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Health / Islander speaks out to raise awareness of common condition that can take years to diagnose
Community / Mixed feedback for ‘sticking plaster’ islands bond proposalThe Fair Isle community believes it could act as a pilot area for the Scottish Government plan to tackle rural depopulation
Coronavirus / New Covid death registered
Transport / ‘The ferries are becoming unviable’: Yell development group director keen on tunnels
Letters / Fixed links are the best options – financially and environmentally
Also in the news / Support for carers, CRUK unity bands, Parkrun cancelled, HIE survey, distance aware scheme, community choir
Coronavirus / Hundreds of Covid cases in last few weeks
Who stands for the Council? / Fair ferry funding deal shows councillors ‘can truly make a difference’Leadership needed to ensure community’s voice is heard loud and clear by government
Transport / NorthLink warns of possible cancellations
Letters / Safeguarding Shetland’s rights
Letters / What’s going on?
Community / Carmichael speaks out in support of man whose medical cannabis was seized by police
Updated Change in direction for HIAL saves island air traffic control jobs
Who stands for the Council? / Council and NHS aim to care for people at home wherever possibleImplementing national care service locally will be among key challenges
Environment / More dog waste bins for the south mainland
Council / SIC defends committee’s decision-making process in response to Viking Energy planning appeal
Letters / What service will be target of the next budget cuts?
Who stands for the Council? / ‘Exciting opportunity’ to shape education to meet bairns’ long-term needsDebate has moved decisively away from focus on school closures
Police / Local man ‘distraught’ after police seize his medical cannabis
Community / Female participation ‘to be discussed’ at next Up Helly Aa committee meeting
Marine / Salmon farmers furious at new seabed lease charges
Also in the news / Care festival returns, SNP MSP backs tunnels, fuel poverty survey, offshore wind grant, young musicians
Police / New area commander takes up post in Shetland
Community / More than £11,000 raised for charity as squad walks through the night
Letters / ‘I too have equality concerns’
Community / Museum doors remain closed
Community / Aith charity shop plots community asset transfer of building and land
Community / No role for council to make Lerwick Up Helly Aa more inclusive, says SIC
Community / ‘It’s time to start talking’ – says equality campaigner who has set up camp outside Lerwick Town HallPeter Hamilton wants the SIC to facilitate talks with Up Helly Aa committees
Community / Covid themed Up Helly Aa bill at the Cross
Community / Up Helly Aa display lights up Bruce Crescent
Who stands for the Council? / Effort to bring down carbon emissions ‘needs energetic people to drive it forward’Reducing fuel costs faced by islanders goes hand in glove with tackling poverty
Transport / New mainland Whalsay ferry terminal ruled outPeople are being asked for their views on an outline business case for future transport links to Whalsay
Coronavirus / Praise for schools’ response as health board hears high number of recent Covid cases are children
Coronavirus / Mix of home and office working encouraged from Monday
Health / Mobile operating theatre hailed as ‘fantastic’
Who stands for the Council? / Councillors can help industry ‘capitalise on direction world is going in’Housing, jobs and infrastructure the key to a strong local economy
Reviews / Emotional moments as Shetland sets the scene at Celtic Connections festival
Transport / HIAL board discussing air traffic control options as it releases breakdown of £9m spend
Community / Adventurous cat’s calendar raises paw-some amount for charity
Transport / Islanders asked to have their say in fixed links discussion
Marine / Cruise ship to visit Lerwick next week in early start to season