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Arts / Couper brothers bring much needed feel-good factorTalent bursting from Mareel stage during socially-distanced album launch
Features / Local musicians philosophical and resilient in the face of Covid-19 havocAbsence of live scene has overhauled touring musicians’ working life
Arts / Photo of ‘sleeping giant’ makes shortlist of photography awards
Community / Dozens join #WisToo walk to cast light on gender-based violence
Coronavirus / Person with Covid-19 ‘stable’ in Gilbert Bain, health board confirmsIslanders advised to ‘choose between’ existing restrictions or extended Christmas bubble
Community / Fundraising underway to pay for Pepe’s life-saving operation£10,000 needed to fix rare condition that means young dog’s paws point the wrong way
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Community / Jennifer’s calendar raises £2,400 for CRUKLockdown hobby turns into fundraiser with all 250 copies snaffled up
Coronavirus / Covid-19 vaccinations set to begin across Scotland next week‘This is a marathon not a sprint’, says NHS Shetland chief executive
Energy / Energy regulator urged to be more ‘proactive’ over complaintsFrustration at Ofgem’s lack of action on customer service and price hikes
Community / Culswick goes digital with Christmas carol servicePopular get-together & fundraiser goes online due to Covid-19
Education / Mossbank parents call for reinstatement of bus serviceOver 250 sign petition for afternoon service during dark winter months
Transport / Council trials ferry card payments on Bressay routeMachines to be introduced throughout SIC service
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Community / Trust agrees ‘safety net’ for key charities
Politics / UK spending review ‘lacking ambition’, says Northern Isles MPCarmichael critical of public sector pay freeze and international aid cut
Coronavirus / Worries raised over possible transport ‘bottlenecks’ when restrictions ease at ChristmasNorthern Isles MP Alistair Carmichael said there is likely to be ‘massive amounts of pressure on plane and ferry services’
Community / Trust proposes Covid-19 contingency fund of up to £1.3 millionValue of investments now exceeds £410m as equity markets recover
Rapid progress in developing Covid-19 vaccines offers ‘light at the end of the tunnel’Dr Susan Laidlaw advises islanders to seek information from trusted sources
Health / New approach could ease burden on A&ESystem will offer alternative ways of accessing out-of-hours treatment
Community / Sandilands family completes Movember marathon fundraiserBrae-Quarff run raises over £1,000 and counting for men’s health charity
Police / Dogs Against Drugs has assisted with seizures worth £125,000
Business / Island Larder teams up with farm dairies to offer Shetland ice cream
Arts / Jenny scoops Scottish acoustic award
Business / Salmon body optimistic Grieg Seafood will find a buyerSSPO chief executive Scott hopeful 200 jobs will be safeguarded after company announces plans to focus on Norway and Canada
Council / Leaving isles short-changed on ferries ‘an untenable position’Coutts and Thomson continue to press for fair funding
Council / Lower speed limits to be trialled on approach into south end of Lerwick
Council / Slower traffic beckons for Tresta road after speed limit petition
Energy / ‘Staggering’ and ‘outrageous’ behaviour from suppliers
Community / Selfless Sonia recognised in Queen’s honours list
Police / Police seek information on dangerous driving near airport
Coronavirus / Stringent new hospitality restrictions announced to prevent another lockdownCafes limited to 6am-6pm opening; indoor alcohol sales banned
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