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  • The UK Labour government is planning to introduce electricity market reforms which include the possibility of different wholesale electricity prices by region. Zonal prices could make future onshore windfarms in Scotland, and in Shetland, less attractive, especially now that onshore windfarms are to be encouraged again in England, after a virtual ban.

  • Beatrice Wishart has been raising awareness to water safety ahead of World Drowning Prevention Day, which is next Thursday, referring to her first-hand experience.

  • Shetland fiddler, vocalist and composer Vicky Gray, who has performed at major music festivals such as Glastonbury and the Winnipeg Folk Festival, has released her debut EP called Altaness

  • White fish box landings: 4 boats landed about 500 boxes.

  • The cruise ship today is the 91 metre Island Sky at Victoria Pier East on arrival from Aberdeen and departure for Torshavn

  • A hand-drawn map, produced from official information by activists from the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in the 1980s, has shown that Shetland could have been targeted in a three-megaton nuclear attack.

  • A three-masted gaff-rig charter-schooner, which sailed around Orkney and Shetland with up to eight guests last year, is now unlikely to do as planned for this summer, and expected to until recently.

  • Due to the weather there have been delays to the surface dressing in Yell, Unst and Fetlar but it is hoped to complete the work by a week on Sunday.

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