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Community / Pigeons finally on their way home
Police / Police seek witnesses after dangerous overtaking incident
Viewpoint / Welcome to Quango Scotland – the new Scottish democracyThe devolution paradox is that it has taken so much decision-making away from Scottish communities rather than closer to them, writes former Labour MP Brian Wilson, one of the founders of the Skye-based West Highland Free Press.
Business / Seafood companies receive government help
Business / Crofter Chris nominated in initiative seeking Scotland’s ‘food heroes’Innovative Garths Croft Bressay picked out for its sustainable methods
Also in the news / Vaccine passports, ferry concern, straw dancers, metal recycling award and more
Environment / Green MSP visits local salmon farm as part of fact-finding tour
Coronavirus / Change in isolation guidance welcomed by council, Loganair and NHS
Coronavirus / Ten new Covid cases confirmedIt comes as NHS Shetland prepares to offer a walk-in vaccination clinic on Saturday afternoon
Coronavirus / Self-isolation rules to change in bid to protect essential services
Business / Could 5G be one answer to Shetland’s many connectivity issues?
Business / Things looking up for tour and excursion sector as larger cruise liners prepare to visitIsland Vista will be on hand to provide tours for the 900-plus passengers on the Marella Explorer 2, which is due to arrive into Lerwick on Monday
Education / Ollaberry headteacher post proving difficult to fill
Education / Small rise in home school numbers but no link to Covid anxiety, education chief says
Energy / Interest registered in offshore wind site east of Shetland
Coronavirus / ‘Number of people’ test positive for Covid after second vaccination – but no hospital admissions
Council / Union insists ‘harmonisation’ is not the only option
Court / Pair fined after assault
Court / Lerwick man admits drugs supply charge
Politics / Politicians urge government to intervene in escalating air traffic control dispute
Community / Can pollen in peat paint picture of Neolithic Shetland?
Also in the news / Funding for arts organisation, two Covid cases, ferry service reduced, Samaritans flag, fuel poverty funding, new LPA chair
Climate / Shetlanders invited to ask the experts about heat pumps
Court / Drug driver who was Covid positive banned and ordered to pay compensation
Community / ‘It wasn’t us’ gender equality group says following Lerwick graffiti attack
Court / Drink driver banned for a year
Community / Folk encouraged to get the bike out for Lerwick cycling event
Court / Prison sentence for man who mocked shop worker’s disability
Court / Man admits shouting racial insult to woman waiting for bus
Coronavirus / Ten new Covid cases recordedNHS Shetland is also now sending people messages if they have been in a setting where others have tested positive
Energy / Viking construction progressing well but cement supply a worry
Emergency services / Old ammunition trawled up by fisherman to be destroyed
Community / Reimagining the past with Stenness fishing station ‘sound walk’
Nature / First local sighting of beluga whale in nearly 25 years
Police / Graffiti condemned as ‘thoughtless’ and ‘bloody disgraceful’
Council / Tug workers heading towards becoming full SIC employees
Coronavirus / Young people at higher risk of Covid set to be offered vaccinationsIt comes as a further five cases of Covid were reported in Shetland
Also in the news / Energy plant upgrade, peat restoration event, food documentaries, slow wage growth and more
Marine / Cruise ship activity to pick up pace
Politics / Island MSPs call on government to fix college funding ‘anomaly’
Community / Electric vehicle charger and solar panels installed as Northmavine looks to go greener
Arts / Musician to bring self-designed pipes north for trio of gigs