The Loganair Saab 2000, which was bound for Glasgow and had 40 passengers and three crew on board, landed safely.
Bjørn Roar Larsen has just returned from a trip to London where he won a bronze medal in the Total Look category of the National Hairdressers Federation's Britain's Best event.
Shetland Islands Council transport committee chairman Ryan Thomson said with a Faroe trade envoy due to visit the isles in the coming weeks, the time is right to re-open discussions with operator Smyril Line about reinstating Shetland in its timetable.
It includes churches in a number of islands, as well as in the likes of Tingwall, Gulberwick and Hillswick.
A fatal accident inquiry at Lerwick Sheriff Court heard on Wednesday that Kirkudbright based West Coast Sea Products had made the wearing of lifejackets mandatory for its crewmen after the death of 34-year-old Scott Rennie from Newton Stewart.
NORTHERN Isles MP Alistair Carmichael has warned that the roll out of the government's new Universal Credit benefit will not address in-work poverty, amid growing concerns there will be far more losers than winners under the new system.
Shetland Citizen's Advice Bureau is appealing for more volunteers, who will be trained in Universal Credit to handle an anticipated surge in case load once the benefits system is fully established.
Scottish rural economy secretary Fergus Ewing called for all the money that the UK has secured from the EU in a "convergence uplift" to go to Scottish farmers – whose economic plight made the cash award possible in the first place.
SHETLAND Islands Council (SIC) is one of five organisations that have moved to the second stage of a pilot scheme which could give the local authority more control over how seabed and coastline around the isles is managed.
The council has reached the next stage of Crown Estate Scotland's local pilots scheme, which enables community bodies and local authorities to "test new and innovative approaches to sustainable management" of crown estate run assets.
Interim minister for the north east region Rev Ian Murray said that only 11 out of its 31 churches will be retained in Shetland - but their identities are being kept under wraps publicly for the time being.
This was an increase from £176 million in the previous year.
The new 80-metre long Research (LK 62), said to have cost an estimated £34 million, sailed into Symbister on Friday morning after crossing the North Sea from Norway overnight.
FOUR deep water whales have washed up on various shores across Shetland over the last few weeks, raising concern that they may be linked with the deaths of over 80 whales washed up on the west coast of Scotland and Ireland during August and September.
Scientists have suggested that the deaths could be related to military activity in the Atlantic or oil and gas exploration work.
Scottish energy, connectivity and islands minister Paul Wheelhouse was due to formally launch Fair Isle's new £3.5 million renewable power scheme this afternoon (Friday), but windy weather put paid to his trip.
The season saw 91 cruise ships call at Lerwick, bringing 90,336 passengers to the isles.
A 'PARKING hub' which would also feature an electric vehicle charging point and an outdoor seating area could be created in Hoswick to alleviate traffic congestion when tour buses head to the village's visitor centre.
The plans have been given a funding boost of over £130,000 from the Scottish Government's Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund, which aims to support projects in meeting the demands of growing visitor numbers.
Another public consultation, however, is now set to be carried out to get more evidence before the board forms a final stance on the issue.
The Grade B listed building, which is part of the Lodberries on Commercial Street, was recently put on the market by the council priced at over £45,000.
THE GROUP opposing Viking Energy and other large wind farm developments in Shetland has poured cold water on claims describing last week's submission of a so-called 'needs case' for a 600 megawatt interconnector as a "significant milestone".
Sustainable Shetland said that there was no guarantee that a sufficient number of Shetland-based projects would win government subsidies under the Contract for Difference (CfD) auction to enable the planned interconnector to be of "value for money for electricity consumers".
Theo Smith warned members of the policy and resources committee on Monday that the construction industry is becoming frustrated with the time it is taking to process applications.
SHETLAND's annual food festival got under way on Friday night with the first ever live Ready, Shetland? Cook! event, held at the Clickimin Leisure Centre, in Lerwick.
MasterChef Gary Maclean challenged Jonathan Williamson of Fjara bar and Akshay Borges of The String to cook a delicious meal in front of a 200 strong audience. They were supported by two members from the audience, Marlene Hunter and Magnus Robertson.
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) submitted a case today (5 October) for the 260km cable, which would allow large scale renewable projects like the planned Viking Energy wind farm to export electricity.