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Orkney and Shetland

SaxaVord, the Shetland’s spaceport, critical to UK’s space race ambitions, minister says

Overlooking the Lamba Ness site from a very windy Norwick viewpoint on Friday morning, George ...

By Hans J Marter, Shetland News

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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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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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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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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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The devastating impact of the cost of living on unpaid carers

A new report published by Carers Scotland lays bare the financial impact of caring and paints a ...

By Fiona Grahame, The Orkney News

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Orkney: ‘School staff were left with no other option’ 

Most schools in Orkney were closed for three days, the 26th, 27th and 28th of ...

By Fiona Grahame, The Orkney News

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Shetland: Peer research on alcohol and drugs culture among young people provides valuable results

More than 200 young people aged between 14 and 26 took part in the research ...

By Chris Cope, Shetland News

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