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Court / Woman sent to jail for making threats
Council / SIC provides loan to building firm for housing
Court / Round-up from Lerwick Sheriff Court
Court / Man bailed after private appearance
Business / Scalloway becomes latest hotel to go on the market
Multi-agency Fair Isle fire debrief planned
Letter / An astonishing change in attitude (Toft pier redevelopment)
Energy / Wind farm developer considers subsidy bid
Nature / Whales cavort to the east and westSpectacular drone footage of humpback whales has been captured.
Emergency services / One vehicle accident near Sumburgh
Court / Fined for cannabis supply
Court / Appeared in private
News round-up / Textile exhibition, breast screening return, film makers’ dialect prize, Shetland Musicians Network
Letter / Manipulated mathematics? (proposed Toft net washing plant)
Updated Three vehicles damagedAll vehicles show signs of being deliberately scratched with a sharp implement.
Viewpoint / Taking pride in speaking with a regional accent‘We often talk about racism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, ageism and such, but rarely about discrimination towards regional accents’, writes Whalsay journalism student Chloe Irvine.
Efforts to detect driving offences pay off
News round-up / Online radio station launched, foster carer event, Easter egg cheer
Letter / Does anyone know of James Smith?
Nature / Wildlife sanctuary upgrade moves closer
Arts / Legendary piece of Scottish theatre comes to Mareel
Emergency services / Female firefighter recruitment event proves a success
Marine / Residents up in arms over Toft net washing plant plans
Red Cross to bring resilience training to island communities
Police seek information about ‘threatening’ bus passenger
‘Life-changing’ 4G arrives in Fair Isle
Emergency services / Suspicious package proves to be false alarm
News round-up / Ex-Stone Roses man heads north, oil giant sells assets, Unst screening, fuel poverty funding
Community / Language expert Derick Herning dies aged 86
Community / Community council not keen on Eshaness steps
Marine / Councillors back Toft Pier redevelopment
Fair Isle water works to be extended
Veg growers extend crowdfunding target
Letter / The opposite of ‘sustainable’ (Viking Energy)
Letter / Waste of a stamp? (Mossy Hill wind farm)
Health / Outgoing NHS chief sets out challenges ahead
Health / GP recruitment initiative showing first results
Campaigners call for halt on wind farms
Community / Mid Yell shop and post office could reopen
Energy / Upper Kergord access track gets green light
Viewpoint / Everyone is entitled to equal rightsI often delight in boring my students with the unique social, cultural and political status of Shetland, but the debate around (Lerwick) Up Helly Aa leaves me feeling ashamed, writes former Brae resident Karl Johnson.
Energy / Mossy Hill wind farm plans approved by councillors