News round-up

Space sector study, interest in food and drink, new marine fund, locals selected for island network

A NEW study has highlighted the economic benefits Scotland’s emerging space industry could bring – with plans for a launch facility in Unst playing a key part. Analysis commissioned by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) said that the UK could see cumulative spaceport services revenues of around $490m (c£350m) and $5.8 billion (c£4.2 billion) in […] Shetland News …


MSP repeats call for testing, Fishermen’s Mission funding, archive film exhibition, youth arts grants, offshore SAR contract

SHETLAND MSP Beatrice Wishart has reiterated her call for coronavirus testing for people travelling to the isles after a government official suggested island communities with low infection rates should be protected. National clinical director professor Jason Leitch said this morning in a parliament committee: “I would say if Orkney get to single figure numbers, we […] Shetland News …