News round-up / Airport shop open, a weekend in the cells, end of year college exhibition

The ShetlandMade shop at Sumburgh Airport. Photo: Shetland Arts via Twitter

THE NEW ShetlandMade shop at Sumburgh Airport opened its doors on Monday for the first time to give visitors and islanders a chance to browse a wealth of local arts and crafts products.

The summer pop-up outlet is the brainchild of Shetland Arts and airport operator Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd, and is inspired by the success of the ShetlandMade exhibitions at Bonhoga Gallery.


Shetland Arts will also be using the space as a box office for local events to enable tourists and those who live in the south mainland to book and collect tickets locally.

The retail space in the terminal building became available after national tourism organisation VisitScotland decided to close 39 smaller tourist offices across the country, including the space at Sumburgh Airport.

A WOMAN from Lerwick who ended up smashing a house window when she banged on it to attract attention has been released on bail after spending the weekend in the police cells.


Dana Inkster, of Observatory, appeared at Lerwick Sheriff Court from custody on Monday to admit carrying out the offence at an address at Staney Hill in the town on Friday.

Procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie said the 20-year-old had banged on the living room window with an item with enough force to break it.

When police officers later arrested Inkster she said she would pay for the damage, which has a price tag of around £200 or £300.

Defence agent Tommy Allan said his client had been in custody since Friday and called on Sheriff Ian Cruickshank to take that into consideration.

The sheriff decided to defer sentencing until 19 June to obtain more details of the window damage and released Inkster on bail.

SHETLAND College’s end of year student exhibition VISION19 will open to the public next week.

The opening event will kick off with speeches and a prize giving at 6.15pm on Friday 7 June in the Briggistannes area of the college at Gremista in Lerwick,

The exhibition will be open until 14 June, including a Saturday and two late night openings.