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.


Princess Anne opens lighthouse visitor centre

June 4, 2014

Shetland Amenity Trust's multimillion pound conversion of Sumburgh Head's lighthouse received the royal seal of approval yesterday afternoon when Princess Anne carried out the official opening of the new visitor centre.