Nearly 70 teams have registered for the Cancer Research fundraiser, which will take place at the town’s Gilbertson Park for the first time on Saturday and Sunday.
LERWICK man John Hutcheson has been jailed for the next month ahead of his trial for throwing milk at two women before threatening them with violence.
A LARGE rigid inflatable boat was towed into Lerwick harbour after issuing an alarm about a possible fire on board.
A 250-plus turnout – at the start of a weekend when a fair few folkies are off to the Orkney festival – certainly goes some way to dispelling any notion that there’s no audience for English folk music in these parts.
There might be a heavenly, ethereal feel to their vocal performance, but the down-to-earth patois of the Gateshead siblings and their band saw the crowd immediately warm to the quintet.
The milestone resembles a remarkable turnaround in the financial position of the local authority, which in the early part of this decade was drawing down tens of millions of pounds a year to balance its books.
A report to Wednesday’s meeting of the full council from finance chief Jonathan Belford set out how a total of £5.75 million was contributed to the reserves “due mainly to one-off capital receipts and one-off fortuitous additional income and underspends”.
HNP ENGINEERING is urging Shetland Charitable Trust’s property arm SLAP to give it more time to move to new premises after the landlord served notice that it may take legal action to evict the local engineering firm.
Following a long-running dispute, HNP is now in the advanced stages of purchasing a workshop building at the Lower Blackhill industrial estate in Lerwick – allowing the company to vacate the SLAP-owned Commercial Road site it has occupied for around half a century.
HNP – which employs 16 people – says it received a legal letter from SLAP last week stating that it would apply for a court order to recover possession of the property if HNP has not vacated the site by Saturday (28 May).
A MAN from Mid Yell who admitted possessing child pornography videos of an “extremely grave nature” has been sent to jail for just over a year.
Sam Hesketh, of 6 Burra Park Road, previously admitted permitting indecent images of children to be taken between 3 May and 5 June 2015.
Sarah Irvine, of 28 Hoofields, appeared from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday to be sentenced having previously admitted a number of charges.
Once the Psychoactive Substances Act comes into force, it will be an offence to produce, supply or offer to supply any legal highs in the UK.
The report highlights an extraordinary catalogue of failings surrounding the purchase of Solan and Bonxie in February 2011.
In the past few months the council managed to sell the two tugs to an Italian port for around half their purchase value, while claiming they had actually made a £70,000 profit based on the work the vessels had carried out during their brief working life in Shetland.
Publicly-funded youth club services for disabled kids have already been outsourced to the local charity Disability Shetland, which now runs a number of well-attended clubs across the isles.
Shetland Rape Crisis is based in Lerwick's Market House and it will provide support, advocacy and information for anybody aged 13 and over who has been a victim of sexual violence.
Appearing at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Monday, Karl Maguire, of Reafirth House, Mid Yell, pled guilty to assaulting his wife by throwing bottles at her, and presenting a knife, or a similar instrument, at her whilst threatening to kill her, on 31 December 2011.
In a statement issued on Friday, Yousaf said the new SNP-led Scottish government was “committed to…taking action to reduce fares on ferry services to Orkney and Shetland”.
His comments came as campaigners for lower fares requested a meeting with the new minister to encourage him to act swiftly on his pledge.
A MAN stranded in Lerwick after a night out who set fire to rubbish in the stairwell of a block of flats to stay warm before falling asleep has been jailed for 14 months.
A MECHANIC from Wishaw who drove excessively close to another vehicle before overtaking it and making threats to its driver in a bout of “road rage” has avoided being disqualified.
A FISH company from Scalloway has been fined £200 after a staff member drove one of its vehicles without a valid licence.
A MAN from Lerwick whose five-day drink and drugs binge ended with an attempt to barge into a taxi office while "brandishing" a knife has been jailed for 14 months.
POLICE are appealing for information after a car was damaged on Lerwick’s Market Street on Tuesday.
EMERGENCY services were called out on Tuesday evening after a boy fell from a tree in a Lerwick play park.
LOCAL MSP Tavish Scott is urging people to respond to a Scottish Government consultation that could result in research being carried out into Fair Isle’s seabird population and fish stocks.
SCALLOWAY man Robert John Irvine was fined £200 at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Tuesday after he admitted stabbing a man with a pen.
LERWICK man Alan McLeod has been ordered to work unpaid for 270 hours after admitting he assaulted his wife and brandished a knife at her.