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Election / Nugent hopeful party’s ‘unique selling point’ will resonate with votersShetland News is publishing profiles of all six candidates contesting the Shetland constituency seat in the 6 May election to the Scottish Parliament
Coronavirus / ‘No indication’ when a decision will be made on islands Covid restrictions, SIC chief executive says
Business / ‘Hoping for the best, expecting the worst’: uncertainty reigns but tourism industry remains hopefulFrustration for businesses as lack of clarity on travel restrictions drags on
Community / Marathon-running Martin thanks public for raising £14,500
Community / ‘The good man of Bigton’: Willie Tait obituaryFormer SIC vice-convener, whaler and crofter passes away at 92
Arts / Vicky goes solo in style with new EP ‘Atlaness’
Shetland Charitable Trust - Shetland Befriending Scheme is looking for volunteers!
Business / Cruise calls would be ‘highly regulated’ – if they go ahead
Coronavirus / Council to push for clarity on Covid restrictions following meeting with minister
Community / Petition calls for greater local knowledge on boards of public bodies
Business / Retail and hospitality sectors ‘cautiously optimistic’As restrictions on normal life start to be lifted, Neil Riddell speaks to the owners of local retail and hospitality businesses about their expectations
Politics / Budget fails to tackle poverty & climate change, say isles politiciansWills calls for bold action on climate while Carmichael bemoans ‘half measures’
Community / Alina & Sanna run around the clock for breast cancer charityThe pair raised over £3,000 by running a mile every hour for 24 hours for their friend
Environment / Wishart wants to see investment in ‘electric car revolution’DVLA figures show uptake is slow among isles drivers
Relay for Life ‘tea in a box’ takes islanders’ fancyOver 3,000 goodies distributed to raise nearly £5,000
Business / Wholesaler calls for greater support amid tough trading conditions
Community / Transport secretary adamant remote tower project is the way forwardWishart launches second petition against controversial HIAL plans
Politics / UKIP told by councillor to get its facts right
Community / HIAL committed to controversial remote tower project, petitions committee hearsWishart calls for the project to be stopped as survey identifies huge opposition
Business / Hame Fae Hame wins UK awardSunday Times/Lloyds accolade comes with mentoring session from fitness coach
Coronavirus / Parents open up about struggles of juggling homeschooling and work
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
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
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