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  • The yellow warning for windy weather in Shetland today started at 6 AM this morning and it is due to end at 11 PM this evening. However the windiest period is likely to be from this afternoon until noon or early afternoon tomorrow (Thursday).

  • The coastguard helicopter based at Sumburgh, Rescue 900, was tasked on behalf of the ambulance service this morning for a patient transfer from the Gilbert Bain Hospital to the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

  • Robert Gordon University is undertaking research to find effective solutions to some of the challenges of life in islands. Some of the challenges which have been identified include depopulation, an ageing population, inefficient housing, connectivity and access to services.

  • NorthLink Ferries is to be the first ferry operator in Scotland to back the provision of access to sanitary products.

  • Finlay Mercer, who took silver overall at the Scottish Powerlifting Classic Championship in Motherwell earlier this year, is aiming for a European record next month.

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