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Burst pipe, wind farm education, shop up for offer and more…

A BURST hydraulic pipe means the Whalsay ferry Hendra will miss a couple of runs this afternoon (Friday). The problem will affect the 2pm sailing from Symbister to Laxo, and the return trip at 2.45pm. The hope was for the Hendra to be back running at 3.30pm, but normal service is now expected to resume […] Shetland News …


Graduate’s art award, port staff retire and more…

A GRADUATE from Shetland is celebrating after winning an award at the Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen. Hannah Cutt received a ‘highly commended’ award in fine art for her painting. The 23-year-old’s work explores pivotal moments from her own childhood and strikes up conversations with her past self, exploring the conflicted relationship she has […] Shetland News …


Peerie spree thank you, inter-county success, jubilee medals and more…

THE ORGANISERS of Living Lerwick’s Peerie Jubilee Spree held in Commercial Street on Saturday have thanked the community for coming out in strength to enjoy music, games and to soak in the atmosphere. The organisation’s chair Steve Mathieson said that in addition to the Jubilee celebrations the spree was also a thank you to the […] Shetland News …


High visibility patrols, councillor withdraws from leadership race, SFA meets fisheries secretary, new partners at law firm

LOCAL police say they will be carrying out “high visibility patrols” in Lerwick this weekend after having received complains about anti social behaviour in the town. They said they will in particular focus on the harbour, Harrison Square, Market Cross and the Clickimin Broch areas, as well as carrying our checks at off licences. COUNCILLOR […] Shetland News …


Fire crews called to plane, young artists, folk festival dates and more…

FIRE crews at Sumburgh Airport were mobilised on Wednesday afternoon after an inbound Eastern Airways plane sent out an alert. However no further action was needed and the crews were stood down. A spokesperson for airport operator HIAL said: “Sumburgh Airport fire service was mobilised after we received an alert from an inbound charter aircraft […] Shetland News …


ANZAC day, Jarlshof reopens and more…

THE SHETLAND ANZAC Group is marking the national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand at the Lerwick war memorial on Sunday morning at 8am. ANZAC day commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders who have served and died in all wars. Members of the group will lay wreaths at the war memorial opposite Lerwick […] Shetland News …


Union approves HIAL deal, tide disrupts Whalsay service, strongman contest, athlete travel scheme and more

UNION members at Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL) have now voted to accept revised plans that retain their jobs air traffic control towers, including at Sumburgh. The ballot closed today (Monday). The result is the conclusion of a successful campaign that represents a major win for workers, the Prospect union said. HIAL chief executive […] Shetland News …


More Covid cases, Greens welcome council tax freeze, new lace exhibition, Bressay woodland open day, Loganair timetable

THE CONTINUOUSLY high Covid numbers in Shetland show no sign of abating with another 72 recorded confirmed cases over the last 24 hours, adding to a tally of 543 cases over the last seven days. Shetland’s incidence rate per 100,000 population at 2,374 continues to be three time the national average. The high infection rate […] Shetland News …