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  • Updated plans on the Energy Isles Wind Farm in Yell show that the project has been reduced by six wind turbines, with another six wind turbines being reduced in height from 200 metres to 180 metres.

  • A new report commissioned by the Scottish government has found that Brexit will negatively impact the most vulnerable people in the Highlands and Islands.

  • The latest update of the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation shows that Shetland, Orkney and Western Isles have low levels people experiencing disadvantage across different aspects of their lives.

  • Alistair Carmichael has tabled an Early Day Motion, with cross-party support, backing the defence of human rights in Hong Kong.

  • This is the Lerwick Up Helly Aa day and night, the 127th such event. This year the guizar jarl, Liam Summers, is representing Odin, Lord of the Gallows, the first time since 1928 that a Norse god has been represented, with three gods represented in the 1920s.

  • The junior jarl squad this year is led by Marley Teale, who is representing Sigmund “Fish Hook” Andresson.

  • Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks has resubmitted, to the energy regulator Ofgem, its investment case for the proposed 600 Megawatt transmission link to Shetland.

  • Emma Rochester from Yell, on a level three modern apprenticeship in aquaculture at the NAFC Marine Centre in Scalloway, has been named as a finalist for this year’s British Education Awards.

  • The Shetland Amenity Trust has confirmed that the Shetland Family History Society has opened its new premises at the trust’s head office at Garthspool in Lerwick.

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