• Parkinson’s UK is holding meetings next week to sound out interest in relaunching the Parkinson’s support group in Shetland. Parkinson’s UK explained that the Shetland support group for Parkinson’s had not met regularly for several years.

  • One of the coastguard helicopters based at Sumburgh, and a coastguard rescue team, were deployed to near Strom to assist the police and the ambulance service.

  • The Shetland independent youth charity OPEN was named team of the year at the National Youth Work Awards.

  • Pupils at the Anderson High School are currently hosting visitors from partner schools which participate in the Global Classroom.

  • Ocean Kinetics and its partner Green Marine (UK) have completed the first phase of the decommissioning of the tidal energy platform at the Falls of Warness test site off Eday in Orkney.

  • Fifty-eight pupils and eight teachers from the Aith, Skeld, Happyhansel and Sandness schools recently joined the crew of the Swan for a day’s sail or time alongside in the harbour.

  • Former Scotland international footballer Gordon Strachan has said, during an interview with the Fastest Payout Online Casino, that he will be “moving to Shetland” if England wins the Euros.

  • The Ministry of Defence has confirmed that the Russian submarine that is currently in Cuba was spotted off Scotland's west coast before it arrived in Havana last week. It had been assumed previously that the Kazan had passed west of Shetland while on the way from Murmansk to Havana in the company of the frigate Admiral Gorshkov, the fleet oil tanker Pashin and the salvage tug Nikolai Chiker, which is often in waters near Shetland.

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