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  • From Monday a limited number of readers can once again browse the shelves of the Shetland Library, despite Shetland remaining in local protection Level Three for now.

  • The Shetland SNP candidate Tom Wills, has said that he agrees with Alistair Carmichael that the UK government’s fisheries rescue package is far too limited.

  • The education secretary, John Swinney, has been asked to consider ways that senior phase pupils studying for physical education can be safely supported to return to face-to-face teaching.

  • The University of the Highlands and Islands partnership, which includes Shetland College UHI and the NAFC Marine Centre UHU, is to mark International Women’s Day a week on Monday with a virtual event.

  • A new report has confirmed that no exploration and appraisal wells are being drilled west of Shetland, north-east of Shetland in the East Shetland Basin or east to south-east of Shetland, nor is any drilling expected this year.

  • A four-person life-raft with a flare on board, that was lost by a local white fish boat some days ago when it could not be easily and safely recovered, was found washed ashore at Scatness.

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