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Whats On In Shetland Local News

‘Is this what we wanted?’

Interesting Shetland green energy conundrum. Folk on zero hours, low or minimum wages, state pensioners (half the minimum wage rate), folk on the living wage and many just above, now face a doubling or more of their energy bills and ongoing for at least two years. This will suck in a significantly large number of […] Shetland News …


Relief as Shetland misses out on major offshore wind development

THE local fishing industry has expressed relief after it emerged that a large area to the east of Shetland is – for the time being at least – not going to be developed by the offshore wind industry. Concern has been expressed that the rush to develop large offshore wind farms around the Scottish coast […] Shetland News …


Lerwick man admits making threats and brandishing weapons

A THIRTY three year old man has admitted drunkenly threatening to murder his own brother while wielding a knife and an axe. Calum Leslie, of King Harald Street, Lerwick, pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by shouting, swearing, repeatedly headbutting the window of a house in Cunningsburgh, uttering threats and brandishing […] Shetland News …


Bressay ferry back on restricted timetable due to Covid isolation among crew

THE BRESSAY ferry service will again operate to a restricted timetable from tomorrow (Friday) due to Covid isolation among crew. Shetland Islands Council said that following recently announced government guidance to reduce the isolation period, it is hoped that services will be able to return to normal on Friday 14 January. Wherever possible crews will […] Shetland News …


Open letter to councillors: please right this wrong

Dear councillors, We have been informed that fishing communities across the UK are set to benefit from £75million of government investment to spur the industry’s post-Brexit growth.    Regarding this apparent benevolent gesture by the government, might this be the catalyst for the Shetland Islands Council to perhaps take another look at the proposal to develop […] Shetland News …


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Shetland News

  • New Lerwick thermo storage project attracts government funding
    by Hans J Marter on 18th January 2022 at 4:41 pm

    A LOCAL renewable energy company has been awarded almost £900,000 of government funding for a Lerwick project that it is said could “revolutionise” the way energy can be stored.  Angus Grains, a director of North Fish, said the £2 million pilot project decarbonise a number of industrial energy users and has the potential to be

  • Sturgeon announces removal of Covid restrictions from Monday
    by Neil Riddell on 18th January 2022 at 2:45 pm

    THE MAJORITY of restrictions introduced in response to the Omicron variant of Covid-19 will be lifted from Monday, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed. In an address to the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday afternoon she confirmed most restrictions on hospitality would be removed following a decline in cases since the New Year. She said the

  • 1,600 homes and businesses unable to connect to superfast broadband
    by Neil Riddell on 18th January 2022 at 8:30 am

    ONE in six Shetland households and businesses are still not receiving “decent” broadband speeds despite multimillion pound investments in the network. A report from economic development manager Tommy Coutts, presented to Monday’s meeting of the SIC’s development committee, starkly highlights the extent to which Shetland continues to lag behind the rest of the country when

  • SIC hopeful it can deliver 400 new homes by 2027
    by Neil Riddell on 17th January 2022 at 5:39 pm

    SHETLAND Islands Council is still hopeful it can deliver nearly 400 new homes over the next five years despite the challenges posed by Covid-19, Brexit, inflation and the availability of contractors and building materials.  Housing manager Anita Jamieson told members of the development committee on Monday that, in seeking £26 million of Scottish Government funding,

  • Covid numbers down, new leisure partnership, search for missing pony, SaxaVord sustainability, new CLAN chief
    by Shetland News on 17th January 2022 at 4:01 pm

    COVID numbers in Shetland have dropped to their lowest level in quite some time with just four new (PCR tested) cases during the last 72 hours since Friday. Nationally, there were 2,910 new cases identified by PCR test, and 6,221 when combined with logged Lateral Flow Tests (LFTs). Ahead of Tuesday’s latest update by first