Revised National Contingency Plan

Earlier this year SOTEAG participated in the stakeholder consultation of the draft National Contingency Plan for Marine Pollution from Shipping and Offshore Installations. Specifically, we commented on the Wildlife Response section A 3.5.1 with regards to overall impact assessment on wildlife and the role of SOTEAG’s Wildlife Response Co-ordinating Committee (WRCC) in Shetland. These suggestions were … Read more

Independent Expert Group from Germany visits SOTEAG

Last month SOTEAG hosted a delegation from the Independent Expert Group (IEG) to Germany’s Central Command for Maritime Emergencies. The purpose of their visit was to gain a better understanding of SOTEAG’s responsibilities and operational structure. Like SOTEAG, the IEG plays a crucial role in providing independent expert advice in emergency oil-spill response and we hope that this new relationship will facilitate knowledge exchange and be of mutual benefit to both organisations.

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Shetland News: SSPCA Inspector Ron to retire early

Shetland’s senior inspector with animal welfare charity Scottish SPCA is to leave his post this summer after 23 years. Ron Patterson made his decision after the charity ordered the closure of the wildlife rescue unit in Gott without advance warning. To read the full article visit Shetland News.

Shetland Times: Fears over possible SSPCA centre closure

Shetland seems likely to lose its SSPCA wildlife unit at Tingwall following a review being carried out by the animal welfare charity. The charity said the Shetland unit, which was set up in 2003, is “under review”, as it is investing in a large national centre in Clackmannanshire. But it insists wildlife in Shetland will … Read more

SOTEAG web move

As you can see we are in the process of moving the SOTEAG site to a new location.  It is a little ‘Work In Progress’ here just now, but we hope to have everything sorted out very soon.