Community

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 …



Funding secured for new domestic abuse community engagement worker

THE LOCAL Women’s Aid branch has secured funding for a new part-time post as part of a new scheme bringing together Shetland, Orkney and the Western Isles in tackling domestic abuse. Around £115,000 will go towards the new project across the island groups from the Scottish Government’s Delivering Equally Safe Fund. Locally it means a […] Shetland News …



‘Poverty in Shetland is an insidious thing’, councillor says

MORE councillors have supported the idea of using a little extra from the local authority’s reserves to tackle poverty in Shetland. South mainland member Robbie McGregor said “poverty in Shetland is an insidious thing”. Speaking at a meeting of the council’s audit committee on Wednesday, SNP member McGregor placed blame at the door of the […] Shetland News …


Johnnie enjoying taste of success after being named world oatcake champion

A SHETLAND man is celebrating after picking up the main prize at the ‘World Oatcake Championships’. Johnnie Wiseman, who now lives in Insch near Inverurie, said he was pleased – but somewhat surprised – to have won the event’s traditional category. The championship took place at the weekend as part of the Tarland Food and […] Shetland News …


Fresh call for CLAN volunteers

CLAN Cancer Support has issued a renewed appeal for volunteers as services reopen. The charity is particularly looking for volunteers to help bring back face-to-face emotional support and open their drop-in centres. There are volunteer opportunities in Lerwick, as well as other parts of the north of Scotland. Anyone interested should contact 01224 647000 or […] Shetland News …



Living Wage award nomination for Scalloway childcare centre

A POPULAR Scalloway childcare provider has been nominated for Living Wage Scotland’s “local champion” award. Hame Fae Hame, run by Kaye Sandison, last year became one of 2,190 Scottish employers officially accredited for paying the UK living wage of £9.50 an hour or higher to all its staff. The village-based firm, which last year won […] Shetland News …