19th November 2017

WATCH: Heroic sacrifice remembered 20 years after Green Lily rescue

• 20 years after the Green Lily the loss of helicopter winchman Bill deacon is remembered.

• Simultaneously services see wreaths laid at sea and in Bressay.

• Attendees include Deacon’s son Alan, former coxswain Hewitt Clark and former Coastguard pilot Norman Leask.

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Managers take holidays as first three jobs go at amenity trust

• First three redundancies at Shetland Amenity Trust have been confirmed.

• The job losses come as the trust looks to cut deficit by £200,000.

• Tow head figures take lengthy holidays lasting into the new year as challenging period continues.

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Hall committee uses ‘Shetland Times Day’ to bring folk together

• The Staney Hill Hall is taking a new approach to getting folk through its doors.

• And The Shetland Times is playing a key part in helping it along.

• Copies of the newspaper are there to give people something to talk about.

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Living Lerwick boss speaks out amid criticism of organisation

• Living Lerwick is “on course” to deliver its flagship Winter Festival event, chairman says.

• Mathieson speaks out to counter fears the organisation has become a rudderless ship.

• His reassurances come after a troubled start to the new four-year term.

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