The Scottish health secretary Jeane Freeman has announced a new policy to allow retired doctors to return to work as traveling locums in rural communities.
Loganair has been asked to review its policy on how it handles cancellations, including when an aircraft breaks down.
The Prospect union and Highlands and Islands Airports Limited are to hold more discussions this week over the air traffic controllers dispute.
A people’s march and a public meeting to discuss a people’s vote on Brexit has been organised locally for Saturday.
The coastguard helicopter based at Sumburgh, Rescue 900, was scrambled to go to the three year old Mariner Alpha platform, 70 nautical miles east-south-east of Sumburgh.
The incineration plant in Lerwick is now in its fourth month of burning low-grade waste from NHS boards in mainland Scotland in addition to the usual handling of low-grade waste from NHS Shetland and NHS Orkney.
Advice has been given on the annual muirburn season, which is about now, with the controlled burning of heather to encourage grass growth.