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Coronavirus / SIC keen to hear from businesses about Covid support
Council / ‘We need people to stand’ – folk encouraged to start thinking about putting themselves forward for 2022 SIC election
Transport / New fixed links group holds ‘extremely constructive’ first meeting
Coronavirus / SIC keen to see community events return – but ‘test’ gatherings unlikely to work in Shetland
Council / Early engagement vital on post-Brexit funding schemes, SIC development chief says
Council / Covid pandemic sees councillors’ claims for expenses take significant dipAbsences from meetings were also down as committees went online
Community / Benefits system ‘not fit for purpose’, councillor says in discussion on child poverty
Council / Social care staff receive £500 as ‘thank you’ for efforts during pandemic
Council / Boundary proposals would see isles gain extra councillorThe plan would see Shetland West lose a Councillor but become smaller, and Shetland South and Central gain one each
Council / SIC keen to serve local beef in schools in the future
Climate / Folk urged to respond to council climate change survey
Council / Planning service cutback to continue in bid to tackle backlog
Marine / Skerries linkspan replacement work complete
Council / New islands minister in demand
Council / Work ongoing to ‘counteract’ child poverty, SIC education and families chairman says
Council / Talks continuing after union postpones tug worker industrial action
Council / Freshly prepared school food helps council bag award
Council / Councillors reassured over progress after audit finds areas of improvement
Community / Prosperity index delivers mixed verdict on Shetland economyIsles ranked second worst for infrastructure – but rated third safest community in UK
Council / Council pauses routine house repairs
Council / Tug workers’ contracts ‘discriminatory’, claims Unite branch chairman
Environment / Loch warning made over plans for new house near Clickimin Broch
Council / Linkspan work completed at Vidlin ferry terminal
Council / ‘I wasn’t voted as a member to bow to royalty’ – councillor sticks to guns over Prince Philip silence criticism
Education / No plans to remove ice cream and custard from local school menus following Aberdeenshire decision
Education / Covid mitigations ‘so important’ in return to school, union says
Community / Three large grant applications receive backing of councillors
Transport / SIC to examine if new £4.8bn fund could pay for replacement Fair Isle ferry
Community / Pandemic has made poverty a ‘bigger issue for more people’
Council / ‘Exceptional’ regional marine plan set to become first in Scotland
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