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EMERGENCY services were called to a one-vehicle road traffic accident on the A970 south of Brae on Monday evening.

Police were called to the accident at 6.10pm.

There are no reports of any serious injuries but the vehicle was reported to be extensively damaged.

The road was partially blocked but passable with care for a time.


NORTHLINK has refined its ferry departures for Wednesday as storm Babet approaches.

The southbound Hjaltland will now depart for Kirkwall and Aberdeen at 2pm – three and half hours ahead of schedule.

The ferry is due to arrive in Orkney at 7pm, leaving for Aberdeen an hour later.

Meanwhile, the northbound Hrossey is now also leaving earlier than scheduled. She will depart Aberdeen at 6pm.

Passenger and cargo boats for Thursday and Friday are likely to be cancelled while sailings on all routes for Saturday are under review.


LOCAL insurance broker TL Dallas is hosting an event for farmers and crofters later this month to help with all those insurance, legal and bookkeeping questions.

The event will bring together experts from Harper Macleod Solicitors, RSM UK Tax and Accounting as well TL Dallas.

Hosted by TL Dallas director Ruth Newbold, the event kicks off at 2pm at the Shetland Museum on Thursday 26 October.

People are asked to contact Newbold by e-mailing lerwick@tldallas.com to reserve a place.


THE VIKING Energy wind farm has been shortlisted in the sustainable development category of this year’s Scottish Green Energy Awards.

Winners across a number of categories, hosted by the country’s renewable energy industry, will be announced in Edinburgh on 30 November.

Meanwhile, both the University of the Highlands and Islands, and Ocean Winds, one of the companies behind plans for large floating offshore wind farms to the east of Shetland, are finalists in the contribution  to skills award.

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