• With the Scottish government stating that it is committed to reduce the cost of ferry travel on the ferry routes to Orkney and to Shetland, the consultants Peter Brett Associates have been appointed by the Scottish government to gather views from a cross-section of ferry users on fares for passengers, cars and cabins on the routes.

  • An attempt by the Conservative member of the European parliament for Scotland, Ian Duncan, to halt the European Union fish plan for the North Sea, because of the UK’s vote to leave the union, has been rejected.

  • The busiest cruise ship season for Lerwick harbour is coming to an end with just one more visit and that is the return of the Marco Polo next Thursday.

  • A party of sixth year high school pupils, accompanied by teachers, set off on the Hrossey last night for a two day tour of many of the universities of Scotland, returning on Saturday.

  • White fish landings today were above average with 7 boats, all local, landing about 1500 boxes.

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