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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
Community / Funding boost for ageing sports and leisure buildings
Community / Charitable trust reserves rise to nearly £458m
Shetland Charitable Trust - Shetland Befriending Scheme is looking for volunteers!
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
Business / Forty years and counting for Bayes shop owner
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
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’
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
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
Election / Independent candidate Peter Tait wants ‘greater emphasis on moral values’Shetland News is publishing profiles of all six candidates contesting the Shetland constituency seat in the 6 May election to the Scottish Parliament
Election / SNP candidate wins endorsement from two SIC councillors
Business / Tattie Shop premises to enjoy new lease of life as juice bar
Election / Independence not top of his priorities due to Covid recovery, says SNP candidate WillsShetland News is publishing profiles of all six candidates contesting the Shetland constituency seat in the 6 May election to the Scottish Parliament
Election / Labour offers a ‘genuine and fair recovery for all’, election candidate Kerr saysShetland News is publishing profiles of all six candidates contesting the Shetland constituency seat in the 6 May election to the Scottish Parliament
Election / ‘We need to stop being backward looking’ – Conservative candidate Nick Tulloch insistsShetland News is publishing profiles of all six candidates contesting the Shetland constituency seat in the 6 May election to the Scottish Parliament
Election / Online hustings notable for absence of confrontation
Election / ‘Punching above their weight’ – Lib Dem Wishart vows to continue speaking up for islandersShetland News is publishing profiles of all six candidates contesting the Shetland constituency seat in the 6 May election to the Scottish Parliament
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