Two men whose plot to bring nearly £30,000 worth of cannabis into Shetland was scuppered when the speedboat they used to ferry the drugs into Lerwick off a NorthLink ship sparked the attention of the emergency services have been sent to prison.
Aberdeen’s Beach Ballroom was filled with applause and cheering yesterday as hundreds of new graduates both celebrated their achievements and prepared to enter the world of work.
An island airport prepared for a serious situation at the weekend when a routine flight reported a problem.
A man and a woman were taken to the Gilbert Bain Hospital on Wednesday afternoon following a two vehicle collision on the A970 at the Cunningsburgh Cliffs, near the turn off to Sandwick.
A man who drove dangerously at speeds of over 90mph while nearly four times the alcohol limit as he tried to outpace police has been jailed for eight months.
Mourning families face lengthy trips for funeral services of loved ones – and will be forced to host some in public halls – following the shock announcement of Kirk closures across Shetland.
The company which owns a fishing boat from where a Dumfriesshire fisherman died after falling overboard took immediate measures to prevent similar accidents, a Fatal Accident Inquiry in Lerwick heard yesterday.
Attempting to hide a package of cannabis when police searched a Lerwick property has cost a man from Bristol £240.
A first-time mum delivered her own baby on her grandmother’s bathroom floor six weeks premature.
The Coastguard operations centre in Shetland responded twice yesterday to medical evacuations from oil platforms.
A five-year-old girl from Shetland has undergone a lifesaving operation just days before starting school for the first time after local optician spots signs of a brain tumour.
An extra freight ferry to serve Shetland is going into action this weekend after more than £2 million worth of fish was left in Lerwick because there wasn’t enough space on the NorthLink ferries.
Famous Shetland sheepdogs – dubbed the ‘most obedient pups in Scotland’ - played a special part during a Lord of the Rings-themed wedding of a Scottish Ambulance Service emergency responder.
Police are looking to trace a driver who failed to stop after being followed through Lerwick by officers with blue lights on.
A major project aimed at helping Shetland win more decommissioning work does not hinge entirely on the UK Government agreeing to provide financial support, Scotland’s energy minister said yesterday.
A heavy lift vessel contractor has provided a ringing endorsement of Shetland’s credentials for handling major decommissioning jobs.
Environmental health has received notification of a suspected growth of blue green algae at Loch of Clickimin in Lerwick.
Shetland teen given community work for ‘bizarre’ spree where he crashed a car and sexually assaulted two women
A Shetland teenager has been ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work and has been banned from driving for two and a half years for a string of “bizarre” offences which resulted in him crashing a car and sexually assaulting two women.
The issue of whether there is an overprovision of alcohol in Shetland has been up for discussion again - but there is still no consensus on whether it needs to be embedded in local policy.
Travelodge’s attempts to build a hotel in Lerwick in partnership with Shetland Islands Council (SIC) have been rebuffed by the local authority.
Development agency Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is running a series of sessions aimed at boosting skills in businesses around the region in the coming weeks.
A “thug” and “bully” who terrorised two 13-year-olds was sentenced to 14 months imprisonment at Lerwick Sheriff Court yesterday.
With more than 1,700 miles of stunning coastline, along with Lerwick’s dive boat activity, boat trips and record-breaking cruise traffic, it’s no surprise that Lerwick is a very busy harbour with yachts making a valuable contribution to marine tourism in Shetland.
Police in Shetland are appealing for information following a serious assault in Lerwick.
Police are appealing for information following a serious assault in the Sundhamar area of Lerwick.
Demand for Shetland Foodbank over the last six months was 40% up on the same period last year, according to new figures.
A Lerwick man who shouted and swore at his partner and threw her mobile phone against a wall the day before he was sent to prison on another matter has had two months added to his jail sentence.
Graduating from Robert Gordon University came as something of a relief for a Shetland woman who juggled her duties as the mum of two young children with studying over the past several years.
The turret buoy for Hurricane Energy’s Lancaster development west of Shetland has left Lerwick harbour.
Woman escapes driving ban after convincing court she needs her licence to take her son to hospital appointments
A Shetland woman escaped a driving ban after convincing a court that she needed her licence for transporting her child to hospital and medical appointments.
Motorists in Shetland are urged to be mindful of the increased number of pedestrians during the summer months.
Scottish Water will host a consultation next week aimed at solidifying the ambitions for the future of the Orkney and Shetland water services.