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Election 2022 / Robbie McGregorShetland South
Election 2022 / Ryan ThomsonNorth Isles
Election 2022 / Liz BoxwellShetland West
Election 2022 / Stewart DouglasShetland South
Election 2022 / Ian TinklerShetland West
Election 2022 / Stephen LeaskLerwick North and Bressay
Election 2022 / Brian NugentShetland Central
Election 2022 / Tom MortonShetland North
Features / SIC to pass on congratulations to the QueenShetland Central member Ian Scott left the council chamber due to ‘conflict of interest’
In Pictures / Night sky illuminated by stunning aurora display
Features / Five years of wind energy in North Yell as new marina prepares to openNorth Yell Development Council launched its five-turbine Garth wind farm in 2017 and plenty is on the horizon for go-ahead group
Features / Christmas 2021 – View Shetland’s festive photos
In Pictures / Celebrating local food in person and online
Shetland Lives / A lifetime at seaRetired skippers John Arthur Irvine and Willie Williamson have more than 100 years of fishing between them. Both played a key role in progressing Whalsay’s pelagic fishing industry to what it is today. Here they share some of their stories with Chloe Irvine.
Shetland Voices / Da Selkie wife
Features / Obituary: a pioneer in Shetland wildlife tourismLibby Weir-Breen, who helped to put Shetland on the world’s wildlife tourism map and founded the Island Holidays tour business with the late Bobby Tulloch, has died at the age of 72.
Shetland Voices / ‘Leaving with no regrets’ – Vet Jim Nicolson reflects on 36 years of looking after the isles’ pets and livestock
Features / Fair Isle Times – keeping the remote community and beyond informed since 1978
Highlands & Islands Lead Candidates / Moira RamageAll4Unity

I am Moira Ramage. I have been a lawyer for over 25 years and over 20 of those as a procurator fiscal. I am standing in the Highland s and Islands as the lead list candidate for All4Unity in the May election.

I love my country but I am very concerned of what it has become during 14 years of SNP rule. I would be proud to stand for the people of the Highlands and Islands and be a strong voice for them in the Scottish Parliament…


Shetland Lives / From Brighton to Brae for rock musician who enjoyed chart success in 90s‘There’s been a lot of history of great music in Shetland, so if I could link that up with a bit of Brighton, that would be good fun’, guitarist and music educator Bruce Dickinson says after moving north
In Pictures / Getting a glimpse into filming of new crime drama series
Election 2021 / Sean RobertsonScottish Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC)

Sean Robertson, a NHS worker and anti-cuts campaigner from Easter Ross has been announced as the lead candidate for the Scottish Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) on the Highlands and Islands regional list:

“A GMB member I am an experienced anti-austerity and socialist campaigner, having led the successful Highlands…


Election 2021 / Alan ReidScottish Liberal Democrats

I represented Argyll & Bute in the House of Commons for fourteen years. This is a constituency with many islands and so I am familiar with the issues that arise on islands.

Liberal Democrats want to concentrate all our efforts on recovery from the Covid pandemic. It will take all our combined efforts, ingenuity and commitment to recover from the pandemic…


Constituency Candidates / Peter TaitIndependent

On Wednesday evening 31 March I was asked to respond to journalist queries from Radio Shetland, Shetland News, and the Shetland Times all within about 20 minutes.

I told them all that I had nothing prepared and I did not want to respond at that time. They insisted on getting copy and I made a few short statements.  I have no hard copies of these statements and I am therefore not responding to any subsequent comments…


Election 2021 / Douglas RossConservative

My name is Douglas Ross and I am leader of the Scottish Conservatives and MP for Moray.

I have been involved in politics since I was first elected as a councillor in Moray back in 2007. Before that I was a farm labourer and agriculture is a passion I have continued to take an interest in as an elected representative.

I approached that job in the same way that I have approached every…


Election 2021 / Emma RoddickSNP

Emma Roddick is a councillor in the Highlands, currently serving as the SNP Group’s Spokesperson for Housing.

She is also a mental health activist, having run several national campaigns to raise awareness and make accessing services easier for those in acute crisis.

Before being elected, she worked in the Scottish Ambulance Service covering the Highlands, Islands, Aberdeen and Grampian…


Constituency Candidates / Beatrice WishartScottish Liberal Democrats

Representing Shetland in the Scottish Parliament has been the greatest honour of my life. In my first speech in Parliament in September 2019 I said I was ambitious for Shetland. Who knew back then that we would be entering the 2021 elections after a year in a global pandemic which has ripped through our community.

As we emerge from lockdown and towards a brighter future…


Election 2021 / Ariane BurgessScottish Greens

I live and work in the Highlands. I’m originally from Edinburgh, where I grew up hearing stories of my Shetland great-grandmother, who left to find work in the city as a young woman.

I am standing because too many decisions are made in Edinburgh that impact those of us who live rurally and on the islands but take little account of our communities’ views. I want to be a voice for our communities in the Scottish…


Election 2021 / Robert StephensonUKIP

The forthcoming elections to the Scottish Parliament on 6 May will be a historic opportunity. You will be presented this time with a real alternative. A choice to abolish the Holyrood complex and confine separatism to the fringes of Scottish politics.

UKIP is fighting this election on a platform to hold a referendum to abolish the devolved government which threatens the very existence of the United Kingdom…


Election 2021 / Sandra SkinnerReform UK Scotland

Spending my formative years in Lanarkshire I left school at sixteen to work in retail and hospitality.

As a mature student, in 1989 I graduated from Glasgow University with a BEng Engineering before moving to Easter Ross. I subsequently completed LLM Construction Law at Strathclyde University while at home with my young children.
During my twenty-year career in the Offshore Fabrication Industry…


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