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Council / Proposal to change location of Viking Energy concrete batching plants rejected by councillors
Council / Spiggie Hotel to receive warning over late licensing payments
Council / New Orkney waste facility would result in less rubbish being sent north for burning
Council / Councillors face wait before making move to St Ringan’s
Council / Nearly 20 SIC employees fall foul of council’s social media policyNew strategy recognises the role social media has in communicating with the community
Council / Project managing islands deal programme could cost council more than £100,000 a year
Council / Requirement to appoint unelected members to education committee leaves councillors feeling uneasy
Council / ‘We need to break that cycle’ councillor says amid call for deeper engagement around poverty
Council / Council to identify potential houses to resettle Afghan citizens
Council / McGregor calls for SIC to be ‘more adventurous’ on housing crisisCooper says strong economy will create confidence in construction industry
Council / Councillors unanimously support new Brae High School project
Council / Councillors implement SNP policies on free school meals and clothing grants
Council / Old Anderson hostels not suitable for rehoming refugees under government criteriaThe council said it will supply information on available property to the government once details of the Afghan resettlement scheme are clearer
Council / Steel shortage prompts delay in Whalsay linkspan refurbishment
Council / Response to care service consultation hugely important, councillor stresses
Council / One third of council houses in rent arrears
Council / Councillor sounds another warning over finances
Community / Consultation underway on plans to create a national care serviceThe SIC says local authority is best placed to deliver social care in the isles
Council / Increased sheep imports put pressure on animal testing scheme
Council / Union insists ‘harmonisation’ is not the only option
Council / Tug workers heading towards becoming full SIC employees
Council / Rocket engine testing plans get boost from planners
Council / ‘Will self-determination of Shetlanders be respected by the SNP?’ Rees-Mogg asksThe Conservative MP claims Shetland would be “one of the richest sets of islands almost anywhere in the world were able to have the oil revenues that would accrue to it”
Council / Archaeologist warns against approving plans for house near broch: ‘This location is totally inappropriate’
Council / Agreement reached over towage dispute
Council / Village road to be closed for resurfacing work
Council / Clean energy project keen to engage with marine industryMembers of the full council informed of progress on the ORION project – although Moraig Lyall believes it is a ‘huge gamble’
Council / SIC gender pay gap slims further
Council / Value of bad debt written off by council increases
Climate / Councillors voice concern that Shetland’s interest might not be heard in the race for large green energy projectsShetland carbon footprint calculated at 650,000 tonnes
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