• Alistair Carmichael has called on the UK fisheries minister George Eustice to put pressure on European Union negotiators to revisit the mackerel deal struck in 2013 between Faroe and the European Union.

  • The Scottish government has announced that the Shetland Islands Council has been given funding to assist home owners, private sector tenants and landlords to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.

  • The fire and rescue service in Shetland was called out twice at more or less the same time.

  • The outcome of the European Union-Norway negotiations for shared stocks also saw a significant drop in the haddock quota.

  • Fishermen’s organisations in Scotland have expressed their disappointment at the blue whiting catch arrangements for 2017.

  • A new group Shetland Sport for All has been established in Shetland to provide a sporting pathway for people with a disability.

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