• The Scottish health secretary Jeane Freeman has announced a new policy to allow retired doctors to return to work as traveling locums in rural communities.

  • Loganair has been asked to review its policy on how it handles cancellations, including when an aircraft breaks down.

  • The Prospect union and Highlands and Islands Airports Limited are to hold more discussions this week over the air traffic controllers dispute.

  • A people’s march and a public meeting to discuss a people’s vote on Brexit has been organised locally for Saturday.

  • The coastguard helicopter based at Sumburgh, Rescue 900, was scrambled to go to the three year old Mariner Alpha platform, 70 nautical miles east-south-east of Sumburgh.

  • The incineration plant in Lerwick is now in its fourth month of burning low-grade waste from NHS boards in mainland Scotland in addition to the usual handling of low-grade waste from NHS Shetland and NHS Orkney.

  • Advice has been given on the annual muirburn season, which is about now, with the controlled burning of heather to encourage grass growth.

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