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  • With the final tally counted, the white fish markets at Lerwick and Scalloway have seen the biggest week’s box landings since August 2019, over 18 months ago, despite the export problems arising from Brexit.

  • Highlands and Islands Airports Limited has accepted the potential impact on local employment from the plan for remote integrated air traffic control services at Sumburgh, Kirkwall Stornoway and Dundee linked to Inverness.

  • Two students from the NAFC Marine Centre UHI have been named as winner and runner-up in the 19th Lantra Scotland awards for land-based and aquaculture skills.

  • The Voluntary Action Shetland carers support service, called Shetland Carers, has drawn attention to Young Carers Action Day in the middle of the month with the theme this year being protecting the futures of young carers.

  • One of the normally two coastguard helicopters based at Sumburgh was tasked by the NHS and the ambulance service today.

  • NHS Shetland has said that the Covid-19 vaccination rollout continues in Shetland, with those 55 to 59 now being contacted, while continuing over the next few days with the clinically at-risk, unpaid carers and those over 60 who are able and willing to have their vaccine appointments at a clinic.

  • Another way of providing renewable energy to offshore installations, other than through onshore wind power and the proposed Orion Shetland Energy Hub, is being examined.

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