A fairer deal for students, a war ship visit and music galore in this week’s Shetland Times.
• College tuition should be prioritised over head office spending to spare local colleges from a 30 per cent cut to course budgets, isles MSP Tavish Scott has said.
• We take a tour around Royal Navy vessel HMS Somerset.
• The Maritime and Coastguard Agency is looking to recruit more rescue officers.
• A group of volunteers is back in Shetland after a taking a detour through Belgium to ensure their efforts to deliver aid to refugees in Calais camps were not thwarted.
• An unusual wedding is recalled at this year’s bikers’ rally.
• Top shopping tips are shared in our Shopping Week feature.
• And in this month’s Music Matters Nashville songstress Gretchen Peters gets an isles recommendation