Home / 2020 / June
Features / Summer Garden GalleryIncluding LCC Gardening Competition entries
Health / Dickson to take on Orkney health chief roleHe will retain Shetland job
Coronavirus / Coronavirus warnings made though cases remain static in the isles
Council / Town hall to welcome some councillors as meetings take ‘hybrid’ form
Education / Inspection reports published for Dunrossness and Whalsay
Business / Sella Ness accommodation owner responds to ‘save our hotels’ petitionMalthus Uniteam’s Ian Jamieson said it is ‘very sad news’ when a business has to close – but he believes the Sella Ness camp will be ‘crucial’ in the coming years
Community / Nesting and Girlsta Up Helly Aa postponed until 2022The festival’s committee also confirms the ‘use of racial stereotyping’ in squads is not acceptable
Arts / New Shetlander magazine in ‘grim’ financial situation
Business / More shops reopen for business as lockdown rules relaxRetailers welcome the chance to reopen after months of closure
Transport / Card and contactless payments to be introduced on ferries
Court / Danish man accused of rape
Council / Council grants works licence for subsea cable
Coronavirus / Petition calls for quick turnaround time for all Covid-19 tests in case of second spike
Business / Cautious welcome for tourism VAT cut proposal
Education / Merged college launch date now projected for next summer
Business / Unst space team pleased to see Sutherland project receive planning approval
Letters / Losing faith in our council
Community / ‘Save our hotels’ petition gains support
Shetland Lives / ‘We just want to be treated equally and respectfully’One of the many folk who took part in the recent Shetland Staands wi Black Lives Matter event was 83-year-old William Hopkins from Bigton, who was raised in the US and was involved in civil rights marches. Here he and his daughter Yvette share what the movement means to them.
Community / Hotel staff ‘must now get the support they need’
Community / Playparks and multicourts to reopen next week
Council / SIC may need to make ‘difficult decisions’ to maintain financial balance
Community / Rainbow flag flying on top of Town Hall to mark Pride Month
Community / Reopening museum will cost ‘significant sums of money’
Letters / Explanation wanted
Letters / ‘You cannot have tolerance without being tolerant yourself’
Coronavirus / Wishart says islanders should not be disadvantaged as lockdown restrictions ease
Energy / Viking Energy focused on current plans as campaign group worried area around Scatsta could become ‘prime target’ for more turbines
News round-up / New food shop in town, changes to ferry/bus timetables, crime drama filming slated for next year
Energy / Oil companies keen to cut emissions but are non-committal on energy hub
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