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Unst-based firm to sign new boat for oil industry

Shetland boat builder Image copyright HIE
Image caption The company is based on the most northerly of the Shetland islands

A boat manufacturing and engineering business on Shetland is to design a new type of small craft for use in the oil and gas industry.

Unst Inshore Services Ltd has been awarded £47,103 from Highlands and Islands Enterprise towards the project.

A prototype will be produced later this year and the company said the model would be subject to "rigorous testing".

HIE said the project was expected to lead to the creation of two new skilled jobs in Unst.

The island is the most northerly of the Shetland Isles.

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