Environment

Surprise visitor on Westside salmon farm

IT IS not something you see everyday in Shetland – a walrus having a rest on the side of a salmon farm cage. The large marine animal was spotted this morning (Friday) by Dougie Leask as it lounged on the cage in the waters off Aith. Walruses are infrequent visitors to Shetland – an Arctic […] Shetland News …


Ringed seal released back into the wild

A THREE month old ringed seal is hoped to be on its way to the Arctic after being released by wildlife enthusiasts in Shetland. Named Hispi, the seal pup was spotted at Cove Bay, just south of Aberdeen, about two months ago. Since then, it had been looked after by the Scottish SPCA at its […] Shetland News …


Community clean-up challenge collects 2,700lbs of marine litter

A SMALL business owner says she was “over the moon” to learn that a clean-up challenge she organised to reduce marine litter resulted in 2,700lbs (1,225 kilos) of bruck being collected. Ellie Duncan said a total of 218 people signed up to take part in the Clean Up Challenge over two weeks in June – […] Shetland News …



Report on oil tankers sitting off coastline to go in front of councillors

THE ISSUE of oil-laden tankers sitting off the coast of Shetland until market conditions change is to be discussed at a council meeting next week. Councillors on the harbour board will be updated on the matter on Wednesday. Meanwhile the fully-laden tanker Hovden Spirit has been lying off Gulberwick since leaving Sullom Voe Terminal on […] Shetland News …