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West by-election not a ‘foregone conclusion’, Green candidate says

GREEN candidate for the Shetland West by-election Debra Nicolson says she will be “going out to win” the contest. She said she “won’t be sit back and think it’s a foregone conclusion”. In something of a streamlined re-run of May’s main election, Nicolson will again come up against the independent Mark Robinson and SNP candidate […] Shetland News …


Cost of living and transport on mind of SNP by-election candidate

SNP candidate for the upcoming Shetland West council by-election Zara Pennington says she is standing in the ward again to highlight issues and “hopefully move them forward”. She is one of three candidates in the running for the ward’s vacant, coming up against independent Mark Robinson and Green member Debra Nicolson. Like the other two […] Shetland News …


Video footage shows orcas just metres away from couple in rowing boat

A COUPLE have spoken about their “amazing” experience after a pod of orcas put on a display just metres away from their rowing boat. Ryan and Sara Leith enjoyed the close encounter on Wednesday during a break on Shetland’s Westside. They came across the seven-strong pod while out on a 12 foot rowing boat – […] Shetland News …


‘Do things the old fashioned way and look out for each other’, police appeal as phones and internet go down

LOCAL people have been advised to be mindful of others in the community and do things “the old fashioned way” by looking out for vulnerable family members and neighbours who may need extra assistance or help while telephone and internet communication links are disrupted. There was no fresh information on Thursday afternoon as to how […] Shetland News …



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  • Cost of living and transport on mind of SNP by-election candidate
    by Chris Cope, local democracy reporter on 21st October 2022 at 2:08 pm

    SNP candidate for the upcoming Shetland West council by-election Zara Pennington says she is standing in the ward again to highlight issues and “hopefully move them forward”. She is one of three candidates in the running for the ward’s vacant, coming up against independent Mark Robinson and Green member Debra Nicolson. Like the other two

  • West by-election not a ‘foregone conclusion’, Green candidate says
    by Chris Cope, local democracy reporter on 21st October 2022 at 2:08 pm

    GREEN candidate for the Shetland West by-election Debra Nicolson says she will be “going out to win” the contest. She said she “won’t be sit back and think it’s a foregone conclusion”. In something of a streamlined re-run of May’s main election, Nicolson will again come up against the independent Mark Robinson and SNP candidate

  • Deadline extended for community council vacancies after disruption
    by Shetland News on 21st October 2022 at 11:24 am

    PEOPLE have been given more time to submit nomination papers for Shetland’s community council elections after yesterday’s (Thursday) communications blackout and postal strike. The deadline for submission was 4pm on Thursday, but many in Shetland would have been unable to file electronic entries. However five of Shetland’s 18 community councils had achieved their full complement

  • BT says satellite back-up links in place if subsea cables fail during repair
    by Shetland News on 21st October 2022 at 9:46 am

    SATELLITE back-up links are in place in Shetland as a precaution while repairs take place to telecoms cables. Much of Shetland was left without broadband and mobile phone signal on Thursday following damage to a subsea Faroese Telecom cable linking the isles to the Scottish mainland. It followed a fault on Faroese Telecom’s subsea cable

  • Video footage shows orcas just metres away from couple in rowing boat
    by Chris Cope on 21st October 2022 at 8:29 am

    A COUPLE have spoken about their “amazing” experience after a pod of orcas put on a display just metres away from their rowing boat. Ryan and Sara Leith enjoyed the close encounter on Wednesday during a break on Shetland’s Westside. They came across the seven-strong pod while out on a 12 foot rowing boat –