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SHETLAND Islands Council says it had approved 76 short-term let applications as of Wednesday – with more than 270 left to process.

A new scheme requiring short-term accommodation providers to have a licence in place came into force on 1 October.

Providers who had an application in prior to this date will not be penalised.

POLICE were called to a one-vehicle road accident in the Tingwall Valley this morning (Thursday).

The call came in at around 7.20am, and no injuries were reported.

PRIMARY schools in Shetland are moving to a paperless online system for parents to pre-order school meals for their children, using their ParentPay account.

Meals can be pre-ordered on a weekly basis, which will replace the current system of opting in or out of school meals each term.

The paperless menu ordering system is now in place at the Cunningsburgh and Tingwall primary schools. After the October break, it will also launch at the Lunnasting, Nesting and Urafirth schools, with others to follow in the coming months.

Catering team leader Neil Beattie said: “We’re pleased to introduce this new paperless menu ordering system which will offer parents and carers more flexibility over their child’s school meals.

“As with any new system, there may be some initial teething problems and we’d urge any parents to have any questions to discuss this with their school.”

LOCAL engineering firm Ocean Kinetics, has announced what it says is a significant strategic investment in an Irish marine engineering company.

The collaboration with MMG Ocean will lead to an expansion of facilities and jobs at the Irish company.

Ocean Kinetics’ 25 per cent investment in the Killybegs-based company follows the two businesses’ past collaboration on a number of successful projects, including a clean energy storage system for the aquaculture sector and the construction of marine grade metal frames for deployment in offshore wind developments.

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Ocean Kinetics managing director John Henderson said: “Building from an established relationship, we now have a solid base from which to expand our reach and create transformative engineering solutions that bring genuine innovation to the marketplace.”

NHS Shetland has applied for planning permission for two Polycrubs next to its Montfield accommodation block in Lerwick.

One will be for NHS Shetland, while the second would be for the Food For The Way project.

Another planning application is in from NHS Shetland for a Polycrub at the Walls Health Centre.

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