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  • The Scottish Parliament’s new Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee held its inaugural meeting yesterday.

  • A new school holiday campaign launched this week by the Shetland Islands Council is urging everyone in Shetland to enjoy plenty of summer fun but to be on the alert for signs that lockdown was anything but fun for some children.

  • The UK government is expected to give the go ahead to develop the Cambo heavy oilfield 90 nautical miles west of Unst.

  • There was a fire this morning in rubbish at the waste and recycling centre in Lerwick.

  • The same one of the two coastguard helicopters based at Sumburgh was tasked on two medical evacuations east of Shetland.

  • White fish box landings: So far today 3 boats, 1 local, have been landing about 670 boxes.

  • It looks possible that around 40 towage workers employed by the Shetland Islands Council at Sella Ness are to begin an overtime ban for seven-weeks from the 5th of July.

  • The Shetland Island’s Council’s council tax collection rate has consistently been better than the Scottish average, and it has generally been improving.

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