• Some people have noticed that in recent weeks electricity sub-stations in Shetland have acquired what appears to be a pole sticking out of the roof. The pole is in fact a GPS antenna system, as part of the rolling out by SSE of a substation automation programme.

  • 71 workers employed by Aker Solutions at the Shetland Gas Plant are voting on strike action in a dispute over pay.

  • There have been two helicopter medical evacuations, one from the Beryl Alpha platform and the other from the drill rig Deep Sea Aberdeen.

  • The coastguard in Shetland has also coordinated an incident on board the 27 metre Orkney work-boat Green Isle, which was heading from Stromness to Aberdeen.

  • The 2017 North Isles Strongest Man contest, hosted by Shetland Weight Training Club, featured local competitors and from Orkney and Faroe.

  • White fish landings today were below average with 3 boats, 2 local, landing about 1100 boxes.

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