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SIC / Council disappointed by draft budgetDifficult choices for services ahead – council tax could rise by three per cent
SIC / Council looks to tackle shortage of planners
Weather / Ferries suspended for weather
SIC looks to Yell to kick-start hydrogen economyHeating and transport are two ways in which hydrogen could be used.
Community / Shetland offers refuge to Syrian family
SIC / Hunter and Morrisons agree to further White House work
SIC / Emotions run high as new Eric Gray centre prepares to openThe long-awaited launch of the facility at Seafield will mark the end of a process spanning over a decade.
News round-up / Fair Isle chairs survey, help with insulating homes and linkspan replacements
Weather / Lerwick sea wall repairs ongoing
News round-up / Work on damaged sea wall, fraud warning and wing mirror vandalism
Politics / Draft budget ‘lacks detail’ on what will be coming isles’ wayTough funding climate set to continue for health board
Environment / Household waste recycling figures on the upFigures have surpassed expectations according to committee chairman Ryan Thomson.
Community / Homes could be built at old school site
Transport / Ferry user survey to help SIC make funding bid
Community / New Skeld pier open for business
Letters / Peppercorn rents
Marine / SIC appoints contractor to build Scalloway fish market
Resources and waste partnership would create ‘one stop shop’
Showcase / Energy advice that could help businesses save thousands of poundsA new energy advice service offered by Shetland Islands Council (SIC) has been set up to help the isles’ 1,200 small and medium sized enterprises reduce their carbon footprint and make big savings in the process.
Community / SIC ready to accept Syrian refugeesTWO FAMILIES who have fled civil war in Syria will be resettled in Shetland in the coming weeks.
Fire chief gives reassurance over stationsSCOTTISH Fire and Rescue Service’s head of service delivery for the north of Scotland has given a reassurance that there are no station closures planned in Shetland despite national financial constraints.
Letters / The case for fixed linksFor more than a decade members of the Whalsay community have been promoting a way for the SIC to cut the Shetland Islands Council’s production of carbon and save millions of pounds of public finance in the process.
Two shortlisted for SQA awardsTWO Shetlanders have been nominated for prizes at this year’s Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Star Awards.
Viewpoint / SLAP deal ‘extremely good news’FORMER council leader Gary Robinson explains why buying Shetland Charitable Trust (SCT)’s property arm SLAP was the right thing to do for the council and why public buildings should never have ended up in the ownership of the company in the first place.
Concern over fracking investmentFund managers Baillie Gifford said it invests SIC money into two fracking companies.
Business / Economic strategy approved by SICSHETLAND Islands Council has given the green light to implementing a refreshed economic development strategy which aims to see 250 new private sector jobs created in the isles over the next four years.
Business / Fish landings at Scalloway continue while new market is builtSCALLOWAY’s ‘new’ interim fish market is now operational ahead of Shetland Islands Council (SIC) awarding a £5.6 million contract to demolish the old market and build a new state of the art facility at Blacksness Pier.
SIC buys SLAP portfolio in ‘landmark deal’SHETLAND Islands Council (SIC) has taken ownership of a wide range of assets including its North Ness headquarters and Shetland College after striking a deal with Shetland Leasing and Property Developments Limited (SLAP) worth just under £17.5 million.
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