• With the latest example of European Union funding for the Shetland Islands Council being the one million pounds offered towards the new Toft pier, which could be among the last of European Union funding, it has been revealed that Shetland Islands Council projects supported by European Union funding in the last three years included fibre optic broadband.

  • The coastguard in Shetland has been coordinating several incidents: a ferry patient transfer from Unst, a helicopter patient transfer from Skerries, a helicpter medical evacuation from a platform supply vessel and a lifeboat tow-in of a creel boat in Orkney.

  • The Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary has appointed local building firm Shetland Construction and Developments to carry out a major upgrade of the sanctuary facilities, including a new visitor centre.

  • Young adults in Shetland may be internet-savvy but they have less experience of the tax system and so they should be especially vigilant against the current springtime refund scams.

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