Environment / Household waste recycling figures on the upFigures have surpassed expectations according to committee chairman Ryan Thomson.
Education / Concerns from union as council approves college merger
NHS issues advice for looking after yourself over the holidaysPeople are advised to learn GP surgery opening times
News round-up / Swan Sail trainee of the year, Shetland Boat Week, Inksters Solicitors expand
Community / Homes could be built at old school site
Marine / Fishing quota cuts loom as government prepares for final fisheries council
News round-up / Athlete travel scheme, works licence application
Letters / Tackling climate change: ‘it’s not news – and there’s no money in it’
Marine / Lifeboat tows in creel boat
Education / Council committees back college mergerPlans to merge Shetland’s tertiary education, research and training sector have been backed by two council committees.
Politics / Carmichael reacts to Brexit vote postponement
Community / Grant funding to tackle sexismShetland Rape Crisis to receive £25,000 from the Justice and Equality Fund.
Transport / Ferry user survey to help SIC make funding bid
Environment / Viking Energy applies for further changes to its consent
Police investigate ‘possible suspicious behaviour’
Education / College merger could save millions
Police appeal for dangerous driving witnesses
News round-up / Car accident, renewables recognised, Streamline deliveries, Bigton shop success and theatre show
Transport / Pressure builds on HIALGovernment-owned airport operator Highland and Islands Airports (HIAL) has come under renewed pressure for its alleged failure to serve rural communities.
Full-sugar Irn Bru cans add fizz to MRI fundraising appeal
Letters / Carmichael one of the Brexit saboteurs
Transport / HIAL reviewing use of water rescue craftsThe government owned airport operator said it would consult fully.
Police issue drugs warning after pair sentenced
Court / Pair jailed after drug smuggling goes wrongTwo men whose plot to bring nearly £30,000 worth of cannabis into Shetland was scuppered have been sent to prison.
Women’s Aid struggles to cope with demand
Court / Pottinger given unpaid work for growing cannabis plants
Court / Prison sentence for indecent images and bail breachesA man who downloaded over 150 indecent images and videos of children – including while he was on bail – has been sent to prison for over two years.
Court / Diazepam and prescription medication results in dangerous drivingA man has been sent to prison for 20 months after admitting driving dangerously from Dunrossness to Lerwick while unfit through drink or drugs.
Court / Prison for assaulting three women and stealing carA man has been sent to prison for eight months for assaulting three women at a house at Lerwick’s Sandveien housing estate.
Court / Prison term for downloading indecent imagesA man from Lerwick who downloaded over 21,000 indecent photos and videos of children has been sent to prison for 20 months.