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Education / Higher and advanced higher exams to be cancelled
Community / End of the line for over 20 payphones across islesNetwork operator BT, however, is offering the chance for communities to take on a phonebox
Environment / Traffic cones, bicycle and satellite dish among rubbish recovered from Whalsay harbour
Arts / Tributes paid to ‘outstanding’ bassist who enjoyed jazz career after leaving isles
Arts / Recording of saxophonist’s Muckle Roe gig to get the vinyl treatment
Business / PhD student launches crowdfunder after designing laptop standDrew Garrick couldn’t find what he wanted online, so decided to create one himself
CAB - Support for EU citizens applying for settled status
Nature / Underwater photographer’s striking image picked to front nature calendar
Energy / Viking developer says it has ‘consent for all works’ at Kergord after planning report raises concern
Arts / Female skaters wanted for photo project
Arts / ‘Straight-up exciting fiddle and guitar music’ – Couper brothers to release debut album
Police / Emergency services airwaves restored after fault
Coronavirus / Board hears of some of the logistical challenges of Covid vaccine roll-out
Community / Wishart says free period products law is a ‘proud moment for Scotland’
Coronavirus / Over 40 fines issued for coronavirus breaches since April
Council / Cullivoe road project takes step forward
Community / Weisdale Kirk latest church to go up for sale
Council / Working from home proving popular
Weather / Photographer snaps striking picture in windy weather
Council / ‘We may struggle to fill seats’: SIC convener’s concern over interest in local democracy
Council / Virtual event to explore self-determination in island contextSpeakers from Faroe and the Isle of Man, as well as Shetland, will take part
Coronavirus / Health board preparing for Covid vaccine roll-outScottish Government has confirmed that priority groups could receive vaccinations as early as December
Energy / SIC natural heritage officer believes loss of peatland associated with Yell wind farm would be contrary to planning policy
Environment / SIC’s environment chairman says green plan is a ‘significant leap’ forwardNew petrol and diesel cars won’t be able to be sold after 2030, while the UK Government also wants to further hydrogen production and offshore wind
Community / Isles need to be promoted in ‘honest’ way following rebrand, development chief saysDiscussion also held over the best way to support struggling families
Weather / Heavy rain causes flooding in several areasPeerie Shop Cafe in Lerwick was forced to close due to flooding
Community / Warning made over fireworks after horses left ‘utterly distraught’ at noise
Community / Steep rise in number of children receiving help from foodbankManager David Grieve warns overall figures are just the ‘tip of the iceberg’
Updated ‘Uncertainty’ for employees as salmon company looks to sell Shetland operationsGrieg will instead focus on Norway and Canada, where there is ‘largest growth potential’
Military ordnance thought to be marine smoke marker
Emergency services / Dog owner full of praise for coastguard officers after rescue
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