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Pilot Us at Hay's Dock. Photo: Jim Mullay

A MEETING will be held next week to discuss the future of the historic ex-fishing boat Pilot Us.

Shetland Amenity Trust, which is responsible for the boat, said: “We are currently reviewing the museum’s maritime collection and as part of that we are inviting anyone with an interest in the Pilot Us to join us to help us explore longer term best options for the boat.”

The meeting will be held at the Shetland Museum on Monday 2 October at 6.30pm.

Anyone who cannot attend but would like to be kept informed or would like to make comments is asked to email info@shetlandmuseumandarchives.org.uk marked for the attention of Jacqui Birnie, cultural heritage manager.

The ageing boat, which is nearly 100 years old, is kept at Hay’s Dock in Lerwick.

Talks were also due to take place back in 2021 on the future of Pilot Us amid concern over her upkeep.


APPROVAL has been given by the UK Government for oil to be produced from the Alwyn East field.

The TotalEnergies project is located around 5.8km north of the existing Alwyn North platform, which is located 136km east of Shetland.

The oil from the Alwyn field is piped to Sullom Voe Terminal. There are no new subsea facilities associated with the drilling and production from the well at Alwyn East.


A SHETLAND project has been nominated for an award by SURF, Scotland’s Regeneration Forum.

Wild Skies Shetland is up for the Creative Regeneration prize at this year’s SURF awards.

Winners of the SURF awards will be revealed on 7 December.

Wild Skies Shetland is an Unst-based charity which aims to showcase the local skies in a wide variety of different ways.

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