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  • The Clydesdale Bank name has had a presence at number 106 Commercial Street in Lerwick since the 1950s but from next year that will be no more. The building was previously the North of Scotland Bank, often called simply the North Bank. The Lerwick branch is expected to become Virgin Money next year, with more in-bank automation.

  • The coastguard helicopter based at Sumburgh was scrambled to go to the far north of the East Shetland Basin, 75 nautical miles north-east of Unst.

  • Following that there was a full emergency at Sumburgh airport, involving all the emergency services, but the crew-change helicopter landed safely.

  • An upcoming exhibition at the Shetland Museum and Archives, forming part of the Shetland Nature Festival, will highlight the story of the white-tailed sea eagle in Shetland.

  • The Shetland improvisation comedy ensemble called the Imposters had, what was reported as, a successful trip earlier this year to the first-ever Edinburgh International Improvisation Festival.

  • Shetland is through to the semi-finals in the knock-out stage of 2019 Inter Games Football Tournament in Anglesey. Shetland plays Ynys Mön tomorrow and Isle of Man plays Guernsey, also tomorrow.

  • The 248 metre, 109 thousand tonne, shuttle tanker Amundsen Spirit, which recently lay south of Lerwick, has been the first to load oil from Hurricane Energy’s Lancaster early production system field, 65 nautical miles west of Walls.

  • Unite-member staff in security, airfield operations, engineering and fire and rescue at Aberdeen Airport are to be consulted on a new offer on pay by Aberdeen Airport’s managing committee, but there is no change on closing the pensions scheme.

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