PLANS to replace ageing subsea electricity cables linking Unst and Yell with the Shetland mainland have moved forward after Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) submitted marine licence applications to carry out the work.
POLICE are looking for information after the male public toilets at the Ulsta ferry terminal in Yell were extensively damaged at the weekend.
THE B9122 road between Bigton and Channerwick was closed for a period of time on Thursday after a 42-seater bus left the road.
TWO men involved in a fracas at a Lerwick nightclub last year were fined at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Thursday.
A MAN who failed to identify himself to police as the driver of motorbike with no MOT was fined £270 at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Thursday.
A MAN who was caught driving over the drink limit and with no insurance has been banned from driving for a year.
BEHAVING in a threatening or abusive manner and breaking glass in a house door cost a man a £500 fine at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday.
A WOMAN from Lerwick who defrauded nearly £11,000 from the government has been sentenced to an 18 month supervised community payback order.
Police said a total of 13 packages had been seized recently, which led to property searches where more heroin, cannabis and cocaine was uncovered.
The two bodies want to work closely with ministers and civil servants to minimise the risks and maximise the opportunities that may come with leaving the European Union.
THE VICE-chairman of Shetland's health and social care partnership has suggested that the council and health board could randomly test staff for drugs to send out a stronger message on substance misuse.
Councillor Allison Duncan raised the idea at Wednesday's meeting of Shetland's integration joint board (IJB) as he expressed concern over the prevalence of drugs in the isles.
He said if workplaces like Sullom Voe Terminal can undertake random drug testing with a "zero tolerance" approach then perhaps Shetland Islands Council and NHS Shetland should follow suit.
Inshore coordinator Carole Laignel said that consumers can "continue to purchase Shetland scallops secure in the knowledge they are harvested in a responsible and sustainable manner".
SHETLAND Islands Council officials have reiterated their call for Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd (HIAL) to be "properly funded" by the Scottish Government after holding fresh talks on controversial plans to introduce a car parking charge at Sumburgh Airport.
Council representatives met members of HIAL in Lerwick on Wednesday afternoon to discuss its plans to charge people £3 a day to park at its Sumburgh, Kirkwall and Stornoway airports.
A MAN from Lerwick has been imprisoned for 14 months after being caught with two kilograms of cannabis resin at the NorthLink ferry terminal in the town last year.
It will purchase and refurbish the building it currently leases from HIE in Hagdale, Baltasound, in order to create a recycling facility and second-hand shop as well as a new part-time post to help run it.