Christine recorded a time of 57:01.33 – 22 seconds ahead of second-placed Karina Bowie of Guernsey – in the women’s individual time trial.
NORTHERN Isles MP Alistair Carmichael has voiced his fear that the Conservatives’ plans for rolling out smart electricity meters throughout the country allow for a “loophole” that could result in areas like Shetland missing out.
THREE coastguard helicopters, including Rescue 900 based at Sumburgh, were involved in evacuating 76 non-essential personnel from the Bruce oil platform following a power failure.
A MAN who pulled out a knife out of a kitchen drawer during a Christmas Day argument with his mother and stepfather has been fined a total of £700 and spared a jail term.
A FIFTY eight year old man who admitted possessing thousands of indecent images of children has been warned that he is “most likely” facing a custodial sentence.
A MAN who left his wife with two black eyes after repeatedly punching her has been fined £800.
TWO MEN have been fined and given penalty points after admitting speeding charges in separate incidents on the A970 just outside Lerwick.
POLICE are seeking information after a collision between a bus and a car at Weisdale early on a weekday morning last week.
A THIRTY year old man has pleaded guilty to severely injuring another man by assaulting him at an address in Lerwick last year.
A MAN from South Lanarkshire accused of failing to provide breath samples has been granted bail after appearing at Lerwick Sheriff Court.
The work of Maria Barclay and the Shetland Dialect Singing Project has earned a Milestone award – recognising choirs, leaders and members of groups celebrating significant anniversaries.
TEAM SHETLAND’S female triathletes ensured the islands made it onto the medal table on the opening day of this year’s NatWest Island Games in Gotland – while the footballers also got off to a flyer thanks to a closely-fought 5-4 victory over Saaremaa.
The triathlon team of Wendy Hatrick, Lynsey Henderson and Shelley Humphray claimed a bronze medal after a “fantastic and hard-won race”.
SHETLAND's somewhat changeable midsummer weather failed to dampen the spirits among yachtsmen and women participating in the annual Shetland Race, according to local organisers.
Following the colourful opening ceremony at Visby's Strandgärdet on Saturday evening (7pm local time) Team Shetland's quest for medals and personal bests gets under way on Sunday morning.
The move to close Ronas Ward will save the health board almost £500,000, money that is being invested into social services to provide early supported discharge and long-term rehabilitation in the community.
First over the line at 11.15pm on Thursday evening was Winocean skippered by Carl Olav Wickmann.
A TWENTY year old who admitted sexually assaulting a minor has been placed on the sex offenders’ register ahead of sentencing.
Asa Tulloch, of St Olaf Street, Lerwick, pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting the girl, who was yet to turn 10 at the time of the first offence, on two occasions between June 2012 and August 2013.
The incidents, which took place at a local playing park and multicourt, involved him touching her over her clothing and placing his her hand down his trousers.
THERE is a quiet confidence in Team Shetland as they prepare to fly to Gotland for this year’s NatWest Island Games.
A total of 129 competitors and staff begin their trip to the Swedish island on Wednesday ahead of the biennial games starting in earnest on Saturday (24 June).
A FIFTY eight year old man who used a metal tool to assault another man in Lerwick before dragging him out of a house has been jailed for a year.
Richard Bradley, of Lerwick’s Staney Hill, had previously pleaded guilty to the offence, which occurred at an address in the town’s Ladies Drive on 20 July last year.
His 20-year-old son Nathan Robertson, of Culswick, also admitted his part in the assault and was sentenced to a one-year community payback order and told to carry out 230 hours of unpaid work.
A FORTY three year old man has been jailed for over a year after he was found in possession of heroin worth more than £3,000.
Kevin Goodlad, of Lerwick’s North Lochside, was sentenced at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday having pleaded guilty to the offence in April.