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Carmichael highlights importance of locally based fishery science

ISLES MP Alistair Carmichael has welcomed the fisheries research funding boost announced UK fisheries minister Victoria Prentis during her visit to Shetland earlier this week. And he encouraged more local projects, scientific and otherwise, to bid for money from the £100 million UK Seafood Fund, which has been extended from 2024 until 31 March 2025 […] Shetland News …




New society formed to appreciate Shetland’s ’extraordinary’ geology

A NEWLY formed Shetland Geological Society will have its inaugural meeting next week in the Scalloway Museum. The new group aims to support the understanding and enjoyment of geology and other earth sciences through lectures, field trips, events, and the dissemination of information and publications. The news of the formation of the group coincides with […] Shetland News …


Lerwick man released on bail after private court appearance

A THIRTY six year old man has been released on bail after appearing in private at Lerwick Sheriff Court on a number of alleged offences including assault to injury and being in possession of an offensive weapon. Lee Hunter, whose address was given as Lerwick, made no plea when he appeared from custody and was […] Shetland News …


Fond farewells as Lea Gardens goes on the market

ONE OF Shetland’s most iconic properties has been put on the market after owners James Mackenzie and Rosa Steppanova decided the time was right to hand over their lives’ work to a new generation of gardeners. Lea Gardens, located in the village of Tresta, is undoubtedly Shetland’s most impressive garden and has been described as […] Shetland News …


Real-life safety training for fishermen an ‘eye-opener’

SHETLAND Fishermen’s Association is encouraging all its members to sign up to in-water ‘overboard training’ after five local men successful completed the real-life safety training in Aberdeen. It comes on the same day the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) published its annual report , which saw ten commercial fishermen losing their lives in 2021, including […] Shetland News …


Drug dealer jailed for nearly four years

A LOCAL man who attempted to smuggle heroin worth more than £30,000 to Shetland through the post by concealing the class A drugs in chocolate boxes and a spice jar has been jailed for almost four years. Andrew Flaws appeared for sentencing at Lerwick Sheriff Court via video link from Grampian prison on Wednesday morning. […] 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 …


Busy week ahead at Mareel

ARTS venue Mareel says it is looking forward to “a remarkably busy week” with programming returning to levels similar to those before the Covid pandemic. On Thursday 26 May the Scottish Ensemble return to the Mareel stage celebrating the stories of Scotland in Scottish Creations. The evening begins with 45 minutes of Scottish music, the […] Shetland News …