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Updated Ofgem provisionally approves interconnector plansThe 600MW transmission link would allow large wind farms to export to energy from Shetland.
Transport / Sumburgh-bound plane turns back after bird strikes
‘Not feasible’ for SIC to fund or deliver tunnel to Whalsay, new study reiteratesLocal councillor Duncan Simpson warns of a ‘slow and painful death for the island’ if ferry service worsens
Transport / Filmmaker defends NorthLink documentarySome locals felt the film was too ‘tabloid’ in its approach.
Emergency services / Spaniel rescued by coastguard volunteers
Community / Thousands raised for family after Fair Isle fire
Trust keen to see bird observatory rebuilt
Emergency services / Fire fighters still at scene of ‘tragic’ Fair Isle blaze
Police to keep close eye on roads up northConcerns have been raised again about the speed limit in Urafirth and Hillswick.
Feature / Impromptu Lerwick wedding for Australian couple‘We only told my mum the night before’
Broadband speeds continue to lagShetland and Orkney are among the slowest local authority areas in the UK, according to new research.
Arts / Gods and monsters to descend on museum
Transport / Calmac and Serco in frame for ferry contractDFDS said it could not comment on whether it was the third bidder.
Nature / Otters, orcas and…Ewan McGregorShetland’s wildlife will feature in a new BBC documentary.
Environment / Tangled gannet sparks marine litter reminder
News round-up / Energy advice clinics, business branding workshop, local band’s US deal
Council / Clinical waste from Scottish health boards burned by council
Drone safety adviceThe coastguard is keen to keep up dialogue with local drone operators.
Lockerbie remembered 30 years on: ‘Something hit the roof of my van’Rory Gillies, from Lerwick, saw a ‘huge inferno’ after Pan Am Flight 103 exploded.
SIC looks to Yell to kick-start hydrogen economyHeating and transport are two ways in which hydrogen could be used.
Politics / SIC leader ‘extremely concerned’ by draft budget
News round-up / Port appointment, sea wall update, waiting time target and foodbank collection
Coffee shop and cafe planned for Hay’s Dock
Work ongoing on World Heritage bid
Business / Hotels could close if accommodation camp stays open, group claimsSella Ness owner says the facility is ‘for the overall benefit of the Shetland economy’.
Business / Sella Ness camp ‘damaging the local economy’The owner of the accommodation block wants to keep the facility open until at least 2026.
News round-up / Car accident, renewables recognised, Streamline deliveries, Bigton shop success and theatre show
Full-sugar Irn Bru cans add fizz to MRI fundraising appeal
Transport / HIAL reviewing use of water rescue craftsThe government owned airport operator said it would consult fully.
Women’s Aid struggles to cope with demand
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