She said her appointment comes during "challenging times" for the trust, which is in the midst of restructuring as it tries to reduce its deficit by at least £200,000 this financial year or face losing vital funding.
A FIRE appliance from Yell attended a kitchen fire on the island on Tuesday morning after a hot water cylinder overheated.
A MAN from Perth remains in custody after reappearing in private at Lerwick Sheriff Court in relation to a number of motoring offences, including causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
POLICE are looking for information after receiving reports of damage being caused to a vehicle overnight from Friday to Saturday at the rear car park of Ladies Drive in Lerwick.
A MAN who was accused of stalking his ex-girlfriend and causing her fear or alarm was acquitted following a trial at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Thursday.
THE SMALL tourist office within Sumburgh Airport is to close in spring next year as VisitScotland revamps its strategy of reaching a growing number of visitors.
SHETLAND'S sole SNP councillor is urging Scottish finance secretary Derek Mackay to find extra cash to fulfil a commitment that would see the Scottish Government fund the isles' internal ferry service.
Southend councillor Robbie MacGregor has now written to his party colleague calling on him to give the issue "full consideration".
The Scottish government confirmed that the letter had been received, and also that Shetland and Orkney councils had submitted requests for extra funding.
MacGregor's letter comes a day before Audit Scotland releases a major report into the funding of ferry services across the country.
The building and machinery would mean the waste would not need to be sorted on the mainland, which would save between £59,000 and £97,000 per year.
The musician will visit the isles for the first time to perform a live accompaniment to 1926 silent film By The Law at the Lerwick venue on Thursday as part of a wider tour.
INDUSTRY bodies and transport companies have expressed their disappointment after Serco NorthLink announced a 2.9 per cent rise in freight charges for commercial traffic travelling to and from the Northern Isles.
Chief executive of Seafood Shetland Ruth Henderson said the organisation is "angry and dismayed" that the rise comes at a time when passenger fares are set to reduce.
Daniel Gear will now receive full tuition fees of £16,500 to study a master of business administration (MBA) in oil and gas management on an executive part-time basis at Robert Gordon University's Garthdee campus in Aberdeen.
The news comes shortly after Shetland Sea Salt was awarded one star at the national Great Taste Awards for its pure white flakes sea salt.
The awards, held in Wales this year, are the largest and most trusted accreditation scheme for small artisan food and drink producers and have been described as the Oscars of the food world.
Shetland Sea Salt is the brainchild of local chef Akshay Borges and Kaye Sandison, both from Scalloway.
LOCAL folk-rockers The Revellers will help Lerwick take in 2018 in style at Shetland Arts' upcoming Hogmanay event at Mareel.
The group will be joined on the bill by acts such as Kansa, The Arthur Nicholson Band and Hom Bru, while the Alan Nicholson Dance Band will cap things off.
The news was enthusiastically welcomed by isles MP Alistair Carmichael and Viking Energy, one of the companies hoping to benefit from the announcement.