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  • Beatrice Wishart has been sworn in as member of the Scottish parliament for Shetland, on a day she commented on the Scottish Liberal Democrats statement that it was critical that every pupil, currently sitting assessments, has quick access to a counsellor.

  • Alistair Carmichael has countered UK government plans made in the Queen’s Speech to make proof of ID a compulsory requirement in order to vote.

  • The latest Sullom Voe shipping list for the two weeks from Thursday the 29th April until Wednesday the 12th of May, show that there was a visit from one crude oil tanker.

  • For decades, but mainly starting in the 1960s and accelerating in the 1970, young people in Shetland have been attracted to careers in the oil and gas industry. However this might be changing with research in a report entitled The Future Workforce by accountancy firm BDO suggesting that 80 per cent those aged from 19 to 31 ranked renewable energy as more attractive to oil and gas.

  • BP has confirmed that a subsea development is among the options being considered for its Clair South project, about 30 nautical miles west-north-west of Eshaness.

  • Hundreds of young people from 18 and up had their first inoculations at the clinics in Lerwick on Monday and Tuesday. This helped to bring the percentage of eligible people in Shetland to be inoculated with at least one jab to 86 point 4 per cent. The percentage of eligible people in Shetland to be inoculated with both jabs is almost half way, at 48 per cent.

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