Coastguard campaign nominated for award

The campaign which helped save Lerwick’s coastguard station from closure earlier this year has been nominated for a top award.

The successful effort which attracted thousands of supporters is one of three candidates in the running for The Herald‘s public campaign of 2011 – one of the eight categories in the newspaper’s Scottish Politician of the Year awards.

The strength of feeling forced the UK government to perform a U-turn on its decision to close Lerwick or Stornoway and leave the surviving station to operate only in daylight hours.

The winner will be announced at a ceremony in Edinburgh on 10th November.


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