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Fantastic news! No deportation for Minns!

Hazel MinnGreat news that finally, after a 5 year battle, Hillswick residents Hazel Minn and her adopted sons Simon and Vincent have been informed by the Home Office that they will not be deported and will be allowed to stay here in their home in Northmavine.

Hazel and the boys left Burma to flee the military junta and moved into the boys' grandparents' house in Stucca, Hillswick, where they have become very much part of the community, with the boys attending first Urafirth Primary and now Brae High School. Congratulations and best wishes to Hazel, Simon, Vincent, Bert & Lillian!

Read the story in Shetland News and MP Alastair Carmichael's comments in the Shetland Times.


First Guests at the St Magnus Bay Hotel

First visitors to the St Magnus Bay Hotel with owners Paul & AndreaRecently my family and I visited Shetland. Our reason for the trip was to visit our friends in Brae, Cath, Ian and Kyle Handy, and to be there for Kyle’s surprise 16th birthday party.

My husband Bob and myself left Prestwick, Ayrshire with our two daughters, Stacey and Heather, to drive up to Aberdeen to get the ferry.
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