News round-up / Port appointment, sea wall update, waiting time target and foodbank collection
Education / School’s out for Christmas as vomiting bug strikes again
SIC / New strategy wants isles to become most active community in the country
SIC / No deal Brexit warning from councillor
Use of foodbank increases to record levelsBenefits delays are implicated in around half of the local foodbank cases.
SIC / New children’s home back on the agendaThe council says there remains a shortfall in residential spaces in Shetland.
SIC / Emotions run high as new Eric Gray centre prepares to openThe long-awaited launch of the facility at Seafield will mark the end of a process spanning over a decade.
News round-up / Fair Isle chairs survey, help with insulating homes and linkspan replacements
Carmichael warning on broadband as Openreach connects Gaet-a-Gott
Court / Hefty fine for £1 drug possession
Marine / Fish quota settlement ‘challenging’
Weather / Lerwick sea wall repairs ongoing
Most popular baby names revealed
Education / Childcare expansion timescales in the spotlight
Updated MoD objects to Viking Energy as wind turbines could undermine air defence
Business / Baltasound bar beckons for Unst
News round-up / Only boys allowed in Junior Up Helly Aa, Museum farewells
Marine / Record whitefish landings as EU fish talks continue436,000 boxes of whitefish landed at Lerwick, Scalloway and Cullivoe in 2018.
Weather / Weather causes ferry disruptions
Education / College merger given green light
SIC / Fish market funding bid failure ‘very disappointing’
SIC / Gas plant income on the rise
News round-up / Work on damaged sea wall, fraud warning and wing mirror vandalism
Court / Accused of drink driving
‘Ask for Angela’ aims to keep people safe in public
Weather / Waves undermine sea wall at South Commercial Street
Coffee shop and cafe planned for Hay’s Dock
Items stolen from house in Sumburgh
Court / Prison term for violent behaviour towards police officers
News round-up / Shopping mecca Lerwick, drink driving campaign, Eric Gray Centre donations and artwork on display