Shetland News

Shetland Museum & Archives / Sumburgh Head Lighthouse / Now Open
Transport / Hotelier says no group bookings on north boats is another hit on tourist trade
Marine / Lifeboat halts training exercise to tow yacht
Community / Plans in for first stage of Staney Hill housing development
Energy / Ofgem gives final approval for subsea interconnector
Coronavirus / Schools will reopen on 11 August – Nicola SturgeonThe first minister also confirmed that shielding will pause on 1 August
Coronavirus / No answer yet on opening of adult day care services
Community / Moorfield staff thank community for ‘incredible generosity’ after fire
Emergency services / Fire service hands over Moorfield site to police as investigations continueShetland fire chief Matt Mason said the fire had been “extremely challenging”
Environment / What’s behind the regular algae boom outbreaksAs the number of local lochs affected by toxic algae bloom rises to six, the regularly occurring phenomenon is not entirely natural, writes Alex Purbrick.
Business / Cafes and restaurants sign up to food discount scheme
Letters / Time for real community benefit
Community / Moorfield worker who lost belongings in fire says it was ‘heartbreaking’ to see hotel burn downAmong the items Malin Roberts lost in the Moorfield Hotel was an original photo from her grandparents’ wedding
Emergency services / Moorfield owner reflects on devastating fireFire crews initially hoped they would be able to extinguish the fire
Updated Agreement reached on £2.2m-a-year Viking Energy community benefit fund
Coronavirus / Councillor backs idea of SIC developing its own business support fund to save local jobs
Court / Man sentenced for domestic abuse offences
Court / Lewd text message leads to supervision order
Court / Man given three-year supervision order
Court / Man given supervision and non-harassment order
Health / Health board tops Covid-19 cleaning audit
Letters / In defence of the Scottish Building Standards System
Letters / Subsea link will not help tackle fuel poverty
Community / More than £4,500 raised for hotel staff and residents
Community / Vementry fundraiser back home after four days ‘in the wild’
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Energy / Viking Energy construction programme expected to start in August after engineering firm wins contract
Emergency services / Fire crews called to Burra house fire
Court / BP fined £7,000 for Clair oil spill
Community / Power off in Scalloway and Burra
Transport / NorthLink accused of penalising islanders over cabin charges while social distancing rules remain in placeSingle travellers have to pay the cost of a full cabin
Letters / Paying double for travelling
Shetland Museum & Archives / Sumburgh Head Lighthouse / Now Open
Emergency services / Investigation underway after huge fire destroys Moorfield HotelPraise for fire crews as community rallies to help those who were evacuated from the blaze
Politics / New political party aims for a ‘prosperous Shetland’
Court / Man fined for breach of the peace
Transport / Pet-friendly cabins ‘could provide huge boost to tourism’
Community / Library to reopen
Updated All accounted for as fire destroys Moorfield HotelA clothes donation campaign was set up to help those who have ‘lost all their belongings’
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Community / Sumburgh Head lighthouse reopens
Business / Scoop busy after ‘soft’ opening in new premises
Letters / Ideas to improve the path around Clickimin Loch
Community / Ben walks over 40 miles for lifeboat fundraiser
Coronavirus / Island authorities plan for ‘potentially significant’ second Covid-19 wave
Energy / In pictures: excavating peats at Kergord