News round-up / College strike, and internet safety day
Weather / Treacherous driving conditions set to continue
Updated Take extra care on the roads this morning, police advise
News round-up / South Commercial Street reopens, safety equipment for fishermen, silver award for BAKKA, local company shortlisted
Updated No serious injuries in Kames crash
Health / Extra money to make free sanitary products more widely available
Council / Council disappointed by draft budgetDifficult choices for services ahead – council tax could rise by three per cent
Council / 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
Council / Hunter and Morrisons agree to further White House work
Council / 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’
Showcases / 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.