The National Museum of Scotland (NMS) confirmed on Friday that it had abandoned its plans to take the remains of the five metre long mammal to Edinburgh for research purposes.
A MAN from Lerwick who committed a string of offences including breaking into a Lerwick chemist to steal medication has been sent to jail for over two years.
SCOTTISH Pelagic Fishermen's Association and Shetland Fishermen's Association have joined forces to call on European Commission once again to promptly examine the access given to Faroese fishing vessels in EU waters.
A DRIVER escaped without injuries after their pick-up truck left the road and into a ditch in the south mainland of Shetland on Thursday evening.
AN EMERGENCY was called at Sumburgh Airport on Thursday evening after an incoming CHC operated Sikorsky helicopter with 12 people on board reported a warning light.
AN EIGHTY nine year old man who drove into a restricted area of Scalloway Harbour before nearly hitting an employee with his car has been given four penalty points and £200 fine.
A WOMAN who fraudulently obtained benefits amounting to over £2,000 has been placed under supervision for nine months.
A DRIVER from Clousta who was stopped by police in the early hours of the morning while almost five times the alcohol limit has been banned from the road for 20 months.
A NURSE who used to work at the Gilbert Bain Hospital in Lerwick has been suspended for one year following a hearing of the Nursing and Midwifery Council earlier this week.
A SIXTY eight year old driver from Eshaness who struck another man with his car following an argument on a remote road in the north mainland of Shetland about the use of a passing place has been fined £200.
A MAN from Unst who caused alarm in Levenwick last year by brandishing a bread knife has been placed under supervision.
A WOMAN was taken to the Gilbert Bain Hospital to be assessed after a red Mazda car left the road near Scatsta Airport on Tuesday evening.
COUNCILLORS will meet behind closed doors on Wednesday morning to discuss a progress report on the Our Islands Our Future initiative, which could lead to greater autonomy for Scotland’s island communities.
ONE OF the heaviest loss of military life in Shetland during the First World War will be commemorated in Unst this March.
The whitefish trawler has spent the last 12 months being renovated by Macduff Shipyards, with the vessel retaining its old shell but enjoying an extensive redevelopment.
Reverend Lewis Shand Smith, who was an SIC councillor between 1990 and 1999 and served as the local authority's convener from 1994, has been given a place alongside weighty global figures including Barack Obama, Pope Benedict XVI, and a host of famous musicians, actors and sportspeople.
James Black, of Toab, was only revealed to be have been drinking after a coastguard winchman smelled alcohol on his breath while lifting him to safety from his vessel, the Wick-registered Hope III.
THE SNP minority government had to accept an embarrassing defeat in parliament when the combined force of opposition parties voted down controversial plans to abolish the board of Highlands and Islands Enterprise.
Following a debate in the chamber on Wednesday afternoon the government was defeated by 64 votes against 63 SNP votes.
Its revenue funding for 2017/18 stands at £79.15 million, a reduction of 4.6 per cent on its 2016/17 settlement, which will increase pressure on public services and looks set to result in council tax rising for the first time in a decade.
Scotland’s 32 local authorities have vented their frustration with the SNP government for its insistence that councils had to agree to the terms no later than Friday (20 January).
The waterfront village hotel, widely regarded as one of the isles’ leading eateries and hotels, has been recognised in the breakfast, informal dining and front of house categories.
LOCAL politicians have described Theresa May’s confirmation that the UK is to leave Europe’s single market as “deeply worrying” and warned it could present “enormous challenges” for the Shetland economy.
After months of uncertainty, in a speech on Tuesday the Prime Minister said she would not seek to retain membership of the single market as part of negotiations to leave the EU, which will commence when Article 50 is triggered in March.
Fifteen acts have so far been confirmed for the annual four-day feast of superb music, sessions and sleepless nights. An exciting variety of bands from the USA, Canada, Italy, Estonia, Belgium and Ireland will be featured alongside an array of fantastic UK and local talent.
NHS SHETLAND chief executive Ralph Roberts has defended the health board’s plans to close Gilbert Bain Hospital’s Ronas Ward as the “most efficient” way of cutting spending while minimising the impact on services.
He also revealed that the health board wants to undertake a study over the next year into the size of the hospital to explore how the isles’ service should look amid a time of “significant financial challenge”.
SCOTLAND’S charity regulator is consulting the people of Shetland before deciding whether to approve Shetland Charitable Trust’s latest governance proposals, which may result in the £230m fund no longer having any elected representatives.
There remains uncertainty over the trust’s future governance arrangements after Shetland Islands Council indicated in June that it no longer wished to nominate any councillors to sit on SCT’s board.