Shetland News

Coronavirus / ‘Number of people’ test positive for Covid after second vaccination – but no hospital admissions
Council / Union insists ‘harmonisation’ is not the only option
Court / Pair fined after assault
Court / Lerwick man admits drugs supply charge
Politics / Politicians urge government to intervene in escalating air traffic control dispute
Community / Can pollen in peat paint picture of Neolithic Shetland?
Also in the news / Funding for arts organisation, two Covid cases, ferry service reduced, Samaritans flag, fuel poverty funding, new LPA chair
Climate / Shetlanders invited to ask the experts about heat pumps
Court / Drug driver who was Covid positive banned and ordered to pay compensation
Community / ‘It wasn’t us’ gender equality group says following Lerwick graffiti attack
Court / Drink driver banned for a year
Community / Folk encouraged to get the bike out for Lerwick cycling event
Court / Prison sentence for man who mocked shop worker’s disability
Court / Man admits shouting racial insult to woman waiting for bus
Coronavirus / Ten new Covid cases recordedNHS Shetland is also now sending people messages if they have been in a setting where others have tested positive
Energy / Viking construction progressing well but cement supply a worry
Emergency services / Old ammunition trawled up by fisherman to be destroyed
Community / Reimagining the past with Stenness fishing station ‘sound walk’
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Nature / First local sighting of beluga whale in nearly 25 years
Police / Graffiti condemned as ‘thoughtless’ and ‘bloody disgraceful’
Council / Tug workers heading towards becoming full SIC employees
Coronavirus / Young people at higher risk of Covid set to be offered vaccinationsIt comes as a further five cases of Covid were reported in Shetland
Also in the news / Energy plant upgrade, peat restoration event, food documentaries, slow wage growth and more
Marine / Cruise ship activity to pick up pace
Politics / Island MSPs call on government to fix college funding ‘anomaly’
Community / Electric vehicle charger and solar panels installed as Northmavine looks to go greener
Arts / Musician to bring self-designed pipes north for trio of gigs
Police / Graffiti defaces properties in Lerwick including Town HallA building on the Esplanade, Sound Primary School, the King Harald St playpark and paving outside BBC Radio Shetland on Pitt Lane was also targeted
Politics / Carmichael to lead Scottish Lib Dems over coming month
Coronavirus / Young folk urged to get vaccinated
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Court / Remanded in custody on road traffic charges
Police / Police send out clear message on racist abuse
Emergency services / Coastguard helicopter returns to base after island stay
Marine / NorthLink boat involved in capsized catamaran rescue
Marine / Lerwick welcomes first cruise ship since early 2020
Arts / Nostalgic photo project lands Keira national arts recognition
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Energy / Energy developer signs agreement for hydrogen plant
Police / Arrest after car smashes into garden wall
Sport / First Bressay parkrun since March last year proves popular despite drizzly weather
Emergency services / Coastguard helicopter left on uninhabited island after crew detect technical issue
Letters / Squandered opportunity
Arts / Series six of crime drama expected to be broadcast this year