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Education / Ollaberry headteacher post proving difficult to fill
Education / Small rise in home school numbers but no link to Covid anxiety, education chief says
Coronavirus / ‘Number of people’ test positive for Covid after second vaccination – but no hospital admissions
Transport / SIC transport chairman backs striking air traffic controllers
Coronavirus / Rise in Covid cases likely to be ‘natural lag’ behind mainland spike
Education / Instrument tuition funding commitment a ‘step in the right direction’
Council / Archaeologist warns against approving plans for house near broch: ‘This location is totally inappropriate’
Business / Co-op aims to ‘complement’ existing retail offering in Sandwick and Scalloway
Education / Cashless payments could come to Anderson High School canteen next term
Community / Path around Mareel and business park could be more accessible, meeting hears
Community / Lerwick Community Council to relay driving concerns to police
Energy / Viking Energy developer keen to make temporary working hours arrangement permanentSSE also intends to submit a planning application for a switching station in Yell next year
Council / Clean energy project keen to engage with marine industryMembers of the full council informed of progress on the ORION project – although Moraig Lyall believes it is a ‘huge gamble’
Community / Council ready to carry out island impact assessmentsSIC leader Steven Coutts says the local authority needs to ‘practise what we preach’ when it comes to impact assessments
Council / SIC to create two new posts to support Knab housing plans
Education / New learning estate strategy hugely important, meeting hears
Education / Don’t lose momentum on making case for change in pupil equity funding scheme, councillor says
Council / Audit report ‘one of best I’ve ever seen’, chairman says
Council / Community council election age limit lowered
Council / Plans to deliver cocktails to the door receive boost at licensing meeting
Council / Licensing board sees income drop by more than £10,000
Transport / Full steam ahead for new Fair Isle ferry funding bidLocal resident Eileen Thomson says ‘we desperately need a ferry suitable for life in the 21st century, to continue to attract visitors and prosper as a community’
Council / Council to seek early impact assessment on national care service plans
Council / Impact of Ronaldo cola move shows why council investments need to be viewed long-term, leader says
Council / Full council backs Levenwick road upgrade plan
Council / Further concern over number of vacancies in council
Community / People reminded to only leave ‘footprints’ at Sands of Sound beach as buried broken glass causes worry
Transport / Community council backs call for ferries to be included in free bus travel plan
Council / Broad welcome for possible improvements to Levenwick road
Council / SIC investments rise in value by more than £100mA warning was made, however, that the value of reserves fluctuate and need to be viewed long-term
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