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Community / Dogs Against Drugs nets wind farm grant
BBC Filming / Heylor is next for crime drama filming
Shetland Charitable Trust - Shetland Befriending Scheme is looking for volunteers!
Reviews / Wordplay 2021: Identity, creativity and a strong sense of placeShetland’s annual literature festival Wordplay, celebrating its 20th birthday this year, comes to an end later today (Sunday). Alex Purbrick went along for Shetland News and spoke to local and visiting authors
Business / Fish in a box scheme to deliver ‘catch of the day’ to front door
BBC Filming / Maywick road closed on Monday to allow filming of ‘very important scenes’
Nature / Noss gannet photos net big acclaim in ocean photography awards
Arts / Writer ‘humbled’ to have poem featured in national climate exhibition
Community / Around 1,600 properties will need vouchers under broadband schemeMore than 2,600 properties, however, are in line for an upgrade in the next three years under the main R100 programme
Community / Historic environment agency to investigate ‘Britain’s most northerly graffiti’ at former radar base
Business / Strang believes Unst is the ‘forgotten spaceport’ when it comes to support
Community / More investment needed in tackling child poverty, councillor says
Coronavirus / Local Covid figures continue to decrease
Community / Completion of Sandwick housing a ‘real victory’ amid challenge of Brexit and Covid
Community / Claire chosen as new food tourism ambassador
Letters / Galling
Council / New Orkney waste facility would result in less rubbish being sent north for burning
Court / Justice run ‘on a shoestring’ does not serve anyone – Wishart demands action
Community / Charitable trust to increase spending as investments swell to nearly £500m
Transport / ‘More needs to be done’ on boat passenger capacity, councillor says
Also in the news / MP seeks farming commitment, import concern, broadband outage, oil call and more…
Community / Community council demands new power lines be buried
Court / Teenager fined for risky overtaking manoeuvre
Energy / Funding awarded to project to map out greener future for isles’ maritime industry
BBC Filming / Sandwick to play host to crime drama filming
Court / Court left frustrated after accused has trial date set for spring 2024
Transport / Options being looked to alleviate freight capacity constraints, meeting hears
Coronavirus / Thirteen new Covid cases
Transport / Wind farm construction helps airline’s recovery from pandemic
Court / Lerwick man narrowly avoids jail sentence
Court / Sheriff court round-up 15 September 2021
Community / Alzheimer’s fundraiser Karen Penny close to completing epic journey
Updated ‘We need action’ – industry highlights freight ‘crisis’ ahead of meeting with minister
Environment / Environment agency objects to space centre plans over peat concernSEPA said it will withdraw its objection if the issue is resolved
Community / No Nesting and Girlsta Up Helly Aa next year
Court / Eagle-eyed prison staff foil drug smuggling attempt
Updated First minister confirms Covid vaccines for 12 to 15 year olds and boosters for older populationNHS Shetland said there will be further information in due course on how people will be called for their appointments
Community / Mind Your Head launches new service for parents with young children‘Three-pronged’ approach aims to support mental health during the first 1,000 days of parenthood
Also in the news / Safe driving, castle on sale again, national awards nominations and more…
Health / Community encouraged to vote for Lisa in Scottish Health Awards
Community / New cohort of community councillors but many vacancies remain
Community / Preparations move up a gear for Tall Ships
Transport / Talks over air traffic control dispute warmly welcomedCouncil transport committee chairman says halting the project is the only ‘logical outcome’