The older kids will start back after the October holidays on Friday before the secondary one, two and three pupils begin a few days later.
THREE projects including a £5.6 million upgrade to the Scalloway fish market have been rubber-stamped by Shetland Islands Council's policy and resources committee.
AN AMBULANCE is likely to be taken out of service for repairs after found to be vandalised in Lerwick's Market Street, overnight to Sunday.
POLICE in Shetland have confirmed that a man in the 20s missing last night in the South Nesting area has been found safe and well.
A MAN accused of failing to comply with a dog control order by walking his pet without a muzzle or lead in public appeared from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Friday.
POLICE are looking for information after someone reportedly damaged a car in Lerwick by kicking it.
North Isles councillor and chairman of the transport and environment committee Ryan Thomson also reignited support for fixed links in the isles by saying there were "no longer a want, but a need."
The 14-camera network, which was installed in the heart of the town in 2010, has broken down on a regular basis and has been providing police officers with poor image quality.
A report, which will be discussed in private at Monday's meeting of Shetland Islands Council's policy and resources committee, confirms what many local people have been saying for years.
THE NEW chairwoman of Shetland Amenity Trust (SAT) says the organisation is "certainly moving ahead" with its streamlining process as it looks to cut jobs.
Ruth Mackenzie, who was elected as chair at the trust's AGM in Lerwick on Wednesday, described her role as "very daunting" as she looks ahead to presiding over the trust for at least the next year.
A SCOTLAND-wide long-term strategy for ferries is urgently needed to better understand the impact of current and future investment into the country's 32 subsidised ferry routes, according to Audit Scotland.
In its latest report Transport Scotland's ferry services, the financial watchdog acknowledged that ferry services across Scotland were generally performing well.
She said her appointment comes during "challenging times" for the trust, which is in the midst of restructuring as it tries to reduce its deficit by at least £200,000 this financial year or face losing vital funding.
SHETLAND'S sole SNP councillor is urging Scottish finance secretary Derek Mackay to find extra cash to fulfil a commitment that would see the Scottish Government fund the isles' internal ferry service.
Southend councillor Robbie MacGregor has now written to his party colleague calling on him to give the issue "full consideration".
The Scottish government confirmed that the letter had been received, and also that Shetland and Orkney councils had submitted requests for extra funding.
MacGregor's letter comes a day before Audit Scotland releases a major report into the funding of ferry services across the country.
The building and machinery would mean the waste would not need to be sorted on the mainland, which would save between £59,000 and £97,000 per year.