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Delay to southbound sailing

NORTHLINK passenger ferry MV Hrossey is expected to arrive in Lerwick at teatime on Wednesday after having to return to Aberdeen last night after some windows smashed in strong winds.

Unpaid work for spitting

A MAN from Lerwick who spat in the face of another man who he thought had been spreading rumours about him has been given 50 hours of unpaid work to complete.

Five await sentencing

TWO men who admitted injuring another man by assaulting him before dragging him out of a house will learn their fate in May.

Rise in foodbank demand

SHETLAND Foodbank, based at Lerwick's St Magnus Street, has seen a slight increase in demand over the last 12 months - and the proportion of islanders requiring food parcels is significantly higher than the national average.

MP’s farm subsidy warning

NORTHERN Isles MP Alistair Carmichael says a victory for the Conservatives in the upcoming general election could result in farmers and crofters eventually losing their subsidies.

Fancie Tins Glasgow-bound

Young Enterprise company Fancie Tins will represent Shetland in the Scottish finals in Glasgow, after winning the local competition on Monday night.

Beach cordoned off

A STRETCH of coastline in the Seafield area of Lerwick has been cordoned off after an old grenade was found.

Scalloway Hotel wins again

Celebrating another award for Scalloway Hotel are (left to right): TV presenter Carol Smilie, owner Peter Mackenzie, Scalloway Hotel employees Akshay Borges and Adel Smith, owner Caroline Mackenzie and author Roddy Martine. SCALLOWAY Hotel has added another accolade to its growing collection by winning the informal hotel restaurant award at this year's Scottish Hotel Awards at the ceremony in Glasgow on Sunday.

County win for darts ladies

Selfie time for the victorious Lerwick Ladies team in Kirkwall on Thursday night.THERE were mixed fortunes for Shetland’s leading darts players in Orkney at the end of last week - with the women emerging triumphant and the men losing out in their respective inter-county clashes.

Late spring snowfall

IT MIGHT be nearly May, but you wouldn't know it from the chilly winds and intermittent snowfall that Shetland has endured this weekend.

Trust appoints new members

FOUR trustees including Millgaet Media owner Malcolm Younger and chiropractor Geoffrey Hay have been appointed to Shetland Charitable Trust.

Knitwear exhibition

The Colour and Texture exhibition runs until early October.

AN EXHIBITION documenting the work of knitwear designer Victoria Gibson is set to take place at the Shetland Textile Museum in Lerwick.

Charities claim Co-op cash

TWO local charities have benefitted to the tune of over £7,500 each after receiving money through the Co-op's membership scheme.

Lochside-inspired exhibition

An image from the Dumping Ground exhibition by artists Callum Moncrieff and Jim Thomason.A MIXTURE of paintings, video clips and objects related to the Lochside area of Lerwick is going on show at the Shetland Museum and Archives.

Watch boat being built

Boatbuilders Jack Duncan and Robbie Tait along with Jane Leask from Serco NorthLink.A TRADITIONAL fourareen will be built by hand at this year’s Shetland Boat Week, with the public invited to watch its progress.

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