The venue was packed as headliners Semperfi, once again visiting the isles from Aberdeen, played their last ever gig.
LERWICK Spurs have claimed the top prize in the domestic league after a resounding 5-0 victory over town rivals Lerwick Thistle at Gilbertson Park on Friday night.
A WOMAN from Unst is about to embark on a huge cycle of nearly 1,000 miles from London to Nice to raise funds for Macmillan in memory of her late brother.
In addition to having their first album in the can and set for release shortly, the fiddle collective – spearheaded by Margaret Robertson – are set to pen a contract tying them to the Edinburgh tattoo for the next decade, with trips to the Gulf in 2018 and China in 2020 set to follow.
Whalsay-based photographer Ivan Reid was able to capture some great photos of the killer whales, which he said were first spotted on the east side of the Calf of Linga, an island situated within Symbister Harbour.
Robinson also urged more young people to think about standing in the election in May next year, with all but three councillors currently aged over 50.
At present, only three out of 22 councillors – Andrea Manson, Amanda Westlake and Vaila Wishart – are female.
Ian Perry, who worked in primary schools such as Mossbank and Olnafirth, was involved in an accident near Mansfield on Sunday.
The 48 year old, also a bassist and vocalist for local band The Bluemelts, left Shetland at the end of last year to take up a post at Sherwood Junior High School in Mansfield.
L J's Diner and Pizzeria will open its doors to the public on Monday following a preview event on Sunday.
The venture is the first stage in a redevelopment of the old Mid Yell junior high school, with a ten-bedroom hotel due to follow.
The Liberal Democrat said the government needs to ensure that NHS Shetland is "adequately funded" to allow for patients to take flights to Aberdeen, if necessary, instead of being "forced" to travel via ferry.
NHS Shetland chief executive Ralph Roberts confirmed that the health board is looking to save around half a million pounds in its patient travel budget.
AS SOON as KT Tunstall bounded on stage just after 9pm and started nattering away to the Clickimin audience like they were old pals, there was no doubt we were in for a feel-good night in the company of a class act.
Islanders snapped up tickets for the show back in May so rapidly that it was upgraded from Mareel to a bigger room across town.
Speaking on a visit to the Western Isles on Tuesday, Yousaf said island communities made a “significant contribution” to Scotland both economically and culturally.
It comes in the wake of lobbying by Shetland, Orkney and the Western Isles through their Our Islands Our Future campaign over the past three years.
The 60+ section of the befriending scheme aims to support older members of the community on a one-to-one basis, using trained volunteer befrienders to reduce feelings of isolation and encourage individuals to remain as independent as possible, enjoy increased social connections and contact within their community.
AROUND 25 environmental enthusiasts from around Shetland have signed up as citizen scientists to help monitor the health of the ocean after two days of workshops run by the Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme (SMASS).
Andrew Brownlow and Nick Davison, who travelled north to run the workshops at Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary, said they were delighted with the response from islanders.
SMASS is keen to develop a large network of volunteers around Scotland to help them monitor and examine stranded whales, dolphins, seals, basking sharks and turtles.
Lynsey Henderson, from Lerwick, conquered the course – consisting of a 3.8km swim, 180km cycle and 42.4km run – on Sunday and was “super chuffed” with her time of 10 hours 43 minutes.
The faster-than-expected time also resulted in Lynsey being offered a place at the Ironman World Championship, to be staged in Kailua-Kona in Hawaii on 8 October this year.
SHETLANDERS have been asked to have their say on the future of sport in the isles.
A MAN accused of assaulting his former partner has been released on bail after appearing from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday.
Christopher Smith, whose bail address was given in court as Glenburn Road, Hamnavoe, Burra, pleaded not guilty to two charges that were alleged to have taken place on Tuesday (23 August).
AN OPEN day will be held in Lerwick this weekend to encourage more people to join Shetland's rugby teams.
THE VALUE of Shetland Islands Council’s stock market investments has hit the £300 million mark for the first time in many years.
Figures going before the local authority’s policy and resources committee next Tuesday (30 August) show the SIC’s reserves rose by £15 million in the three months to the end of June.
The new plant will replace an existing treatment plan on the island, which has a population of around 1,000. A new pumping station will be built next to the existing one on the banks of Loch Huxter, while a new 700-metre water main will be constructed.
POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a reported theft of car wheel caps from a vehicle parked in Weisdale at the weekend.
POLICE are appealing for information after a small quantity of prescription medication was stolen from a house in Lerwick.
SHETLANDERS have been reminded to keep their dogs under close control or on a lead when out and about after reports of sheep worrying in the Northern Isles.