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Climate / Kites flown for COP26 at Gilbertson Park
Letters / The threat to our planet
Climate / Experts warn wind farms should not be built on peatlandsWith governments pledging to accelerate the construction of onshore wind power until 2030 to help meet climate targets, scientists call for an urgent review of the policy of building turbines on peatlands. Jen Stout investigates.
Viewpoint / A cleaner and greener future is possibleAs world leaders gather in Glasgow for the COP26 UN climate summit, Celestine Verdcourt-Lawrence of Shetland Eco Youth calls on governments to stop pretending and start working seriously towards a net zero future
Community / Fair Isle ferry funding bid unsuccessful – but council told to try again
Energy / Orion team hoping to reach wide audience at COP26
Also in the news / Orkney makers on show, funding for carers, government targets more onshore wind, Hermaness progress and more…
Health / Mobile MRI scanner results in parking changes at Gilbert Bain
Arts / Let there be rock? AC/DC tribute gig axed due to lack of door staff
Community / Spaceport team not planning any launches during Norwick Up Helly Aa or Unst Show
Coronavirus / Nine more Covid casesMeanwhile parts of the Clickimin pool have been shut due to staff self-isolating
Letters / Another meaningless waste of everyone’s time?
Letters / COPOUT 26 – hot air and an expensive jolly
Community / Four days rowing down the Thames for MND charityGlenn Tonner will row more than 80 miles in a boat he made himself during lockdown
Nature / Gull picture award win shows Rebecca has good eye for a photo
Council / SIC sends out clear message on care service plans
Community / IJB’s concern over national care service proposal amid ‘one size doesn’t fit all’ warning
Also in the news / Flying kites for the climate, tributes paid to Jim Irvine, funding for LGBTQ event, ferry concern and more …
Community / Government and DVSA need to take responsibility, Carmichael claimsThe work of the government agency was discussed in parliament on Wednesday
Court / Bus company accused of discrimination cleared in employment tribunal
Updated Bus off the road
Letters / We agree with Stuart Hill
Arts / Fun exhibition to excite young readers and art lovers
Court / ‘A loathsome and despicable act’: teenager fined for racist insult
Court / Custodial sentence for breaching non-harassment order
Court / Supervision and unpaid work for indecent images charge
Court / Court round-up 27 October 2021
Court / Two released on bail after private court appearances
Also in the news / No cut on VAT on fuel bills, trustees week, Labour MSP on HIAL and more…
Education / Guest speakers lined up for college’s first ‘Space 101 Day’
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