The 12-seater Beechcraft King Air B200 aircraft, operated by Bergen Air Transport, touched down at Sumburgh slightly behind its scheduled arrival time of 9.10am.
Bridges will now be performing at Lerwick’s Clickimin Leisure Complex on Wednesday 29 July next year as well as the following night, which has now sold out.
Established as a charity in 1998, COPE (Community Opportunities for Participation in Enterprise) supports individuals with disabilities to access employment in a business environment.
A SHETLAND mum who lost her baby son nine years ago is setting up a Shetland branch of stillbirth and neonatal death charity Sands.
Marie Manson, whose son Kieran died in 1995, said she was determined to help others facing the same painful experience.
Chairman of the transport and environment committee, Michael Stout, said at the weekend that the SIC had made a “genuine mistake” when it cut off hundreds of college students from access to a regular bus service.
LERWICK’S Mareel was packed on Saturday night for the much-anticipated Dolly Parton tribute brought north for the first time by the Shetland Country Music Club. Caroline MacDonald soaked up the atmosphere for Shetland News.
It was a night of old favourites and audience participation when Andrea Pattison, from Sunderland, brought her act The Dolly Parton Story to a Shetland stage.
The best Dolly Parton tribute act in the country looked spectacular in an outfit she told me later had been made especially for her by a Russian lady.
Creating such a post was a pledge made by the Scottish government in their paper Empowering Scotland’s Islands published ahead of the independence referendum in September.
The commitment was made following negotiations with the three island councils and Mackay, who was then local government minister.
Toft pier has fallen into such a state of disrepair that it has been closed to pedestrians and vehicles, with holes in the boardwalk and infill washing out of the steel pilings.
A total allowable catch of 1,054,000 tonnes has been set following scientific advice from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea.
After this has been shared out between the European Union, Norway and Faroe, the UK will receive a quota for 2015 of 245,363 tonnes.
The night featured a wealth of talent across a wide range of musical styles from young people studying through Shetland College, many performing for the very first time.
A financial model of the future of the port until 2050 has shown the council could expect to earn £2.8 million a year if it continues as the main operator.
Carmichael has called on the regulator Ofcom to intervene to ensure remote areas like Shetland receive the same level of service as more populated parts of the country.
He also denied suggestions that last year's privatisation of the Royal Mail had undermined its ability to deliver post nationwide for the same price.
POLICE and health professionals in Shetland are stepping up their fight to stop the growing use of 'legal highs' in the isles after drugs worth £40,000 were seized earlier this month.
Shetland area commander Eddie Graham said the confiscation of the psychoactive substances (or NPS) was the largest ever in Shetland.
So far two deaths in the islands have been linked to legal highs this year.
The SIC has also been hit by competition from the oil and construction industries able to offer better wages than the public sector.
Lately, the council has had to employ agency contractors in care homes and also on ferries to fill empty posts.
While the controversial five-year deal over mackerel fishing rights in the north east Atlantic will undoubtedly feature during the talks, the main focus will be on next year's quotas for cod and haddock.
Local fishermen hope for "reasonable" increases in quotas for both these stocks for 2015, but a final agreement is only expected following a second round of talks in Dublin, during the first week in December.
This is the third exhibition by Wark at the South Commercial Street gallery.
Kevin Bridges will be performing his brand new show A Whole Different Story at the Clickimin Leisure Centre, in Lerwick, on 30 July.
Since Isleshavn care centre opened in Mid Yell in November 1984 it has been home to hundreds of people.
At last weekend's national conference the SNP passed a resolution to allow Yes campaigners who are not party members to stand on an SNP ticket.
WORK to create the Park Lane community garden is progressing well after local organisers received donations of topsoil and plants.
Construction and civil Engineering Firm Frank L Johnston (Shetland) Ltd kindly provided topsoil and his staff also assisted the gardening volunteers developing flower beds and filling the planters.
THE NEW electoral registration system, which is coming into force this autumn, requires people to be registered individually.
It replaces the system of household registration, which has been in place for almost 100 years.
Local electoral registration officer, Mike Forbes, has now written to more than 18,000 electors in over 11,000 homes in Shetland to inform them of the change.
THE COMPANY planning Shetland's future electricity supply is reminding islanders that they are hosting two further public events this week.
Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution (SHEPD) wants to hear from its customers about the shape of the competitive process that it will use to find the best way to keep the lights on when the Lerwick power station comes to the end of its operational life.
NESTING primary School, in Shetland, has been recognised for its approach to religious and moral education.
A case study film showcases the school's innovative practice in RME designed to complement Education Scotland's reviews of religious and moral education.
Written and directed by Hilary Smith, the show is set in the village of Canneloni in Italy.