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  • BP, on behalf of itself, Shell and Siccar Point Energy, has announced the first oil from the redeveloped Schiehallion area, with the aim of extending the field until 2035.

  • Meanwhile BP, as always geographically confused, has described the field as 110 miles west of Shetland, instead of 60 miles from Foula and aboit 70 miles from the Shetland mainland, and in the North Sea rather than in the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Team Shetland has announced the names of the flag bearer and water carrier for next month’s Island Games in the Swedish Baltic Sea islands of Gotland. Table tennis player Joan Smith will carry the Shetland flag and track athlete Faye Cox will be the water carrier.

  • It is estimated almost 100 social tenants in Shetland who are under 35 years old could potentially be adversely affected by the UK government’s plans to cap housing benefit for social housing tenants from April 2019.

  • The brand-new ABB cable laying vessel NKT Victoria has arrived for the Moray to Caithness cable laying after several days in Aberdeen harbour, on arrival from Sweden last week.

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