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Health / More referrals to mental health services could be comingNo increase yet in drugs or psychological referrals
Energy / Wind farm developer ‘optimistic’ after transmission link approvalPeel Energy has begun the process of discharging planning conditions for its proposed wind farm in Yell
Community / Kindness matters more than ever before says charity
News round-up / An Etsy for island businesses, Pink Floyd tribute concert cancelled, feel good bags from Mind Your Head
Community / Jen moves back to the isles to take up radio post
Marine / Fish landings down as industry adapts to Covid-19Both new fish markets substantially complete but final works can only be carried out once coronavirus restrictions are lifted
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Coronavirus / Four weeks since last positive Covid-19 test but isles should not become complacent, says health chief
Council / SIC looking to push UK and Scottish governments on islands deal decision
Transport / Local transport partnership calls on HIAL to halt remote air traffic control plansHIAL says island impact assessment is currently underway
Marine / Resolving the Spanish gill netting issue likely to be ‘one of the immediate wins of Brexit’
Court / Accused of assault
News round-up / Helicopter call out, Volunteers’ Week, gift bags distributed, emergency services distribute leaflets, Army to hold videolink event, sheep dog trials cancelled
Community / 4G mast in Foula not being actively pursued despite planning application
Community / Mental health awareness week an ‘opportunity to reflect on kindness’
Community / Support available for unpaid carers
Marine / Mussel farming business nets £75,000 grant
Council / Dump expected to reopen at start of June
Interest in moving to isles could increase after pandemic, suggests estate agent
Business / Space centre could result in bright future for Unst, team behind plans say
Court / Released on bail
Coronavirus / Emergency funding available for local groups and charities
Coronavirus / No room for complacency but isles in a good place once lockdown rules ease, says health chief
Arts / Malcolmsons’ house to be featured on BBC homes programme
Coronavirus / Wishart backs idea of tourism support plan
News round-up / Pupils’ virtual message for teacher, carnival cancelled, no suitable tenders for grass cutting contract, lockdown recording, metal band release new track
Community / Isles to be unaffected by National Trust for Scotland’s drastic cost-cutting measuresThe charity has owned Fair Isle since 1954
Environment / Study suggests nuclear tests may have affected rainfall in isles in 1960s
Coronavirus / Donations campaign provides material for hundreds of scrubs
Community / Citizens Advice Bureau here to help – in spite of the lockdown
Coronavirus / Loganair ‘doing everything it can’ to be ready for when restrictions easeChief executive Jonathan Hinkles says the airline is updating schedules and plans following recent government announcements
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