18th January 2020

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Hial officially announces it will chop Sumburgh air traffic control as it centralises services to new centre

• Air traffic control services for Sumburgh Airport is to be taken south as part of a major centralisation drive by Highlands and Islands Airport (Hial)

• The airport authority has confirmed it will bring the provision of radar “in-house” from 2023

• Hial will transition Sumburgh radar position into a ‘new contingency facility’ ahead of relocation it to new Combined Surveillance Centre (CSC) in Inverness

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Woman imprisoned for her part in drug supply

• A woman is beginning a 15 month prison sentence after she admitted supplying heroin

• Yvonne Caroline Duncan accepted packages by post at her address in Lerwick’s South road on 8th January last year

• But police were acting on intelligence and carried out a search warrant at her house

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Drink driver fined and banned after driving through garden fence

• A drink driver who admitted wrecking a garden fence while more than five times the drink driving limit has had his car forfeited and been banned for 16 months

• Carl Leask of Muckle Roe was also fined a total of £800 when he appeared at Lerwick Sheriff Court

• He admitted being at the wheel with 114 microgrammes of alcohol in his breath – the legal limit is 22 microgrammes

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MSPs to debate centralisation of air traffic control services

• A debate is being brought to the Scottish parliament following concerns over plans to centralise air traffic control services across the Highlands and Islands

• Isle’s MSP will lead debate amid strong opposition to proposals which would see air traffic controllers removed replaced by ‘remote’ tower in Inverness

• Beatrice Wishart is being supported by Highlands and Islands Tory member, Jamie Halcro Johnston

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