20th March 2019

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Crofters’ Brexit concerns must be heard, warns Carmichael

• Government must listen to concerns of farmers and crofters ahead of the UK withdrawal from the EU.

• Carmichael’s warning comes after renewed warnings of “catastrophic” impact a no deal Brexit could have.

• “Unworkable” tariffs facing produce earmarked for export to EU countries if no trade agreement can be reached.

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Community justice winning projects announced

• Five organisations working in community justice will benefit from a total of almost £25,000 following a public vote

• The Shetland Community Justice Partnership invited the public to vote for five out of ten local organisations to receive each share of funding of up to £5,000

• The funding will be used to help prevent offending behaviour or improve outcomes for those affected by crime

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Ofgem provisionally approves 600MW cable

• The long-awaited 600MW transmission link from Shetland to the mainland has been provisionally approved by Ofgem

• The project will link the isles to the mainland electricity network for the first time

• Shetland’s current electricity needs are met from on-island sources, predominately Lerwick Power Station

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NorthLink warns of weather disruption

• NorthLink is warning of a six-hour delay in the departure of Sunday’s northbound sailing

• Ferry operator says forecasted conditions mean the ship’s departure is delayed until 11pm.

• It is expected to arrive in Lerwick at 2pm on Monday

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