• It looks as if the land-fill fire has finally calmed down. The last fire and rescue call out to the scene was in the early hours of this morning, when there was a one hour visit by one appliance of the Lerwick fire and rescue service and one jet was used.

  • The on-going development of the Curriculum for Excellence, explained earlier this week by the Shetland Learning Partnership, has produced comments from Tavish Scott on what he regards as plans to reduce the number of subjects available to senior pupils in secondary education.

  • The US gospel quartet Ernie Haase and Signature Sound is making a third visit to Shetland after incorporating, for the first time, European dates into the annual Christmas tour.

  • The makers of Shetland Reel Gin are looking at bringing in a skilled graduate to help develop new products for the team in Unst, which is headed by spirits industry specialist Stuart Nickerson.

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