• BP has delayed its plans to drill a fresh well in the Rhum gas field 80 nautical miles due east of Noss. This is due to concerns that its Iranian partner in the field, the Iranian National Oil Company, could put BP in breach of looming US sanctions.

  • The coastguard helicopter based at Sumburgh, Rescue 900, was scrambled on behalf of the NHS this morning to take a patient from Foula to the emergency landing site in Lerwick.

  • As the Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson, Tavish Scott has responded to the announcement of the latest Scottish Attainment Challenge projects.

  • John Finnie, Scottish Greens transport and islands spokesperson, and member for the Highlands and Islands in the Scottish parliament, has called on the Scottish government to bring NorthLink Ferries into public ownership at the earliest opportunity.

  • White fish landings today were well below average with 2 boats, both local, landing about 440 boxes.

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