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Vigils held in Orkney calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza

“We unreservedly condemn the Hamas act of terrorism that led to the Israeli blitz on ...

By Fiona Grahame, The Orkney News

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Aberdeenshire writing group unleashes Halloween-themed ‘Mearns Voices’ podcast

The latest “Mearns Voices” podcast from local writing group “Mearns Writers” is now available online, just ...

By Gregor McMurtrie, The Bellman

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Shetland: ‘We must build better’ architect says as he moves into new Passive House

To prove the point, Allen Duncan has just moved into his newly built ‘Passivhaus Plus’ ...

By Hans J Marter, Shetland News

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Shetland: Community projects come to life with a little help from charitable trust

That is the title of a £1.5 million fund run by Shetland Charitable Trust (SCT), ...

By Shetland News

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Orkney: Taking a Walk on the Dark Side

The nights are drawing in, and the darkness descends earlier every evening—a great pleasure to ...

By Fiona Grahame, The Orkney News

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Shetland: Most northern protest demands immediate ceasefire in Israel-Hamas war

The gathering held a moment’s silence for the thousands of civilians who have been killed ...

By Hans J Marter, Shetland News

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Behind the Lens: an interview with Simon Murphy

Having travelled the world for his work, photographer and lecturer Simon Murphy has always felt ...

By Melanie Goldberg, Greater Govanhill

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From international adventures to hometown ambitions: Findhorn sisters plan to acquire their village shop

Dawn and Alisha Payne are raising capital to buy The Bakehouse Market, lock, stock and ...

By Marc Hindley, Forres Local

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Concern over lack of consultation on council tax freeze

Yousaf pledged on Tuesday at the SNP’s conference in Aberdeen, saying council tax bills would ...

By Chris Cope, Shetland News

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Building Community on Four Wheels

“The best feeling in the world is landing a trick.” Lynsay is a skater from ...

By Samar Jamal, Greater Govanhill

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Let them eat (gluten-free) cake: Shetland’s alternative honesty boxes

Cutting gluten out of their diet is not a choice or trend for many folks. ...

By Freya Deyell, Shetland News

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Shetland Councillor opens up on dangers of stigma around addiction

John Fraser told a meeting of Shetland’s integration joint board last Thursday that people have ...

By Chris Cope, Shetland News

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