The Starlight Rays with seven crew on board was 40 miles northeast of Unst when her skipper reported that the 24-metre vessel was taking in water.
Robert Tonkinson launched The Quernstone last year, but there is no longer enough space in his Sandness Hall workspace for the baker to meet increasing demand.
Planning permission has now been granted for Tonkinson to renovate the disused upstairs of the Eid Community Co-op, with the baker hoping to recruit staff later this year.
AS SHETLAND recovers from three days of orca fever, the ultimate expert on killer whales living in the North Atlantic said the two pods of ten animals seen in the isles recently were regular summer visitors to our shores.
Dr Andy Foote has been instrumental in setting up the North Atlantic Killer Whale ID (NAKID) project, which gathers knowledge on the movements and behaviour of individual animals.
Work is expected to start on six two-bedroom properties and two three-bedroom houses in the next few months once a workshop and an outbuilding on the site in the middle of the village have been demolished.
A MASSIVE prize is at stake in a “once in a lifetime” opportunity to draw up a new deal for Shetland’s fishermen during negotiations over the UK’s impending exit from the EU, according to the local industry’s figurehead.
Shetland Fishermen’s Association (SFA) chief executive Simon Collins was among an industry delegation who met the UK government’s Scotland Office minister Andrew Dunlop on Monday.
A MAN from Lerwick who threatened to “slice the cheeks off” two people while holding a screwdriver has been jailed for nine months.
At Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday, procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie said John Hutcheson, of South Lochside, acted in a “deeply unpleasant” manner that caused terror for the young people who were involved.
The 25 year old previously admitted repeatedly shouting and swearing, behaving in an aggressive manner, uttering offensive remarks and demanding controlled substances be given to him at addresses in Lerwick’s St Olaf Street and St Magnus Street on 25 May.
A SHETLAND athlete is enjoying an "unbelievable" experience after securing a place at the Ironman world championships in Hawaii this October thanks to an outstanding performance at last weekend's triathlon in Bolton.
Davie Williamson came second in the 18-24 age group and 46th overall in a time of 10 hours, 24 minutes and 34 seconds for a 3.9km swim followed by a 180km bike race and finished off with a marathon.
The 24-year-old naval architect, who now lives and works in Aberdeen, said he was chuffed that months of hard training had paid off.
"I always knew that if I could do ten and half hours then I had a good chance to hitting the podium," he said.
Damien Hunt, of Grampian Prison, admitted to assaulting the man and punching him on the head to his severe injury and permanent disfigurement. The incident occurred at North a Voe, Camb in Yell on the 8th of May this year.
NORTHERN Isles MP Alistair Carmichael has described the House of Commons vote to spend up to £40 billion replacing the UK’s fleet of Trident nuclear weapons submarines as a “lazy and expensive” missed opportunity.
The Commons voted by 472 to 117 to renew the expensive system, with the latest estimate that the four submarines will cost £31 billion.
The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) has suggested the total cost of replacing the system – including warheads and decommissioning nuclear reactors – could exceed £200 billion over a 30 year period.
Shetland MSP Tavish Scott said he had spoken to the company’s senior government affairs manager Graham Dunn about the problem, which has been repeatedly occurring since the end of May.
The 181-metre Pacific Princess arrived from Dover at around 7am and the 221-metre Costa Neoromantica came in from Amsterdam about an hour later. Both were visiting the islands for the first time.
Jenna and Bethany Reid form half of Scottish fiddle quartet RANT, who unleashed their second album Reverie in May.
It's an at times rousing, rambunctious cocktail of high-jinx string work, while reflective moments of lucid down-time are chucked in for good measure too.
HIE says more than 7,500 premises in Shetland now have access to improved speeds as part of its £146 million scheme in conjunction with BT.
It aims to deliver broadband services to 84 per cent of Highlands and Islands premises, but only 76 per cent of households in Shetland are expected to get access.
A WOMAN who swims in the sea near Lerwick every day has told of her "terror" at witnessing a killer whale emerge just five feet beneath her.
Catriona Barr took to the sea at Breiwick on Wednesday morning as usual, but her swim was cut short after she realised that a "huge" orca was in the water around one and a half metres below her.
Keepsake Castings will initially focus on creating plaster models of hands and feet, with casts of young children proving particularly popular with new parents.
Founder Laura Hodge has a family studio in her home in Walls, while she can also travel to take moulds.
UK transport minister Robert Goodwill confirmed on Wednesday that the coastguard tug contract would be extended until around 2021 following months of uncertainty.
The Home Office confirmed to Shetland News on Monday that, acting on intelligence, immigration enforcement action was taken at four different eateries in the islands.
Attempts will now be made to remove all 11 individuals from the country - while threatened financial penalties could have ruinous consequences for some of the small businesses involved.
The third series of the show, inspired by Ann Cleeves’ crime novels, enjoyed an average of 5.8 million viewers over its six episodes. It has also enjoyed strong viewing figures worldwide.
SHELL has drawn a mixed response from environmental groups after stating its intention to leave the huge steel-and-concrete legs of its Brent oil platforms in the North Sea when it completes decommissioning.
A company spokesman last week confirmed plans to seek an exemption from the UK government allowing the legs, which each weigh around 300,000 tonnes, to be left in the sea on safety grounds.
Patricia Wishart passed away at around 4.30pm on 6 March last year at the croft she had run with her husband in Tumblin, Bixter for four decades.
Procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie said a post-mortem confirmed that the 62 year old died from chest and abdominal injuries.
The town basked in 226.2 hours of sun during the month, with the isles as a whole experiencing the largest percentage increase on average sunshine in the entire country.
A MAN from Lerwick who bit another man's nose so forcibly that a large part of it was left hanging off has been warned that he could face a jail sentence.
Grant Harries, of 5 Browns Road, pleaded guilty to knocking a man to the ground, repeatedly punching him on the head, gouging his eyes and biting him on the face at Lerwick Boating Club, on Commercial Street, on 6 September.
The assault left the victim severely injured and with permanent disfigurement.
THE COUNTRY will “pay the price for years to come” for the New Labour government’s decision to go to war in Iraq back in 2003, Northern Isles MP Alistair Carmichael has said following the publication of the Chilcot Inquiry.
The much-delayed inquiry report contains major criticisms of Tony Blair’s decision to commit UK forces to take part in the conflict “before peaceful options for disarmament” had been fully exhausted.
Pete, 56, moved to Shetland in 1988 having worked in radio and print media in London and South Yorkshire.
He initially worked for The Shetland Times and has since contributed to the pages and airwaves of BBC Radio Shetland, The Shetland Post and, for the past 16 years, Shetland News. He has been an NUJ member throughout his career.
The isles’ largest salmon producer, Grieg Seafood Hjaltland, incurred heavy losses in the final quarter of last year, which led to job losses at the company’s farms as well as its processing plant.