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Council / Linkspan replacement scheme affected by rise in cost of steel
Council / SIC keen to dispose of old piers now ‘surplus to requirements’
Election / Greens look to stand SIC election candidates in ‘every part’ of Shetland
Council / Independent investigation criticises watchdog’s handling of councillor complaintThe investigation into the Ethical Standards Commissioner was carried out following concerns from SIC convener Malcolm Bell
Education / Consider offering free school meals for all pupils, councillor suggests
Marine / SIC seeks contractor for Fair Isle harbour work despite ferry funding bid setback
Energy / Orion team hoping to reach wide audience at COP26
Council / ‘It’s been an absolute privilege’ – SIC convener to step down at next election
Council / Council boundary changes approved despite MSP’s concern
Council / Parliament committee backs council ward changes
Community / Groups invited to bid for £124,000 community fund
Council / Watchdog investigating complaint over handling of councillor’s referral
Community / ‘Poverty in Shetland is an insidious thing’, councillor says
Council / ‘Positives outweigh the negatives’ for SIC in latest external audit report
Election / Help at hand for folk considering standing in council electionA handbook has been devised to offer an insight into life as a councillor in Shetland
Energy / Soaring gas prices lead to extra income for council
Community / More investment needed in tackling child poverty, councillor says
Council / Councillors face wait before making move to St Ringan’s
Council / Nearly 20 SIC employees fall foul of council’s social media policyNew strategy recognises the role social media has in communicating with the community
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
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