Shetland Heat Energy and Power (SHEAP) is in discussions with a Glasgow-based heat pump manufacturer to extend the network that already supplies about half of Lerwick's households and businesses' heat demand.
A PLANNING application for a new £5.6 million Eric Gray Centre at Seafield is to be submitted next month. Councillors heard on Thursday that the new day centre for adults with learning difficulties and complex needs could be completed by August 2017.
BUSINESS at Lerwick Harbour continues to grow during 2014 with latest figures showing a six per cent increase in cargo handled to 910,014 tonnes during the first nine months of the year.
The grant is part of the arts agency's regular core funding.
Education staff will tell councillors next Tuesday that they need more time before consulting on the two school closures, from which they hope to save more than £200,000 a year.
The Scottish government has proposed to the Smith Commission on devolution that all income from the Crown Estate should be handed over to local councils and coastal communities.
Trade unions voiced alarm when they discovered by accident that two agency staff had already started work last week before consultation with the unions or councillors.
The move comes after energy regulator Ofgem rejected plans for a new 90 megawatt ‘dual fuel’ power station to be built at Gremista in Lerwick by Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution (SHEPD).
The musician stood tall on her tiptoes like a totem pole for much of Tuesday night at Mareel, snake charmed by the rhythm of her absorbing music.
Anderson High School has teamed up with the Shetland Family History Society, Shetland Heritage Association and Shetland Museum and Archives for the ambitious venture.
The project entitled Those at Land, Sea, Home and Abroad is being coordinated by history teacher Jon Sandison and will result in public events and a long term legacy in the form of an online archive of material.
Baton twirlers, gymnasts and a singer from the UK’s most northerly outpost all featured in the latest audition for Britain’s Got Talent as ITV’s most popular show reached out to those parts of the country that other talent shows have yet to get to.
Liquidation papers were served on 60 North Recycling last month after the Lerwick company failed to pay outstanding VAT and corporation tax.
Owner Charlie Barton confirmed on Tuesday that he had reached a pay back agreement with HM Revenue & Customs.
Police said that none of the injuries was thought to be life threatening.
The A970 was closed for a time two miles south of the Vidlin junction following the crash at about 8.30am.
The UK Government will review the ETV’s future, which Scottish secretary Alistair Carmichael confirmed last month is now secure until March 2016, next year.
Henderson’s daughter Michelle Henderson said she was “truly honoured” to receive the award on her father’s behalf at a ceremony in Glasgow on Friday night.
That would amount to an additional £2,000 per local electricity bill were the extra cost not spread between consumers throughout the north of Scotland.
The eye-catching figure is contained in an Ofgem consultation document that seeks views on how energy in the isles could be produced more competitively.
In the past four years, beginning with an Oxjam gig in the Lerwick Legion in 2011, Shetlanders have raised over £12,000 for Oxfam – enough move to provide safe drinking water to six schools, or 238 safe, clean toilets for refugee camps in disaster areas, helping to prevent the spread of disease.
STATISTICS suggesting Shetland house prices are falling have been rubbished by local property experts.
Duncan, who replaced former European fisheries committee vice chairman Struan Stevenson as Scotland's Tory MEP, held talks with representatives of the fishing industry about the impending discards ban while in the isles.
The programme in summer last year featured Seavaigers – a double concerto for Shetland fiddle and Scottish harp, which was written by Sally Beamish for fiddler Chris Stout, harpist Catriona McKay and Scottish Ensemble.
Police Scotland confirmed that three individuals would be reported after the fire in the unoccupied building in the town’s St Olaf Street last Monday evening.
A SHETLAND dentist is to appear before a disciplinary committee in London next month accused of failing to treat two patients properly.
Paul D’Eathe is alleged to have provided substandard dental treatment to a man and a woman at Montfield between 2001 and 2011.
The tenth annual awards took place in Inverness on Friday evening, with over 40 businesses across the region in contention for the 14 awards.
THE FIRST World War, Harry Potter vs Shakespeare, beards, poverty and Lerwick being “too big for its boots” are the exceedingly diverse array of topics for this winter’s Althing debates.
The Tingwall-based society is looking for anyone interested in speaking at the debates to get in touch.
The 22-year-old “folk noir balladeer” first played in the isles as support to English trailblazers Mumford & Sons at a packed Whiteness and Weisdale Hall in 2011.
She returned to the archipelago last year to perform at Mareel and she will hit the Lerwick venue once again on Tuesday.
The judges said a consistently high quality of produce and the presence of four Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) accredited species of fish and shellfish on its menus meant the Brae chippy was operating at a very high level.