Whalsay tunnel, Brexit opportunities and the isles’ accent in this week’ Shetland Times

• The council’s apparent refusal to accept Norwegian funding for a tunnel from the Mainland to Whalsay has been aired a community councils meeting.

• A fisherman whose boat ran aground at West Burrafirth, resulting in the death of his only crewman is beginning a six-month prison sentence.

• The Shetland accent is in danger of dying out within 30 years, according to a study.

• Pilot Pushp Vaid looks back at the Chinook disaster, 30 years ago.

• Reporter Peter Johnson visits Brussels along with SIC political leader Gary Robinson.

• Leaving the EU will provide “a sea of opportunity” for coastal communities, according the the chief executive of the Scottish Fisherman’s Association.

• There’s fine tunes aplenty at the 29th Shetland Accordion and Fiddle Festival

• In sport, isles’ athletes Lynsey Henderson and Davie Williamson battle scorching temperatures in the Ironman World Championship.


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