18th October 2017

Ambulance service’s failure on rural target

• Nine out of ten people requiring urgent medical assistance outside of Lerwick and Scalloway not seen within target times.

• Vice-chairman of community safety and resilience board, Allison Duncan, “extremely disappointed” by the figures.

• Ambulance service says measures in place for remote communities.

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Drivers’ fury over parking – but station ban cannot be enforced

• Council to investigate after admitting signs are ‘advisory’.

• Longstaff says driving in isles is worst he has ever seen.

• SIC says no legal measures in place to stop parking.

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Nugent warns SNP conference: ditch the EU or lose supporters

• SNP should drop its support for EU membership, says local branch member.

• Nugent diagrees with fellow SNP supporters.

• Handful of Shetlanders at Glasgow event.

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Viking Energy welcomes Westminster announcement on ‘remote islands’ renewable projects

• Viking Energy  welcomes announcement that government will support renewable energy generation in remote islands.

• Westminster has today confirmed  it will provide additional support to wind projects in the islands.

• Northern Isles MP Alistair Carmichael also greeted the “welcome” news with optimism.

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