The Starlight Rays with seven crew on board was 40 miles northeast of Unst when her skipper reported that the 24-metre vessel was taking in water.
A 70-YEAR old man from Hillswick has been released on bail after appearing from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court, on Monday.
THE CLOCK faces on Lerwick's Town Hall will be lit green this weekend to raise awareness of the Samaritans.
FOLK planning to enter a story for the annual Rhoda Bulter Award are reminded there's only a week to go until the closing date at the end of this month.
THREE men have been released on bail after appearing from custody in private at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Friday on a petition alleging assault to injury and permanent disfigurement.
A TEENAGER who drove an unlicensed car in the north mainland of Shetland without insurance or a full licence has been fined £600 and given seven penalty points.
A MAN who drove a car on New Year's Eve without insurance has been disqualified from the road for six months after breaking the penalty points threshold.
A MAN from Voe who crashed his car into a fence while he was over the drink-driving limit has lost his licence for a year.
A FISHERMAN from Cunningsburgh who failed to provide two specimens of breath to the police after being suspected of drink driving has been banned from road for nearly three years.
POLICE are on the lookout for witnesses after a van was reported stolen in Unst.
FOUR coastguard teams from across Shetland were tasked on Tuesday morning after reports of a dog falling off a cliff on the west side.
A MAN who admitted supplying heroin on two separate occasions in Lerwick earlier this year has been remanded in custody and warned he is likely to face a prison term.
POLICE say they are following a “positive line of enquiry” following the report of thefts in Mossbank on Saturday.
A FORTY two year old man who admitted possession of class C drug diazepam has been fined £600 at Lerwick Sheriff Court.
Robert Tonkinson launched The Quernstone last year, but there is no longer enough space in his Sandness Hall workspace for the baker to meet increasing demand.
Planning permission has now been granted for Tonkinson to renovate the disused upstairs of the Eid Community Co-op, with the baker hoping to recruit staff later this year.
AS SHETLAND recovers from three days of orca fever, the ultimate expert on killer whales living in the North Atlantic said the two pods of ten animals seen in the isles recently were regular summer visitors to our shores.
Dr Andy Foote has been instrumental in setting up the North Atlantic Killer Whale ID (NAKID) project, which gathers knowledge on the movements and behaviour of individual animals.
Work is expected to start on six two-bedroom properties and two three-bedroom houses in the next few months once a workshop and an outbuilding on the site in the middle of the village have been demolished.
A MASSIVE prize is at stake in a “once in a lifetime” opportunity to draw up a new deal for Shetland’s fishermen during negotiations over the UK’s impending exit from the EU, according to the local industry’s figurehead.
Shetland Fishermen’s Association (SFA) chief executive Simon Collins was among an industry delegation who met the UK government’s Scotland Office minister Andrew Dunlop on Monday.
A MAN from Lerwick who threatened to “slice the cheeks off” two people while holding a screwdriver has been jailed for nine months.
At Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday, procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie said John Hutcheson, of South Lochside, acted in a “deeply unpleasant” manner that caused terror for the young people who were involved.
The 25 year old previously admitted repeatedly shouting and swearing, behaving in an aggressive manner, uttering offensive remarks and demanding controlled substances be given to him at addresses in Lerwick’s St Olaf Street and St Magnus Street on 25 May.
A SHETLAND athlete is enjoying an "unbelievable" experience after securing a place at the Ironman world championships in Hawaii this October thanks to an outstanding performance at last weekend's triathlon in Bolton.
Davie Williamson came second in the 18-24 age group and 46th overall in a time of 10 hours, 24 minutes and 34 seconds for a 3.9km swim followed by a 180km bike race and finished off with a marathon.
The 24-year-old naval architect, who now lives and works in Aberdeen, said he was chuffed that months of hard training had paid off.
"I always knew that if I could do ten and half hours then I had a good chance to hitting the podium," he said.
Musicians from home and abroad will have a packed week of activities, classes, workshops and concerts in the world-famous celebration of Shetland's fiddle tune heritage.
Damien Hunt, of Grampian Prison, admitted to assaulting the man and punching him on the head to his severe injury and permanent disfigurement. The incident occurred at North a Voe, Camb in Yell on the 8th of May this year.
NORTHERN Isles MP Alistair Carmichael has described the House of Commons vote to spend up to £40 billion replacing the UK’s fleet of Trident nuclear weapons submarines as a “lazy and expensive” missed opportunity.
The Commons voted by 472 to 117 to renew the expensive system, with the latest estimate that the four submarines will cost £31 billion.
The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) has suggested the total cost of replacing the system – including warheads and decommissioning nuclear reactors – could exceed £200 billion over a 30 year period.