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Energy / Union votes in favour of industrial action at Shetland Gas Plant
Council / Council tax and rents rise to offset measly Holyrood settlementShetland well below Scottish average in settlement
Community / Guizer Jarl Sweyn Asleifsson leads the way in Bressay
Letters / Sharing is caring
Transport / Local politicians disappointed with lifeline ferry tender detailsContract faces legal challenge from Pentland Ferries
Community / Police to train domestic abuse ‘champion’
Community / Crime rates falling but committee says ‘not good enough’Preventative strategy pays off according to chief inspector Lindsay Tulloch
Community / All geared up for Shetland’s longest Up Helly Aa celebrationsGuizer Jarl James O’Breckon leads the festival in Cullivoe
News round-up / Extra funding for NHS Shetland, new regional NFU advisor, fuel poverty bill and call for Viking public inquiry
Letters / Ridicule pole?
Council / ‘Let there be light’ councillors agree
Council / Turbine increase gets full backing from council
Updated Grieg Seafood Shetland raided by EU inspectors
Politics / Scott slams MP for his ‘role’ in pension tsunami
Environment / Bird watchers head out west after rare owl is found in Tumblin garden
Letters / What’s the point of the planning committee?
Letters / What’s more economic – tunnels or ferries?
Community / New charity helps people make empowering care connections
Council / Two appointed to represent isles in Scottish Youth Parliament
News round-up / Two injured in car crash, dangerous driving, new routes for Loganair, passenger decline at Sumburgh
Whalsay ferry service disrupted after Hendra bursts pipe
Letters / Open letter to councillors from Sustainable Shetland
Community / Pension protestors build up momentum at Tesco roundaboutProtest is about a wide range of social inequality
Drone in near miss with Loganair plane
Community / Northmavine Up Helly Aa: a day to sing, dance, ‘and have a right good laugh’A long and exciting day ahead for Kevin Jamieson and his squad
Court / Unpaid work for unpaid fine
Court / Man appears in private on two serious charges
Brexit / Crofting: Trying to stay positive and not despair
Health / NHS chief ‘disappointed’ by compensation pay outs
Community / New law will make a real difference to domestic abuseScottish Women’s Aid chief executive visiting the isles this week.
Council / Museum gets the go ahead for extension
Court / Young man narrowly escapes jail term
Court / Fine for careless driving that led to serious accident
Court / Causing trouble on board NorthLink ferry cost young man £1,000
Court / Court takes zero tolerance approach to domestic abuse
Court / Ten month prison term for domestic abuse
Council / Wind farm decision deferred for a week
Court / Man left permanently impaired from single punch
Court / Slow driver wouldn’t stop for police
Brexit / Pie and chips on the hospital menu post Brexit?
Council / Brae hall Up Helly Aa licence extension on ice
Review / There’s something fishy going on in ShetlandThe BBC’s murder-mystery series is back and it promises to be the grittiest yet