Transport / Government buys freight boats
Work continues on bringing 4G to Skerries and Foula
Council / SIC suffers second largest funding cut in Scotland, report highlights
Council / Councillors warn of ‘slow death of local authorities’Shetland disadvantaged by centralising forces within Scottish Government and CoSLA
Transport / Disappointment as ferry settlement falls short
Council / More than £200,000 for town centre improvements
News round-up / Extra funding for NHS Shetland, new regional NFU advisor, fuel poverty bill and call for Viking public inquiry
Community / New charity helps people make empowering care connections
Council / Early learning being squeezed by government cuts
Transport / German company the mystery third bidder
Transport / Scott’s ferry contract question stymied in parliament
Health / Extra money to make free sanitary products more widely available
Health service finances look safe for the year, but ‘change needed’
Updated New ferry contract is ‘cauld kale reheated’Transport Scotland says ferry contract will provide value for money.
Broadband speeds continue to lagShetland and Orkney are among the slowest local authority areas in the UK, according to new research.
Politics / Councillors bite back at government funding offerSouth mainland member Allison Duncan likened the terms of the settlement to ‘political blackmail’.
Council / Council disappointed by draft budgetDifficult choices for services ahead – council tax could rise by three per cent
Transport / HIAL reviewing use of water rescue craftsThe government owned airport operator said it would consult fully.
Plan unfurled to help people tackle unfair deliveries
Business / Two firms awarded decommissioning grantsLerwick Port Authority and Ocean Kinetics have been granted shares in a £2.5 million cash award as part of the third round of a Scottish Government fund.
Air discount could be extended to students
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