A research project is trying to establish whether people can spot if a northern islands accent is real or fake.
The competition watchdog has proposed tougher rules which could help cut the cost of fuel on the Western Isles.
Shetland's inter island ferry service to Yell and Whalsay is returning to normal after a week of disruption caused by a fault on a single vessel.
An aircraft with 33 passengers on board made an emergency landing at Inverness Airport after fears that the wings were icing up.
A north lifeboat was launched yesterday afternoon after an unmanned boat was found drifting in the North Sea.
Shetland's oldest resident Ruby Lindsay has died two months before her 106th birthday.
Shetland Islands Council is recommending delaying the transfer of S3 and S4 pupils at Sandwick junior high school to Lerwick until the new Anderson High School is open.
A construction worker on the Shetland gas plant has been jailed for five months after he threatened to stab and kill partygoers in a house in Lerwick last month.
A drug dealing thug who lured a Shetland couple 600 miles to Bradford to rob them at gunpoint was on Thursday told he deserves every day of his sentence.
A Shetland man who exposed himself in front of the local post woman escaped a jail sentence at Lerwick Sheriff Court yesterday.
A Shetland resident who sparked a major search after he disappeared from his croft in North Roe last November has admitted defrauding his wife of more than £11,000.
A young Shetland man has been warned by a sheriff to control his behaviour if he wants to keep his freedom.
Social enterprise COPE Ltd in Shetland, which provides employment and skill development opportunities for adults with disabilities, has been awarded £112,312 from the Enterprise Ready Fund.
An oil worker who suffered a broken leg had to be airlifted from an oil platform yesterdafternoon. Shetland coastguard’s Rescue-102 helicopter was sent out to take the man from the platform in the Tern oilfield, roughly 100 miles north-east of Lerwick. The injured man was taken to Gilbert Bain Hospital in the town.
A90 Forth Road Bridge – High winds, All lanes restricted in both directions for up to 60 minutes http://t.co/fTjzj937As #TSIncident — Traffic Scotland (@trafficscotland) April 30, 2014
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An emergency weight restriction has been placed on a bridge near Kingussie following inspection. Highland Council said the B970 Ruthven Bridge will be restricted to vehicles under three tonnes.
Two fire appliances from Lerwick were called to Quarff at midday (Wednesday) where a Scottish Water lorry was on fire on the main A970 road.