• As the third manager of Lerwick Harbour with the surname Laurenson in over half a century retires, a new chief executive has taken over.

  • George, the only British Red Cross therapy dog, was introducing himself to his supermarket fundraisers yesterday. His funding in Shetland is from the one per cent of spending rewards that is donated to good causes voted on by members. George is a gentle six year old Alsatian who is helping the Red Cross in Shetland to reduce isolation and loneliness.

  • Doctor Veronica McBurnie, a GP who regularly works in Shetland, flew into Shetland yesterday afternoon for a recording event at Mareel. This is the recording of a CD single with all the proceeds going to the MRI scanner appeal.

  • Parents of students at Aberdeen University have been advised to make their children aware that students at Aberdeen are being targeted by scammers with fake tax refunds. So far no other university in Scotland is being targeted by the scam but that is thought to be only a matter of time.

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