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Reviews / Cunningsburgh welcomes back Shetland Folk Festival with gleeHigh quality tunes across the board during opening night concert
Election / Housing and cost of living high on SNP candidates’ agenda
Marine / Local shellfish fares well in sustainability guide
Ukraine invasion / Noss lambs auctioned off to raise over £2,000 for Ukraine
Climate / Folk invited to join conversation about addressing climate change
Health / Kayleigh receives national recognition for campaigning on medicinal cannabisThe 28-year-old is one of 40 UK women highlighted by Cannabis Health magazine
SCT - charitable organisations 23/24 budget
Community / Family walks a million steps in memory of much-loved Mowgli
Election / Greens launch manifesto aimed at building a more sustainable local economyThe party has put forward three candidates in the upcoming council elections
Community / Tens of thousands and counting raised by islanders for UkraineFrom cakes, cycling and concerts to pop-up shops and auctions – Shetland has risen to the fundraising challenge
Community / Trial drone flights take mail from Tingwall to Unst
Election / Morton looking forward to first council termThe Labour candidate is the only newcomer among the five councillors elected by default
Marine / Industry challenges highlighted as fishermen’s federation chief makes trip north
Living Lerwick - Spend at da Street - Win with Local Loyalty
Business / Food and drink delegation heading to Orkney10 representatives taking part in fact-finding trip this weekend
Election / SNP confirms two candidates are standing for councilMcGregor seeking re-election in Shetland South & Pennington contesting Shetland West ward
Arts / Folk festival sales have ‘absolutely exceeded expectations’Strong community support as organisers prepare for event’s first outing since 2019
Election / Greens want to use portion of SIC reserves to create local investment bankProposal would see affordable loans offered to small businesses
Election / Lyall to seek re-election in Shetland Central
Transport / Greater freight capacity urgently needed to support ‘thriving’ economyTransport group study highlights that many sailings are at or near capacity
Community / Women’s Aid launches new brand identity on International Women’s DayDandelions and the colour blue are at the heart of the organisation’s logo
Marine / Prime minister to ‘investigate’ status of Russian-owned tanker
Community / Wishart seeks clarity on guidance for medical cannabis patients
Coronavirus / Sturgeon announces changes to Covid-19 rulesLegal requirement for face coverings downgraded to guidance
History / Museum talk on Shackleton’s six Shetland pallbearersJon Sandison has researched the lives of ‘unassuming, humble characters’
Community / ‘Have you done today’s Wirdle?’ – popular word game given Shaetlan slant
Health / Backlog for dental treatment continues to grow
Coronavirus / More Covid cases as local rate now more than double national average
Community / Thumbs up as COPE unveils new van and welfare facilities
Weather / Coconut find delights local beachcomber
Health / Islander speaks out to raise awareness of common condition that can take years to diagnose
Also in the news / Support for carers, CRUK unity bands, Parkrun cancelled, HIE survey, distance aware scheme, community choir
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