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Community / Christmas tree up ahead of switch-on event
Showcase / New cost effective web-building tool launched by local companyA local web design company is offering a unique and extremely cost-effective web-design service specifically aimed at smaller companies, micro businesses or self-employed sole-traders.
Feature / Crowds turn out to marvel at craft workImpressive variety of arts and crafts on sale at Clickimin
Faroe keen to bring high speed 5G to isles
Feature / A working life committed to the port authorityChief executive Sandra Laurenson retires today after almost 44 years at Lerwick Harbour.
More talks needed to resolve air traffic control dispute
Community / Keys to new Eric Gray handed overThe building will provide specialist support for adults.
Isles man left Paradise days before tragic firePeter Sandison, originally from Unst, lived in the California town for about five years.
Airline staff get de-icing training
Feature / All set for this year’s Children in NeedOVER 90 prizes will be up for auction during this year’s BBC Radio Shetland Children In Need fundraiser.
Community / Choir to record MRI charity single
Updated Fishing industry unhappy with draft Brexit dealMORE favourable trade terms for the UK to access EU markets following Brexit are likely to depend on EU fishing vessels being given continued access to UK waters.
Local eye injection programme for AMD ‘still on track’Treatment in Lerwick could save money and patient distress
Call for full Yell ferry service on MondaysThere are currently eight fewer sailings to allow for maintenance and training.
Community / Apprentices recognised
Community / Althing returns#MeToo and Brexit will be on the agenda.
Man reported missing
Church merger one step closerPlans are afoot to unite the Shetland and Aberdeen presbyteries.
Community / South mainland projects need your voteOVER 20 organisations will vie for funding at a participatory budgeting event due to be held in the South Mainland this weekend.
Business / Scottish Enterprise grant helps Sea Farms innovateScalloway introduces humane fish slaughter.
Lerwick to host cruise ship emergency planning exerciseA MULTI-agency emergency planning exercise is set to take place in Lerwick next year to explore the consequences of a major terrorist incident on a cruise ship.
Plans in for Sandwick housingMORE social housing could be on the horizon for Sandwick after plans were submitted for 12 units.
Youngsters asked to contribute to fiery Edinburgh HogmanayRegional symbols will be burned at Holyrood
BT cold call warningBT is reminding its customers to continue being on their guard when receiving cold calls from companies pretending to work on behalf of the communication company.
Air traffic controllers vote for action over pay
Refugee aid group looking for new premisesShetland Solidarity with Refugees has used Brevik House for around two years.
Review / The magic quality of island lifeNatural history writer Patrick Barkham’s arrival in Shetland on Friday evening as a guest speaker for Wordplay was certainly an eventful one.
Local learners recognised at awardsDavid Spence and Rhona Tait were highly commended at the SQA ceremony.
Court / Assault leads to more time in prison
Shetland pays tribute to those who gave their livesISLANDERS commemorated the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with a Festival of Remembrance. Alex Garrick-Wright reports.
Capsized dinghy triggers emergency call outAITH lifeboat and the Sumburgh based search and rescue helicopter were called out on Sunday afternoon Shetland Coastguard received reports of a capsized boat off Muckle Roe.
Review / ‘The global web of life with a valley at the centre’WORDPLAY was host to one of Scotland’s most promising new writers, Malachy Tallack, who returned home to Shetland to deliver a travel writing workshop on Saturday morning at the Shetland Library and a public talk in Mareel in the evening to introduce his book Valley at the Centre of the World to a local audience. Alex Purbrick spoke to him about his latest book.
Community / Shetland marks WW1 armisticeA SERIES of events in Shetland to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War are under way in Lerwick, writes Alex Garrick-Wright.
Market House / Bike project successful in changing lives for the betterSHETLAND is fortunate to have a relatively high employment rate compared to other rural areas of Scotland.  However, there are people living in the isles who face barriers to employment arising from struggles with mental health, a criminal conviction, substance misuse and long term unemployment.
Town hall projection remembers lives lost at warEvents are taking place to mark the centenary of the end of WWI.
Review / Wordplay kicks off with an inspiring celebration of local writingWORDPLAY 2018 officially began on Thursday evening in Mareel with A Celebration of Shetland Writingwhere a small, intimate audience gathered to listen to poetry and prose from a variety of local writers. Alex Purbrick was in the audience.
Community / Young volunteers celebratedAnnual awards ceremony goes from “strength to strength”
Power off up north232 properties lost power on Friday afternoon.
Community / Ladies lifeboat guild raises thousands
Leaks at the town hallWater entered the building through its windows in recent bad weather.
More input into next ferry contractThe next Northern Isles contract will begin in October.
Hrossey to be held back in AberdeenThe northbound ferry will only leave for Lerwick in the early hours.