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.


Fuel warning to Shetland drivers

June 12, 2014

Police in Shetland have issued an urgent warning to drivers to avoid overfilling their vehicles with diesel, after several reports of fuel being spilt over island roads.

Other sports

Yacht racers arrive in Lerwick

June 11, 2014

Lerwick harbour is set to cast off for a summer of sailing with a series of local and international events attracting several hundred crew, beginning today with the arrival of entrants in the Round Britain and Ireland Yacht Race.