• This year’s Shetland Wool Week is now underway. The opening event held at the Clickimin Centre yesterday evening had a slightly delayed start and it overran by about an hour, but no one seemed to mind.

  • It has emerged that while Russian Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack bombers flew west of Shetland last Thursday, Tupolev Tu-22M Backfire bombers flew directly below an Icelandic passenger jet en route from Keflavík to Stockholm.

  • Anne MacColl, chairman of the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation, believes that Scotland could treble its current production levels of farmed salmon and still sell its output.

  • Sisters Morven and Vhairi Davies, whose home is in Skeld, completed the Loch Ness Marathon yesterday celebrating the life and achievements to date of their younger sister Erraid, the swimming paralympic medal winner and to raise money for the UK Perthes Association.

  • Tavish Scott is encouraging people from across Shetland to take part in the Scottish Parliament’s Seeing Scotland photography competition.

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