The youngest ever member of the Scotland team who was trending on Twitter briefly on Sunday night travels an hour and half to train for two hours at the Brae pool six days a week.
A SHETLAND man charged with intending to steal when he was arrested at a building site in Lerwick's Fort Road on Friday night had bail refused at the town's sheriff court on Monday afternoon.
Appearing from custody, Wesley Bailey has also been charged with breaking into and stealing money and packets of crisps from the south mainland swimming pool, in Sandwick, as well as breaking into and intending to steal from the Sandwick junior high school, both on 18 May.
A LATVIAN fisherman had to surrender his ID papers when he appeared from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Monday afternoon.
Dennis Putilo has been charged with driving his van dangerously at Lerwick harbour's Mairs Quay by performing a doughnut manoeuvre deliberately rotating the rear of the van in a circle in the early hours of Saturday morning.
THE Reawick & District Boating Club has paid tribute to Allan Slater who died during the Skeld regatta on Saturday.
Witnesses said the 63-year old, from Sandwick, was on the marina when he fell into the water at some time after 7pm.
He was quickly recovered from the water but all attempts by locals to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.
The youngest athlete in Team Scotland put in an impressive swim to finish in 1.21.68min, just three tens of a second behind Madeleine Scott of Australia who came second.
An area stretching from the isle of Mousa to Boddam off Shetland’s sout east coast has been designated to protect sandeels, a major source of food of seabirds.
A larger zone covering the waters around the islands of Fetlar and Unst are considered an important area for black guillemots.
The event, which featured both local and mainland acts, took place in Mareel only hours after Prime Minister David Cameron left the isles following a surprise visit to promote British unity.
The 21-year old came fourth in the second semifinal and managed to just qualify with a time of 31.52sec.
A LERWICK mechanic with drink and drugs problems has been warned to clean up his act or face a jail sentence after he threatened to hit a sleeping woman with a rock in her face.
At Lerwick Sheriff Court on Thursday, Sheriff Philip Mann told 29 year old Matthew Smith, of 7 Stanegarth, that he still had custody at the forefront of his mind when he deferred sentence for three months for “probably as bad a statutory breach of the peace as I am likely to come across”.
The court heard that around 7am on 13 July, Smith had walked into a house on Lerwick’s Bruce Crescent where a group of women were sleeping after a hen night.
A DRUGS mule from Ayr forced to smuggle almost £13,000 worth of heroin internally to Shetland was jailed for three years at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Thursday.
Derek McLean was arrested as he disembarked the NorthLink ferry in Lerwick on the morning of 11 May after Shetland police were tipped off.
On Thursday the court heard that McLean and his partner and child had been threatened by a drugs gang in Ayr if he failed to carry the drugs for them.
Colin Arnot sparked a major air, sea and land search after he disappeared from the croft he ran with his wife in North Roe, Shetland, only to turn up one week later in Lerwick.
In May the 55 year old pled guilty to forging his wife's signature on a savings account closure form with investment company Scottish Widows and instructing them to transfer money to a new account from which he extracted £11,615.67 between 2 September and 13 December last year.
Representatives from the Unite and GMB unions will now meet managers from site contractor Petrofac next week for "onward discussions".
He was speaking during a brief press conference with local media outlets in the Stewart Building in Lerwick on Wednesday morning, part of a surprise 24-hour visit which makes him the first UK leader to visit the islands since 1980.
His stopover is only the second ever visit of a serving UK Prime Minister to Shetland. Thatcher showed up in September 1980, shortly after the Sullom Voe terminal became operational, while Ted Heath also visited but not during his term of office.
The local event acts as a warm up for the 2014 Fireball European Championships; which has attracted sailing boats from the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Ireland as well as the UK mainland.
The company said on Friday that it had significantly increased profits on a reduced turnover of £63 million.
AS FOG continues to cause havoc for the travelling public, airline Loganair has said they were doing all they can to get stranded passengers to their destinations.
Sumburgh airport has been affected by fog for a second day with many flights delayed and some cancelled on Friday.
Loganair said the company had "special measures for customers due to adverse weather conditions" in place.
A ROUND up of cases that were dealt with at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Thursday.
Victor Carlin, aged 43, of The Chalet, Meadows, Tresta, admitted arming himself with a kitchen knife and hiding it in the waist band of his trousers after being asked to leave a party in Tresta after making a drunken nuisance of himself on 6 July.
Scotland's women table tennis team narrowly missed out on a place in the last 16 after losing 3-2 against Guyana on Friday morning.
In a nail-biting match that latest almost three hours Scotland's Gillian Edwards was up 2-1 in the final game against 17 year old Chelsea Edgehill but was unable to complete the job.
Shetland's Lynda Flaws won her singles game against Natalie Cummings 3-2 and was also successful with her double partner Corinna Whitaker against Chelsea Edghill and Trenace Lowe.
TRAVELLERS in and out of Shetland had a frustrating day on Thursday with thick fog grounding all flights at Sumburgh airport.
A spokesman said that by late afternoon airlines were starting to make alternative travel arrangements for its customers.
Thursday night's ferry to Aberdeen will leave Lerwick at 7pm and is expected to be busy.
Over 500 Palestinians have been killed in the assault. According to the United Nations, most of the dead are civilians and more than one in five are children.
PRIME Minister David Cameron went to sea on board the Shetland fishing boat Radiant Star today – and industry leaders say he came ashore in no doubt about the need to tackle the European Commission over the discards ban.
On a short trip south from Lerwick and back, representatives of the industry in the islands took the opportunity to highlight the lack of progress in finding a way to introduce the landings obligation without jeopardising the future of the local fleet.
SHETLAND based seafood businesses have been successful in securing European fisheries grants worth almost £300,000.
ON Tuesday, the Scottish Government announced the latest round of European fisheries funding worth around £6 million to 109 different projects.
In Shetland the largest beneficiary of European cash was the Shetland Fishermen's Association who will receive £158,500 to compile fish data in the northern North Sea.
Local organiser Louise Thomason said the evening of music, film, comedy and spoken word will “be something really different, and quite special”.