Karen Cunningham, who also worked as head of Glasgow’s libraries for a number of years, said the role offered a “dream” opportunity to work in the isles.
POLICE are seeking information following reports of dangerous driving on the main road between Lerwick and Brae on Tuesday lunchtime.
A FIFTY five year old man appeared in private at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday on a petition alleging two charges relating to the misuse of drugs act 1971.
A MAN from Virkie who refused to provide breath samples to police who were investigating possible drink driving has been banned from the road for two years and fined £1,300.
A MAN and a woman who were involved in the supply of cannabis and cannabis resin have been placed on community payback order.
A MAN from Lerwick who repeatedly struck another man on the head at an address in the town last year has been placed under supervision and given unpaid work to complete.
Nineteen year old Sarah Gardiner, who was raised in Shetland and only moved away to Dumfriesshire around four months ago, had travelled to Manchester for the Ariana Grande concert.
The aircraft’s pilot was forced to take evasive action as a result of the incident, which occurred at around 1.10pm. The unmanned drone was flying just 20-30 metres away from the flight at a height of around 4,000 feet.
PLANS TO make an overnight ferry journey the default option for NHS Shetland patients travelling to Aberdeen have been discarded after the health board instead agreed to accept a new deal on fares from airline Loganair.
The board unanimously agreed to accept a deal which will save around £300,000 a year from NHS Shetland’s £2.7 million travel budget. It is also hoped a further £250,000 can be saved by reducing the amount of patient journeys undertaken.
The Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) money, which amounts to £122,350, has also been used to allow COPE to acquire local food and drinks company Shetlandeli.
LOCAL candidates have welcomed the decision to suspend the general election campaign following a suspected terrorist attack which resulted in 22 people being killed at a concert in Manchester on Monday night.
Police are treating the apparent suicide bombing, which took place in the foyer of the Manchester Arena during a concert by American pop star Ariana Grande, as a terrorist attack.
The Swastika flag was unfurled at the Burra Public Hall in Hamnavoe during the Kaleidoscope Disco/Roka DJs event, which was held to raise money for defibrillators in the community.
SHETLAND Arts’ unconventional 2016/17 classical season ended on Friday night in Mareel, with a concert of Baroque-era madrigals that was just as unusual, writes Alex Garrick-Wright.
The Dunedin Consort presented Love’s Fire; Love’s Ashes, a programme of 14 madrigals by groundbreaking Italian composer Claudio Monteverdi, coinciding with the 450th anniversary of the composer’s birth. The critically-acclaimed ensemble, fronted by director Nicholas Mulroy, were “delighted” to be in Shetland for the first time.
Frankie Valente, who narrowly lost out to Westlake in the May local election, questioned in a letter on Friday how the councillor will be able to “defend her manifesto commitments” if she is unable to participate in any committees.
THE CONSERVATIVE party has given its strongest indication yet that a subsidy scheme for large-scale wind projects on Scottish islands such as the proposed Viking Energy development could be in place if the party wins June's general election.
In its manifesto, unveiled on Thursday, the Tories said they would "support the development of wind projects in the remote islands of Scotland, where they will directly benefit local communities".
POLICE have confirmed that a man has been charged with committing a racially-aggravated offence in a Lerwick town centre corner shop at the weekend.
SHETLAND's community learning and development has received a positive report following an inspection in March.
AN ADULT and a child are recovering in hospital on the Scottish mainland after sustaining minor burns resulting from a gas explosion at a house in Hillswick on Sunday morning.
POLICE are seeking witnesses who may have information regarding damage caused to a car parked at two separate locations in Lerwick on Monday.
A WOMAN has appeared in private at Lerwick Sheriff Court charged with wilful fire-raising and breaching bail conditions.
POLICE in Lerwick say they are investigating a racially-motivated incident at a corner shop in the centre of town on Friday evening.
A WOMAN from Dundee who was found in possession of two bottles of methadone, which belonged to someone else, has been fined.