24th March 2018
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Council tax hike, marine conservation spat and birthday bus fears

In The Shetland Times this week…

• Isles residents are to be hit with a council tax hike after councillors unanimously backed the move.

• A Lerwick councillor has called for a new by-law for birthday buses, amid fears the practice may end in tragedy if not regulated.

• Marine conservation lobbyists Open Seas come in for robust criticism from SFA executive Simon Collins in a fierce opinion piece.

• We have all the latest news from Lerwick Sheriff Court as new sheriff Ian Cruickshank takes up his post.

• Full coverage from the weekend’s Nesting & Girlsta Up-Helly-A’ and the latest agriculturual news in Landwise

… and much more


  1. Bruce Irvine

    Councillor wants all birthday, henny and and stag buses banned because of un regulated drinking between venues, fair enough ban them , but no exceptions. oh and remember that’s all drinking between venues including up helly ah’s.

  2. Sandy McMillan

    How many Councillors, From now and then, did not take part in some type of party, when they were teenagers or older,Now that they are not able to take part, They are trying to stop the youngsters,
    Come on you bunch of so called Councillors give the kids a chance, Has there been any problems that has caused the Councillors to take away a night out for the teenagers, As there is not much activity for the youngster in Shetland, If they stop them they will have a rebellion on there hands.
    What Bruce Irvine is saying it will include UHA Shetland, They are not drinking on the streets, so I would think that drinking in a bus would be within the law.


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