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Top of the class

Shetland College UHI.SHETLAND College and the NAFC Marine Centre have together the highest rate of full time further education students completing their courses successfully.

Damage to parked car

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. 

Dealer jailed for six months

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.

Shouted homophobic abuse

A TWENTY two year old man who admitted drunkenly shouting homophobic remarks in two Lerwick pubs last autumn has been fined £150.

New rock band Legion-bound

Hunter & the Bear.NEW UK rock band Hunter & the Bear are set to play the Lerwick Legion later this year as part of a Scottish tour on the back of the release of their self-titled debut album.

Council tax rise confirmed

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.

Schools music festival record

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.

Fined for ecstasy possession

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.

Debate on rural broadband

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.

Tesco roundabout collision

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.

Brexit discussion at museum

Professor Michael Keating of Aberdeen University: 'Brexit will have a particular effect in Scotland.'SHETLAND Museum and Archives will next week play host to an evening's discussion on the implications of Brexit for Shetland, Scotland and the UK.

Children's home in Tingwall?

An artist's impression of the new development. The children's home on the left of the image is only a proposal at this stage - Image: Gareth Elphinstone /Visio ArchitectureTHE NUMBER of beds for young people in care in Shetland could receive a much needed boost if plans for a new children's home in Tingwall get the go ahead.

Cars slide off the road

A Jim's Garage recovery truck attending the scene at Wormadale.POLICE in Shetland were notified of a number of minor road accidents across the isles on Friday as heavy snow showers made for difficult driving conditions.

Russian planes intercepted

TWO Russian Blackjack bomber planes were intercepted by RAF Typhoon aircraft in international airspace near Shetland on Thursday.

Skeld school’s smoke scare

PUPILS from Skeld Primary School have had their day cut short after smoke emerged in the building this morning due to an electrical fault.

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