Following a two-week trial period earlier this summer, Streamline confirmed on Monday that – after a decade on the route – the Daroja will be released from her charter this Wednesday (23 August).
A TWENTY four year old man has appeared in private at Lerwick Sheriff Court in relation to two allegations of sexual assault.
A MAN has been taken into custody and is expected to appear at Lerwick Sheriff Court in due course after local police attempted to trace a person they described as 'suspicious'.
POLICE are looking for information about a man seen in Brae on Saturday afternoon who they have described as suspicious.
A MAN from Sandwick who brandished two knives after an argument with a neighbour has had his sentence deferred for reports.
A LOCAL serial offender has failed in his bid to have his jail term cut.
Back in May, Nathan Hilditch had been sent to jail for 20 months for a string of crimes – including obstructing police and making almost 30 bogus 999 calls.
A TWENTY year old man appeared from custody in private at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Thursday on a petition alleging two charges relating to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.
A MAN from Lerwick who overturned his car in Cunningsburgh after driving at an excessive speed before refusing blood sample to police has been disqualified from driving ahead of sentencing next month.
TWO men who obstructed police officers and struggled violently with them after they followed up noise complaints have been punished with community payback orders and fines.
A SPECIAL screening of a new documentary about the fight for justice after the Hillsborough disaster will take place at this year's Screenplay festival alongside a Q&A session with an expert on the tragedy.
THREE men, aged 20, 32 and 36, have been charged with drug offences following raids on two houses in Lerwick on Tuesday.
A MAN from County Durham who drove while over four times the alcohol limit has been warned that he could face imprisonment.
A TEENAGER who drove at grossly excessive speeds has avoided having his licence revoked after being commended for attempting to improve his driving.
Hylton, who is thought to be one of the longest serving RNLI crew members in the UK, reaches the retirement age of 55 in May.
The service, which is currently only staffed by Linda Gray, has received £38,000 to employ a part-time advocacy worker for two years.
Well now I know what a turquoise turtle knot is, and where to acquire Sandalwood scent (Truefitt and Hill). This I did not expect in a novel, in which – the publishers tell us – that the narrator Edvard's "desperate quest to unlock [his] family's secrets takes him on a long journey – from Norway to the Shetlands [sic], and to the battlefields of France – through most of a century, and to the discovery of a very unusual inheritance."
A TRAINING programme that will allow forensic medical examinations for victims of sexual crimes to take place in Shetland is underway after the Scottish Government granted £76,000 of funding to the pilot project.
The news was confirmed on Thursday afternoon when justice secretary Michael Matheson visited the isles to meet with NHS Shetland, the local Rape Crisis team and members of the Shetland Domestic Abuse Partnership.
GLOBAL fashion label Alexander McQueen has been accused of ripping off a tiny family-run craft business by prominently displaying an image of one of its products on a catwalk runway without giving them any credit.
Couple Luke and Kate Holt, who run Quarff-based firm Greencroft Shetland Ltd and produce a popular series of replica crofthouse-style planters, said they were “really, really angry” when they found out.
CONCERNS over potential job losses from replacing Lerwick Power Station with a subsea cable to the Scottish mainland have been played down by those behind the proposal, who predict that employment levels will be “reasonably comparable” to existing levels.
Shetland MSP Tavish Scott previously suggested that 25 people could lose their jobs with power station operator Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) once the building reaches the end of its life in 2020.
The agreement, which comes into effect on 1 September when Loganair’s existing tie-up with Flybe ends, allows customers to book services through BA’s network at Heathrow, Gatwick and London City, which serves over 200 destinations.
The new plant is a descendant of a non-native species, the yellow monkeyflower (Mimulus guttatus), which colonised the United Kingdom in Victorian times.