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Coronavirus / Health chief welcomes government commitment on testingMichael Dickson warns, however, that the logistics are ‘not as simple as some may portray’
Community / Message in a bottle found 21 years after being sent from Faroe
Community / Bikers’ rally postponed again
Marine / From Toft to Lerwick for proposed net washing facility
Emergency services / Ambulance service ‘doing best we can to get positive outcomes’
Council / Hopes that direct contact will end ‘worrying practice’ of tankers lying off coastCouncil convener Bell ‘really pleased’ with response from oil industry
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Coronavirus / Remote island communities get their vaccineMeeting also hears that one of the two Covid cases recorded in Shetland in the last month was a ‘false positive’
Community / Family’s mourning ‘violated’ after thieves break into empty home days after funeral
Community / Recreational trust to reopen leisure centres in phases from Monday
Coronavirus / Leitch says government is happy to talk through logistics of testing travellers
Business / ‘Full steam ahead’ for Voe soft play centre after planning approval
Emergency services / Coastguard attends to washed-up life raft
Council / Planning service cut back to allow staff to tackle backlog of applications
Council / Lerwick phone mast would be a ‘monstrosity’, meeting hears as appeal is deniedCouncillors also remove a planning condition for a new house at Scatsta following an appeal
Features / ‘Life slows down’: the islander who swapped Shetland for living off-grid in a Norway forest
Transport / HIAL goes out to tender for new Sumburgh rescue craft and body scanner
Community / Fundraiser ‘speechless’ after appeal for fisherman’s family reaches £35,000
Updated Fundraising appeal for fisherman’s family raises thousands
Community / Lerwick lane reopens nearly two years after fire
Community / Funding success for local projects
Community / Work expected to start on £1.6m water upgrade in the summer
Politics / Boris Johnson responds to letter on Shetland self-determination – and hopes to visit isles this year
Community / Museum could reopen early next month
Politics / Councillors have no plans to stand again in Scottish Parliament election
Council / SIC chief welcomes anti-Viking group’s use of ombudsman
Arts / Cast and crew to be tested for Covid when crime drama resumes filming in April
Community / Charitable trust makes £159m gain on investments in just nine months
Coronavirus / Outbreak over and no current cases in isles, meeting hears
Transport / Bill for remote air traffic control project tops £6m so farShetland MSP Beatrice Wishart says the amount spent on the project so far is ‘disheartening’
Community / Church moves step closer to taking on science block at old Anderson
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