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  • Alistair Carmichael has called on European Union citizens in Shetland and Orkney who have not yet applied to the European Union settlement scheme to do so urgently ahead of the deadline at the end of the month.

  • The Shetland Islands Council has confirmed that a limited number of passengers can again travel on the Fair Isle ferry, but they must adhere strictly to the current Scottish covid-safe measures, including face masks and hand sanitisers

  • The latest Sullom Voe shipping list, for the last week, shows that there was a visit from one crude oil tanker.

  • From September people in Shetland will be able to fly to the Irish Republic in two hops, one from Sumburgh to Aberdeen and the second from Aberdeen to Dublin.

  • It might seem unnecessary advice after 15 months of covid locally, but the Shetland Islands Council has advised anyone from a household where someone is isolating not to visit any care home in Shetland, unless the visit is considered absolutely essential and is based on a risk assessment with the care home.

  • The school-based mentoring programme, MCR Pathways, which established a local base at the Anderson High School in March last year, hopes to recruit and train more volunteer mentors in the coming month.

  • The Shetland Islands Council has said that Main Street in Scalloway, between its junctions with Hillside Road and Chapel Lane, is to be temporarily closed during the working day, and occasionally overnight, for two weeks in early July.

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