8th December 2019

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Drive on to encourage shoppers to buy local

• Drive underway in Christmas countdown to encourage shoppers to buy local

• Small Business Saturday is campaign highlighting success of small businesses

• It encourages consumers to support their own communities

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Offshore worker airlifted

• A man is being airlifted after suffering an injury onboard an offshore platform

• The Sumburgh-based rescue helicopter was called at around half past ten this morning to airlift the casualty

• The incident happened on a platform 95 miles south east of Sumburgh

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Date set for helicopter crash hearing

• Inquiry into circumstances surrounding fatal helicopter crash which killed four people off Sumburgh in 2013 moves closer

• The Crown Office says procedural hearings are due to take place next month

• Duncan Munro, Gary McCrossan, Sarah Darnley and George Allison all died when the Super Puma aircraft crashed at Garths Ness

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Baltasound school first in isles to be given gold sport award

• Baltasound Junior High School has become the first secondary in Shetland to receive a gold School Sport Award.

• The award recognises the way the school delivers physical education and extra-curricular sport.

• Head teacher says it is a “fantastic achievement” that all the pupils should be proud of.

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