Shetland News

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Latest Posts
Updated No Ofgem approval yet for 600MW subsea cableEnergy regulator encourages SSEN to submit revised proposals for vital interconnector
Court / Man jailed for domestic abuse
Promote Shetland - Shetland Pride of Place
Community / Calendar showcasing curious cat aims to raise cash for charityWorldwide interest shown in Tommy the cat
Court / Lerwick Sheriff Court round-up
Brexit / Post Office outlines changes if ‘no deal’ goes ahead
Transport / Airport layout could be rejigged to cater for new baggage scanner
Transport / Bressay ferry service disrupted after engine trouble
Letters / Urgent need for local energy strategy
Election letters 2019 / Chatter in the chamber but no clear direction
News round-up / Loganair baggage limit not reduced yet, funding for adapted bike, leaflet return scheme
Community / Gott housing nears completion
Marine / New landing craft for BK Marine
Community / ‘Everyone should claim the benefits they are entitled to’, Citizens Advice Bureau says
Sumburgh Airport water rescue facilities set for upgrade
Emergency services / Workers evacuated from North Sea oil platform
Community / Stromness to get a taste of SMUHA
Transport / Diverting freight vessel to ship goods into Scotland post-Brexit a ‘last resort’Transport Scotland says there is ‘no threat’ to the Northern Isles service after a no deal Brexit
Transport / Northern Isles lifeline ferry contract extended
News round-up / House repairs slower than average, new CLAN appointment, drug driving laws in force, Business Gateway events
Education / Expansion of Aith early years given planning go-ahead
Health / Measles alert issued after ferry sailingPassengers on a northbound journey in early October have been contacted by the NHS
Politics / Tory MSP tells Carmichael to back Brexit deal
Transport / Former air rivals team up for new agreement
News round-up / SNP spending criticised, American investment, car insurance claims, students travel for free
Community / Bikers raise thousands for charity
Court / Life jackets should be mandatory for fishermen, fatal accident inquiry recommendsSheriff Ian Cruickshank also recognises the ‘selfless bravery’ of crew mate following accident on the King Challenger in 2016
Business / HIE loan not repaid as company goes into liquidation
Updated Northern Isles politicians reject new Brexit deal
Politics / Politicians highly critical of Post Office ‘fait accompli’
Blue green algae found in Clickimin Loch
Court / Tribunal awards charity manager £20k for unfair dismissal
Marine / Whitefish landings at record high
Business / Sella Ness camp owner wants appeal costs covered by SIC amid accusations of ‘unreasonable behaviour’
Community / Tributes paid to father of leisure and rec John Nicolson
Community / Low turnout for Post Office relocation briefing
Health / Number of winter deaths down by one quarterNHS Shetland flu vaccination plan gets underway in October and November
Council / Black Gaet to close for white-lining work
Updated NHS to carry out review that could pave the way for new hospital
Community / MRI appeal to ‘scale up’ campaign as fundraiser joins team
Health board over budget by £1.4m so far this yearNHS Shetland board members also hear that a new GP for Yell has been recruited
Court / Remanded in custody
News round-up / Oil worker airlifted after fire, Greenpeace protest over, Scalloway hustings, college merger concern, proposed election law ‘harmful’, Debra a candidate again