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Letters / Planning underway for next Shetland Pride on 1 July 2023
Letters / An astonishing show
Community / Pride celebrations declared a huge successOrganisers ‘blown away’ by the response
Community / Shetland’s first ever Pride celebrations under way
Updated ‘Utterly unacceptable’: ‘Grim’ scenes on busy ferry as passengers ‘compete for floor space’ to sleepTransport Scotland said the boat was busier than usual due to flight cancellations – and ‘seats were available for each of the 585 passengers on board the vessel’
Community / Shetland Pride: a celebration of identity but ‘first and foremost a protest’
Election / No surprises in North Isles by-election announcement
Transport / Whalsay ferry service affected by crew sickness
Community / Survey results reveal barriers to keeping active
Election / Cleaver keen to re-join council as member for North Isles
Marine / Museum carpark to close as restored boat heads to slipway
Features / Pandemic helped local plant grower to flourish
Council / Leask appointed convener as Valuation Joint Board seeks to open new chapter
Council / New SIC leader keen to make council more accessibleEmma Macdonald was appointed the council’s new leader last month, and she is keen for the SIC to be ‘more open to the public’
Letters / Times are always changing
Marine / Relief as cod quota set to rise by 44 per cent next yearMeanwhile the fishing industry has warned that half of Scottish waters could be closed off by 2050
Arts / Good news for Gaada as funders reaffirm support
Energy / Wind farm developer applies to use borrow pit material for private agricultural track
Coronavirus / ‘Very small’ number of Covid hospital admissions, NHS chief saysCovid is continuing to circulate in the community
Council / Planning round-up
Emergency services / Coastguard warns that ‘no photo is worth your life’
Community / Yell charity shop finds new home
Shetland Voices / ‘Wartime changes everything’Journalist Jen Stout speaks to Jane Moncrieff about her life and how she came to report from war-torn Ukraine
Community / History in a Wird: the origins of ‘dratsi’
Transport / Think about daytime NorthLink sailings, councillor urges Transport Scotland
Nature / Don’t climb over Sumburgh Head walls for puffin photos, RSPB says
Nature / Salmon industry keen to see licence fees used to tackle rural ‘housing crisis’The idea has been welcomed by Shetland MSP Beatrice Wishart
Council / New cameras to monitor traffic at four locations
Election / Douglas hoping for third time lucky in by-election
Election / Ex-community development worker to stand in North Isles by-election
Politics / First minister proposes independence referendum next OctoberLocal Labour councillor Tom Morton calls the independence push a “doomed piece of political theatre”
Marine / Call for support on high fuel prices from fishermen and politicians
Community / New owners settle into Belmont House
Council / SIC invited to first UK Government islands forum in September
Also in the news / Drag queens head north, surprise prizes, parliament survey and more…
Community / Success for young farmers at Royal Highland Show
Space / More rocket testing at Scatsta
Letters / Looking forward to the consultation
Marine / Fishermen repeat their call for urgent action on EU gill netters
Council / Committee approves planning permission in principle for house near Clickimin Broch
Nature / Island nature reserve closed to protect seabirds from avian flu
Council / Councillors grant planning consent for Maywick house extension on appeal