Described by procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie as a 'feckless' operation that didn't require much detective work to uncover, the trio were intercepted at the NorthLink ferry terminal in Lerwick on 19 September last year.
A FORTY nine year old man from the remote island of Foula will have to wait until August to learn his fate after he pleaded guilty to three charges of threatening or abusive behaviour towards his wife.
STRIKE action at Aberdeen Airport has been averted after workers accepted a three per cent pay deal.
A YOUNG man from Lerwick whose "extremely bizarre behaviour" resulted in him crashing a car before sexually assaulting two women is due to learn his fate in August after admitting a string of offences.
A MAN was released on bail on Wednesday after appearing at Lerwick Sheriff Court from custody on a petition alleging a contravention of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009.
A MAN from Lerwick who shouted and swore at his partner and threw her mobile phone against a wall the day before he was sent to prison on another matter has had two months added to his jail sentence.
POLICE are looking to speak to anyone who may have witnessed an alleged incident of dangerous driving which occurred in Weisdale on Tuesday.
POLICE are looking for information after receiving reports of damage being caused to a dark blue Ford Transit van and a table in Lerwick at the weekend.
A MAN was taken to the Gilbert Bain Hospital, in Lerwick, on Monday afternoon following a two-vehicle road accident in Yell.
ATTRACTING the budding UK space industry to Shetland is a major part of the isles' strategy to create at least 600 new jobs over the next ten years, according to the local authority's chief executive Maggie Sandison.
And building a satellite tracking and communication centre on the island of Unst could be the lever to eventually providing high speed broadband as well a better ferry and/or fixed links to the North Isles.
Speaking from Aberdeen Airport on her journey back to the isles from the Farnborough Airshow on Wednesday, Sandison was adamant that Shetland Islands Council (SIC) had not been asked to put any money towards the venture.
THE COMPANY behind plans to develop a space centre on the island of Unst has joined forces with Shetland Islands Council (SIC) and Lockheed Martin, one of the world's largest aerospace companies, to create a satellite tracking and communication centre on the UK's most northerly island.
Shetland Space Centre project director Scott Hammond, SIC chief executive Maggie Sandison and Patrick Wood, head of Lockheed Martin Space UK, signed a memorandum of understanding at the Farnborough Airshow on Wednesday.
MARJOLEIN Robertson is starting to feel nervous. She usually does on the eve of performing a stand-up comedy show at home in Shetland, despite having performed runs at the Edinburgh Fringe festival, toured in New Zealand and had her videos watched by thousands upon thousands on the BBC Social platform.
"It's more scary than doing it south," she says. "Part of it's funny because I don't have to watch my words so much. But at the same time it's more terrifying because when you do stand-up you do put on a bit of a character.
Ten members of Climb Shetland dragged the rubbish up to the cliff top, attracting interest and occasional help from the numerous passing tourists.
The haul was much less than the club's previous Calder's Geo redd up in 2012, which lifted seven tonnes of bruck.
This year's collection included several gas cylinders, polystyrene blocks, an oil drum and a buoy that had crossed the Atlantic from Bucks Harbour, Maine.
Cast and crew shot scenes in the Ronas Voe area on Monday before they spent a full day in Lerwick on Tuesday.
THE NATIONAL Trust for Scotland (NTS) has said it remains fully committed to the restoration of Halligarth in Unst, the former Shetland home of the Edmondston family, which was gifted to the national conservation charity almost 20 years ago.
However, the original vision of fully restoring the listed building with its unique woodland area and developing it into a fully-fledged visitor centre with a café, library/learning centre and office space is unlikely to be achievable in the current financial climate.
Members of the isles' transport partnership ZetTrans are due to meet on Friday to discuss proposed changes to the timetables.