16th January 2019

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Councillors’ condemnation of Holyrood budget offer

• Councillors unanimously support motion condemning the latest funding offer from the Scottish government.

• Leader warns provisional reduction in funding left council’s ability to provide essential services ‘under threat’.

• Support for motion that registers ‘with disappointment the continuing decline in funding’ to the SIC.

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Lecturers go on strike at Shetland College

• Staff form picket line outside Shetland College in Lerwick.

• Demand is for an improved pay offer.

• Total of 32 lecturers taking part in strike action.

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Shetland Folk Festival 2019 line-up revealed

• The line-up for the Shetland Folk Festival 2019 is announced.

• Eclectic and international range of musicians on the bill.

• Festival will take place from 2nd to 5th May.

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Lerwick speeders under scrutiny at community council

• Speeding drivers in Lerwick came under the spotlight at Monday’s community council meeting.

• Plea is made for more speed checks on drivers coming into the town via the old north road.

• Issue raised by community councillor Gary Robinson who has experienced problems firsthand.

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