19th September 2018

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Aith Junior High to remain closed tomorrow after oil leak

• Aith Junior High School will be closed to pupils and staff throughout tomorrow

• It follows an incident where heating oil leaked into the ground

• Estate operations and roads staff are currently on site to identify and contain the source of the leak

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GALLERY: The BIG Takeover – Year of Young People 2018

• Young people took over last weekend as the Year of Young People 2018 was celebrated in style.

• The BIG Takeover saw over 70 events taking place at eight venues around Lerwick.

• Fun included music, drama, dance, sports, films, an inflatable assault course and foam parties.

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More than 600 visitors expected for ninth Shetland Wool Week

• Ninth Shetland Wool Week will kick off this weekend for a nine-day celebration of the isles’ textile heritage.

• More than 600 are expected to descend on Shetland from around the world.

• Fourth edition of wool week annual includes 13 knitting patterns that use Shetland wool.

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Tsunamis more common than thought, scientists say

• Shetland has been hit by at least two more tsunamis in the past 10,000 years than previously thought

• Scientists are working to identify where the giant waves originated

• Experts have identified sands in Shetland that they say prove additional tsunamis hit the isles 5,000 and 1,500 years ago

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