28th May 2020

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WATCH: Dave the premature seal pup is rescued after being abandoned by mother

• Dave the seal pup found abandoned in Sandwick

• Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary says Dave is making good progress

• Common seal numbers in Shetland down from 6,000 to 1,500

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Do not go to island communities unless essential, says First Minister

• Restrictions will be eased from Friday as Scotland moves into phase one.

• Message on journeys to Shetland and other islands remains the same despite small changes to travel rules.

• First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the lockdown easing at a Scottish government briefing on Thursday afternoon.

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‘Things we would have done differently’, says health director after care home outbreak

  • ‘Things we would have done differently’, health director admits.
  • Care Inspectorate confirmed last month there had been multiple deaths at the Walls care home.
  • Councillor asks if members should be patting themselves on the back after outbreak.
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Third consecutive week without a death, NRS say

  • No new deaths for third consecutive week.
  • Zero cases since 20th April.
  • Scottish death toll rises to 3,779.
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    • Borrowed Time
      Borrowed Time

      Debt, social mobility and the Fetlar Clearances: the Nicolsons of Brough Lodge. View More…

    • And that\'s the way of it
      And that\'s the way of it

      The fascinating life of a man who not only played an important part in the D-Day landings, but whose memory spans almost a century of unparalleled and tumultuous technological change. View More…

    • Shetland and the Greenland Whaling
      Shetland and the Greenland Whaling

      For the first time the full story of Shetland vital contribution to the Greenland fishery is told. The economic and social implications of the bloody trade is discussed in detail. View More…

    • Seabirds and Seals
      Seabirds and Seals

      An entertaining and thoughtful account of a quarter century’s voyages around just two of Shetland’s hundred islands. View More…

    • Fast Fish
      Fast Fish

      Davy Clark left home to find work at the Antarctic whaling. He found it. Rough, tough, dirty and dangerous work at that. But he also found friendships and camaraderie. This is his story. View More…