Sumburgh

Two fire call-outs at the same time

FIRE services in Shetland were a little stretched this lunchtime when two call-outs to opposite ends of the islands occurred at the same time. Two appliances from Brae and Scalloway were initially called to Mossbank at 12.16pm where an electric cooker in a house had developed a fault. There was no fire, and after checking […] Shetland News …


Popular café closes after plague of flies

THE OWNER of the popular café at a Shetland beauty spot says she is unsure whether she will be able to reopen her establishment tomorrow (Saturday) following an infestation of flies.  Unken Kaffee at the Sumburgh Head Lighthouse Visitor Centre had to close early on Friday after the fly problem became intolerable. Many people across […] Shetland News …


Sumburgh Head lighthouse to reopen this weekend

THE SUMBURGH Head lighthouse and visitor centre is reopening this weekend. The Easter weekend will kick off this Saturday with the customary blasting of the foghorn with the help of retained lighthouse keeper Brian Johnson at 11am. An Easter egg scavenger hunt will be available from Saturday to Monday and families will be able to […] Shetland News …


Bill for remote air traffic control project tops £6m so far

MORE than £6 million has already been spent on controversial plans to centralise air traffic control in the Highlands and Islands to Inverness – proposals which local politicians still want to see halted. Included in Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd’s (HIAL) spend, from April 2018 to November 2020, is £2.6 million on the purchase of […] Shetland News …