Ferry fares frozen and the helicopter whips up a storm

• An incoming emergency helicopter caused a car window to be smashed and is believed to have hurled a parasol through the air.

• Ferry fares have been frozen by the Scottish government, with the Transport Minister heralding the move during a visit.

• Three lasses from Quarff have spoken of their delight after starring in a fashion shoot for a luxury British fashion house.

• A turf-cutting ceremony has been held for the long-awaited new Eric Gray Centre.

• Walls Bakery has moved into new ownership with an American businessman taking over.

• Over £6,000 has been raised by a cancer charity swim from Nesting to Whalsay.

• Read Helen Robertson’s feature on a Whalsay display which shows how Fair Isle patterns have stood the test of time.

• See words and pictures on the Sandwick fun day.

• And catch our seven-page Landwise feature, highlighting all the latest in farming and crofting.


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  • gordon downing

    • August 6th, 2016 12:12

    As long as Shetland votes lib dem the the SNP will not reduce ferry fares. Why should they when the don’t hold this seat. They don’t care about non SNP voters


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