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- Northern Isles MP Alistair Carmichael has backed organizations which are anxious about the “confusing” plans to improve Covid restrictions in the Scottish islands. Organization groups such as the Scottish Tourism Alliance have voiced frustrations that there is no crystal clear route for the isles in coming out of lockdown.
- Carmichael also joined a team of 70 MPs, organised by Major Brother Check out and Liberty, in pushing back again towards the thought of a “Covid pass” or vaccine passport – a certification scheme to drive folks to verify vaccination position in get to access providers. He reported it would be “inherently divisive”.
- Perform to set up a newly-refurbished ferry linkspan in Skerries is thanks to get put amongst 3pm on 17 May possibly and 9am on 21 Could. The roro vehicle solutions at 2.30pm on 17 Could and 9.30am on 21 May perhaps will be unaffected and will run as normal. The Skerries-Lerwick support on 19 May well will operate as a foot passenger assistance only.
- A petition calling on Westminster to allow for Shetland a referendum on becoming a crown dependency of the Uk has captivated 185 signatures from folks across the nation. The petition, made by Mike Smith, wants to safe 10,000 right before the govt will respond.
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