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Climate / Council committed to action on climate changeCampaigners and the council call on the community to work together to reduce carbon footprint
Council / SIC and hoteliers lose planning battle over Sella Ness camp
Community / Volunteers sought for new Viking research project
Transport / Loganair renews calls for air passenger duty exemption on island flights
Climate / SIC to discuss climate change as grassroots group hands in petition
Marine / End of an era as salmon producers’ organisation closes Lerwick office
Advanced Social Media Workshop - 11 Feb 2020
Politics / Air traffic control centralisation to be discussed in parliament
Community / High speed broadband for all delayed until at least 2023The delay leaves communities in limbo according to the Conservatives
Council / Late budget puts council services at risk
Business / Tourism industry and council oppose visitor tax
Climate / 2019 – ‘the year we realised climate change is real’
Energy / Decarbonising Shetland’s oil industry
Community / Electric shop joins local couple in donating TV sets to CLAN Cancer Support
Energy / Orkney plans community wind farm to pay for council servicesWhile visiting Kirkwall for the election count last week, Shetland News editor Hans J Marter took the opportunity to speak to some of the main players in Orkney’s renewable energy industry to find out how our nearest neighbours are responding to the climate emergency.
Council / Review being carried out into street trading licence conditionsLicensing committee also approved extra hour for Northmavine Up Helly Aa hop night
Election / Lib Dems hold Orkney and Shetland seat with reduced majority
Election / Alistair Carmichael re-electedLib Dems confident to hold Northern Isles seat
Community / Sumburgh Airport closed and homes affected by power cutsAirport now reopened and arrivals from Aberdeen and Edinburgh expected soon
Discover Shetland Heritage and History during Up Helly Aa
Community / Offenders doing unpaid work pack Christmas cards for MRI Scanner appeal
Transport / Severe gales disrupt ferry servicesSound Primary School also closes early
Energy / Terminal emits black smoke
Election / Candidates meet at Mareel for BBC hustings
Election / Candidates appalled by latest foodbank use figures
Election / Local candidates respond to Labour’s pledge to WASPI women
Election / Debate ‘limited’ as few candidates take part in Althing election hustings
Business / Closure of Smiths of Lerwick marks ‘end of an era’
Health / Health board ‘working incredibly hard’ to source medicines patients need
Transport / Labour MSP calls on CAA to open up on Kirkwall incident
Community / Challenging myth and helping victims of sexual violenceRape Crisis Shetland hosts Violence Unseen exhibition as part of a campaign to raise awareness
Election / Election campaign under way after main rivals open town offices
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