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Viewpoint / Filming Shetland will be drama-free, BBC assures islandersITV Studios’ producer of the crime drama Shetland, Louise Say, responds to concern voiced here by Tom Morton who earlier this week asked whether it is a good idea to resume filming the popular series as early as April
Coronavirus / Lib Dems welcome commitment to introduce island testing
Climate / SIC embarks on campaign for cheaper electricity pricesIslanders need to benefit from cheap green energy, council insists
Business / Wholesaler calls for greater support amid tough trading conditions
Marine / From Toft to Lerwick for proposed net washing facility
Court / Man remanded in custody
Emergency services / Ambulance service ‘doing best we can to get positive outcomes’
Coronavirus / Health board confident over second doses despite supply issues delaying vaccination rollout
Council / Hopes that direct contact will end ‘worrying practice’ of tankers lying off coastCouncil convener Bell ‘really pleased’ with response from oil industry
Police / Man charged after reports of Lerwick disturbance
Coronavirus / Remote island communities get their vaccineMeeting also hears that one of the two Covid cases recorded in Shetland in the last month was a ‘false positive’
Community / Cullivoe ready to celebrate lockdown Up Helly Aa in style
Police / Postal system remaining popular for drug dealers during pandemicShetland area commander Lindsay Tulloch, meanwhile, is to be seconded to a post in the Highlands and Islands
Emergency services / Steep rise in number of accidental house fires
Viewpoint / ‘Why not wait, Shetland? That’s all. Wait a few weeks’Please come to Shetland, Shetland. But not yet, says Tom Morton.
Reviews / The magic of storytellingHelen Kerr reviews Prisoner of War, written by Lesley Leslie, directed by Jennie Atkinson, performed by Islesburgh Drama Group and broadcast on BBC Radio Shetland last week
Community / Family’s mourning ‘violated’ after thieves break into empty home days after funeral
Coronavirus / Level three ‘appropriate’ while vaccination effort is ongoing
Transport / Linkspan work at Vidlin ferry terminal scheduled for April
Community / Recreational trust to reopen leisure centres in phases from Monday
Community / Book browsing to return to library from next week
Coronavirus / Leitch says government is happy to talk through logistics of testing travellers
Business / ‘Full steam ahead’ for Voe soft play centre after planning approval
Emergency services / Coastguard attends to washed-up life raft
Coronavirus / Vaccination rollout to slow down as half the population has had first dose
Police / Police investigate Lerwick housebreaking
Climate / Hydrogen – a future for the isles beyond petroleum?Shetland Islands Council is choosing the ‘industrial’ approach to tackle the climate emergency
Community / Transport secretary adamant remote tower project is the way forwardWishart launches second petition against controversial HIAL plans
Climate / Latest figures confirm extent of fuel povertySome help is available locally but Wishart urges Scottish Government to do more
Council / Planning service cut back to allow staff to tackle backlog of applications
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