• The first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has announced the award of over 15 million pounds for 110 community-led projects, including two in Shetland, in the 24th round of grants from the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund.

  • After a delay from last year, the 20 miles per hour signs have been going up in the town centre of Lerwick. The 20 miles per hour zone was created in the town centre as part of the traffic calming measures.

  • Shetland has done well in the nominations for annual awards held by the trade newspaper Fishing News, with five local nominations.

  • The Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary is urging local drivers to slow down and to keep an eye out for otters crossing the road after three were killed on Thursday.

  • Mick Cash, the RMT union general secretary has commented on the meeting in Lerwick on nationalising the NorthLink services stating that RMT members were proud to deliver this lifeline ferry service for local communities and visitors.

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