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    NHS prepares for the future

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    NHS Shetland chief executive Ralph Roberts: 'exploring ideas and imagining what change might look like'. Photo: Shetland News NHS Shetland is embarking on a three-month scenario planning exercise in a bid to get a clearer idea of what the local health and care sector may look like in years to come.

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    Committee backs principles of islands bill - but warns it must not be a 'tick box' exercise

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    The Scottish Parliament's rural economy and connectivity committee chairman Edward Mountain, a Tory Highlands and Islands list MSP.A COMMITTEE of MSPs has recommended that the Scottish Parliament should adopt the general principles behind a new islands bill – and is urging the Scottish Government to ensure assessments of the impact policies could have on islands “should not become a tick box exercise”. The rural economy and connectivity committee has endorsed the bill - which came about on the back of the Our Islands Our Future intiative by Shetland, Orkney and Western Isles councils - but says it is vital that the actual priorities of islanders are reflected in a national islands plan that is due to follow.

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    Up-Helly-A’ road closures

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    Police are reminding drivers there will be various road closures due to Up-Helly-A’. From about 8.20am to 11.30am on Tuesday 30th January some roads will be closed for the procession to make its way around Lerwick. All closures will be kept as short as possible. Ahead of the torchlit procession there will be restrictions in […]

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    Feminist collective highlights violence against women

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    A GROUP of feminists staged an “artistic intervention” by installing pink knitted “pussy hats” atop the railings surrounding Lerwick Town Hall at the weekend to commemorate the anniversary of last year’s Women’s March and highlight the issue of violence against women and children.

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    Accused of headbutting wife

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    A FORTY year old man has been granted bail after appearing at Lerwick Sheriff Court charged with headbutting his wife to her injury.

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    Apprenticeship success

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    Apprentices present at the ceremony pose for a photo. They are: Back row (left to right): Cameron Leslie, Natasha Chapman, Magnus Irvine, Logan Grant, Magnus Fullerton, Middle row (left to right): Cameron Gibbs, Clare Farmer, Nicole Craigie, Josephine Nisbet, Emma Leask, Kirsten Isbister, Rhona Tait, Front row (left to right): Jakob Eunson, Kurt Crow, Joe Keith, Michael Anderson, Kieran Wilbourne, and Daniel Hughson.A TOTAL of 55 young people from across the isles completed apprenticeships last year, according to Train Shetland.

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    WATCH: Badminton doubles action

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      The latest action from the Badminton Doubles Ladder Leagues saw Kevin Smith and Roy Wood take on Ramsay Hogg and Jason Jamieson. The league takes place throughout the badminton season every Sunday. Keep an eye out for match reports in the Sport section of The Shetland Times. • If you have a sports video […]

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    Islands Bill should ‘undo the damage’ of centralisation

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    The Islands Bill should herald a change in mindset if it is to be more than a tick-box exercise, opposition MSPs have warned.

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    Pedestrian dies following road accident

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    POLICE have confirmed that a 59 year old pedestrian died at the weekend – a few days after being injured in a road traffic accident involving a car on the outskirts of town last Tuesday morning. Martin Gray, originally from Yell, had been treated in the Gilbert Bain Hospital before being airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, where he died on Saturday evening.

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    Man injured in car accident dies

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    A man injured in a car accident in Lerwick last week has died.

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    Ferry disruption

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    Sunday night’s southbound ferry be leaving Lerwick an hour early because of poor weather. Serco NorthLink said the Hjatland will leave at 6pm for Aberdeen instead of 7pm. Meanwhile, the Hrossey is to leave Aberdeen at 5pm for its journey to Lerwick, but may be delayed in its arrival into Kirkwall.         […]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Hostel pupils to cut plastic use, NorthLink scraps plastic straws and NHS reveals plastic spend

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    See part two of our plastic pollution coverage with exclusive stories only in this week’s Shetland Times. • AHS pupils vow to reduce plastic at the hostel by forming an eco-group. • Kimo man calls on supermarkets to recude waste. • NorthLink is cutting cotton buds and plastic straws from its vessels, as well as […]

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    Obituary: death of a 'gentle Greenpeace giant'

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    Jon Castle visiting Bressay in June 2005. Photo: Jonathan WillsWHEN Greenpeace set up office in Lerwick's Commercial Street in May 1995, it was the start of an extraordinary campaign that changed the way the oil and gas industry operated. The Brent Spar campaign was THE catalyst for stimulating a legislative process that eventually saw the ban of dumping oil installations into the sea and, as a direct consequence, the growth of a decommissioning industry.

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    WATCH: Shetland’s first parkrun pulls in plenty

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    A ferry full of runners arrived in Bressay this morning for the first ‘parkrun’ in the isles. Shetland has joined a community of 5k courses across the globe, where folk can register online for a barcode and run/walk the route with friends and family. More than 60 people lined up on the start line, from […]

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    Improvised comedy panto brings the laughs

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    The Imposters, from left to right: Ashlea Tulloch, Marjolein Robertson, Jill Charleson, Matthew Simpson, Thomas Jones, Alex Garrick-Wright, Les Sinclair. IT'S not very often you get to watch a pantomime which playfully juggles topics like cannibalism and veganism, but then again, local improvised comedy collective The Imposters don't always do things the usual way. Sure, the panto at the Lerwick Legion on Friday night had all the classic characters - the hero, the dame, the villain and more - but its story and narrative was effectively made up on the spot following a one-word suggestion thrown over from the audience.

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    Relay For Life sessions

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    A NUMBER of drop-in information sessions are taking place over the coming weeks to encourage more people to sign up for this year's Relay For Life fundraiser.

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    Appointment committee meets to discuss new chief

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    Outgoing SIC chief executive Mark Boden.THE SEARCH for a new SIC chief executive got under way in earnest on Friday morning when Shetland Islands Council's appointment committee met for the first time.

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    Junior Up Helly Aa squad will visit Anderson High School

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    THE COMMITTEE of the Lerwick Junior Up Helly Aa has insisted that the squad will visit the Anderson High School this year after rumours spread on social media that it would be banned.

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    Unanimous call for fair ferry funding

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    Fresh demands are being made for the Scottish government to deliver a fair funding package for ferries following unanimous calls by a cross-party parliamentary committee. The recommendation follows the rural economy and connectivity committee’s scrutiny of the SNP-led authority’s draft budget. In their report, published this morning, the committee called on the Edinburgh administration to […]

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    Ferry funding should be 'matter of priority'

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    A NEW report from the Scottish Parliament's rural economy and connectivity committee has ruled that the Scottish Government needs to treat the fair funding of Shetland and Orkney's inter-island ferries as a "matter of priority". The report, which was published on Friday, said the government should "satisfactorily resolve it by the conclusion of the current consideration of the draft budget" ahead of the final budget being drawn up in February.

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