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Cautious welcome on Northern Isles' ferry fares reduction

Responding to today's announcement on ferry fares to the Northern Isles, Highlands and Islands Conservative MSP Jamie Halcro Johnston, who lives in Orkney, said:

“Whilst I broadly welcome this news, the response of many folk in the Northern Isles will be “it’s about time”.

Aircraft carriers 100 years on

Nearly 100 years ago, the first landing of an aircraft on a moving ship took place in Scapa Flow. 

The pilot, Squadron Commander Edwin Dunning, landed his Sopworth Pup on HMS Furious, achieving a major milestone in the development of the aircraft carrier.