held next week. Director of BT Scotland Brendan Dick and Highlands and Islands Enterprise's head of digital policy, Stuart Robertson, will be guest speak... Read more...

Headteacher’s Beijing mission
4 comments, 08/04/2014, by in News

Could school pupils forge links with their Chinese counterparts and learn more about language and culture in the Far East? That is what Mid Yell Junior High School's head teacher Mark Lawson is attempting to find out in a week-long visit to Beijing. (more…) Read more...