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  • The Shetland Islands Council’s catering team has won the Soil Association Scotland’s Food for Life Scotland bronze award for the second time, having previously won the award in 2021.

  • The Cancer Research UK Relay for Life committee is on the lookout for entries for this year’s Shetland’s Got Talent show in April.

  • In the House of Commons this week Alastair Carmichael is listed on the order paper for departmental questions. Mr Carmichael will ask what recent assessment the minister has made on the prevalence of the use, by ministers and officials, of personal, rather than official, smartphones for conducting government business.

  • The Scottish Environment Protection Agency has issued a record number of regional flood alerts, and local flood warnings, to the public this winter, including four alerts in Shetland, one last month and three this month.

  • There will be a short pause in the docking schedules of the ferries of the Shetland Islands Council, with the Whalsay ferry Linga returning to service.

  • White fish box landings: 7 boats have landed about 1400 boxes.

  • A new study has calculated that, of 382 local authorities in the United Kingdom, Shetland has the seventeenth-lowest percentage of environmentally friendly vehicles, with a national ranking of 366.

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