A leading north-east businessman has taken up a new role managing the day-to-day operations of Sullom Voe oil terminal in Shetland.
Shetland Islands Council is currently dealing with an incident at Aith Junior High School, where a quantity of heating oil has leaked into the ground.
Siccar Point Energy’s boss said the private-equity backed oil firm plans to be a fixture in the waters around Shetland for the long haul.
Scientists have sent shockwaves across Shetland after their research revealed that two more tsunamis have hit the islands in the past 10,000 years.
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.
A walk-out of coastguard rescue volunteers in Shetland and Orkney could be on the horizon in protest of the anticipated return of a senior officer who had been suspended in 2015.
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.
A private plane skidded off the gravel runway on a remote Scottish island after its commercial pilot became “over-relaxed” and failed to notice he was landing too fast, investigators have ruled.
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.
Shetland has been chosen as the best site for a new ultra-deep port to carry out large-scale decommissioning projects.
Coastguard teams were called out to search the hills of Shetland this evening following reports of two people going missing.
Hurricane Energy said today that it had sold 50% of its Lincoln and Warwick licences to Spirit Energy.
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.
Two Army cadets from Orkney have sailed almost 600 nautical miles around the coast of Britain, honouring the fallen heroes of the First World War in the process.
A group of four women in Shetland are campaigning to register a mixed squad for next year’s Up Helly Aa fire festival.
Shetland could potentially win additional money for social housing if projects are ready to proceed and other local authorities are unable to spend their full allocation within any financial year.
Oil exploration firm Siccar Point Energy said today that the initial results from its Cambo well, west of Shetland, were “encouraging”.
Police in Shetland are looking to trace any witnesses to a noisy disagreement that took place in the car park of 1 – 52 Sandveien, in Lerwick, in the early hours of Sunday.
Guns and shells, bombs and mortar weren’t the only perils faced by soldiers during the First World War.
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.
A curious cow was filmed checking out the public toilets in a small Shetland village after it escaped from its farm.
A man who subjected his wife to tirades of threatening or abusive behaviour narrowly avoided prison at Lerwick Sheriff Court yesterday.
A pilot has been praised for his quick thinking when a council plane was forced to turn back to Fair Isle after suffering engine failure shortly after take-off.
Ann Cleeves has become synonymous with Shetland: both the place and the television series of the same name.
It’s 12 years since bestselling crime author Ann Cleeves first introduced detective Jimmy Perez to the world in her novel Raven Black.
The manager of a north-east shop, who took a tough line on anti-social behaviour, has left with a parting shot at the actions of some youths in the community.
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.
An ambitious bid to transform Unst in Shetland into a space station has taken another major step forward.