Emergency services


Redfern traced at Brindister

A THIRTY four year old man missing in Shetland since Tuesday morning has been found safe and well, police have confirmed. Grant Redfern was traced at Brindister, a few miles south of the Ness of Trebister where he was last seen at 5am. Police, Lerwick lifeboat, voluntary coastguard teams and the Sumburgh based search and […] Shetland News …


More than 40 fire fighters tackle landfill blaze

FIRE fighters are confident they have “broken the back” of an underground blaze at the Gremista landfill site and that the fire will be extinguished later tonight (Wednesday). At the height of the fire on Wednesday morning more than 40 fire fighters from across the Shetland mainland were deployed in tackling the blaze. Appliances from […] Shetland News …


Missing person found after early morning coastguard search

THE SUMBURGH based coastguard helicopter was involved in a missing person search in the early hours of morning (Sunday). A spokesperson for the coastguard confirmed that the person, described as being “high risk”, was found. The helicopter was called out at 3.45am and it hovered around areas such as Gulberwick, Quarff and Cunningsburgh. It was […] Shetland News …


Ambulance service ‘doing best we can to get positive outcomes’

THERE are no plans to devolve an ambulance control centre to Shetland – but a change in the way calls are assessed has helped to reduce the number of unnecessary journeys ambulances are having to take. A meeting of Shetland’s community safety and resilience meeting heard on Thursday heard that delays in ambulances arriving on […] Shetland News …


Coastguard attends to washed-up life raft

PEOPLE are being asked to contact the coastguard if they come across parts of a life raft which came loose from a vessel a few days ago near Sumburgh. The coastguard was called out on Wednesday morning after the life raft washed up at the Geo of Newlands at Scatness. The team safely dealt with […] Shetland News …


Aith lifeboat in Christmas Day call-out

A young fisherman had a lucky escape on Christmas Day when his creel boat lost power off Vementry and was drifting towards rocks at Muckle Roe in strong south-westerly winds. Aith lifeboat was called out at around 6.30pm to assist the 10 metre Wild Rose (OB401) with one crew on board. The lifeboat crew managed […] Shetland News …


Happy ending for Jack the dog after cliff fall

COASTGUARD rescue officers came to the aid of a dog which had made its way down a rocky inlet at the Ness of Sound in Lerwick on Friday evening. Rescue teams from Lerwick and Sumburgh, as well as the Lerwick Lifeboat, were tasked at around 6.15pm. Coastguard officers wore drysuits and were able to wade […] Shetland News …