Viewpoint / SLAP deal ‘extremely good news’FORMER council leader Gary Robinson explains why buying Shetland Charitable Trust (SCT)’s property arm SLAP was the right thing to do for the council and why public buildings should never have ended up in the ownership of the company in the first place.
Business / Fish processor opens doors at GremistaA NEW fish processing business opened in Lerwick on Wednesday in a venture that is planned to incorporate a retail shop by the end of the year.
Arts / Mareel recording studio opens its doorsAN OPEN day is being held at Mareel this weekend to give people a chance to learn more about its recording studio.
Concern over fracking investmentFund managers Baillie Gifford said it invests SIC money into two fracking companies.
Business / Economic strategy approved by SICSHETLAND Islands Council has given the green light to implementing a refreshed economic development strategy which aims to see 250 new private sector jobs created in the isles over the next four years.
Business / Farm future up for discussion in NovemberTHE NATIONAL Farmers’ Union is holding a roadshow in Lerwick on 15 November to gauge members’ views on a new agriculture policy for Scotland in the face of an “unpredictable future”.
Business / Unken cakes in an unken busHAVE you ever found yourself wondering what’s inside that white minibus parked at Lerwick’s Lochside right next to the new emergency landing site?
Children’s teeth in good shapeSHETLAND has the second lowest incidence of dental decay in primary one children in Scotland, according to new figures.
Business / Miller outlines targets for tourismAN AMBITIOUS tourism strategy has been launched for Shetland that aims to bring an extra £10 million into the sector over the next five years.
Health board chairman: no ‘surprises’ in damning audit reportTHE CHAIRMAN of NHS Shetland says there were no real surprises in a new Audit Scotland report which said the national health service is no longer in a financially sustainable position and needs to move away from short-term fire-fighting to long-term change.
Community / Lodberry hopes sink for scoutsTalks are ongoing about finding alternative premises.
Two road traffic accidents – no injuriesEMERGENCY services were called out to attend to two road traffic collisions within an hour late on Monday afternoon.
Plane diverted after crack found in windscreenA LOGANAIR flight from Sumburgh to Glasgow was diverted to Aberdeen on Monday afternoon after crew discovered a crack in the cockpit’s windscreen.
Offshore activity down again at Lerwick HarbourLERWICK Port Authority says the low level of activity in the offshore industry “continues to disappoint” after it released figures for the first nine months of 2018.
Scared seal snapped evading orca’s attention
Watch footage of winchman being lowered in strong winds
Business / Shetland News supporters pay for new website
Business / Grieg’s fish suffer in the sunThe salmon company reported a loss in the third quarter of 2018.
Community / Extra cash to help victims of sexual violence
Vikings to visit LerwickThe Follow the Vikings roadshow will descend on the town in November.
Air discount could be extended to students
Business / Fish landings at Scalloway continue while new market is builtSCALLOWAY’s ‘new’ interim fish market is now operational ahead of Shetland Islands Council (SIC) awarding a £5.6 million contract to demolish the old market and build a new state of the art facility at Blacksness Pier.
Community / Minister keen to prioritise rural areas for broadbandTHE SCOTTISH Government says it will take an “outside-in” approach to rolling out superfast broadband access the country – meaning that rural areas could be the first to benefit.
Business / Tidal project wins European awardA TIDAL energy project in Bluemull Sound has won a European Union award.
Politics / Scores of community council vacancies remainOVER 40 seats on community councils across Shetland remain unfilled after a recent election despite increased efforts to encourage people to put their name forward.
Community / SIC explores Da Street going ‘car free’A PUBLIC consultation is set to be carried out next year on whether Lerwick’s Commercial Street should have a “car free period” during the day.
Business / New fisheries bill introduced to parliamentFISHING leaders have welcomed a new fisheries bill which the UK Government says will bring more powers to Scotland after Brexit.
Court / Driver on ‘cusp’ of disqualificationA BOTCHED overtake manoeuvre on a blind uphill corner in Whiteness has landed a driver with nine penalty points and a fine of £600.
Court / Drink-drivers disqualifiedA MAN from Lerwick has been disqualified from driving for 18 months after getting behind the wheel while three and half times the alcohol limit.
Date set for airport car parking chargesA £3 per day car parking charge at Sumburgh Airport will be introduced on 1 December ahead of the Christmas break.
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