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Religious rep role a privilege

I watched with interest the discussion last week over the role of religious representatives on the Education and Families Committee, and it seems that the characterisation of the role of the religious representatives is either misunderstood or being deliberately misrepresented.  Councillors make religious appointment ‘not because we want to, because we are required to’ The […] Shetland News …


A dream to spend time in Shetland

I just read your article about the challenges associated with recruiting educators in Shetland. Recruitment a continued challenge for education – with some posts attracting no interest I am one of the thousands of people who stumbled across the BBC article regarding the Foula head teacher position and found myself immediately enamoured with the idea […] Shetland News …


A real no brainer

I nearly fell off my chair in laughter listening to the news about a prospective Sooth Mainland council election candidate, being expelled from the SNP because he was standing as an prospective independent councillor and fighting against a sanctioned fellow party member. Council candidate hits out at SNP after losing membership for going independent As […] Shetland News …


A fantastic example of teamwork

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate everyone who was involved in the successful rescue of the sperm whale in Whiteness Voe this week. It was a remarkable achievement. Like so many other people in Shetland and further afield, even around the world, we watched this incident unfold with our hearts in our […] Shetland News …