On Thursday northern isles MP Alistair Carmichael warned the 37 per cent budget cut facing the Department of Transport by 2020 could threaten the future of the £10 million tug contract, which runs out next March.
A LERWICK woman who fraudulently obtained almost £20,000 in benefits must wait until January to hear her fate.
LERWICK man Ian Hannah has been told to work unpaid for 200 hours after he admitted supplying cocaine to friends at the town’s sheriff court on Wednesday.
A LERWICK man who turned up at a house with a kitchen knife and a metal pole has been placed under curfew for nearly a year.
NINETEEN year old Lerwick man Kyle Swannie has been placed under a night time curfew after admitting being concerned in the supply of cannabis.
A LERWICK man who violently assaulted his former partner has been placed under supervision and ordered to carry out unpaid work.
A YOUNG mother of three from Merseyside who said she was “coerced” by her boyfriend into smuggling almost 200 ecstasy tablets into Shetland on the ferry has been sent to prison for 18 months.
Last week 24 year old Catherine Mary Trevor, whose address was given as Grampian Prison but originally comes from Birkenhead, pled guilty to being concerned in the supply of the class A drug.
Police, acting on a tip off, arrested Trevor as she disembarked the NorthLink ferry at Lerwick’s Holmsgarth terminal on 9 September.
OPERA isn't something that Shetland gets a lot of. Opera premieres even less so. So, when NOISE (New Opera In Scotland Events) decided to produce a brand-new opera, set in Shetland and sung in Shetland dialect, with the world premiere in Mareel, it's definitely something to sit up and take notice of, writes Alex Garrick-Wright.
The council's harbour board heard on Wednesday that due to the slump in the oil and gas sector as well as the extended shutdown of the Clair field platform the Sella Ness port was to make losses of £3 million on its Sullom Voe account in the current financial year.
Forty four year old Oliver Tait, of Lingaro, previously admitted turning up at the Lerwick home uninvited before loitering outside on 15 October.
The full-colour A4 book is a comprehensive guide of the industry past and present and gives a confident outlook despite radical changes to fish landing regimes coming in next year.
It discusses in some detail the whitefish, pelagic and shellfish sectors before listing all 180 commercial fishing boats operating in Shetland waters ranging from the larges pelagic trawler to the smallest inshore boat.
A LOCAL businessman is drumming up support to open a new Italian restaurant half way between Voe and Brae after receiving a less than enthusiastic response from Shetland Islands Council's planning department.
Henry Francesco MacColl, whose mother hails from near Naples, hopes to build a 24-seat restaurant opposite his home at Parkgate overlooking Olna Firth.
Three men arrested over the weekend aged 51, 29 and 19 are being held in police custody over the weekend before appearing in Lerwick Sheriff Court.
WHILE Viking Energy insists “good progress” is being made with their plans for a 103 turbine wind farm across the central and north mainland of Shetland, anti-Viking campaign group Sustainable Shetland believe the new Conservative government’s recent announcement on energy policy throws the entire £1.4 billion project into uncertainty. Its vice chairman James Mackenzie explains why.
It’s no wonder that Scottish energy minister Fergus Ewing and Scottish Renewables chief executive Niall Stuart are worried by UK energy and climate change secretary Amber Rudd’s speech last week.
Senior education manager Audrey Edwards told the Scottish Parliament’s education committee this week plans to require all new heads to hold the Into Headship qualification would not work in Shetland.
Edwards said the masters level certificate attainable at several Scottish universities would deter people from applying to posts in Shetland’s varied educational landscape.
THE LOCAL building trade is stepping up its efforts to attract more young apprentices.
Now the industry has added a short video directed mainly at P7 to S4 pupils to its promotional toolbox.
SHETLAND police and an ambulance were called out when a car crashed on the main A970 south of Easter Quarff.
POLICE in Shetland are appealing for information after a silver coloured Citroën Xsara was reported as stolen from the Sella Ness accommodation block.
A POLLUTION alert was issued south east of Fair Isle on Wednesday by the European Maritime Safety Agency.
A TEENAGER has been given unpaid work after he admitted acting in a racially aggravated way by calling a man a "monkey" in Lerwick.
POLICE are appealing for information after receiving reports of dangerous driving near the Westings Inn in Wormadale on Tuesday morning.
TWO Lerwick town centre shops are to close at Christmas as changed shopping habits are making them unsustainable.