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  • The police in the Highlands and Islands have confirmed today that they have made 16 significant drug recoveries in the past four weeks across the north of Scotland, including in Shetland.

  • Shetland Life magazine, published monthly by the Shetland Times since 1981, won the Small Publishing Company Magazine award in last night’s Scottish Magazine Awards. The editor since last year, Genevieve White, failed to attend after her flight yesterday had technical problems.

  • Highlands and Islands member of the Scottish parliament Jamie Halcro Johnston has welcomed this year’s UK budget announcement from the chancellor of the exchequer. Mr Halcro Johnston stated that the budget included a number of excellent announcements for Orkney and Shetland.

  • Last month the pressure group Salmon and Trout Conservation Scotland published previously withheld information on levels of sea lice at salmon farms in Shetland, mainly off Scalloway and Burra, and elsewhere in Scotland. Now there is going to be an experiment on what happens when freshwater and hydrogen peroxide are combined as a treatment.

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