19th December 2018

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College merger is approved

• The merger between Shetland College, the NAFC Marine Centre and Train Shetland can formally go ahead

• The new independent organisation will be part of the University of the Highlands and Islands network

• Plans will see the development of a single ‘financially sustainable’ college for Shetland

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South Commercial Street closed after sea causes hole in wall

• Police close road in front of Leog after damage is discovered.

• They say it could remain inaccessible “for some time”.

• Drivers can only get as far as Old Manse while closure is in force.

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Bumper year for NAFC reported

• The NAFC Marine Centre says 2018 has been its ‘busiest ever year’

• It said over 1,700 students enrolled on 150 courses during 2018

• Majority of the students were Shetland residents undertaking training for professional development

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The NAFC Marine Centre at Scalloway. Photo: Kenneth Shearer
The NAFC Marine Centre at Scalloway. Photo: Kenneth Shearer

SIC to receive share of £10.5 million for inter-island ferries

• Shetland Islands Council to share £10.5 million with Orkney

• NHS Shetland to receive increase in core budget but warns savings need to be made

• SIC leader Steven Coutts says there are “very interesting commitments”


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