Modern Vikings revert to engine power

July 8, 2014

The world's largest Viking replica longship, which lost its mast in strong winds off the coast of Shetland on its maiden voyage overseas, will be forced to continue its journey by engine power, its captain revealed yesterday.


Sun shines on Baton Relay through Shetland

July 1, 2014

For a group of islands whose inhabitants frequently grumble - with some justification - that they barely get a summer at all, Shetland boasts a pretty good track record when it comes to attracting fine weather for set-piece events.


Brownies birthday bash

June 26, 2014

Two Brownies from Shetland had a once-in-a-lifetime day out at a tea party on the lawns of Buckingham Palace yesterday.


Priest on trial facing child sex abuse charges

June 18, 2014

A priest accused of carrying out a campaign of sexual abuse against two children more than 50 years ago made a series of drunken phone calls apologising to one of his alleged victims, a court heard yesterday.