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Community / Covid funding to help events and festivals come back with a bang
Council / Councillors approve new business start-up grant scheme
Council / Russia tension contributes to £35m drop in value of council reserves
Transport / Freight boats with passenger cabins key consideration for transport officials
Transport / Loganair to introduce surcharge in response to rising fuel costs
Transport / Large drones transporting items like blood samples would be “quantum leap forward”, HIAL boss says
Council / SIC leader says yearly government budget settlements create ‘uncertainty’
Health / Hopes that new post will make Yell GP vacancy more appealing
Health / New mental health partnership planned
Transport / Levenwick road upgrade could get underway in 2026
Transport / Former SIC leader advocates more local control over external transport
Community / Community council suggests lighting Clickimin Broch in blue and yellow for Ukraine
Education / Body image and exam stress among reasons behind school counselling referrals
Council / Smith won’t seek re-election in May
Education / Praise for Whalsay School after follow-up inspection
Education / Surveys for those relocating to Shetland could help future recruitment, meeting hears
Council / SIC checking if any investments have links to Russia
Education / College looking to boost student numbers in recovery from pandemic
Education / Eight sites under consideration for potential new Brae school
Council / SIC meetings set to move home next month
Transport / Gatherings in Lerwick ferry waiting room a ‘concern’
Transport / Move faster on making ferry terminals more accessible, audit councillors say
Health / Health board looking to bring in visiting MRI service until permanent scanner arrivesA local scanner would mean less patient travel to Aberdeen
Council / Council still not ‘financially sustainable’ after setting latest budget
Updated Council tax and housing rent to be frozen
Council / Flea secures support for care home fire safety motion
Health / Nearly 180 patients seen in mobile operating theatre so far
Council / Councillor keen to see lines brightened at Black Gaet junction
Business / Scatsta to play host to more rocket testing
Emergency services / Fire service still keen to attract more women to join crews
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