THE SHETLAND NEWS team would like to wish all of our readers, contributors and advertisers the very best over the festive season.
We’ve had a very successful 2014, increasing our website traffic by 28 per cent to three million visits, while the number of unique users has increased by 42 per cent to 580,000.
We’ll be taking a short break over Christmas and New Year, providing a minimal news service before returning to full strength on Monday 5 January.
Until then, here’s to a happy and fruitful year in 2015.
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