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Marine / New Valhalla heads to the fishing
News round-up / Funding for local projects, ballet to visit isles, restorative justice seminar
Updated Ofgem provisionally approves interconnector plansThe 600MW transmission link would allow large wind farms to export to energy from Shetland.
Transport / Sumburgh-bound plane turns back after bird strikes
Youth services team wins national award
Police investigate unprovoked assault and metal theft
Council / Over 700 tonnes of clinical waste burned by SIC
Health / Hospital beds to reopen
Entertainment / Tribute acts to head north
Transport / Further talks planned on air traffic control dispute
Community / Call to modernise Lerwick Up Helly Aa falls on deaf earsShetland for UHA Equality group says exclusion on the basis of gender has no place in the 21st century
Viewpoint / ‘Challenging conversations’Council chief executive Maggie Sandison on the urgent need to improve the quality of debate on Up Helly Aa
Review / ‘Incredible but unquantifiable’ night of music at Mareel
Transport / NorthLink delay
Facebook gets the Althing treatment
Community / Three cheers for guizer jarl Ian Jamieson as Delting Up Helly Aa gets under way
‘Not feasible’ for SIC to fund or deliver tunnel to Whalsay, new study reiteratesLocal councillor Duncan Simpson warns of a ‘slow and painful death for the island’ if ferry service worsens
Energy / Jobs to go at terminal
Council / SIC’s sympathy for New Zealand
Council / Household recycling rate up again
Marine / Seven local nominations for fishing awards
News round-up / Second Brexit referendum march, Sturgeon offering support to Fair Isle, SCT trustees wanted
Marine / Big opportunities for food and drink sectorA marketplace focusing on the isles’ seafood has been suggested.
Transport / Filmmaker defends NorthLink documentarySome locals felt the film was too ‘tabloid’ in its approach.
Health / Health and social care partnership plans for the future
Entertainment / Orcadian folk quartet Fara back for more
Council / Flea frustrated at lengthy reading list
Community / May hints at support for rebuilding Fair Isle Bird Observatory
Energy / Gas plant workers strike in dispute over shift rota
News round-up / Dare to be different, lottery anniversary, nesting gulls, Battle of the Bands, New Shetlander, renewables jobs promise
Community / Local volunteer picks up national award
Emergency services / Spaniel rescued by coastguard volunteers
Samaritans cyclist to finish UK-wide trip in Lerwick
Brexit / Second meaningful vote defeated by 149 votes
Community / Thousands raised for family after Fair Isle fire
Council / No overprovision of off-licences in town for now, board decides
Marine / Nil Desperandum to be scrapped
Council / Extra hour on hop nightThe Brae Hall wanted more time to allow patrons to leave.
Trust keen to see bird observatory rebuilt
Court / Remanded in custody
Emergency services / Fire fighters still at scene of ‘tragic’ Fair Isle blaze
Feature / Duo look forward to ‘exciting and nerve-wracking’ concert at home