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Arts / Legendary piece of Scottish theatre comes to Mareel
Emergency services / Female firefighter recruitment event proves a success
Marine / Residents up in arms over Toft net washing plant plans
Red Cross to bring resilience training to island communities
Police seek information about ‘threatening’ bus passenger
‘Life-changing’ 4G arrives in Fair Isle
Emergency services / Suspicious package proves to be false alarm
News round-up / Ex-Stone Roses man heads north, oil giant sells assets, Unst screening, fuel poverty funding
Community / Language expert Derick Herning dies aged 86
Community / Community council not keen on Eshaness steps
Marine / Councillors back Toft Pier redevelopment
Fair Isle water works to be extended
Veg growers extend crowdfunding target
Letter / The opposite of ‘sustainable’ (Viking Energy)
Letter / Waste of a stamp? (Mossy Hill wind farm)
Health / Outgoing NHS chief sets out challenges ahead
Health / GP recruitment initiative showing first results
Campaigners call for halt on wind farms
Community / Mid Yell shop and post office could reopen
Energy / Upper Kergord access track gets green light
Viewpoint / Everyone is entitled to equal rightsI often delight in boring my students with the unique social, cultural and political status of Shetland, but the debate around (Lerwick) Up Helly Aa leaves me feeling ashamed, writes former Brae resident Karl Johnson.
Energy / Mossy Hill wind farm plans approved by councillors
Business / Consultancy company becomes employee-owned
Feature / Life after the Fair Isle fireOne month after the world-renowned bird observatory was destroyed, how is the close-knit community coping?
News round-up / MRI donation, vehicles vandalised, Scalloway school reopens
Letter / Preparing for the future in a changing world (Up Helly Aa)
Education / Scalloway school closed due to leaking water tank
Letter / It is going to stink (proposed Toft net washing plant)
Viewpoint / Women are a major part of Up Helly Aa‘We are not adverse to change because of gender issues. We oppose it because Up Helly Aa is part of our culture and heritage and we love it the way it is’, writes Linda Hughson.
Politics / SIC ready for European election
Entertainment / Isles musicians to go unplugged
Community / Wedding gift for Australian couple travels the globe
Emergency services / Woman treated following Lerwick house fire
Court / Remanded in custody
News round-up / College merger board, kirk moderator visit, south mainland funding, art and design exhibition and more
Viewpoint / Call for help following devastating Cyclone Idai
Community / Superfast broadband promised for all by the end of 2021Some of the hardest to reach places may end up with better infrastructure than urban areas
Council / SIC secures Toft Pier funding
Court / Prison sentence reduced on appeal
Court / Man punished in court for grabbing
Court / Abuse man has to work for nothing
Letter / One large wind farm (Mossy Hill wind farm)