• Despite some showers this weekend, the dry weather in Shetland continues meaning that any growth in grass is slowing down, something that would affect any local crofter or farmer relying on a second cut of silage.

  • The UK, might or might not, be leaving the European Union next year, but it is still a member and the European Committee of the Regions is still active in making contact with places like Shetland.

  • In the run up to Marjolein Robertson’s third stand-up show at the Edinburgh Fringe next month, the Shetland-born comedian will be previewing new material to her home crowd this coming week.

  • The police are investigating a driving incident in the north-west area of Lerwick.

  • There has been a third report this year of blue-green algae, the latest being at Collaster Loch at Twatt.

  • Local fishermen have been urged to sign up to a new safety code in a bid to make careers at sea safer for the UK’s fishing community.

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