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Transport / Symbister linkspan work to get underway next month
Energy / Planning service has no objections to Yell wind farm – if appropriate conditions are imposed
Election / Douglas to stand in council election
Council / Tributes paid after outgoing SIC leader chairs final meeting
Council / Councillors approve new business start-up grant scheme
Council / Homeless accommodation charges to rise despite council house rent freezeThe freeze voted in by councillors did not include certain types of housing, SIC says
Council / From church to library to council chamber: St Ringan’s latest evolution
Election / Former council leader Robinson to stand in May election
Council / SIC leader says yearly government budget settlements create ‘uncertainty’
Council / SIC sitting on £1.4m of investments in ‘Russian entities’The council is speaking to fund managers about the options for exiting the investments
Council / It’s all happening in Shetland? Brochure outlines ways governments can invest in islesIncluded in the brochure is a pledge from the council to carry out feasibility studies on fixed links in four locations
Council / ‘Obsolete’ CCTV network to be dismantledCouncil officers are working with police on a business case for a new up-to-date system
Transport / Levenwick road upgrade could get underway in 2026
Education / Body image and exam stress among reasons behind school counselling referrals
Council / Smith won’t seek re-election in May
Education / Praise for Whalsay School after follow-up inspection
Education / Surveys for those relocating to Shetland could help future recruitment, meeting hears
Transport / Council could pay up to £2.8m for new Fair Isle ferry and harbour works
Council / SIC checking if any investments have links to Russia
Arts / Success of crime drama will play ‘important part’ in tourism recoveryMeanwhile new figures show Shetland Islands Council has received around £50,000 in income from production of the popular TV show
Community / Convener delivers sharp riposte to UHA campaigner over council’s equalities duties
Council / SIC meetings set to move home next month
Transport / Move faster on making ferry terminals more accessible, audit councillors say
Council / Scott’s ‘delight’ after leading council tax and rent revolt – but warning made over ‘consequences’ of decision
Council / Council still not ‘financially sustainable’ after setting latest budget
Updated Council tax and housing rent to be frozen
Council / Flea secures support for care home fire safety motion
Council / Councillor keen to see lines brightened at Black Gaet junction
Council / Covid isolation forces change to North Isles waste collection schedule
Council / ‘An ambassador for the Shetland people’: tribute paid to Cooper after chairing final meeting
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