Council tax rises and jobs are cut at construction firm

• SIC councillors have agreed to raise council tax by three per cent.

• Almost 20 staff from Irvine Contractors have been paid off.

• Isles accordionist Lana Fraser has clocked up more than four million views on YouTube.

• We mark 50 years since the Aith lifeboat was sent to save the crew of the Juniper.

• A “hairy Viking” was turned away from Mareel because he was deemed not old enough to watch the Trainspotting sequel.

• It is your last chance to have your say on the future governance of Shetland Charitable Trust.

• NHS faces huge problems as it looks to its next budget.

• MP praised for his part in securing the future of a troubled pension fund.

• See extensive coverage of Nesting Up-Helly-A’.

• And, who’d be a councillor? The Althing finds out all about joining the SIC from four who know.


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