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Features / Let’s keep loaded tankers further offshoreFully-laden oil tankers from the Sullom Voe oil terminal in Shetland have been loitering near two internationally famous island nature reserves while they wait to be told where to take their cargo, writes former SIC councillor and honorary warden of Noss nature reserve Jonathan Wills.
Shetland Lives / ‘I couldn’t be luckier’: broadcaster Sutherland on journey from Shetland to Sportscene
Features / Fiddler Margaret lands MBE for services to traditional music‘It’s been a pleasure to teach young people and adults alike and see people progress and get to new standards and new levels of playing and confidence’
Coronavirus / Winners of fishy stories lockdown competition announcedSeafood Scotland online resource was created when schools were shut due to Covid-19
Features / Aimee selected for contemporary art exhibition
Business / National recognition for innovative ALICE theatre projectFounder Stephenie Pagulayan describes reaching finals as “the icing on the cake”.
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Features / Neolithic knife found at Staney Hill ‘very significant’
In Pictures / Pioneering Spirit delivers Ninian Northern platform for decommissioningThe world’s largest construction and decommissioning vessel on her first visit to a UK port
Features / Summer Garden GalleryIncluding LCC Gardening Competition entries
Coronavirus / ‘We are in this together’ – local shielders speak about their experiences and fears
Shetland Lives / ‘We just want to be treated equally and respectfully’One of the many folk who took part in the recent Shetland Staands wi Black Lives Matter event was 83-year-old William Hopkins from Bigton, who was raised in the US and was involved in civil rights marches. Here he and his daughter Yvette share what the movement means to them.
Features / Spring garden galleryFlowers to bring some seasonal cheer
Features / Four decades of sessions, sprees and superb music: folk festival ‘truly something special’The Shetland Folk Festival should have been hosting its 40th instalment this weekend, but the current pandemic has seen it pushed back to 2021. Neil Riddell looks at what makes the local festival with a global reach mean so much for so many.
Features / Covid-19 – What can I do to help?Shetland Fights Back
Features / Meet the man documenting Shetland’s roads one video at a time
Shetland Lives / Putting Northmavine on the map
Shetland Lives / No place like home for far-travelled White
Shetland Lives / Living the dream: Clive the ‘music man’ looks back 40 years after opening first record shop
General Election 2019 / Alistair CarmichaelLiberal Democrats

I have always regarded it as an enormous privilege to represent these islands in Parliament.  It is a privilege that I have always sought to earn and have never taken for granted. As MP for Shetland and Orkney my priority has always been to give our communities a voice in the House of Commons. If I am again elected in December I will continue to put these islands first…

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General Election 2019 / Coilla DrakeScottish Labour

I live on a small farm in Westray, one of Orkney’s North Isles. I spent twelve years as full time carer for my husband and my father, both with dementia and multiple other health issues. During this time I had much to do with the health, social care and welfare systems.

Prior to that I was a lecturer in further education, and a veterinary nurse; now I work at the Bakehouse and part-time as a lifeguard and with the ambulance team…

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General Election 2019 / Robert SmithThe Brexit Party

I’m a fisherman from South Ronaldsay, Orkney – running my own boat since 1994.

I’m delighted to be The Brexit Party candidate for Orkney & Shetland in the most important election in the modern era. At stake is your ability to elect your lawmakers, a right won by a thousand years of struggle and a right which many politicians would happily take away…

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General Election 2019 / Jennifer FairbairnScottish Conservative and Unionist

I live in Orkney and, although I’m retired, volunteer at the Salvation Army shop in Kirkwall. I’m a former town councillor in Dunstable and district councillor in South Bedfordshire, and also served as Mayor of Dunstable, as well as being a former school governor.

I’m standing because I know there are so many things that can be done better in our islands. I want to see improvements to our ferry links…

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General Election 2019 / Robert LeslieScottish National Party (SNP)

My name is Robert Leslie. I am Orcadian by birth, although my branch of the Leslies came from Fair Isle and ended up in Kirkwall via Westray.

I have lived in Orkney for most of my 50 years so far. I am proud to be the SNP candidate for Orkney and Shetland, a constituency that needs change, having voted Liberal Democrat for my lifetime and more…

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General Election 2019 / David BarnardIndependent

He neither represents nor is a member of any political party.

The single issue that he is standing for is the ending of the monarchy. He believes that this centuries-old institution is not in line with 21st century life in the UK. We all pay through our taxes for the Royal Family. The behaviour of some members has been little short of disgraceful yet we are expected to defer to them…

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Nature / Plastic is built into nearly all North Atlantic gannet colonies
Shetland Lives / Goodbye to Jane: Moncrieff bows out from local radioShetland’s last female news journalist retires
By-Election 2019 - Lerwick South / Arwed WengerIndependent

I am Arwed Wenger. Some people have said I am a new Shetlander and I feel honoured by this. I love Shetland and its people.

When I first came to Shetland in 2006 it was just for a holiday. At the end of these holidays we had the idea of moving to Shetland. I have now lived here for more than ten years. I know Lerwick South and Gulberwick well.

Since 2014 I am an accredited tourist guide. I love to show Shetland’s…

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By-Election 2019 - Lerwick South / Stephen Flaws

I’m 42 years old, married with three bairns and live in the ward of Lerwick South.

I’ve previously worked for the local authority within design and then housing services, as an airport firefighter and for the last four years I have been fortunate to be a stay-at-home dad.  I have volunteered for the Coastguard and have a keen interest in agriculture.

I aim to bring something new to the council. At a time when resources are limited, tough decisions need…

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By-Election 2019 - Lerwick South / Gary RobinsonIndependent

I’m Gary Robinson; I was born in Lerwick and brought up in Weisdale where my family owns the local shop. I worked for the Shetland Recreational Trust at the Clickimin Centre for many years and I’ve lived in Lerwick with my wife and family since 2005.

I was first elected to serve on Shetland Islands Council in 2007 as a member for Shetland West and was returned in 2012 when I was appointed to lead the council…

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By-Election 2019 - Lerwick South / Frances ValenteIndependent

I grew up in West Sussex, in a huge Irish working class family. Educationally, I was a late developer. I left school at 16 and went to work for the NHS, and then later joined the civil service…

I worked hard and was promoted to a senior manager level, before leaving to become a service development manager at Havant Borough Council, for the environmental services directorate which included housing, building…

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