• As the Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson, Beatrice Wishart has criticised Education Scotland for dismissing evidence that teachers and parents are having to stump up for basic classroom resources.

  • The connectivity and islands minister Paul Wheelhouse has given an update on the Scottish 4G Infill Programme, which is backed by 15 million pounds of Scottish government funding and 10 million pounds from the European Regional Development Fund to address Scotland’s mobile notspots, or areas with no mobile coverage

  • Permission has been given for Ellesmere Buildings, near the Market Cross in Lerwick, to be turned back into flats.

  • Alastair Cooper, the chair of the Shetland Island’s Council’s development committee has commented on the announcement of Leonne International’s investment, taking a 20 per cent share in the Shetland Space Centre project.

  • Crew members from STV Studios, the production company of the crime series Shetland, are scouting possible locations for the first of two additional series, one to be produced this year and broadcast next year and one to be produced next year and broadcast in 2022.

  • With the planning for Shetland Boat Week 2020 underway, the organisers at the Shetland Amenity Trust are asking owners of traditional Shetland boats to bring them to the Shetland Museum and Archives for display during the event in August.

  • The police in Shetland has said that there has been another break-in and vandalism.

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