20th November 2018
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Coastguard campaign nominated for award

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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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Ryan Taylor has worked as a reporter since 1995, and has been at The Shetland Times since 2007, covering a wide variety of news topics. Before then he reported for other newspapers in the Highlands, where he was raised, and in Fife, where he began his career with DC Thomson. He also has experience in broadcast journalism with Grampian Television. He has lived in Shetland since 2002, where he harbours an unhealthy interest in old cars and motorbikes.

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