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Court / Sentence deferred on child images chargeA MAN from Lerwick who admitted downloading over 21,000 indecent photos and videos of children will be sentenced in December.
Court / Hilditch ‘incredibly fortunate’ not to cause serious injuryA MAN who drove dangerously at speeds of over 90mph while nearly four times the alcohol limit as he tried to outpace police has been jailed for eight months.
Arts / Former weatherman wins Rhoda Bulter awardGEOLOGY tour guide and former Sella Ness weatherman Allen Fraser has won this year’s Rhoda Bulter award for his Shetland dialect short story Mairweet, Mairweet.
Court / Man remanded in custody after admitting possessing indecent imagesA MAN has been remanded in custody after admitting possessing over 150 indecent images and videos of children.
Community / Communities encouraged to explore new asset legislationCOMMUNITY groups are being encouraged to follow Nesting’s lead and explore acquiring Shetland Islands Council property under new legislation.
Court / Man appears in privateA MAN appeared at Lerwick Sheriff Court in private on Wednesday on a petition alleging contraventions of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act.John MacLellan, from Lerwick, made no plea and was committed for further examination. The 66-year-old was released on bail.
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SIC buys SLAP portfolio in ‘landmark deal’SHETLAND Islands Council (SIC) has taken ownership of a wide range of assets including its North Ness headquarters and Shetland College after striking a deal with Shetland Leasing and Property Developments Limited (SLAP) worth just under £17.5 million.
Letters / Where are the cygnets?
Community / Isles projects need your voteTHREE Shetland projects are vying for votes in a national competition which will distribute funding to good causes across the country.
Heavy rain causes water to leak into hospitalREPAIRS are being carried out at the Gilbert Bain Hospital in Lerwick after heavy rain caused water to leak into the building.
Arts / ‘Persistence and patience’ pays off for local photographerA LOCAL photographer has had his work seen across the world after he was asked to shoot images in London for the New York Times.
Letters / Inappropriate for a Geopark
Court / Man accused of assaultA MAN was released on bail on Monday after appearing at Lerwick Sheriff Court from custody accused of assaulting two women.
Entertainment / Piano and harp combinePIANO and harp music is set to marry at Mareel next month as two Shetland born musicians combine for a special show.
Community / Community group acquires old Nesting schoolTHE OLD Nesting school has moved one step closer to becoming a community asset complete with childcare facilities, a gym and workshop space.
Boat disrupted by weatherTHE SOUTHBOUND NorthLink ferry sailing is set to depart Lerwick nearly four hours early today (Monday) due to windy weather.
BP gets go-ahead for AlliginOIL company BP is to invest £230 million over the next two years to get a small oil field 140 kilometres to the west of Shetland on stream by 2020.
Plane returns to Sumburgh after bird strikeA FLIGHT had to return to Sumburgh Airport shortly after take-off on Friday evening after the plane struck a bird.
Van door damagedPOLICE are looking for information after the passenger door of VW Transporter van was damaged in the Lerwick Port Authority visitor car park on Wednesday.
Letters / Mankind releases CO2Frank Hay’s letter on behalf of Sustainable Shetland (Group in not anti-renewables; SN, 19/10/2018) states that wind farms cannot be constructed without using large quantities of fossil fuels.
Most health board buildings in good shapeNEARLY three quarters of NHS Shetland’s properties are deemed to be in ‘good’ condition, despite the health board having the highest percentage of properties over 50 years old in Scotland.
Community / Yell war memorials could see light of day againTWO war memorials which have been locked away in a closed Yell church could be reopened to the public again by moving to another chapel on the island.
Letters / Group is not anti-renewables
Business / More success for Bigton farmerBIGTON Farm’s trophy cabinet has increased in size again after success at this year’s British Farming Awards.
Letters / Cruel and outdated practice
Business / Hairdresser Bjørn is one of Britain’s bestA LOCAL hairdresser who hit the national headlines a few years ago as the stylist of Shetland’s dancing pony Socks has come third in a national hairdressing competition.
Court / Fatal fishing inquiry hears conflicting evidenceA FATAL accident inquiry into the death of a fisherman off the west side of Shetland in 2016 has been adjourned after unexpected evidence was revealed on Thursday.
Business / Fishing industry oppose to more time in ‘Brexit waiting room’SUGGESTIONS that the transition period during which Britain is leaving the European Union could be extended by another year to the end of 2021 has been greeted with horror by the fishing industry.
Business / Sumburgh scanner upgrade expected to cost £1.5mAROUND £1.5 million is set to be shelled out on upgrading the hold baggage x-ray system Sumburgh Airport.
Business / Renewed call for Norröna to return to islesA FRESH call has been made for the Norröna ferry to stop off in Shetland again on its routes connecting Denmark with Faroe and Iceland.
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