Police are guarding the St Olaf Street building until officers from the mainland arrive in the isles to start their inquiries.
AN EMERGENCY was declared at Sumburgh Airport on Monday afternoon after a helicopter’s warning light came on. Emergency services set off for the airport but were stood down once the helicopter landed safely.
The business is based on a croft at the Knowes in Gluss, Ollaberry, and was started by Natalie Cairns-Ratter. She is travelling to Worcestershire for the finals of the British Farming Awards.
The Hrossey, due to leave Aberdeen for Kirkwall and Lerwick at 5 pm, will arrive in Orkney up to two hours behind schedule and, depending on sea conditions, is expected to reach Lerwick by mid-morning.
The production team will be at Mareel’s Green Room between 10am and 2pm on Tuesday 28 October before heading to The Lounge Bar for an open mic session that evening.
Following the successful Rural Open Sure Signal trial, which includes a pilot scheme in Walls, the communications giant is now extending the initiative to 100 communities across the UK.
Scott said the scheme did not offer a "complete solution" to the problem of patchy mobile coverage but was one step in the right direction to improve the situation for some communities.
FIRST IT was the Clickimin in 1986 for the Shetland Rock Festival, a raucous gig so I'm told, followed by a return to the same venue 13 years later, and on Saturday night folk-punk rockers The Men They Couldn't Hang visited Shetland once more, putting on another memorable show for the couple of hundred ticket holders at Mareel.
BP is currently reviewing its offshore SAR service, with some newspapers already reporting that the service will be axed after 2016.
The 'OPEN' exhibition, starting on Friday, is at 5th Base Gallery in East London and is organised by internet marketplace Etsy, where Cumming hosts her own online shop.
SHETLAND MSP Tavish Scott has called for “centralisation of powers” to Edinburgh to be reversed ahead of his first meeting with Lord Smith, who is chairing a commission on delivering more powers for the Scottish Parliament.
The former Liberal Democrat leader was due to meet Lord Smith in Edinburgh on Thursday having been appointed as one of his party’s two representatives on the Smith Commission. It was set up after the Scottish people rejected independence by a margin of 55-45 in last month’s referendum.
Scott said he wanted to see a “substantial package of new powers” to strengthen the parliament at Holyrood, along with seeing powers handed from Edinburgh to other parts of the country.
T&N Joinery, which employs 60 local craftsmen, fitters and operational staff, is continuing to trade while the business is reviewed. The administrators claimed that as yet there have been no redundancies.
Up to 4,000 households and businesses in Lerwick, Quarff and Sumburgh are the first on any Scottish island to be able to access broadband speeds of up to 80mbps.
Three concerts will take place from 5-7 December. It will be headlined by legendary folk band Boys of the Lough, who Kevin Henderson plays fiddle with, making their first Shetland appearance since the early 1980s.
OIL GIANT BP has confirmed that the company is to build a 120-bed hotel in the Brae area to accommodate new staff working at the Sullom Voe Terminal.
The company is changing its shift pattern at the terminal to an offshore style 'two weeks on/three weeks off', and is looking to recruit an additional 100 staff.
It says the change comes in response to difficulties in attracting a sufficient number of local people with the right skills to run the terminal.
POLICE have confirmed that a well known farmer has died after a tragic accident in the south mainland of Shetland on Tuesday morning.
Bryden Budge, who ran Bigton Farm and was a director of Shetland Livestock Marketing Group, was involved in a workplace accident.
A short police statement confirmed that the emergency services were called to the accident at Bigton at around 10am, and that the 46 year old had died as a result of his injuries.
They cleaned up more than a dozen bags of assorted rubbish and plastic, along with bulkier items, from the Footabrough beach on a bright and breezy afternoon once the morning downpour receded.
The leisure centre’s bowls hall will host the event, in aid of the Anthony Nolan Trust and the ARCHIE Foundation, on Wednesday 12 November.
Thirty one year old Kimberley Izdebksi, originally from Doncaster, has been with the company for over six years.
The previous record achieved by electronic auction was 9,435 boxes, set in the final week of trading in 2013.
In an unusual move on Friday, airport manager Nigel Flaws said people connecting to flights out of Shetland should either use public transport or arrange for a lift to the airport.
Shetland branch convener Charlie Gallagher said the party now had a “revitalised” presence in the islands, which would assure leader-in-waiting Nicola Sturgeon of “another fantastic reception” when she next visits.
A TEENAGER who has spent the past month in custody after assaulting his partner has been ordered to go and live in Aberdeen for six months.
Eighteen year old Andrew Murray, of Sandveien, Lerwick, was placed under social work supervision for a year when he was sentenced at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Thursday.
A FORTY four year old man charged with assault to injury and permanent disfigurement has been remanded in custody after appearing in private at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Thursday.
Mark Davison, from Plymouth, made no plea or declaration and was fully committed for trial.
A FIFTY SEVEN year old man has been banned from the road for three years after being found guilty of drink driving at Lerwick Sheriff Court.
Sheriff Philip Mann convicted David Robertson, of Hill Grind, Lerwick, after a trial lasting more than two and a half hours on Wednesday.
He had pleaded not guilty to a charge alleging he was behind the wheel of his vehicle in the car park of the Baptist Church in the Quoys area of Lerwick in the early hours of 3 September 2013 with 109 milligrams of alcohol in 100ml of blood. The legal limit is 80milligrams.
THE CROWN Office is to appeal against the sentence in the case of Liam Cromwell who was jailed for 12 months at Lerwick Sheriff Court last month.
A spokesman said the Crown considers the sentence as “unduly lenient”.