The Shetland Golf Club has taken in almost five times the number of new members during lockdown as they did at the same time last year.
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Carmichael: Government are short-changing local press
MP Alistair Carmichael has written to the government’s culture secretary about reports local press outlets are being “short-changed” by the government after supporting public health campaigns.
Mr Carmichael said that several press offices had contacted him to raise concerns that the government were cutting advertising rates after they had run public health adverts through their outlets.
He said that was making running the adverts a “loss-making exercise” for local press.
“It seems completely counterproductive to short-change our local press in this way, to the point where they are actually losing money by doing the right thing and supporting public health campaigns.
“The points I made to the government in April about the vital role that local press plays and the risks caused by the pandemic are as true today as they were then.
“The government says it wants to support local press – it can start by reversing this short-sighted, short-changing policy.”
A £1.2m redevelopment project in North Yell has taken a significant step forward after planning permission was granted to transport material by sea.READ FULL STORY
Shetland Flyer captures stunning shot of Uyea
Rory Gillies of The Shetland Flyer captured this stunning image of Uyea in the North Mainland from his drone. Credit: Rory Gillies / Shetland Flyer Aerial Media.
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Dates confirmed for reopening of pubs, restaurants and cafes in Shetland
Dates for the reopening of pubs, restaurants, cafes, museums and other businesses have been confirmed, after First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced Scotland’s move to phase three of the route map out of lockdown.
The move had been expected to take place – but Ms Sturgeon’s announcement today paves the way for businesses in Shetland to plan their reopening.
From tomorrow, changes in restrictions will allow more households to gather indoors and outdoors.
However, people will also be required to wear face coverings. Ms Sturgeon said she wanted the wearing of face coverings to be come as “automatic as fastening a seatbelt in a car”.
Many of the big changes take effect from Wednesday -when indoor pubs, cafes and restaurants can reopen.
However, Ms Sturgeon said it was “absolutely essential’ guidance is followed – including that customers leave contact details.
Museum, libraries and cinemas will also be able to reopen.
Shetland Charitable Trust’s investments grew to £301m this year despite market volatility in the wake of the coronavirus crisisREAD FULL STORY
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Lerwick Community Council has revived its garden competition this summer.READ FULL STORY
Masks to become mandatory in shops
The Brae Co-op has been setting out what will be expected of customers as face masks are set to become mandatory in shops from Friday 10th July.
On Facebook, the management team said that masks “do not have to be a surgical style face covering” and that religious garments or scarves are also acceptable.
Customers cannot just pull their t-shirt or jumper over their face, however.
And the management team has added that customers may be asked to remove the masks if they are buying age-restricted items such as alcohol or cigarettes, just to confirm their identity.
Refusal to remove the mask will result in refusal of sale.
Masks will be mandatory for staff as well as customers, they have said.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is expected to explain more as she sets out the country’s move into phase three of lockdown easing this afternoon.
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‘Very different experience’, but Lounge Bar set to re-open
The Lounge Bar in Lerwick is set to re-open on Wednesday 15th July – although they have warned it will be a “very different experience” to the one customers remember.
On Facebook the bar set out its intention to open at 11am on Wednesday 15th July, once Scottish government restrictions are eased.
They said they were “busy with the preparations to make The Lounge as safe an environment as possible”.
“Unfortunately going to the pub is going to be a very different experience for a while but please bear with us while we stick to the measures to keep everybody safe.”
The bar has been closed for almost four months, shutting its doors on Friday 20th March.
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Private appearance on drug charges
A man appeared in private at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday on misuse of drugs charges.
Steven George Priest, of Lerwick, faced two charges of having a controlled drug in his possession.
The 57-year-old appeared from custody, made no plea and was committed for examination.
Man sentenced for assaulting police
A man who assaulted police officers has been sentenced to six months in prison.
Marcin Olejniczak, of Hill Grind, Lerwick, appeared from custody via video link at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday.
The 42-year-old admitted three charges of assault against three constables at Lerwick Police Station on 9th May, when he kicked one of them, attempted to punch another and punched a third on the head.
The six month sentence was backdated to the 11th May to reflect the time Olejniczak had already spent in custody.
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WATCH: Aerial footage of orcas from Shetland Wildlife
Hugh Harrop captured this amazing aerial footage of a pod of orca’s swimming through the isles last week.
WATCH: Pod of orcas pass Bressay lighthouse
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Gaby Giacchino of the Curious Pilgrims webpage took this incredible video of a pod of six orcas passing close to the shore near the Bressay lighthouse over the weekend.
You can find more of her photos and videos at http://www.curiouspilgrims.com
WATCH: Amazing drone footage of orcas
Andrew Simpson took this stunning drone video of orcas passing through the Sands of Sound on Friday evening.
The ’27s’ pod made their way up the South Mainland coast, paying a visit to Lerwick around 6pm before heading over to Bressay.
Many folk were lucky enough to see them on their journey, sharing photographs and videos like the above to social media.
An empty Meal Beach in Burra this Sunday afternoon
Bain’s Beach in the sunshine
Scarecrows ‘appear’ in Wester Quarff
Wester Quarff enjoyed a splendidly socially distanced event on Sunday, thanks to Lisa Manson and Heather Davidson, who organised a scarecrow competition.
Ten scarecrows mysteriously “appeared’ in a field during the day, where passers-by could see them.
Entrants ranged from “Frankenstein” to a model of a certain well-kent deerstalker hat-wearer.
The winner was a figure of “Dr Bronagh Goodlad”, modelled on newly qualified veterinarian Bronagh, by Danielle Manson and her household.
The runners up were Rory Goodlad and Ailish Parham. The judges were Gordon and Joyce Reid
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