Following a two-week trial period earlier this summer, Streamline confirmed on Monday that – after a decade on the route – the Daroja will be released from her charter this Wednesday (23 August).
Hylton, who is thought to be one of the longest serving RNLI crew members in the UK, reaches the retirement age of 55 in May.
The service, which is currently only staffed by Linda Gray, has received £38,000 to employ a part-time advocacy worker for two years.
A TRAINING programme that will allow forensic medical examinations for victims of sexual crimes to take place in Shetland is underway after the Scottish Government granted £76,000 of funding to the pilot project.
The news was confirmed on Thursday afternoon when justice secretary Michael Matheson visited the isles to meet with NHS Shetland, the local Rape Crisis team and members of the Shetland Domestic Abuse Partnership.
GLOBAL fashion label Alexander McQueen has been accused of ripping off a tiny family-run craft business by prominently displaying an image of one of its products on a catwalk runway without giving them any credit.
Couple Luke and Kate Holt, who run Quarff-based firm Greencroft Shetland Ltd and produce a popular series of replica crofthouse-style planters, said they were “really, really angry” when they found out.
CONCERNS over potential job losses from replacing Lerwick Power Station with a subsea cable to the Scottish mainland have been played down by those behind the proposal, who predict that employment levels will be “reasonably comparable” to existing levels.
Shetland MSP Tavish Scott previously suggested that 25 people could lose their jobs with power station operator Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) once the building reaches the end of its life in 2020.
The agreement, which comes into effect on 1 September when Loganair’s existing tie-up with Flybe ends, allows customers to book services through BA’s network at Heathrow, Gatwick and London City, which serves over 200 destinations.
The new plant is a descendant of a non-native species, the yellow monkeyflower (Mimulus guttatus), which colonised the United Kingdom in Victorian times.
SHETLAND’S fish-catching industry may have been among the most vocal cheerleaders for Brexit – but even if escaping the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) does herald a rosier future for the local fleet, there are those who believe it could pose difficulties for fish processors in the islands.
Donations can be taken to Brevik House on Lerwick’s South Road on Wednesday and Friday this week between 12.30pm-2.30pm and 5pm-6.30pm – with a particular need for non-perishable food items including rice, beans, tinned fruit and vegetables, dried fruit and protein bars.
THE FINAL weekend of Shetland Boat Week was blessed with some fine weather - apart from on Saturday when dark clouds gathered and the heavens opened over Lerwick just in time for the sea parade.
MENTAL health charity Mind Your Head is entering a new era after getting all the necessary staff in place ahead of the launch of a one-to-one support service for local people and carers later this month.
Four new members of staff have now been recruited after the organisation secured £300,000 in lottery and EU LEADER programme funding over the next three years.
A public meeting will be held at the Mid Yell Hall at 7.30pm on Wednesday as owners Steven and Sharn Swan gather thoughts on the future of the bar, with a community takeover or private sale or lease some of the options mooted.
Around 30 crofters and farmers, butchers, wholesalers, politicians and representatives from the local authority attended following an invitation from Shetland Livestock Marketing Group (SLMG) and Shetland Abattoir Co-operative to discuss its resilience review.
The money will also be used to explore how the energy supply to properties on the island, which has above average levels of fuel poverty, could become more sustainable.
The Buchan Alpha is set to be dismantled by a consortium of environmental solutions company Veolia and logistics firm Peterson at the new Dales Voe facility, creating up to 35 new jobs locally in the process.
Shetland Livestock Marketing Group (SLMG) and the Shetland Abattoir Co-operative have produced a resilience review and are hosting a meeting on Thursday afternoon to discuss the threats and opportunities the local industry is facing.
The event was attended by NFU Scotland vice president Gary Mitchell, who praised the spirit of Shetland farmers and crofters in the face of the UK’s impending withdrawal from the European Union and the effect it could have on trade deals and subsidies.
OGRANISERS of the Shetland Boat Week said they have had a great response so far to this year's events but could do with a little more wind to be able to set sail.
Now in its second year, the week-long festival features almost 60 different events celebrating all aspects of Shetland's maritime heritage.
THE REALITY of what Brexit could mean for the ability of places like Shetland to attract workers to key sectors including health, social care, seafood and hospitality is beginning to dawn on such communities, according to SNP Highlands and Islands list MSP Maree Todd.
A total of 580 pupils will receive their results via post, text or email.
One pupil with a big reason to celebrate on Tuesday morning was Anderson High School’s Joanne Tait, who achieved three advanced higher As and an A in higher engineering science.
AT LEAST £8,500 has been raised for two local charities after around 170 bikers took to the road on Sunday afternoon for a well-attended parade through Lerwick.
The first Shetland Motorcyclists for Charity parade was the idea of family trio Robert, Lewie and Ashlea Tulloch in a bid to promote a positive image of the local motorcycling community, while at the same time raising funds for two valued local charities, Disability Shetland and Macmillan Cancer Support.
Lerwick Port Authority has secured £1.18 million from the EU's European and Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF) for the project, while the Scottish Government has pledged almost £400,000.
THREE people have been transferred to hospitals on the Scottish mainland following a two-vehicle road accident near Voe in the early hours of Saturday morning.
One person was flown to hospital in Glasgow on Saturday while two were transferred to Aberdeen.
The remaining casualty is in a stable condition at Lerwick's Gilbert Bain Hospital.
SHETLAND MSP Tavish Scott has attacked the Scottish Government's "obsession with centralisation" after Police Scotland confirmed its Inverness control room is set to close in the coming months.
Chief constable Phil Gormley said there would be "improved service" as the control room service makes its long anticipated move to Dundee.