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Council / New roles for councillors
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
Transport / ‘Forget about ferries and go for tunnels’, councillor says
Council / New Cullivoe road could cost £5m
Community / Other villages could benefit from town centre funding, councillors suggest
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
Community / Concerns raised in council chamber over bullying on social media
Energy / Energy hub plans ‘completely aligned’ with government ambitions, SIC adviser says
Business / Tech companies show interest in moving to isles after space funding boostDevelopment director admits, however, that more could be done with young people around future career opportunities
Council / Scottish Government pledges to fund school milk subsidyA price increase in school milk was set to be proposed before the government intervention
Council / SIC doing well in drive to tackle inequalities, meeting hears
Education / College students adapting well to blended learning, meeting hears
Education / New name picked for merged collegeWork across colleges and Train Shetland over last few months also praised by councillors
Number of personal alcohol licences down
Council / SIC staff set the record straight on vehicle fleet concerns‘Everybody who is driving a council vehicle has insurance, because the council self insures’, chief executive Maggie Sandison says
Coronavirus / Communication from government among greatest challenges for council during Covid outbreak, chief executive saysMaggie Sandison reflects on the lessons learned from the onset of coronavirus
Community / Fire safety in care homes should be as robust as possible, councillor says
Council / Councillor ‘horrified’ after audit finds some SIC drivers were without valid licence or insuranceDrivers not entering their PIN number in tracked vehicles is also highlighted
Coronavirus / Covid business grant scheme could have done with more checks, auditor says
Coronavirus / SIC leader wants ‘meaningful consultation’ if national lockdown is proposed
Energy / Environment agency says building Yell wind farm would have ‘negative impact on climate change’Erecting turbines on active blanket bog would be inconsistent with national targets to reduce emissions, SEPA says
Environment / Recycling rate on the up, but still lowest in Scotland
Transport / Free bus fares for under 19s a ‘good start’ but more could benefit, says councillor
Community / Yell Community Council unable to comment on wind farm plans due to lack of eligible members
Education / Education chair has faith in judgement of teachers for next year’s grades
Council / SIC convener welcomes consultation on updated code of conduct for councillors
Coronavirus / SIC leader frustrated by lack of talks with government on Covid-19 restrictionsFirst minister Nicola Sturgeon, meanwhile, reiterates that a different approach for the islands is not being ruled out
Politics / IJB chair says board should have had more involvement in health and social care plan
Transport / Councillors unhappy with lack of consultation on cancellation of NorthLink group bookings
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