• The stolen former gas canisters welded and painted to look like two Minions from the Despicable Me movies have been recovered. L&M Engineering said that the Minions had been recovered from a car park off the Ladies Drive.

  • One appliance of the Lerwick fire and rescue service was called out to the report of sawdust on the main road near Gulberwick.

  • Crofters in will benefit next year from a “parachute payment” of 80 per cent of their Less Favoured Area Support Scheme payment rate.

  • It has been announced that Shona Robison, the cabinet secretary for health and sport, has extended Ian Kinniburgh’s term as the chair of the NHS Shetland board by a further year, until 31st July 2018.

  • Highlands and Islands member of the Scottish parliament Maree Todd highlighted that the SNP had delivered more council homes for islands communities than Labour and the Lib Dems by a factor of 32, rising from six to 192, with more than double the number of housing association homes.

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