Church merger one step closerPlans are afoot to unite the Shetland and Aberdeen presbyteries.
Community / South mainland projects need your voteOVER 20 organisations will vie for funding at a participatory budgeting event due to be held in the South Mainland this weekend.
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.
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.
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.
Town hall projection remembers lives lost at warEvents are taking place to mark the centenary of the end of WWI.
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.
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.
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