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Wheeler heading to South Georgia

Wheeler heading to South Georgia

0 comments, 21/02/2014, by in News

Fair Isle weatherman Dave Wheeler sets off on a journey to South Georgia today – a trip which will see him retrace steps he took when he first visited the South Atlantic outpost 50 years ago.He is joining a group of scientists studying the wandering albatross as part of a 19-day expedition run... Read more...

‘Green heroes’

‘Green heroes’

24/04/2009, by in

Two resourceful Shetlanders were this week named as “Green Heroes” in the Scottish Green List of 50 people who have made a difference to the environment.Fair Isle man Barry Sinclair, an engineer, came in at number 29 for his work setting up the world’s first community-run, standalone, win... Read more...

Bird observatory wins crucial funding

Bird observatory wins crucial funding

03/04/2009, by in News

By ROSALIND GRIFFITHSWork on a new £4 million bird observatory in Fair Isle is set to start in the next few weeks after the trust which operates it received nearly £2.5 million in funding towards the project.Earlier this week Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) pledged £400,000 toward... Read more...

Communities get green cash

Communities get green cash

23/01/2009, by in

Three Shetland communities are to get a share of £1,494,000 in funding from the Scottish government’s Climate Challenge Fund.Fair Isle Electricity Group, North­mavine Community Develop­ment Company and the Unst Partner­ship are part of the consortium Com­munity Powerdown, made up of 27 gro... Read more...