Three green projects will benefit from a combined £132,000 in funding aimed at providing an environmentally-friendly future for the isles.
The biggest slice of Shetland’s pie is going to the NAFC Marine Centre.
It will use a £75,000 allocation to help in the acquisition of innovative equipment in shellfish harvesting.
Bressay Development Trust is set to receive £34,000 towards cost of decarbonising community buildings in the island.
Meanwhile, plant hire business EMN Plant is in line for over £23,000 to help with a feasibility study.
The company is keen to explore the potential for a green hydrogen production plant, which will serve heavy goods vehicles and plant machinery.
The allocation form part of a £749,000 investment across the north of Scotland from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).
HIE’s regional head of communities infrastructure Zoe Laird said: “Some of the biggest impacts of the pandemic have been felt on our islands and it’s important that support is available to help them recover.
“These important projects will support a green recovery and the transition to a carbon-neutral region. They will benefit many communities across a dispersed population and contribute to the longer-term recovery from the impacts of the pandemic.”