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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
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
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Space / More rocket testing at Scatsta
Council / Committee approves planning permission in principle for house near Clickimin Broch
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
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Community / Fire fighters to host fundraising car wash day
Transport / Government agency denies suggesting cutting back seafood exports to alleviate ferry capacity pressure
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
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Community / ‘A great day’: reaction as women allowed in Up Helly Aa squads
Community / Former Lerwick shop could turn into venue for Muslim prayer
Council / ‘Regrettable’ that Westminster is in line to provide less funding than Brussels, Robinson says
Transport / Breakdown on Yell Sound ferry service
Council / Councillors concerned at results of internal audit checks
Transport / NorthLink given ‘strong message’ on shared cabins
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Transport / Travellers asked to consider if Bluemull journeys are ‘essential’ amid vehicle backlogNorth Isles councillor Ryan Thomson, from Unst, said it was a “dark day” for the area
Arts / Local writers secure funding for new dialect project
Community / ‘It’s been a fantastic 30 years’- owners of Vaila put island up for sale
Marine / Strike action ‘inevitable’, port says
Also in the news / SFA sponsorship, plenty on in Brae, food writer visit and more
Transport / ‘We are doing everything we can to minimise disruption’ says SIC ferry chiefStaff vacancies and absences have particularly affected services to Yell, Unst and Fetlar, with disruption continuing this week
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