• The option of paying fares by debit card or credit card is now offered on the Bressay ferry Leirna, for a trial period before being rolled out across the other ferries.

  • A new scheme is to be rolled out in the coming weeks in all health board areas, including NHS Shetland, aimed at people needing urgent, but not life-threatening care.

  • There is concern over the UK government’s plans to cut funding support for rural areas of Scotland from next year.

  • The 26 year old, 133 metre, type 23 frigate HMS Northumberland, the eighth vessel with the name since 1679, is back in Lerwick harbour for the second time in recent weeks.

  • Thanks to November seeing some of the best white fish box landings of the year at the markets of Lerwick and Scalloway, despite the continuation of the Covid-19 effect, the landings this year have now improved to 81 per cent of the landings to this time last year.

  • Radio announcements from Food Standards Scotland warn that, by law, fishing vessels need to be registered as food businesses and inspected.

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