• The Scottish parliament's Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee report on the Scottish government's draft budget includes a cross-party call for the Scottish government to treat fair ferry funding "as a priority and to satisfactorily resolve it by the conclusion of the current consideration of the draft budget."

  • The wintery weather has been causing a few more problems, with road accidents today including near Voe and Sandwick. There were delays at Sumburgh airport today including the Royal Mail aircraft.

  • There has been an update on work on the subsea tidal energy array in Bluemull Sound. The latest is that the Leask Marine workboat C-Odyssey is continuing offshore and subsea operations, including loading and preparatory work at Cullivoe Pier.

  • The work is continuing on replacing the on-site mains-to-generator changeover-switch and for another switch following the switching fault that emerged at the Ward of Bressay during the mains power cut last Sunday affecting all radio and terrestrial TV services in Shetland.

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