Work is processing well on the remote island's new electricity scheme after the community group Fair Isle Electricity Company secured its full £2.65 million funding package last year.
AN INVESTIGATION into why police failed to find the body of Arnold Mouat in Bo'ness until a month after he went missing has ruled that officers did not carry out a "full and systematic" search for the Shetland man.
SHETLAND Islands Council's development committee has given its approval for a Sullom Voe masterplan which could potentially lift the blanket ban on aquaculture in the harbour area.
POLICE in Shetland are appealing for witnesses to come forward after Lerwick was hit by a spate of vandalism in the early hours of Sunday morning.
HIGHLANDS and Islands Airports Ltd (HIAL) chairwoman Lorna Jack made a flying visit to Shetland on Monday to hear more from local politicians about the strength of opposition to its plans to introduce car parking charges at Sumburgh Airport.
Following a half-hour meeting at Lystina House in Lerwick on Monday afternoon, Shetland MSP Tavish Scott said Jack had been “left in no doubt as to our opposition to the proposal and the strength of feeling on this issue”.
FOR the first time ever, Shetland got the unique opportunity to host a full-scale Scottish Ballet production when Matthew Bourne's Highland Fling visited the isles at the weekend, writes Zdenka Mlynarikova.
The invitation-only Shetland Space Week, which will take place between 28-31 May, will see guests from the public and private sectors from the UK, Europe and North America visit the isles.
However, the council will only be ready to take in the two families later this summer once the necessary support is in place, such as translators.
Councillors unanimously agreed in November to resettle the families from war-torn Syria after signing up to the UK government Syrian Vulnerable Persons Scheme in 2015.
Grieg Seafood Shetland is exploring the possibility of installing eight 120m circumference cages and a feed barge to the south of Muckle Roe, which could create five jobs.
The wall, which consists of nine roped routes reaching a height of 7.5 metres and a boulder wall for free climbing, will open to the public at the West Mainland Leisure Centre from Sunday.
Kevin Learmonth of local group Climb Shetland hailed it as "good news" for the isles.
Taster sessions for all ages and abilities will initially take place on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and booking via 01595 807713 is essential.
The body has been identified as that of Lorraine Grains, 43, from the Vidlin area. Her next of kin are aware and there are no suspicious circumstances.
She was reported missing on Thursday.
The body was recovered during searches conducted by the Police Scotland Dive and Marine Unit.