The ballot, which involves Aker Solutions staff, is due to close on Friday (29 September). The company said it is "working closely with union representatives and its workforce to bring this to resolution".
POLICE are looking for information after receiving a report of a black Toyota Yaris being damaged at the Co-op car park in Lerwick.
A LACK of longer-term financial planning was one of the key points raised in the year's external audit of Shetland's integration joint board (IJB).
A MAN from Dunfermline appeared in private from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Thursday on a charge of being concerned in the supply of drugs.
LOGANAIR says it is encouraged after recording a year-on-year increase in passenger numbers in the first half of September despite facing direct competition on several flights from ex franchise partner Flybe for the first time.
TWO men from Dunfermline have been released on bail after appearing from custody on charges of being concerned in the supply of drugs at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday.
TWO men have been taken into police custody after being found in possession of cannabis resin worth £6,500 as they disembarked the NorthLink ferry in Lerwick.
SCOTLAND OFFICE minister Lord Duncan has added his weight to calls for Shetland's energy needs to be served by a high-capacity interconnector which would allow large renewable projects to export electricity to the mainland.
Speaking during a two day visit to the isles this week, the Conservative politician said any subsea cable needs to cater for "whatever we think Shetland needs it to work for over the next 50 years".
The find - at Windhouse in Yell - confirms long-held views that the dilapidated former laird's house, which dates back to the early 18th century, sits on an old graveyard.
The purchase of the Dutch vessel Multratug 29, which was chartered in April for three years as a replacement for the outgoing Tirrick, is due to go through on 25 October.
A freedom of information request from Shetland News reveals that the health board has spent £218,657 on temporary GPs in July and August this year alone.
Between April and June 2017 NHS Shetland had already spent £334,495 on locums doctors – which is over half of what it paid in the whole of 2015/16.
In a response to the energy regulator’s consultation into the costs of connecting Shetland to the National Grid with the 60MW cable, the local authority said it does not feel it is the “optimal solution or even an adequate solution”.
Data released by UK Finance says that the average debt per capita in the Lerwick postcode area at the end of 2016 was £445 – but the local Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB) says it continues to have a high demand for financial advice.
The daredevil - Balazs Onhausz - managed to find their way to the top of the structure at the weekend before taking photos with a selfie stick.
A spokesperson for Veolia, the company which is undertaking the decommissioning work alongside Peterson, said: “We are investigating reports of an illegal entry to an offshore structure that is moored in the harbour prior to decommissioning.
THE CHAIRMAN of the local NFU branch says he would be “unhappy” if a “one size fits all” approach was applied to crofters' and farmers' subsidies across the UK when the country pulls out of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) scheme.
His views come after a free market, Margaret Thatcher-endorsed think tank headed by Scotland Office minister Lord Duncan suggested that a “core UK policy” is the best way forward when deciding how to deliver subsidies post-Brexit.