Okay, maybe my expectations for the much-trailed Fair Isle two-parter were a tad too high. But come on - the preceding instalment saw a man bludgeoned to death on his wedding night with a salmon hook in a spare room-come shrine to his dead first wife.
Last week Shetland hosted the 2nd International St Magnus Conference. This is the biennial, three day international conference organised by the Centre for Nordic Studies, University of the Highlands and Islands.
Its theme was the Northern Isles and the Sea, a celebration of maritime heritage in all its manifold forms. In particular there was a focus on the maritime connections between Shetland and the Nordic world, past and present.
On Tuesday, Shetland Islands Council's planning committee granted local businessman Malcolm Younger planning permission to refurbish St Clement's Hall, in the town's St Olaf Street.
An 18-year-old teenager has been reported to the procurator fiscal for drink driving following a road traffic accident in the early hours of Sunday.
The vehicle with three occupants left the A968 at Wester Scord, four miles north of the village of Voe, at just before 1am.
A female occupant had to be taken to the Gilbert Bain Hospital with minor injuries.
A PLANNING application to build a new high school in Lerwick is set to be submitted before the end of the month after the local authority has managed to secure the final plot of land for an undisclosed sum.
Shetland Islands Council's head of children services, Helen Budge, said she was confident that the new £42 million Anderson High School would be ready by August 2016 despite the time it took to negotiate the land sale.
The 37 year old Geordie will perform in Mareel’s 330-seater auditorium on Thursday 11 September as the starting point of his ‘Tangentleman’ tour.
Noble was voted the tenth greatest comic on Channel Four’s 100 greatest stand-ups in 2007, then came 11th on an updated list in 2011. He rose to mainstream popularity through appearances on UK television, including appearances on celebrity quiz shows, bringing him widespread attention.
The first aircraft took off on its inaugural commercial flight from Aberdeen to Sumburgh at 3pm on Monday.
The new planes will boost capacity on the route as they can carry 40 per cent more passengers than the 34-seat current Saab 340 model.
Jan Livingstone will enter her eighth decade in October and decided to set herself an extensive 70 challenges to achieve during the year.
Those challenges include a “Shetland seven” which she hopes to tick off the list during a short visit to the islands between 19 and 23 May.
Shetland transport partnership ZetTrans wants to encourage more groups like the Burra and Trondra Community Minibus Association, which has been hiring out a minibus to local folk for more than a decade.
Plans to consult on closing North Roe and Urafirth primaries along with Urafirth nursery were put on hold last year after the SIC agreed to carry out further consultation.
On Friday Bristow Helicopters announced they would be holding a naming ceremony at the coastguard’s Sumburgh base on 25 April.
Organisers of the Relay for Life for Cancer Research say there are more teams than there were at this stage in 2012, with just 50 days to go to the big event on 31 May.
Groups are already staging fundraising events throughout the isles, such the Southern Belles and Beaus – formerly the South Mainland Cancer Support Group – who organised a flash mob routine of The Birdie Song at Sumburgh airport on Wednesday raising an astonishing £341.63 in just 45 minutes.
Plants, especially those long in the tooth, not fully established, or simply not equipped to survive with their feet in water for weeks on end, have given up the ghost.
Speaking after meeting Shetland Islands Council leader Gary Robinson and his Orkney and Western Isles counterparts, Labour MP Margaret Curran said the three leaders had made “a strong case for why their communities should have more control over the decisions that affect their lives”.
SHETLAND racing driver Kristian Leith enjoyed his first taste of action with Alfa Romeo at the world famous Silverstone circuit at the weekend.
The 38 year old was chosen earlier this year to compete as part of the Pro Alfa team in the BRSCC (British Racing & Sports Car Club) Alfa Romeo Championships this summer.
A PETERHEAD fishing boat with six crew on board is being escorted to Kirkwall after starting to take in water east of Orkney on Monday morning.
Shetland Coastguard scrambled the Sumburgh based search and rescue helicopter 102 and launched Kirkwall lifeboat to assist the Tranquility, 20 miles off Stronsay.
The seven-piece collective, who combine "elements of old-school funk, disco, psychedelic and jazz”, will headline the Lerwick Legion on Friday 25 April.
Saturday’s southbound sailing of passenger ferry Hjaltland has been brought forward from 7pm to 4pm as south westerly winds reaching Force 8 and beyond are expected to strike overnight on Friday and continue through Saturday.
A SIKORSKY S-92 helicopter carrying North Sea oil workers to Shetland has been the subject of an investigation after it was forced to return to Shell’s Brent Delta rig after the crew reported “airframe vibration”.
The Bristow operated helicopter was heading for Shetland’s Scatsta airport around 12.15pm on Thursday with workers from Brent Delta and Brent Charlie when the incident occurred.
THE PATRON of the Northern Lighthouse Board, HRH the Princess Royal, will be in Shetland in early June to officially open the refurbished Sumburgh Head Lighthouse visitor centre.
The visitor centre, developed by Shetland Amenity Trust, will however be open to the public a month earlier in 2 May.
A TWENTY six year old man has been remanded in custody for allegedly intending to steal from an address in Yell.
Jason Pottinger, of Meadowbank Road, Burravoe, made no plea or declaration when he appeared from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday.
More than 1,200 people attended events in Bigton, Burra, Walls, Vidlin, Cullivoe and Symbister during February and March.
THE COUNTRY’S most northerly school is celebrating after having been awarded almost £22,000 in lottery funding.
The money will be used to develop the ground within the Baltasound junior High school’s nursery and infants play area into a safe and stimulating area intended to encourage active learning as well as being used by the wider community.
NORTHERN Isles MP Alistair Carmichael has welcomed the European Parliament’s decision to abolish all mobile phone roaming charges across the EU by the end of next year.
It means that, from December 2015, there will be no extra charge for using your mobile phone while in another EU member state.