• Political parties in Scotland are responding to SSEN Transmission’s latest analysis of the transmission network use of system charge, which confirms that the current system of transmission charging is penalising Scotland, more so in remote Highlands areas and even more so in islands areas like Shetland.

  • Alistair Carmichael is maintaining his and the Liberal Democrats’ opposition to vaccine passports in the House of Commons this week.

  • Scottish Sea Farms is predicting a growth in salmon farming, with the race on world-wide to produce enough food so that no-one goes hungry, with farmland and wild fish stocks already under pressure, and it is encouraging young people to consider salmon farming for a career.

  • The emergency services were called out to Sumburgh Airport to the report of a Sikorsky S 92A coming in from west with an indication of a fault. However the helicopter landed safely.

  • Reports, claims and counter claims over soaring domestic energy bills, along with sudden industrial shutdowns and warnings of food shortages, have shown the importance to the UK this winter will be the output of the Shetland Gas Plant, and to a lesser extent the Sullom Voe Terminal.

  • The Shetland Community Benefit Fund has awarded more grants, bringing those approved, since the grant scheme started in February, to over 200 thousand pounds.

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