The Liberal Democrat had been seeking to have his estimated £155,000 costs reimbursed by the ‘Orkney Four’ who took legal action after it emerged that Carmichael had lied about his role in the leaking of a confidential memo about Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
A POLICE Scotland advisor was left in no doubt what Shetland councillors think of the national force’s response to local concerns when he attended a meeting of the community safety and resilience board last week.
A THIRTY seven year old man has been remanded in custody after denying three charges at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Monday.
POLICE in Lerwick are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a pensioner was threatened by a young man holding an offensive weapon, late on Friday afternoon.
SEVERAL people will be needing to get new clothing after a fire took hold in the Manson dry cleaners and laundry in Lerwick’s Kantersted Road on Friday morning.
A REPEAT offender from Lerwick has been sent to prison for four months after being found guilty of breaching a non-harassment order.
A WOMAN has been banned from the road for a year after driving 40 miles from remote Northmavine to Lerwick Police Station while under the influence in order to find out why her son had been arrested.
A FISHERMAN who went out to a nightclub in his work clothes and was found to have a lock knife in his pocket has been fined £400.
The company announced on Monday morning that the Laggan-Tormore gas field was on stream with gas being pumped to the Shetland Gas Plant.
THE QUALITY of the Shetland media was again recognised at this year's Highlands and Islands Media Awards, held in Inverness on Friday, when local press organisations won in three categories and were runner-up in a fourth.
Making the headlines were online news service Shetland News picking up two honours.
For Guizer Jarl Mark Gifford it marks the culmination of a lifetime as a dedicated follower of the fire festival since his childhood days staying with his grandparents at Da Vaddle in South Nesting.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) confirmed on Thursday that their Inverness-based chopper had to take responsibility for the Shetland area during the build up to last week's storms.
HNP Engineers have aroused huge sympathy within Shetland for the way they have been treated by the trust’s property and trading arm SLAP, who sold the site on Lerwick’s Commercial Road to an English property developer to build a student accommodation block.
However following an informal trust meeting two weeks ago to discuss a briefing paper from SLAP chairwoman Susan Groat on the issue, the trust said on Thursday it had given its “full backing” to the controversial decision.
A MAN from Mossbank who fled police on a push bike after throwing away the contents of a bag of heroin has been sent to jail.
Grant Huntington, of 18 Sandside, was sentenced at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Thursday after admitting a number of offences, two of which related to drugs.
On 7 August at the A971 public road in Tingwall, the 27 year old raced away from a police car on a bicycle and discarded the contents of a bag of the Class A drug onto the road and surrounding areas.
The line belongs to ‘Believe Me, I Know’, one of several superb pop songs Lynch sang in the course of a cockle-warming set as part of a loose, informal songwriter’s semi-circle.
A FIFTY year old man who continued to harass his estranged wife whilst on bail has been handed a two-year jail term.
Ricardo Kortram, a prisoner at Grampian Prison, had been in custody since early December after breaching his bail conditions within a few days of his previous court appearance on 26 November.
Kortram admitted engaging in conduct that caused the woman fear or alarm by repeatedly telephoning her and approaching her at her place of work between 30 November and 1 December.
A TWENTY five year old woman stole credit and debit cards from her own granny before fraudulently chalking up spending of around £1,600 last year.
Dawn Smith, of 10 Cruester View, Lerwick, was given 160 hours of unpaid work after pleading guilty to stealing the two cards from an address in Sandwick between 27 February and 6 June last year.
She pretended to be her grandmother to set up store accounts, buy goods and services from various shops and withdraw money from cash machines on several different occasions in the first half of 2015.
Tagon Stores, a busy roadside shop in the village of Voe, 20 miles north of Lerwick, will sell diesel at 95pence per litre and unleaded patrol at 98p, all day on Thursday (4 February).
The Mareel auditorium was packed for the 61-year-old’s maiden visit having sold out long before the festive period.