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Coffee shop and cafe planned for Hay’s Dock
Items stolen from house in Sumburgh
Court / Prison term for violent behaviour towards police officers
Letters / A UNESCO designation too many
News round-up / Shopping mecca Lerwick, drink driving campaign, Eric Gray Centre donations and artwork on display
Work ongoing on World Heritage bid
Updated NorthLink cancellations
Business / Hotels could close if accommodation camp stays open, group claimsSella Ness owner says the facility is ‘for the overall benefit of the Shetland economy’.
Transport / Ageing population could be a reason for reduction in bus incomeConcerns have also been expressed over the town service bus in Lerwick.
Updated Winter vomiting bug closes two schools
Council to foot the whole bill for new Scalloway fish marketPeterhead and Lerwick got into European fund first.
Review / Andrews a gentle voice that gets under your skin
Marine / Outcry over Faroese fishing rights
Business / Sella Ness camp ‘damaging the local economy’The owner of the accommodation block wants to keep the facility open until at least 2026.
Politics / Draft budget ‘lacks detail’ on what will be coming isles’ wayTough funding climate set to continue for health board
News on North Isles broadband bid soon
Entertainment / Full-on birlin’ line-up for Hogmanay at Mareel
Education / Concerns from union as council approves college merger
Environment / Household waste recycling figures on the upFigures have surpassed expectations according to committee chairman Ryan Thomson.
News round-up / Swan Sail trainee of the year, Shetland Boat Week, Inksters Solicitors expand
NHS issues advice for looking after yourself over the holidaysPeople are advised to learn GP surgery opening times
Community / Homes could be built at old school site
Marine / Fishing quota cuts loom as government prepares for final fisheries council
News round-up / Athlete travel scheme, works licence application
Letters / Tackling climate change: ‘it’s not news – and there’s no money in it’
Marine / Lifeboat tows in creel boat
Education / Council committees back college mergerPlans to merge Shetland’s tertiary education, research and training sector have been backed by two council committees.
Politics / Carmichael reacts to Brexit vote postponement
Community / Grant funding to tackle sexismShetland Rape Crisis to receive £25,000 from the Justice and Equality Fund.
Transport / Ferry user survey to help SIC make funding bid
Environment / Viking Energy applies for further changes to its consent
Police investigate ‘possible suspicious behaviour’
Police appeal for dangerous driving witnesses
Education / College merger could save millions
News round-up / Car accident, renewables recognised, Streamline deliveries, Bigton shop success and theatre show
Transport / Pressure builds on HIALGovernment-owned airport operator Highland and Islands Airports (HIAL) has come under renewed pressure for its alleged failure to serve rural communities.
Full-sugar Irn Bru cans add fizz to MRI fundraising appeal
Letters / Carmichael one of the Brexit saboteurs
Transport / HIAL reviewing use of water rescue craftsThe government owned airport operator said it would consult fully.
Police issue drugs warning after pair sentenced
Women’s Aid struggles to cope with demand
Court / Pair jailed after drug smuggling goes wrongTwo men whose plot to bring nearly £30,000 worth of cannabis into Shetland was scuppered have been sent to prison.