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Reverberations continue to Alistair Carmichael memo leak admission

The reverberations to the admission by Alistair Carmichael, that he was behind the leak to the media of the memo during the general election campaign, are likely to continue for some time. The admission has inevitably led to heavy criticism, demands that he should resign his recently re-elected seat of Orkney and Shetland, and on-line polls. Mr Carmichael said he accepted full responsibility for the publication. His apology to Nicola Sturgeon was accepted but she suggested he should consider his position as member of parliament. Other news Gerald and Lynda Freshwater have decided to retire after more than 20 years of delivering first aid training at what is now the NAFC Marine Centre UHI. Work is underway in Yell Sound inspecting the gas pipeline from the west of Shetland. There was a fire and rescue callout to domestic property in Bigton yesterday evening, involving the fire and rescue unit from Sandwick and an appliance from Lerwick. Today is the last day of the Shetland Trout Festival with an all-day competition underway and the prize-giving this evening. Latest result from under 18s football league: Whitedale 7 – Delting 2, with the scorers for Whitedale Bobby Scott, Gregor Sinclair, Ewan Inkster 2 goals and Stewart Walterson 3 goals and the scorer’s for Delting Curtis Carter and Dylan McKay. The other matches were postponed due to the weather. SIBC news on radio, on SIBC app, on Radioplayer, on mobile and on live streams