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.
A THIRTY year old man who "instinctively" headbutted another man outside Posers nightclub in Lerwick has been fined £300.
Jonathan Donnelly, of Banff Road, Greenock, admitted carrying out the assault on 6 April this year.
Meanwhile 44-year-old Ian Arthur of Port Arthur, Scalloway, was fined a total of £365 and handed six penalty points at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Thursday.
A TWENTY nine year old man who entered a Lerwick house uninvited and threatened a woman sleeping on a living room sofa with a brick has been ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work.
Matthew Smith, of Stanegarth, Lerwick, admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner and behaving aggressively in what was described as a "deeply unpleasant" incident on 13 July this year.
A YOUNG woman who embezzled nearly £4,000 from the Lerwick branch of Specsavers opticians was told to carry out 80 hours of unpaid work when appearing before the town's sheriff court on Thursday.
Danielle Aitken, of Hoofields, Lerwick, pleaded guilty to a charge that was described by procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie as "a case of the hand in the till".
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).
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 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.
A MAN who vandalised fish processing equipment at Scottish Sea Farms in Scalloway has been ordered to pay £2,000 compensation to his former employer.
Appearing at Lerwick Sheriff Court for sentencing on Thursday Robert Setrice, 39, of Skerpalea, Sandwick, admitted to maliciously disconnecting pipes and cables from the rear of machinery at company's factory at Blacksness Pier, Scalloway.
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.
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.