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  • With three coastguard search and rescue S92 helicopters currently at Sumburgh, there has been the fourth medical evacuation within 24 hours.

  • With puffins spotted at Sumburgh Head, first in the sea, then on the grass of the cliff tops and then on the cliffs, the RSPB Sumburgh Head nature reserve is once again one of the first sites in the UK to welcome them back for the breeding season.

  • Alistair Carmichael has urged the UK prime minister to support efforts towards de-escalation in the Middle East, following Iran’s drone and missile response.

  • A former three-masted visitor to Lerwick harbour, and once, in 2017, spending the night at anchor in Laxfirth, is to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Greece to France next month with the Olympic flame, which was lit in Olympia today (Tuesday).

  • The members of the Shetland Islands Council’s education and families committee decided by eight to two to stick to the rules and triggers agreed by the council last year and to mothball the Skeld Primary School with the pupils to go to the Aith Junior High School after the summer holidays.

  • Shetland Arts has announced its latest exhibition, named after the Anderson Educational Institute’s Dispecta Est Thule. This is a two part photography exhibition of the demolition process of the old Anderson High School.

  • Questions have been raised by a security expert on the roles of Chinese state-owned firms like CNOOC, the China National Offshore Oil Corporation, in the UK's energy sector.

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