Three skinny dippers sparked a major rescue alert off Shetland.
A man who attempted to strike another man with a kitchen knife in a “vicious and frenzied” attack - cutting holes in his jacket in the process - has been sent to prison for nearly two years.
A flotilla of historic fishing boats sailed into Shetland as part of celebrations to mark the centenary of the Faroese flag.
The current library in Lerwick could become the new home for council meetings if lending services move back to their old building a stone’s throw away at Hillhead.
A woman who stole a child’s photo from a house and created a disturbance on a public bus has been remanded in custody.
A flotilla of historic fishing boats will sail in to Shetland next month as part of celebrations to mark the centenary of the Faroese flag.
A man had his case continued without plea at Lerwick Sheriff Court yesterday after being charged with a number of domestic abuse offences which included a threat to throw acid over his ex-partner.
Fans of smash hit TV show Game of Thrones in Shetland got a surprise on Friday night when actor Rory McCann visited the capital Lerwick to take in the town's nightlife.
A group of accommodation providers in the North Mainland of Shetland has objected to plans to build a new 91-bedroom hotel in Lerwick, claiming it could threaten the viability of the local sector.
Group campaigning for gender equality in Lerwick’s Up Helly Aa event says issue can ‘no longer be swept under the carpet’
The group campaigning for gender equality in Lerwick Up Helly Aa says the issue can “no longer be swept under the carpet” after Shetland Islands Council (SIC) launched its own investigation into whether its involvement with the fire festival breached equality law.
A date has been announced for a play devised by Scottish schoolchildren.
The proposed 12-turbine Mossy Hill wind farm on the outskirts of Lerwick has been given the green light by Shetland Islands Council’s planning committee.
A person was rescued from a house fire on Shetland in the early hours of this morning.
A woman who managed to escape with her three-year-old son from her burning car just seconds before it was engulfed by flames is urging local drivers to check under the bonnet for nesting birds before setting off.
A man from Yorkshire narrowly escaped being sent to jail when he appeared for sentencing at Lerwick Sheriff Court yesterday.
An aspiring Shetland chef who lost his arm to a rare cancer is close to raising the funds for a bionic replacement.
Nearly £20,000 has been raised for the family who runs the Fair Isle Bird Observatory after their home and possessions were destroyed in the fire that left the renowned research facility in ruins.
A long-distance charity cyclist is to visit the Samaritans branch in Thurso as part of his 1,600-mile journey to Shetland.
Police have named the man who died in a house fire in Shetland almost two weeks ago as 48-year-old Ross Grant from Lerwick.
The man killed in a house fire in Lerwick last month has been identified by police as Ross Grant.
Shetland's police chief inspector thanked members of the public for trying to save the victim of a house fire.
One person died after a major fire took hold of a property in Lerwick in the late hours of Saturday evening.
A person has died at a house fire in Shetland, police have confirmed.
Police have charged two men for using drones at this year's Up Helly Aa celebrations in Lerwick.
Celebrations for Shetland’s Up Helly Aa fire festival continued long after the embers from the burning galley had faded.
The passion of nearly 1,000 Shetlanders for their Viking heritage burned bright last night for the spectacular climax to Up Helly Aa.
Thousands of people packed the centre of Lerwick to marvel at the atmospheric procession of torches ablaze with fire.
Whether you hold a great deal of knowledge or know very little about Lerwick's Up Helly Aa festival, if this "Idiot's Guide" to the fiery event fails to educate, it will certainly entertain.
After months of preparation to pay tribute to their Viking ancestors, the town of Lerwick is set for another year of fiery celebrations and marches.
A fearsome beast with emerald green eyes is ready to take centre stage today at Up Helly Aa.
As Lerwick prepares to welcome visitors from across the globe ahead of Up Helly Aa, we take a look back at the best pictures captured at the event. Showcasing traditional features of the festival – from costumed warriors to the burning of the galley – they’ll be sure to make you want to visit.
Excitement is building in Lerwick as Shetland once again hosts the spectacular Up Helly Aa festival.