Business / Scottish Enterprise grant helps Sea Farms innovateScalloway introduces humane fish slaughter
Lerwick to host cruise ship emergency planning exerciseA MULTI-agency emergency planning exercise is set to take place in Lerwick next year to explore the consequences of a major terrorist incident on a cruise ship.
Plans in for Sandwick housingMORE social housing could be on the horizon for Sandwick after plans were submitted for 12 units.
Youngsters asked to contribute to fiery Edinburgh HogmanayRegional symbols will be burned at Holyrood
BT cold call warningBT is reminding its customers to continue being on their guard when receiving cold calls from companies pretending to work on behalf of the communication company.
Air traffic controllers vote for action over pay
Refugee aid group looking for new premisesShetland Solidarity with Refugees has used Brevik House for around two years.
Review / The magic quality of island lifeNatural history writer Patrick Barkham’s arrival in Shetland on Friday evening as a guest speaker for Wordplay was certainly an eventful one.
Local learners recognised at awardsDavid Spence and Rhona Tait were highly commended at the SQA ceremony.
Court / Assault leads to more time in prison
Shetland pays tribute to those who gave their livesISLANDERS commemorated the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with a Festival of Remembrance. Alex Garrick-Wright reports.
Capsized dinghy triggers emergency call outAITH lifeboat and the Sumburgh based search and rescue helicopter were called out on Sunday afternoon Shetland Coastguard received reports of a capsized boat off Muckle Roe.
Review / ‘The global web of life with a valley at the centre’WORDPLAY was host to one of Scotland’s most promising new writers, Malachy Tallack, who returned home to Shetland to deliver a travel writing workshop on Saturday morning at the Shetland Library and a public talk in Mareel in the evening to introduce his book Valley at the Centre of the World to a local audience. Alex Purbrick spoke to him about his latest book.
Community / Shetland marks WW1 armisticeA SERIES of events in Shetland to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War are under way in Lerwick, writes Alex Garrick-Wright.
Market House / Bike project successful in changing lives for the betterSHETLAND is fortunate to have a relatively high employment rate compared to other rural areas of Scotland. However, there are people living in the isles who face barriers to employment arising from struggles with mental health, a criminal conviction, substance misuse and long term unemployment.
Town hall projection remembers lives lost at warEvents are taking place to mark the centenary of the end of WWI.
Review / Wordplay kicks off with an inspiring celebration of local writingWORDPLAY 2018 officially began on Thursday evening in Mareel with A Celebration of Shetland Writingwhere a small, intimate audience gathered to listen to poetry and prose from a variety of local writers. Alex Purbrick was in the audience.
Community / Young volunteers celebratedAnnual awards ceremony goes from “strength to strength”
Power off up north232 properties lost power on Friday afternoon.
Community / Ladies lifeboat guild raises thousands
Leaks at the town hallWater entered the building through its windows in recent bad weather.
More input into next ferry contractThe next Northern Isles contract will begin in October.
Hrossey to be held back in AberdeenThe northbound ferry will only leave for Lerwick in the early hours.
SLAP reshuffleThe council took over the property company last month.
Letter / The dangers of wrecking BrexitI write in response to your article Brexit survey triggers calls for people’s referendum (SN, 6/11/2018).
Letter / Relocate Shetland College to the town centreMany readers will think since I tend to mention the subject of a relocation for the Shetland College quite a bit in the course of a year and that I should just let it pass.
Gas plant operator offers islanders money to move to mainlandTransport links to blame for the situation, says councillor.
Sport / Football fans to get their kicks as Scottish Cup visits
Cannabis dealers to learn fate in DecemberSENTENCE has been deferred on two men who pleaded guilty on Wednesday to supplying cannabis over a 16 month period in Shetland.
Concerns over airline’s winter scheduleSHETLAND’s transport partnership ZetTrans is to write a letter to Loganair raising concerns over the airline’s winter timetable which sees the isles’ connections to Inverness, Orkney and Edinburgh affected.
Community / SIC ready to accept Syrian refugeesTWO FAMILIES who have fled civil war in Syria will be resettled in Shetland in the coming weeks.
Failure in warning system led to Sumburgh plane’s emergency landing at AberdeenAIR ACCIDENT investigators have issued a report into an incident that saw an Eastern Airways plane bound for Sumburgh with 18 passengers turn around and make an emergency landing in Aberdeen in February.
Updated Two taken to hospital following serious accident near SandwickA MAN and a woman were taken to the Gilbert Bain Hospital on Wednesday afternoon following a two vehicle collision on the A970 at the Cunningsburgh Cliffs, near the turn off to Sandwick.
Fire chief gives reassurance over stationsSCOTTISH Fire and Rescue Service’s head of service delivery for the north of Scotland has given a reassurance that there are no station closures planned in Shetland despite national financial constraints.
Court / Man pleads guilty to assaulting three womenA MAN has been remanded in custody after pleading guilty to assaulting three women at a house in Sandveien in Lerwick last month and stealing a car.
Community / Concerns raised over drink-driving on islandsCONCERNS have been raised in some of Shetland’s island communities over a “perceived resurgence” in drink-driving.
Court / Man fined for assaulting womanA MAN was found guilty of assaulting a woman after a three day trial at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday.
Environment / SEPA proposes stricter rules for salmon farmsWatchdog says current rules not adequate, as impact of salmon farming may not be contained to the vicinity of individual farms.
Business / Skretting announces job losses in ScallowayA HANDFUL of jobs are set to be lost in Scalloway as a result of Norwegian salmon feed producer Skretting closing down its UK production by April 2019.
Court / Fine for careless driverA MAN has been fined £365 and given six penalty points for a motoring offence on the Tingwall Straits.
Hotel warned over licenceA REVIEW into the Spiggie Hotel’s licence to sell alcohol is set to be carried out over a lack of clarity on who its premises manager is and an outstanding licence fee payment.
Pubs and clubs get festive extensionSHETLAND’s pubs have been given the green light to stay open to 2am during the festive period.