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Education / Council owned land the priority in new Brae school site selection
Council / Project managing islands deal programme could cost council more than £100,000 a year
Community / Councillors support isles playing part in Afghan resettlement scheme
Council / Requirement to appoint unelected members to education committee leaves councillors feeling uneasy
Community / Overwhelming opposition to Tories’ ‘cruel’ Universal Credit cut£20-a-week reduction will come as furlough ends & energy prices rise
Council / Council to identify potential houses to resettle Afghan citizens
Council / McGregor calls for SIC to be ‘more adventurous’ on housing crisisCooper says strong economy will create confidence in construction industry
Council / Old Anderson hostels not suitable for rehoming refugees under government criteriaThe council said it will supply information on available property to the government once details of the Afghan resettlement scheme are clearer
Politics / Let’s work together, SNP councillor says after Green agreement
Community / Extra cash for refurbishing play parks
Marine / Councillor floats idea of devolving some fisheries control to Shetland
Council / Response to care service consultation hugely important, councillor stresses
Council / One third of council houses in rent arrears
Council / Councillor sounds another warning over finances
Education / Increase in families benefiting from free school meals and other grants
Nature / SIC may take closer look at flies if they return in high numbers next year
Council / Agreement reached over towage dispute
Council / Village road to be closed for resurfacing work
Council / SIC gender pay gap slims further
Community / Projects from Fair Isle to Unst receive cash boost from Crown Estate fund
Council / SIC to create two new posts to support Knab housing plans
Council / Report shows how Shetland’s economy ‘flat-lined’ during last decade
Education / New learning estate strategy hugely important, meeting hears
Education / Don’t lose momentum on making case for change in pupil equity funding scheme, councillor says
Transport / Space centre and energy project plans strengthen case for Yell and Unst fixed links, SIC tells governmentThe council says it is “essential” there is investment in transport infrastructure to support nationally significant projects such as the space centre
Council / Audit report ‘one of best I’ve ever seen’, chairman says
Updated Tug workers to press ahead with overtime ban
Transport / Full steam ahead for new Fair Isle ferry funding bidLocal resident Eileen Thomson says ‘we desperately need a ferry suitable for life in the 21st century, to continue to attract visitors and prosper as a community’
Council / Council to seek early impact assessment on national care service plans
Council / Full council backs Levenwick road upgrade plan
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