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.
TWO MEN have been fined and given penalty points after admitting speeding charges in separate incidents on the A970 just outside Lerwick.
A MAN who left his wife with two black eyes after repeatedly punching her has been fined £800.
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.
A TWENTY eight year old man has been kept behind bars after appearing at Lerwick Sheriff Court in relation to knife possession and drugs charges.
LERWICK lifeboat was called out just after midnight on Sunday to assist a Swedish yacht that was taking in water quite rapidly off the Bressay lighthouse.
SIX children were found with knives in their bags at schools in Shetland over a six-month period last year.
SHETLAND Arts and Crafts Association has paid tribute to its late chairman Ian Gidney, who died following a road accident on Monday.
POLICE are looking for information after receiving reports of a dangerous overtaking manoeuvre carried out near the blind summit on Lerwick's South Road.
THE NUMBER of people detected for driving while under the influence of drink or drugs over the last 12 months has fallen by around 20 per cent.