Air strikes, ballroom battles and a war of words over ferries

Front Page (7)• Alistair Carmichael sets out his reasons for backing air strikes in Syria.

• A report has found NHS spending on agency nurses rocketed.

• Strictly dancers have done ballroom to help raise thousands for charity.

• Fears are growing of a potentially serious accident unless an inadequate pavement is quickly improved.

• A retired helicopter winch operator has recalled a major offshore incident.

• Loganair’s new operations director has pledged to come to the next meeting of the external transport forum.

• Holyrood candidates have continued in a verbal sparring over ferries.

• Pelagic fishermen are united in demanding a rethink of a deal which allows Faroe to catch a third of its mackerel quota in EU waters.

• There is a host of agricultural news in our Landwise feature.

• Don’t miss our arts and entertainment pages, including a feature on Hirda, the new Shetland opera.

• And in sport, Swimmer Erraid Davies breaks British para record as ge groups get together in GTS meet.


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