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Coronavirus / Mixed reaction to latest easing of Covid restrictionsNHS Shetland urges people to follow Covid rules after two new cases were confirmed for the islands
Coronavirus / ‘No indication’ when a decision will be made on islands Covid restrictions, SIC chief executive says
Politics / HIAL board members appointed for ability not location, parliament committee told
Letters / Poorly designed consultation
Coronavirus / Covid bonus for lifesavers could be paid out by the end of April
Council / ‘Transformational’ islands growth deal signedKey projects in line for major investment over the next ten years
Viking Energy - Viking Wind Farm and the Shetland HVDC Transmission Link
Community / Survey work for telecom subsea cables to commence
Coronavirus / Sturgeon to set out details of lifting restrictions next week
Council / Government to be notified if SIC is minded to approve space centre plans
Coronavirus / Government will meet council’s coronavirus costs, finance chief confirms
Coronavirus / Primary four to seven to return to school in mid-March
Marine / Salmon industry stops using acoustic deterrents which could harm wildlife
Scottish Parliament election, 6 May 2021
Coronavirus / No final decision yet on island entry testing
Coronavirus / Lib Dems welcome commitment to introduce island testing
Marine / Salmon farmers call for compensation for lost stock resulting from seal attacks
Community / Scale of fuel poverty compounded by Covid pandemic with little help in sight
Coronavirus / NHS staff to receive £500 bonus this month
Marine / Ban on shooting seals welcomed by campaigners
Updated Ferry funding deal a ‘team’ effort, SNP councillor saysRobbie McGregor adds that a ‘long-term’ solution needs to be in place for capital funding
Letters / Time to step up to the plate
Updated SNP government announces full inter-island ferry funding
Coronavirus / Government reiterates ‘stay at home’ message in response to calls for traveller testing
Opinions / Island self-determination ‘completely normal’Frustrated with the limitations of local government in Scotland since devolution, Shetland Islands Council decided earlier this year to look closely at the options of clawing some back political powers from Edinburgh and thus reviving local democracy. Here, council convener Malcolm Bell sets out the case for self-determination.
Community / Contract to boost connectivity in north of Scotland signed after legal delayShetland MSP Beatrice Wishart calls for speedy implementation, as ‘people deserve a realistic timescale’
Coronavirus / Person with Covid-19 ‘stable’ in Gilbert Bain, health board confirmsIslanders advised to ‘choose between’ existing restrictions or extended Christmas bubble
Council / Shetland starts quest for more powers with online debateCouncil convener Malcolm Bell says local government has become nothing more than a ‘delivery arm of central government’
Politics / UK spending review ‘lacking ambition’, says Northern Isles MPCarmichael critical of public sector pay freeze and international aid cut
Coronavirus / Government ready to step in and support air services again
Letters / The risk of flooding and peat slides
Coronavirus / Household visits continue to be banned as Shetland is placed in tier oneThis news article will be updated throughout the day
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