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Diver pronounced dead following incident in Orkney

April 23, 2019

A 50-year-old man has died following a diving incident in Scapa Flow in Orkney. Concern was raised for the man around 11.30am today. The man was taken to the Balfour Hospital in Kirkwall where he was pronounced dead. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal in due course.

Shetland

Shetland driving offences increase by 20%

April 23, 2019

There was a 20% increase in the number of road traffic offences detected in Shetland in 2018/19 compared to the previous year after the police upped resources in response to “ongoing concerns” over driving.

Highlands

Joy and sadness at Skye’s otter sanctuary

April 22, 2019

It has been described as a week of mixed emotions for conservationists at the International Otter Survival Fund (IOSF) headquarters in Skye after one otter was released into the wild but another was found dead.

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