24th February 2017

Crerar report slammed as an end to Highlands and Islands decision-making

• Findings by HIE chairman heavily criticised by MSP

• Report described as an ‘acid test’ for SNP administration

• Scott: ‘Does Scottish government accept the will of the parliament or not?’

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Hundreds back Shetland Times call for ‘Trust Democracy’

• More than 450 people have supported this newspaper’s Trust Democracy campaign.

• It urges Shetland Charitable Trust to reconsider its plans to reduce the number of councillor trustees.

• Trust’s vice-chairman Wills claims chairman Hunter’s actions have been ‘deplorable’

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West Side woman enters council election race

• With the council elections drawing closer, another candidate has said she will stand.

• Debra Nicolson says the school closures debate is among the issues fuelling her desire to enter the council chamber.

• She said she would be keen to get out and about as a councillor and put the community’s views forward.

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WATCH: Fisheries minister warning over Brexit

• Fisheries Minister announces £1.8m for Shetland industry.

• Cash also available for safety equipment.

• Warning that pressure must be kept on Westminster over Brexit.

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