• With letters going out to patients, Tavish Scott is to raise with NHS Shetland concern that 171 children and teenagers, and 91 adults, will be offered repeat or booster vaccinations due to temperature issues with fridges at the Lerwick Health Centre.

  • Highlands and Islands member of the Scottish parliament Jamie Halcro Johnston has commented on the decision last week by Highlands and Islands Airports Limited to introduce parking charges at the airports of Kirkwall, Sumburgh and Stornoway. He said that too many vehicles were being left at the airports for prolonged periods, making finding a space at peak times almost impossible.

  • Information from National Records Scotland has shown that a trend in Shetland in recent years of more diversity in new born girls’ names has reached it natural conclusion.

  • It has been confirmed that the explosives ordinance disposal team from Faslane has been stood down after what was thought to be a mine, or bomb, at the Sands of Sound turned out to be a Russian fisheries buoy.

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