THE MARITIME and Coastguard Agency (MCA) says it "highly values" its volunteers despite unrest in the Northern Isles after a senior officer returned to post following a suspension.
NORTHLINK's ferry services to and from Shetland are set to be affected by the anticipated windy weather on Wednesday, with a southbound sailing of the recently chartered freight boat MV Arrow cancelled.
A DRIVER's poor cornering in a lorry on an unfamiliar road in Shetland has landed him with a fine and eight penalty points.
A NEW local choir has been established ahead of its first concert later this month which will reflect the theme of 'peace'.
A NEW waiting facility at Aberdeen Airport for medical patients travelling back to Shetland is in line to open its doors next month.
The increasingly popular festival will celebrate all things textile over nine days as it plays host to locals and visitors alike, with over 600 people expected to travel to Shetland.
The previously unknown events have been discovered researchers led by Dundee University's Dr Sue Dawson and Professor Dave Tappin from the NERC British Geological Survey after studying sand in the isles.
MV Arrow will be in service from Monday until early October, when Orkney's busy livestock shipping season is expected to have subsided.
Around £6 million will be invested to replace two existing steel drinking water storage tanks at Staney Hill with a new twin compartment tank with greater storage capacity at the Sandy Loch treatment works at the south end of Lerwick.
Volunteers in the Northern Isles are unhappy that the area commander is due to be reinstated to his Kirkwall-based post on Monday.
LOGANAIR says the completion of large projects in Shetland like the gas plant and the new Anderson High School is one of the main reasons why its passenger numbers have dropped on flights to and from the isles.
Managing director Jonathan Hinkles told Wednesday's external transport forum that there was a "concerning trend" this summer which saw overall numbers on Shetland flights between April and August down by 5.2 per cent compared to the same period last year.
THE Shetland seafood industry today (12 September) called on the Scottish Government to deliver on its commitment to develop food exports from Scotland, by establishing a daily freight service between Lerwick and Aberdeen.