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  • Scott Landsburgh, the chief executive of the Scottish Salmon Producers' Organisation, has claimed salmon farming is here to stay, stating that salmon farming had transformed rural communities with jobs, investment and business opportunities.

  • The coastguard helicopter based at Sumburgh was scrambled this morning to go to the Clair Ridge platform, 30 nautical miles north-west of Eshaness, where a platform worker was in need of medical attention.

  • There has been a power cut on the west side of Shetland, starting at about a quarter past eleven this morning, with SSE estimating power to be restored with a couple of hours.

  • The dominant electricity supplier in Shetland, Scottish Hydro Electric, which is part of the SSE group, has been voted second performing of the big six power suppliers, marginally behind Scottish Power.

  • Highlands and Islands Airports Limited appears to have again sorted its on-line information on departures and arrivals at Sumbugh airport.

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