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SIC / Emotions run high as new Eric Gray centre prepares to openThe long-awaited launch of the facility at Seafield will mark the end of a process spanning over a decade.
Court / Hefty fine for £1 drug possession
Marine / Fish quota settlement ‘challenging’
Weather / Lerwick sea wall repairs ongoing
Most popular baby names revealed
Education / Childcare expansion timescales in the spotlight
Feature / Shetland News readers – share your festive snapsShare the festive love! We want you to send us your Christmas 2018 photos. Trees, pets, family, we’d like them all.
Energy / MoD objects to Viking Energy as wind turbines could undermine air defence
Business / Baltasound bar beckons for Unst
News round-up / Only boys allowed in Junior Up Helly Aa, Museum farewells
Marine / Record whitefish landings as EU fish talks continue436,000 boxes of whitefish landed at Lerwick, Scalloway and Cullivoe in 2018.
Weather / Weather causes ferry disruptions
Education / College merger given green light
SIC / Fish market funding bid failure ‘very disappointing’
SIC / Gas plant income on the rise
News round-up / Work on damaged sea wall, fraud warning and wing mirror vandalism
Court / Accused of drink driving
‘Ask for Angela’ aims to keep people safe in public
Weather / Waves undermine sea wall at South Commercial Street
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