Also in the news / Newsagents up for sale, dentist’s suspension continued, four Covid cases and more

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A LONG established Lerwick newsagents has gone on the market.

J J Taylor, on Commercial Road, has an asking price of offers over £39,000.

Estate agent Harper Macleod said the business has been on the go for over 80 years. It currently trades from leased premises.

The listing said there is “scope for an enthusiastic new owner with vision to develop the business and build on its established reputation”.

A FORMER Lerwick dentist has had his suspension continued by the General Dental Council (GDC).

The case against Michael Rylko, who formerly worked at the Family Dental Clinic on North Road, first came to light in 2020.

Conditions were imposed on his registration with the GDC following allegations that he failed to provide an adequate standard of care and treatment to four patients at the practice.

However, he was instead given an interim suspension in January 2021 because there was “no evidence” Rylko was engaging with the General Dental Council or complying with the conditions.


At a new meeting earlier this month, the interim suspension was continued.

A report added that it “appears that Mr Rylko is still residing abroad and not engaging with the GDC’s investigation”.

FOUR new cases of Covid have been recorded in Shetland, according to today’s (Monday) Scottish Government update.

Over the last seven days nearly 30 cases have been confirmed in the isles.

Across Scotland 2,297 new cases were reported today.

PEOPLE are being encouraged to check out the various CLAN Cancer Support lighthouses on show in Shetland before they are put up for auction to raise money for charity.

The Light the North trail, which covers the north of Scotland, will end on 17 October.

Lerwick Port Authority chief executive Captain Calum Grains said: “We encourage islanders to visit the Shetland lighthouses, including Victoria Pier – one of three large lighthouses and eight ‘little’ lights in Lerwick, Sumburgh and Scalloway – and donate to CLAN which gives vital support to Shetlanders during their treatment.”

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HEALTH boards and local authorities across Scotland will develop wide-ranging plans to help ensure good quality, locally sourced and produced food is a “practical everyday reality” for everyone under new legislation.

The Good Food Nation Bill will ensure Scottish ministers and a range of public bodies will produce good food nation plans to support social and economic wellbeing, the environment, health and economic development.

Rural affairs secretary Mairi Gougeon said: “We are committed to ensuring everyone in Scotland has access to healthy, nutritious fare and that businesses and public kitchens commit to producing, selling and serving good food.

“Organisations can play a leading role in this process – looking at how they boost local procurement, cut down food waste and packaging, use in-season produce as well disposing of food waste in an environmentally friendly way.”

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