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The Kallista Helen. Photo: Gordon Siegel

LOCAL company Ocean Kinetics has completed the installation of a thermolicer treatment system on a boat which is currently on a long-term lease to Scottish Sea Farms in Shetland.

The work on the 26-metre Kallista Helen was carried out at the Morrison Dock in Lerwick.

The boat has been designed to minimise fish handling and maximise fish welfare, with the bespoke thermolicer giving Scottish Sea Farms the ability to address sea lice levels in order to maintain good fish health.

Ocean Kinetics managing director John Henderson said: “We were delighted to have the opportunity to work with ScaleAQ on the design and manufacture of key elements of the thermolicer for Scottish Sea Farms, and are really pleased with how the project has gone.

“It is now fully tested and the system has proved to be very efficient and highly effective.”


THE HILLSWICK fire brigade were called out on Saturday afternoon to attend to a hydro pole on fire at Breiwick in Eshaness.

The appliance was sent out shortly after 4pm.


AN EVENT is taking place in Hoswick for this year’s Craft Week Scotland, which kicked off on Monday.

The Nielanell knitwear studio is opening its doors between 26 and 30 October.

More information can be found here.


SHETLAND is not one of the 11 local authorities in Scotland where strike action is expected over pay for council workers.

The strikes will affect school cleaning, school catering, school janitorial, waste, recycling and fleet maintenance services on 8-12 November.

But Shetland Islands Council is not on the list of local authorities where strikes will take place.


NORTHLINK Ferries supported this year’s Anti-Slavery Day, which aims to awareness of the dangers and consequences of modern-day slavery and human trafficking.

The day took place last Monday (18 October).

NorthLink’s managing director Stuart Garrett said: “Working with our partners such as Scotland Against Modern Slavery (SAMS) we will continue to educate our staff on identifying this appalling crime, and ensure they have the knowledge and confidence to report their concerns.

“We are extremely proud to be joining SAMS on Anti-Slavery Day as their first public transport operator and look forward to supporting their work in this important area.”