• The islands minister Mairi Gougeon has decided that the proposed Islands Bond will not go ahead following negative responses from islands areas in the consultation.

  • The Scottish government is investing a further 20 million pounds in a further expansion of the Northern contract, which includes Shetland, for Reaching 100 per cent, or R100.

  • The North Mainland Leisure Centre in Brae is celebrating the twentieth anniversary of its upgrade from a swimming pool only to a full leisure centre.

  • SSE Renewables, the developer of the Viking Wind Farm, has launched a new science, technology, engineering and mathematics interactive educational online resource for children aged 3 to 8 years at nursery and primary schools in Shetland.

  • Deepwater coral has been found on the legs of the jacket of Ninian Northern platform, with the 42-year-old jacket currently being broken up and decommissioned at the Dales Voe Base.

  • The ferry Daggri has been operating a single vessel service on Yell Sound, for the fourth day in a row, while Dagalien is still undergoing repairs to its control system.

  • Skyrora, the Edinburgh-based rocket development company, which last October agreed a ten-year contract with the SaxaVord Spaceport for up to 16 launches a year by 2030, has carried out a successful static 70kN liquid engine test, stating that it was UK’s first ground rocket test in 50 years and another step towards its first orbital launch.

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