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SIC to review committees

Lerwick Town Hall.A REVIEW is set to be carried out into how the committees Shetland's councillors sit on are run after auditors suggested merging them could save time and resources.

Weather updates live

Image: Met Office.AS STORM Ali, the first gale of the season, approaches Shetland, ferry and air services are affected by winds gusting up to 75 mph.

08:00 - Inter-island ferry services are slowly getting back to normal; on Yell Sound a single ferry service is in operation, the Whalsay ferry service is to Vidlin.

Warning over local government pay talks

Lerwick Town Hall.THE LEADER of Shetland Islands Council (SIC) has repeated a warning that services could be affected if Scotland's local government workers are given a pay increase of more than three per cent.

Sailings affected by wind

The MV Arrow. Photo: Ian LeaskNORTHLINK's ferry services to and from Shetland are set to be affected by the anticipated windy weather on Wednesday, with a southbound sailing of the recently chartered freight boat MV Arrow cancelled.

Peat project praised

Scottish Water staff with the award. Left to right: Alan Blance (treatment team leader Shetland, Lauren Dixon (sustainable land Management), Jared Stewart (sustainable land management), Kenneth Johnston (senior treatment op Shetland)A PROJECT involving Scottish Water and Shetland Amenity Trust to restore peatland on the outskirts of Lerwick has been recognised with an award.

Music for care homes

THE SOUND of music will be flowing through Shetland's care homes next week as a team of musicians head north to perform concerts throughout the isles.

Weather warning

GUSTS of up to 60 miles per hour are expected on Wednesday as the first of the autumn gales sweep across Shetland.

Isles knitwear at V&A

Some of the knitwear which is on show. Photo: Leanne FischlerA PIECE of Shetland can be found at Dundee's new V&A museum thanks to a project promoting design heritage from around Scotland.

Lifeboat call out

Lerwick lifeboat. Photo: Mark BerryLERWICK lifeboat was called out on Sunday afternoon to assist the Banff registered Tranquility, which had reported problems with her engine.

New choir to explore peace

A NEW local choir has been established ahead of its first concert later this month which will reflect the theme of 'peace'.

No plea on ten charges

A MAN from Skerries faced ten charges - including failing to stop his car at the request of the police on two consecutive days - when he appeared from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday.


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