• Police Scotland has revealed today that in recent months the police in Shetland have intercepted approximately seven and a half thousand pounds worth of drugs arriving in the post to Shetland. Police Scotland explained that all of the recoveries were made with the help of Dogs Against Drugs which helps monitor the postal system for suspicious packages.

  • There has been an update on the three drifters that were released as part of ongoing research being carried out by Paul Dees, a PhD student at the NAFC Marine Centre UHI. The research, to try to improve the prediction of harmful algal blooms around Shetland.

  • The cabinet secretary for agriculture has been criticised for his statement on the future of Scottish agricultural support which appears to have made little progress in the last year and a half.

  • Last autumn the islands and transport minister, Humza Yousaf, promised that cheaper fares under the road equivalent tariff for ferry travel to and from Orkney and Shetland would be in place by the end of the second quarter of this year. There is now only one week to go for Humza Yousaf to keep his promise, with no indications that his statement is forthcoming.

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