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Coronavirus / Travel to and from Scottish mainland to reopen this monthPeople will also be able to travel across Scotland to visit family and friends outdoors from this Friday (16 April)
Coronavirus / Mixed reaction to latest easing of Covid restrictionsNHS Shetland urges people to follow Covid rules after two new cases were confirmed for the islands
Viking Energy - Viking Wind Farm and the Shetland HVDC Transmission Link
Transport / SIC to examine if new £4.8bn fund could pay for replacement Fair Isle ferry
Community / Pandemic has made poverty a ‘bigger issue for more people’
Transport / Loganair offers customers chance to move flight if they want to watch Prince Philip funeral
Scottish Parliament election, 6 May 2021
Election / Campaign round up – 13 April 2021
BBC Filming / Two south end beaches to be closed off for filmingScousburgh road will also be closed for a time on Thursday
Letters / Comprehensive and unbiased election coverage
Council / Land owners receive first Viking Energy rent payment
Council / ‘Exceptional’ regional marine plan set to become first in Scotland
Court / Remanded in custody on assault charge
Council / Planning staff shortage ‘not fair’ on community, meeting hears
In Pictures / Getting a glimpse into filming of new crime drama series
Coronavirus / NHS Shetland confirms one new Covid case
Marine / Frustration as Pesorsa Dos returns to local fishing grounds
BBC Filming / Crime drama filming moves to Foulawick for action scenes
Community / Wind farm community benefit fund announces first grants
Community / Wildlife sanctuary comes to the rescue of Roger the otter cub
Community / Town Hall flag to fly at half mast after death of Prince Philip
Coronavirus / ‘No indication’ when a decision will be made on islands Covid restrictions, SIC chief executive says
Coronavirus / One in five have had second Covid vaccine dose, figures show
Transport / Community keen to see speed limit lowered on Burra bridge
Council / New forum would allow youngsters to have ‘meaningful discussion’ about issues affecting them
BBC Filming / Crime drama filming to take place around sheriff court on Monday
Business / Proposed Co-op stores could destroy local shops, retail sector warns
Reviews / ‘The truth didn’t really matter at all’Helen Kerr reviews Islesburgh Drama Group’s production of Marion Pardone written by Lesley Leslie, directed and produced by Jennie Atkinson and broadcast by BBC Radio Shetland on 1 April.
Council / Council leaks are not in the public interest – SIC convener
BBC Filming / Watch out for road closures as crime drama filming moves to Lerwick
Also in the News / Frozen in time, Shetland Springs, transport fares, step count and Parkinson’s
Letters / A matter of deep unfairness
Election 2021 / Sean RobertsonScottish Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC)

Sean Robertson, a NHS worker and anti-cuts campaigner from Easter Ross has been announced as the lead candidate for the Scottish Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) on the Highlands and Islands regional list:

“A GMB member I am an experienced anti-austerity and socialist campaigner, having led the successful Highlands…


Business / ‘Hoping for the best, expecting the worst’: uncertainty reigns but tourism industry remains hopefulFrustration for businesses as lack of clarity on travel restrictions drags on
Coronavirus / Schools back on Monday, council confirms
Community / Local support available to tackle energy debts
Election / Campaign round-up – 7 April 2021
Community / Marathon-running Martin thanks public for raising £14,500
Election / Wills promises more local control to entice the fishing vote
Politics / HIAL board members appointed for ability not location, parliament committee told
Letters / The people of Shetland deserve better
Letters / Poorly designed consultation
Community / Leisure centre services may need to be cut if finances don’t improve, trust chief warnsShetland Recreational Trust is also reviewing its subscription packages
Coronavirus / Secondary pupils to return to classroom after Easter break, first minister confirms