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Environment / Ringed seal released back into the wild
Environment / Interactive map launched of archaeological interests within Viking Energy site
Community / Work expected to start on new Fair Isle Bird Observatory next year after £2.35m funding boost
Council / New Orkney waste facility would result in less rubbish being sent north for burning
Environment / Environment agency objects to space centre plans over peat concernSEPA said it will withdraw its objection if the issue is resolved
Environment / Study on interaction between boats and marine mammals gets underway
SIC - Free tyre check
Environment / Shetland from space picture shows algal bloom
Environment / Avian flu found in Fair Isle
Environment / Green MSP visits local salmon farm as part of fact-finding tour
Council / More power than ever accessed from electric vehicle charge points last year despite dip in individual sessions
Environment / Community clean-up challenge collects 2,700lbs of marine litterOrkney and Shetland MP Alistair Carmichael, meanwhile, has reintroduced legislation to reduce plastic pollution in the UK
Council / Levenwick road upgrade plans ‘wide of the mark’The Shetland branch of the Scottish Greens say rather than widening the road the council needs to ensure that island roads are safe for all road users
Environment / There is energy left in your used face mask, district heating scheme reminds local people
Environment / Bell’s Brae pupils help port authority restart tree planting scheme
Environment / Loch warning made over plans for new house near Clickimin Broch
Environment / Reminder made over staying safe at Sumburgh Head after couple climb wall to take photos of puffins
Council / Former pupil returns after 45 years to become Sandness principal teacher
Updated Viking Energy sceptics raise concern over peat slidesWind farm developer says slippage happened in an area already earmarked for excavation
Environment / Whale and dolphin spotters wanted for citizen science project
Environment / Fresh reminder made over marine litter after man frees injured seal caught in netting
Environment / Refusal of space centre works ‘bureaucratic nonsense’, local councillor claims
Updated Historic environment agency rejects space centre plan to build at former radar baseShetland Space Centre CEO Frank Strang said the company will ‘vigorously contest’ the decision
Environment / Salmon farming has nothing to hide, says industry bossAnimal welfare campaigners call for salmon farming to be phased out
Environment / RSPB adds to concern over spaceport’s potential impact on birds
Environment / Nature organisation says Unst launches could have ‘significant effect’ on bird colonies
Environment / Wishart wants to see investment in ‘electric car revolution’DVLA figures show uptake is slow among isles drivers
Climate / Council responds to calls to divest from fossil fuels
Energy / Report on oil tankers sitting off coastline to go in front of councillors
Environment / Meeting hears of concerns over decline in wildlife numbers at Clickimin Loch
Environment / Traffic cones, bicycle and satellite dish among rubbish recovered from Whalsay harbour
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