There are three main wind energy projects proposed for Shetland but none have yet given a date for construction work to start. This comes as the renewable energy trade association RenewableUK confirmed over the weekend that wind farm projects in Scotland saw a significant drop last year.
There are more delays in connecting the floating production, storage and offloading vessel Aoka Mizu to the yellow coloured turret mooring buoy which underwent work at Mairs South in Lerwick harbour last July.
A coastal flooding alert has been issued for Shetland by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency. High tides and strong winds are expected to bring a risk of wave and spray overtopping and flooding of localised land and roads in low lying coastal locations exposed to the west and south west. The periods of greatest risk are around high water at half past eleven this (Monday) evening and half part eleven tomorrow (Tuesday) morning.
The new year mackerel fishing is underway with Danish pelagic vessels the first to land. The Research the Antarctic II left Lerwick harbour on Saturday afternoon. The Research fished 2200 tonnes in a few hours about 100 miles west of Sumburgh and headed for Elingsøy in Norway to land its catch. The Antarctic II also fished west of Shetland and headed for Ålesund.