31st March 2020

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Deadline removed for early learning expansion hours

• Scottish government no longer calling on council to deliver extended childcare hours by August

• But council officials insist they are already well on the way to delivering the target

• SNP administration stated ministers were calling on local authorities to focus on coronavirus response

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Two more test positive for Covid-19 in Shetland

• Total number of confirmed cases in Shetland now stands at 29

• Follows cases reported in isles care home and Gilbert Bain Hospital on Saturday

• Across Scotland, 60 patients have now died

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Call for volunteers to help farmers and crofters through crisis

• NFUS reiterates call for volunteers to help crofters during the Covid-19 pandemic

• Local branch set up support group to help folk through the coronavirus crisis

• It comes as crofters are entering their busiest period of the year

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Council’s depute leader says care home residents are receiving ‘best possible care’

• Depute leader says care home residents are receiving best care possible

• Emma Macdonald was speaking after news two care home residents had tested positive

• She says safety and wellbeing is ‘of the utmost importance to us’

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  • Borrowed Time
    Borrowed Time

    Debt, social mobility and the Fetlar Clearances: the Nicolsons of Brough Lodge. View More…

  • And that\'s the way of it
    And that\'s the way of it

    The fascinating life of a man who not only played an important part in the D-Day landings, but whose memory spans almost a century of unparalleled and tumultuous technological change. View More…

  • Shetland and the Greenland Whaling
    Shetland and the Greenland Whaling

    For the first time the full story of Shetland vital contribution to the Greenland fishery is told. The economic and social implications of the bloody trade is discussed in detail. View More…

  • Seabirds and Seals
    Seabirds and Seals

    An entertaining and thoughtful account of a quarter century’s voyages around just two of Shetland’s hundred islands. View More…

  • Fast Fish
    Fast Fish

    Davy Clark left home to find work at the Antarctic whaling. He found it. Rough, tough, dirty and dangerous work at that. But he also found friendships and camaraderie. This is his story. View More…