Benjamin Napier embarked on the gruelling Chloe's Tour in July and August in tribute to his one-year-old daughter, who passed away in 2007 after suffering from heart problems and other illnesses.
NOMINATIONS for the first North Isles awards can now be made online at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/V2K66HK
THE NATIONAL Farmers' Union has written to major retailers in an attempt to counter the shrinking market for Shetland light lambs.
LEVENWICK Village Club has been given over £100,000 by the Big Lottery Fund to develop the village hall and campsite, as well as launch new community groups.
PREMIER OIL, the operator of the Solan oil field to the west of Shetland, has signed an agreement with industry giant BP that allows the company to use BP's oil spill equipment and expertise in case of an emergency.
Giving a presentation to the Shetland community safety and resilience committee on Thursday, the company's environmental lead, Karen York, said the collaboration between the two companies was "good news".
SHETLAND is slowly stepping further into the world of 4G technology after two phone networks switched on high speed mobile internet in two areas of the isles.
On Thursday (20 October) Vodafone went live with 4G in an area of Lerwick, while a day earlier O2 switched it on for customers in the Weisdale area of the Shetland mainland.
They are the latest companies to bring high speed mobile internet to the isles after EE set the trend in April by launching the service in Lerwick ahead of anticipated Shetland-wide coverage in summer 2017.
Seann Walsh and Mark Simmons broke out the belly laughs in September, while Mark Steel is returning in November - and let's not forget about the likes of Ross Noble and Dylan Moran who have visited in recent years.
The latest comedian to head up north was Russell Kane, perhaps best known for appearing on the telly on shows like Live At The Apollo and Celebrity Juice.
Tomorrow (Thursday) marks four decades since the first passenger aircraft landed on the runway. At that time colour television was yet to arrive in the isles, but the oil industry had begun to make its impact on Shetland.
A total of 33 people were injured in reported road accidents in the isles in 2015.
The Glasgow-based writer, who enjoyed success last year with travel book Sixty Degrees North, documents and explores islands once believed to have been real but no longer on the map.
Clair Aldington is hosting ‘We think back through our mothers...’ Or do we? at the Lodberrie Traders opposite Bain’s Beach until Saturday (22 October).
However, uncertainty remains over the longevity of the award-winning Enviroglass project after Shetland Islands Council revealed it is cheaper – and potentially better for the environment – to ship glass to the Scottish mainland for processing.
THE TEAM at Shetland News would like to encourage our readers to consider adding their name to an open letter condemning the UK Government for its “bitter, racist and divisive language” in the aftermath of the EU referendum.
At the Conservative party conference Prime Minister Theresa May derided people with an inclusive liberal mind-set by saying that “if you believe you are a citizen of the world, you’re a citizen of nowhere”. What nonsense.
The evening started off with Shetland band Kansa. As band member Norma put it, we were taken on a “whistle-stop tour of country across the decades”. And what a delightful tour it was!
Traditionally strong markets such as Italy are now opting to buy in cheaper meat from Eastern Europe, cutting off demand for Shetland lambs.
POLICE are on the lookout for information after receiving reports that mail, a rucksack and a lamp was stolen from a building in Lerwick.
TRAINING facilities for firefighters in Shetland and Orkney are to be improved thanks to £2 million of funding from the Scottish Government.
THIS YEAR’s Rhoda Bulter Award has been won by Highlands-based Lauraine Peterson.
The annual prize, which celebrates writing penned in the Shetland dialect, was given for her short story Boannie Blue.
THE ORGANISERS of Shetland Boat Week are beginning preparations for next year’s event with an appeal to the public for potential boats to be included in one of several displays planned during the maritime festival.
SHETLAND Coastguard’s search and rescue helicopter was called out to a North Sea oil rig on Monday night after a 25 year old man was injured in an accident.
A FORTY three year old man who denies breaking into a Lerwick chemist and stealing sedative tablets has been remanded in custody for three weeks.
SHETLAND Islands Council paid out nearly £1,300 in compensation in the last financial year for damage caused on the isles’ roads.
ALMOST 1,500 properties in the north of Shetland were without power for about 20 minutes on Sunday evening after a fault in the electricity supply.
A FORTY three year old man is due to appear at Lerwick Sheriff Court later on Monday after what was described as a suspected break-in at A.L. Laing's pharmacy on the town's Commercial Street, on Saturday morning.
POLICE are appealing for witnesses to come forward with information after several external doors of the Anderson High School in Lerwick were damaged.
POLICE are investigating a suspected break-in at A.L. Laing's chemist on Lerwick's Commercial Street on Saturday morning.