Shetland News

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Letters / Islanders in danger of being priced out of flying
Transport / Current air fare discount is the maximum, government saysLocal MSP Beatrice Wishart has asked the Scottish Government if it has considered increasing the air discount
Arts / Vipond and Nairn make trip north for Landward
Coronavirus / Health board defends infection control measures after patient raises concern
Coronavirus / Vaccination clinic reopens
Court / Trial finds man from Newcastle guilty of controlling behaviour
Community / High building costs put Unst recycling centre project on holdA drop-in event will be held at the Baltasound Hall on 21 May to explore ways forward for the project
Community / Hayley and Amanda to walk 15 miles in memory of loved onesThe pair will raise money for the British Heart Foundation
Community / Mail deliveries by drone set to take off in ShetlandAs part of a UK-wide initiative letters and parcels will be transported to island communities before local posties head out on their delivery run
Court / Drugs dogs foil attempt to bring heroin into Shetland in chocolate boxes
Court / Man’s dangerous driving could have had ‘tragic consequences’, court hears
History / Researchers aim to discover more about past tsunamis
Court / Two disqualified after admitting drink driving
Court / Drivers fined for speeding
Community / Black Gaet junction a ‘concern’ but not an ‘accident blackspot’, police chief says
Nature / Concern for wild bird populations as more bonxies and gannets are sent for bird flu testing
Community / Citizens Advice Bureau kept ‘extremely busy’The service is keen to hear from anyone interested in volunteering
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Community / More concern about speed of traffic at north end of Lerwick
Also in the news / New owners for Da Wheel, Foula design competition, drama success and more…
Community / Cyclist heads north to start unusual map-themed challenge
Space / SaxaVord signing more rocket launch agreements
Community / Candle bags available for Relay for Life ceremony
Features / Transport partnership to analyse NorthLink ferry capacity
Showcases / Celebrations mark 30th birthday of award-winning wildlife cruise operator Seabirds-and-Seals
Coronavirus / Health board not overly concerned by Covid infection figures
Also in the news / London service takes flight, space planning delay, cliffs warning and more…
Nature / Close encounter with hungry otter caught on camera
Council / Election candidate to turn attention to vacant North Isles seat
Community / Skeld Hall bags nearly £45,000 in grant funding for new turbine
Letters / A new council that looks to the future
Election / Familiar faces and newcomers in the mix as next council elected
Health / NHS keen to encourage change in dental cultureDental services are not back to ‘business as usual’, says NHS Shetland
Business / Construction association chief impressed after visit to isles
Election / New councillors elected following town hall count
Letters / Dare to dream of new ideas
Police / Police successfully interrupting local drugs trade, says chief inspector
Election / Still time to cast your vote
Election / Council elections underway as voters head to the polls
Housing / Funding for energy efficiency pilot project
Election / Council formally declares uncontested wards
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