Bjørn Roar Larsen has just returned from a trip to London where he won a bronze medal in the Total Look category of the National Hairdressers Federation's Britain's Best event.
SUGGESTIONS that the transition period during which Britain is leaving the European Union could be extended by another year to the end of 2021 has been greeted with horror by the fishing industry.
THE CASE against a 31-year-old man from Lerwick accused of drink driving has been continued without plea until next week.
A NINETEEN year old man appeared in private at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Monday on a petition alleging three charges including a contravention of the sexual offences act.
A YOUNG man from Lerwick charged with assaulting three women at an address in the town's Sandveien housing estate on Saturday and stealing a motor vehicle has been released on bail.
Shetland Islands Council transport committee chairman Ryan Thomson said with a Faroe trade envoy due to visit the isles in the coming weeks, the time is right to re-open discussions with operator Smyril Line about reinstating Shetland in its timetable.
It includes churches in a number of islands, as well as in the likes of Tingwall, Gulberwick and Hillswick.
A fatal accident inquiry at Lerwick Sheriff Court heard on Wednesday that Kirkudbright based West Coast Sea Products had made the wearing of lifejackets mandatory for its crewmen after the death of 34-year-old Scott Rennie from Newton Stewart.
Scottish rural economy secretary Fergus Ewing called for all the money that the UK has secured from the EU in a "convergence uplift" to go to Scottish farmers – whose economic plight made the cash award possible in the first place.
NORTHERN Isles MP Alistair Carmichael has warned that the roll out of the government's new Universal Credit benefit will not address in-work poverty, amid growing concerns there will be far more losers than winners under the new system.
Shetland Citizen's Advice Bureau is appealing for more volunteers, who will be trained in Universal Credit to handle an anticipated surge in case load once the benefits system is fully established.
SHETLAND Islands Council (SIC) is one of five organisations that have moved to the second stage of a pilot scheme which could give the local authority more control over how seabed and coastline around the isles is managed.
The council has reached the next stage of Crown Estate Scotland's local pilots scheme, which enables community bodies and local authorities to "test new and innovative approaches to sustainable management" of crown estate run assets.
Interim minister for the north east region Rev Ian Murray said that only 11 out of its 31 churches will be retained in Shetland - but their identities are being kept under wraps publicly for the time being.