The Scottish government rural affairs secretary Mairi Gougeon has announced funding of 1 point 8 million pounds for marketing to help Scottish seafood businesses recover from the severe economic impacts of Brexit and Covid-19.
A new study has found the amount of plastic accumulation in foods may be underestimated. There is also concern microplastics commonly found in coastal waters potentially carry harmful bacteria such as E coli, and that that will move up the food chain.
This comes as the 45 metre three-masted sail training ship Pelican of London is in Shetland waters as part of a thirteen-week research cruise organised by the charity City to Sea and the environmental research group Darwin200 to survey the plastic pollution of UK coastal waters.
The telecommunications regulator Ofcom has published proposals to change the way it licenses satellite broadband networks, something that will improve connectivity in remote. rural and islands areas.
The freight vessel Arrow, regularly chartered as a stand-in for the virtually identical NorthLink freight vessels Hildasay and Helliar, and chartered from last Monday to stand-in on Calmac’s Stornoway route, has already been withdrawn from service. This was after the Arrow caught a rope in a propellor on Friday. Divers removed the obstruction, but an oil leak developed which required dry-docking in Belfast.