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Arts / ‘Gay birds’ project commended in parliament
Health / Councillor ready to campaign for new hospital after seven-week stay in Gilbert BainRobbie McGregor was hugely impressed by the standard of care from staff – but said the hospital is ‘well past its sell by date’’
Community / Most camping böds staying closed this summerThere is difficulty in getting people to act as custodians – while some are shut for maintenance
Energy / Process underway to extend lifespan of Yell wind farm
History / New Skerries book a ‘labour of love’ for local historianViolet McQuade’s Out Skerries – The Forgotten Isles is getting a second launch event in Lerwick tonight
Community / Clickimin sensory rooms getting good feedback, local charity says
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Energy / Offshore wind plans include sites to east and west of Shetland
Community / Road resurfacing to limit access to Burra’s east isleHowever the SIC will now allow traffic through the road between 1pm and 1.30pm during the work
Energy / Design work underway on new mercury removal plant
Housing / Life in a caravan for social care worker struggling to find house after move northLack of accommodation for people moving to Shetland for a job has been highlighted in recent months
Business / Cafe set to reopen in Sumburgh Airport
Arts / Strawboys return for dance tour around isles
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Community / Good turnout for return of crab catching competition
Community / Fun day to be held as a ‘thank you’ to NHS staff
Education / Headteacher still sought for remote island schoolThe post at the Foula school has been re-advertised
Community / UnstFest team keeping an eye on ferries as popular event prepares to returnYoungsters who have learned ukulele will also put on a show as part of the event
Arts / Marjolein to preview comedy show ahead of month-long stint at the Fringe
Updated Major renewables boost as three isles wind farms given subsidy
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Politics / Unacceptable for PM to ‘cling to the trappings of power’, Carmichael saysTory MSP for the Highlands and Islands Jamie Halcro Johnston also calls for Boris Johnson to step down as prime minister now
Community / Plenty of positivity in Fair Isle – but a new ferry still missingPreparatory work is underway on the new bird observatory after 2019’s devastating fire – and a fibre broadband cable for the island is being brought ashore
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’
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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
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
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