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Court / Police sergeant gives evidence to murder trial
Council / New roles for councillors
Coronavirus / Worries raised over possible transport ‘bottlenecks’ when restrictions ease at ChristmasNorthern Isles MP Alistair Carmichael said there is likely to be ‘massive amounts of pressure on plane and ferry services’
Community / Trust proposes Covid-19 contingency fund of up to £1.3 millionValue of investments now exceeds £410m as equity markets recover
Transport / Government minister invited to Fair Isle to explain ferry replacement delaySNP councillor Robbie McGregor says he has held talks with government officials on the matter
Council / SIC seeks to amend terms of wind farm environmental advisory groupViking critic Moraig Lyall appointed as council representative on SWEAG
SCT - charitable organisations 23/24 budget
Council / Cullivoe road project takes step forward
Rapid progress in developing Covid-19 vaccines offers ‘light at the end of the tunnel’Dr Susan Laidlaw advises islanders to seek information from trusted sources
Community / Christmas tree brings festive cheer to Da Cross
Community / Weisdale Kirk latest church to go up for sale
Transport / Air traffic controllers to vote on industrial actionThe ballot comes amid frustration over HIAL plans to centralise air traffic control in Inverness
Community / Museum winter opening hours offer more flexibility for visitors
Living Lerwick - Spend at da Street - Win with Local Loyalty
Transport / ‘Forget about ferries and go for tunnels’, councillor says
Marine / MP concerned by reports of possible ‘ten-year review’ with EU for fisheries quotasThe UK’s fisheries bill, meanwhile, has now become law
Health / New approach could ease burden on A&ESystem will offer alternative ways of accessing out-of-hours treatment
Council / Working from home proving popular
Coronavirus / Health board offers more details about roll-out of Covid vaccineNHS Shetland asks people not to phone your GP practice to ask about the vaccine until you have been invited to arrange an appointment
Community / Sandilands family completes Movember marathon fundraiserBrae-Quarff run raises over £1,000 and counting for men’s health charity
Letters / Opportunity to become disillusioned
Council / New Cullivoe road could cost £5m
Court / Witness recalls conversation with woman accused of murder
Community / Other villages could benefit from town centre funding, councillors suggest
Letters / Time to demand more say?
Energy / Viking Energy community benefit fund agreement an ‘important step forward’Applications for the £400,000-a-year advanced grant scheme will open in early 2021
Council / Leader says SIC will continue to argue for additional Covid costs to be coveredValue of the council investments also increased by £79 million between April and September
Letters / Not so disastrous
Energy / Work on Caithness switching station to get underway
Police / Dogs Against Drugs has assisted with seizures worth £125,000
Weather / Photographer snaps striking picture in windy weather
Council / ‘We may struggle to fill seats’: SIC convener’s concern over interest in local democracy
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