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THERE was a road-vehicle road accident near the Lerwick Power Station earlier this afternoon (Tuesday).

Police received reports of the incident at around 2.45pm.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said there are no reports of any injuries, adding that the vehicles have been uplifted.


From left to right: LPA chair John Henderson, Dougie Brown and LPA chief executive Calum Grains. Photo: LPA/Ben Mullay

A LERWICK Port Authority pilot and tugboat skipper has been recognised for this 25 years of service at the organisation.

Dougie Brown started as a boatman at the port authority in 1998 and later became skipper on the vessels Knab and Kebister in 2000.


THE NUMBER of winter deaths in Shetland is at its highest in the last decade.

New figures show there were 99 winter (December to March) deaths in the isles in 2022/23, which is up from 77 the previous year.

Meanwhile the Scottish figure of 24,427 is the highest number in the last three decades.

Daniel Burns, head of vital events statistics at National Records of Scotland, said: “The longer-term downward trend shows a recent increase in winter deaths, which may be partly driven by Scotland’s ageing population.

“Winter months generally see more deaths than other times of the year, however the seasonal increase in winter mortality fluctuates year on year.”

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