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  • NHS Shetland has acknowledged that positive Covid results continue to be recorded for Shetland, with a further three recorded in the latest Scottish government figures. NHS Shetland said that the cases are linked to the virus being spread within families, to off-Shetland travel and to the original North Mainland outbreak.

  • The Save Shetland campaign, which is holding the Viking Energy windfarm to account, has submitted a petition, containing 1221 signatures, to the Shetland Islands Council. The petition reflects concern that the Viking Energy development is not being independently monitored and scrutinised.

  • Steven Coutts, the leader of the Shetland Islands Council, has backed calls from the local authority body COSLA on the need for local government to receive a “fair funding settlement” in this year’s Scottish budget.

  • This week the Shetland Islands Council will directly approach local taxi drivers and private hire drivers, affected by the coronavirus pandemic, inviting them to claim £1500 in funding to help with their fixed costs.

  • Around ten lorries used to transport British shellfish to the European Union parked on roads near to Downing Street to protest against Brexit rules which are resulting in severe delays in transporting produce to the European Union.

  • Beatrice Wishart has sought an update on the Scottish government’s consideration of new bomb disposal technology which would help reduce the impact on marine life compared to traditional disposal methods.

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