SCOTTISH Natural Heritage is inviting local people to an informal reception in Lerwick next week.
Police in Shetland are looking for anyone who might have seen a car being damaged at a residential car park at Lowries, Ladysmith Road, in Scalloway, some time overnight from Thursday to Friday.
A TWENTY four year old man who admitted being concerned in the supply of over £1,500-worth of cannabis resin has been given a six-month jail term.
A TWENTY two year old man who admitted drunkenly shouting homophobic remarks in two Lerwick pubs last autumn has been fined £150.
A THIRTY year old man who admitted being concerned in the supply of cannabis resin has narrowly avoided a jail term.
COUNCILLORS in Shetland agreed on Wednesday to increase council tax by three per cent, adding just over £31 to the rate for a Band D property to £1,084.59.
AN ALCOHOLIC who assaulted his partner a day after getting engaged to her over the festive period has been ordered to carry out 180 hours of unpaid work and told to “take a long, hard look” at himself.
THE ANNUAL Shetland Schools Music Festival takes place next month, with a new record of more than 300 entries received from individuals and groups from all over the islands.
A TWENTY five year old from Greenock who admitted possessing ecstasy in a Lerwick pub and then failed to turn up in court for sentencing on five occasions has been fined £300.
PROMOTE Shetland manager Andy Steven has been appointed as acting general manager of Shetland Amenity Trust (SAT) following the death last week of Jimmy Moncrieff.
NORTHERN Isles MP Alistair Carmichael is urging the UK government to do more for unaccompanied child refugees.
THE LACK of broadband in many rural areas will be discussed in the House of Commons later this month after Northern Isles MP Alistair Carmichael secured a debate on the issue.
POLICE are seeking assistance from any members of the public who may have witnessed a road traffic collision at the Tesco roundabout in Lerwick on Saturday afternoon.
TWO Russian Blackjack bomber planes were intercepted by RAF Typhoon aircraft in international airspace near Shetland on Thursday.
PUPILS from Skeld Primary School have had their day cut short after smoke emerged in the building this morning due to an electrical fault.