The small North Shields fishing boat Frem, with two persons on board, has arrived safely in Scrabster harbour escorted by the Thurso lifeboat. The Shetland pelagic boat Altaire was the first to come to its assistance.
There has been a power cut in the Aith and the Bixter areas today.
The local pelagic boat Adenia has become the first to use the recently completed south side of the Holmsgarth North Jetty.
Tavish Scott has criticised the SNP government for blaming producer for delays in the distribution of Common Agriculture Policy payments. In a briefing the government blamed one of the reasons for the delays on the National Farmers’ Union Scotland insisting on having three payment regions.
The deputy first minister John Swinney has commented on the announcement on Monday that the Shetland Gas Plant was up and producing. John Swinney said that the 3 point 5 billion pound development would provide a significant boost to the Shetland economy.