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Transport / Warning made against increasing fares to cover cost of aviation’s transition to net zeroTransport partnership ZetTrans said any fare increases resulting from the transition would ‘exacerbate already existing inequalities’
Transport / Orkney ferry company not considering Shetland sailings
Transport / Ferry capacity at a ‘breaking point’, SNP MSP says
Updated ‘Utterly unacceptable’: ‘Grim’ scenes on busy ferry as passengers ‘compete for floor space’ to sleepTransport Scotland said the boat was busier than usual due to flight cancellations – and ‘seats were available for each of the 585 passengers on board the vessel’
Council / New SIC leader keen to make council more accessibleEmma Macdonald was appointed the council’s new leader last month, and she is keen for the SIC to be ‘more open to the public’
Arts / Good news for Gaada as funders reaffirm support
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Energy / Wind farm developer applies to use borrow pit material for private agricultural track
Council / Planning round-up
Community / Yell charity shop finds new home
Transport / Think about daytime NorthLink sailings, councillor urges Transport Scotland
Nature / Don’t climb over Sumburgh Head walls for puffin photos, RSPB says
Nature / Salmon industry keen to see licence fees used to tackle rural ‘housing crisis’The idea has been welcomed by Shetland MSP Beatrice Wishart
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Election / Douglas hoping for third time lucky in by-election
Election / Ex-community development worker to stand in North Isles by-election
Politics / First minister proposes independence referendum next OctoberLocal Labour councillor Tom Morton calls the independence push a “doomed piece of political theatre”
Community / New owners settle into Belmont House
Space / More rocket testing at Scatsta
Council / Committee approves planning permission in principle for house near Clickimin Broch
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Council / Councillors grant planning consent for Maywick house extension on appeal
Energy / Yell wind farm developer given two-year planning extension
Transport / Delight for islanders as council reinstates Monday Papa Stour ferry sailings
Community / Norway ties strengthened with ‘historic’ friendship agreementMeanwhile a donation has been given from Norway for a replica boat cradle and slipway restoration marking the Shetland Bus operation
Community / Fire fighters to host fundraising car wash day
Transport / Government agency denies suggesting cutting back seafood exports to alleviate ferry capacity pressure
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Council / Tourism infrastructure plan in the works
Sport / Footballer ‘delighted’ to land full-time apprenticeship with Ross CountyFirst team manager Malky Mackay says it is important to have a ‘conveyor belt of young talent from the Highlands and Islands’
Council / Covid funding to help low income families and businessesExtra funding will also go to the busy Shetland Citizens Advice Bureau
Community / Women and girls allowed: gender restriction removed on Lerwick Up Helly Aa squadsBoth the senior and junior Lerwick Up Helly Aa fire festivals will be fully open to females
Community / ‘A great day’: reaction as women allowed in Up Helly Aa squads
Community / Former Lerwick shop could turn into venue for Muslim prayer
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