• Audit Scotland has published its NHS 2016 report, in which it found that NHS Shetland was one of five health boards in Scotland which had reached 60 percent of planned savings, even although funding was point nine per cent below target. NHS Shetland will have to make a further eight percent saving in the current financial year.

  • Over 191 thousand pounds in funding is coming to seven fisheries projects in Shetland. This is as part of the second round of the European and Maritime Fisheries Fund, with three quarters coming from the fund and one quarter from the Scottish government.

  • Brian Inkster, originally from Scallway, has been shortlisted for Solicitor of the Year at the Law Awards of Scotland.

  • The coastguard in Shetland has been waiting for a Scottish fishing boat to come back into the UK sector before launching a medical evacuation.

  • White fish landings today were below average with 6 boats, all local, landing about 1050 boxes. Pelagic fish: The Fraserburgh Christina S is landing at Shetland Catch and the Irish Antarctic and the Peterhead Quantas are due to land.

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