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Portable x-ray machine to be trialled in GP surgeries

A THREE-month trial is set to take place in Shetland allowing people to have x-rays at GP surgeries instead of the Gilbert Bain Hospital in Lerwick. The hope is that it will result in less cancellations and reduced travelling for patients. The x-rays will become possible thanks to a battery powered machine which weighs only […] Shetland News …


Help Eric raise funds for Parkinson’s UK

SEVENTY three year old pensioner Eric Uren from Scalloway is halfway through completing seven half-marathon walks within seven days to raise much needed funds for Parkinson’s UK, the charity which supports people suffering from the progressive neurological condition. The East Voe resident said a member of his family suffered from  Parkinson’s which get worse over […] Shetland News …


Halloween house display set to be ‘biggest’ yet

SKELETONS, pumpkins, ghouls and ghosts will all be on show again outside a ‘Halloween House’ in the South Mainland over the coming days – with the spooky display all in aid of charity. Krista Tulloch and her husband Colin are again rigging up their house in Dunrossness and inviting people to come along for a […] Shetland News …


‘A bloody good start’ – and more to come

They’re not messing about this time. In Shetland series six, death, grief and terror are the order of the day from sunrise. Maybe that’s what happens when you have to shoot prime-time TV drama during a pandemic, as was the case here. The result? A bloody good start actually, and in more ways than one. […] Shetland News …



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Shetland News

  • Skipper full of praise for those involved in fishing boat rescue
    by Chris Cope on 25th October 2021 at 4:00 pm

    THE CREW of a fishing vessel which started taking on water to the west of Shetland last week has thanked all those involved in the lengthy rescue. The 26-metre Banff registered Enterprise II, which had six crew on board, suffered engine failure 60 miles west of Shetland in force eight winds on Thursday evening. The

  • Warning as widespread e-mail scam arrives in Shetland
    by Shetland News on 25th October 2021 at 1:44 pm

    LOCAL people have been warned to be on their guard after a type of scam doing the rounds nationally appears to have arrived in Shetland. Scammers are targeting unsuspecting people by sending e-mails from what looks like a trusted source with the request to buy iTunes vouchers or similar on their behalf with the promise

  • ‘Learning from the past to shape the future’: new project to bring together Unst and Iceland
    by Chris Cope on 25th October 2021 at 1:20 pm

    A NEW project exploring the fear of both climate change and the nuclear threat will bring together communities in Shetland and Iceland. The Nordic Connections project has won nearly £10,000 in funding from the Scottish Government’s Arctic Connections fund. It will look to share “history, ideas, experience and expectations” between Unst in Shetland and Hornafjörður

  • Portable x-ray machine to be trialled in GP surgeries
    by Chris Cope on 25th October 2021 at 12:43 pm

    A THREE-month trial is set to take place in Shetland allowing people to have x-rays at GP surgeries instead of the Gilbert Bain Hospital in Lerwick. The hope is that it will result in less cancellations and reduced travelling for patients. The x-rays will become possible thanks to a battery powered machine which weighs only

  • Schools catering team not considering more vegan food in drive towards net zero
    by Chris Cope, local democracy reporter on 25th October 2021 at 11:41 am

    THE COUNCIL says it will continue to focus on “sustainable local supply chains” for its school menus as it keeps an eye on the environmental impact of its dishes. Catering team leader Neil Beattie, however, said the council is not looking to increase the amount of vegan food for environmental reasons because there appears to