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Coronavirus / Loganair to continue face covering policy on flights
Climate / Carmichael concerned at call for ‘move away from meat and dairy farming’Climate assembly report sets out ideas to reduce agriculture’s carbon footprint
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Arts / New town shop’s exhibition highlights lace knitting and Fair Isle chairsSophie and Eve using space to increase awareness of two endangered crafts
Transport / Ferry and harbour operators tighten procedures following cargo boat grounding last summer
Business / Industry strives to keep building amid high costs and shortage of materialsFears that the worst could be yet to come before global demand settles down
Coronavirus / Two further Covid-19 cases recorded
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Climate / Gilbert Bain replacement essential to meet CO2 targets, health board hearsReport recommends new ‘zero carbon’ hospital
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Coronavirus / One more Covid-19 case – as virus continues to spread rapidly across ScotlandRecord number of infections nationally for second day in a row
Politics / Newly elected SNP list MSP to focus on Northern IslesEmma Roddick quotes housing, mental health and shifting more powers to local government as her priorities
Coronavirus / Individuals urged to work with contact tracers to get on top of latest Covid clusterNHS Shetland chief executive has warned that more confirmed cases of Covid are likely after three positive tests linked to Whalsay
Arts / Series of films document Vivian taking her art out walkingThe project explored ways of engaging with audiences in the time of Covid
Council / Concerns raised over impact rising costs could have on housing plans
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Community / Funding boost for ageing sports and leisure buildings
Community / Charitable trust reserves rise to nearly £458m
Community / Hayley and Amanda complete 14-mile walk for heart charityMother and daughter walked from Sandwick to Lerwick in memory of late family members
Community / Filsket Riding Club launches fundraiser to ensure its survivalBrand new car on offer as summer raffle prize
Coronavirus / Isles to move to level zero on Saturday
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Business / Forty years and counting for Bayes shop owner
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Council / Early engagement vital on post-Brexit funding schemes, SIC development chief says
Council / Covid pandemic sees councillors’ claims for expenses take significant dipAbsences from meetings were also down as committees went online
Community / Benefits system ‘not fit for purpose’, councillor says in discussion on child poverty
Education / School attendance rates rise during pandemic
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Climate / SIC keen to identify projects to ‘get us to net zero’, new climate team leader saysClaire Ferguson heads up Shetland Islands Council’s new climate change team – and she is keen for ‘open dialogue’ with the community on the subject
Community / Tributes paid to ex-jarl Jim Coutts, who is remembered as ‘pretty much a genius’
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Community / Prosperity index delivers mixed verdict on Shetland economyIsles ranked second worst for infrastructure – but rated third safest community in UK
Business / New small batch brewery launches first two beersWreck Creation Ltd. was formed during last year’s lockdown
Community / Plans afoot to revive Bigton Kirk’s role in the communityIt is one of seven social enterprise projects chosen for assistance from LaunchMe
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Coronavirus / Covid-19: MP secures commitment on support for bereaved familiesVital to ensure the voices of those who have lost loved ones are heard, Carmichael says
Coronavirus / Isles to move into Level 1 restrictions from Monday, First Minister announcesGreater freedom on household visits, hospitality and hugs for loved ones
Coronavirus / Sturgeon confirms faster easing of Covid-19 restrictions for islandsShetland to move into Level 1 restrictions from Monday
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