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One of the UK’s most remote nursing jobs available in Fair Isle

NHS SHETLAND is now advertising for a full-time district nurse in Fair Isle. The post ...

By Freya Deyell, Shetland News

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Orkney Men’s Sheds: Strengthening the bonds of fellowship

Men’s Sheds have become something of a phenomenon, spreading across the UK as an answer ...

By Fiona Grahame, The Orkney News

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Shetland: Plans to connect Sullom Voe Terminal to the electricity grid

Shetland will be connected to the national electricity grid for the first time in the ...

By Chris Cope, Shetland News

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Svein Asleifarson – Orkney’s Last Sea Wolf

Written in the 13th century by an Icelandic monk, The Orkneyinga Saga tells of the ...

By Fiona Grahame, The Orkney News

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Innovative local journalism collaborative, the Scottish Beacon, launched!

Eighteen independent local and hyperlocal news publications serving urban and rural communities across Scotland have ...
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“Great things can be achieved in harmony with nature” – Swiss climate campaigners visit Shetland Islands

Following a short stopover, a family of climate campaigners has set sail from Lerwick at ...

By Hans J Marter, Shetland News

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From left to right: event chair Hans Marter, of Shetland News, Uplift's Tessa Khan, ORION's Gunther Newcombe, Daniel Gear, SIC's Claire Ferguson. Photo: Shetland News

Plenty to talk about at the net zero discussion event in Shetland

New oil and gas developments, hydrogen production, peatland restoration, and wind farms – these were ...

By Chris Cope, Shetland News

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Orkney charities reap rewards of recycling return

The first donations from Orkney’s recycling-return scheme have resulted in £1,200 given to local causes, ...

By The Orkney News

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