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    Man jailed after ferry rampages

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    A FORMER heroin addict living on the Shetland isle of Yell has been jailed for 10 months after running rampage on two ferries and assaulting crew and passengers while high on drugs and alcohol. On Thursday 37 year old Darren Gear, of Chalet 2, Ulsta, admitted a string of assault and breach of the peace charges on board the NorthLink ferry Hjaltland as it sailed from Aberdeen to Lerwick on 6 January this year. He also admitted causing a breach of the peace and vandalising the Yell ferry Daggri three weeks later on 27 January.

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    ‘Our Islands, Our Future’ public meeting

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    SHETLAND Islands Council's campaigners for more autonomy are holding a first public meeting later this month. Up until now, the Our Islands Our Future campaign run by the three Scottish island councils has attracted very little local debate. Council leaders from Shetland, Orkney and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar are negotiating a better deal for the islands with the governments in Westminster and Holyrood regardless of the outcome of Scottish independence referendum.

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    Industry warns of cuts to fisheries college

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    Paul Macdonald of NAFC measuring the length of fish at Lerwick Fish Market and removing otoliths (ear bones) to determine their age - Photo: SFA/SSPOSHETLAND'S multi million pound fishing industry has warned against any further cuts to the funding for the NAFC Marine Centre, in Scalloway. The fisheries college is facing an uncertain future due to cuts in the financial support it receives through Shetland Islands Council.

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    G4S - in trouble again

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    SECURITY firm G4S has been accused of being in breach of contract when they delivered a prisoner two and half hours late for an appearance at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday. Sheriff Philip Mann expressed his displeasure when proceedings were held up without the court having been notified that prisoner Jason Pottinger would only be arriving on a later flight.

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    Crime drama to return

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    Scottish actor Douglas Henshall as DI Jimmy Perez - Photo: BBC/ITV StudiosA FURTHER six parts of the successful Shetland crime drama will be filmed in the isles next year. On Wednesday, one day after the last part of the current series was broadcast on BBC1, the cooperation announced that it had commissioned further episodes.

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    Attempted break-in at Lerwick garage

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    A Lerwick motor trader is beefing up security following an attempted break-in at its premises on Monday night. Colin Burgess of JB’s Autostore noticed someone had tried to jemmy open the front door of the Holmsgarth Road store when he went to work on Tuesday morning. Mr Burgess notified police in the hope that someone […]

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    Strachan in Team Scotland

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    Andrea Strachan.SHETLAND swimmer Andrea Strachan will compete for Scotland in the 50 metres breaststroke at this summer's Commonwealth Games. At present she is the only local athlete to have made it into Team Scotland.

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    Pottinger jailed for eight months

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    A YOUNG Shetland serial offender is back behind bars after admitting he intended to steal when he was found at a house in the island of Yell, in the early hours of Sunday 6 April. Jason Pottinger, with an address in the same village at Meadowbank Road, Burravoe, committed the offence while on early release from a previous custodial sentence. On Wednesday at Lerwick Sheriff Court, Sheriff Philip Mann jailed the 26 year old for 10 weeks for intending to commit theft, and ordered him to serve a further six months from his previous sentence.

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    Shetland to hold Our Islands Our Future public meeting

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    Shetland to hold Our Islands Our Future public meetingShetland Islands Council is holding a public meeting at Mareel at 7pm on Tuesday 29 April to answer questions and hear folk's views on the Our Islands Our Future campaign which seeks to devolve more powers to Scotland's three island councils, Shetland, ...

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    Custody for man who is dubbed ‘a menace’

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    A man has been sent to custody for eight and a half months after he was found in the area of a house in Yell without lawful authority. Jason Pottinger, 26, of Meadowbank Road in Burravoe admitted the offence when he appeared from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court. The woman who lived in the house […]

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    Attempted break-in

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    POLICE in Lerwick are looking for anyone with information to come forward after an attempt was made to break in to the premises of JB Autostore, on North Road, over night from Monday to Tuesday. Police can be contacted by phoning 101 or anonymously via Crimestopper on 0800 555111 or online at http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org/ 

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    Man exposed himself

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    SENTENCE on a man from Voe who exposed himself in a sexual manner to the local postwoman on two occasions has been deferred for reports. Rory Dalziel, of Dalesview, Dale, was told that he would also be put on the sex offenders' register. The 29 year old appeared before Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday admitting intentionally exposing his genitals to the female postie on 10 and 11 December last year.

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    Cafe to close

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    A popular Lerwick cafe is to close its doors next Friday – because of a new addition to the owner’s family. The Havly Cafe in Charlotte Street will take its last orders next week, after owners Alasdair and Rhoda MacPherson announced its closure yesterday. A statement on the cafe’s Facebook page read: “For us the […]

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    Remote, oil-rich Shetland elbows way into Scotland's independence vote

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    International Business Times UKRemote, oil-rich Shetland elbows way into Scotland's independence voteOne example: Over the last four decades, Britain's oil fields have pumped out 42 billion barrels of oil equivalent; about 20 percent of it has flowed through Shetland, piped in to BP's Sullom Voe, one of Europe's biggest oil terminals. Another is that ...Scottish independence: Carmichael promises more power for isles BBC NewsScottish Independence: Orkney and Shetland Islands Fight for Special Treatment ... International Business Times UKall 15 news articles »

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    Perez to return to Shetland

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    A new series of the crime drama Shetland has been commissioned by BBC One, it was announced today. The decision follows the success of the recent six-part series, which finished last night and claimed more than a quarter of the Scottish audience. Produced by ITV Studios through BBC Scotland, Shetland will be filmed next year […]

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    Shetland renewed for third series by BBC One

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    TVWiseShetland renewed for third series by BBC OneChristopher Aird, BBC head of drama production Scotland, said: "Shetland is a really distinctive crime series that has proved hugely popular with audiences both here in Scotland and across the rest of the UK. I am thrilled it has been commissioned for ...BBC One's 'Shetland' Renewed For Third Season TVWiseBBC's Shetland gets a third series Belfast TelegraphShetland on BBC1 tonight with Douglas Henshall as DI Jimmy Perez in last in ... Scunthorpe Telegraphall 22 news articles »

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    Douglas Henshall to return for series 3 of Shetland

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    Douglas Henshall to return for series 3 of ShetlandThe series, which is based on author Ann Cleeves' Shetland quartet of novels, has been recommissioned for a new six-part run and follows on from the successful second series, which finished on Tuesday night. "Shetland is a really distinctive crime ...

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    New hope for community transport

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    Communities could pull in funding and take responsibility for their own transport – according to a new plan up for discussion this week. The idea will be presented to public transport chiefs on Thursday as part of the Zetland Transport Partnership meeting. SIC transport planning manager Michael Craigie, said community transport was an opportunity of […]

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    Fisheries college brings huge benefits to Shetland economy

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    Fisheries college brings huge benefits to Shetland economyAny substantial further cut in financial support by Shetland Islands Council would undermine the important work the institution's staff carry out for the fishing industry locally, nationally and internationally, they warned. And given that fishing and ...Fishing bodies fear for training centre Aberdeen Press and Journalall 3 news articles »

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    Loganair introduces Saab 2000s on Shetland service

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    Loganair introduces Saab 2000s on Shetland serviceLoganair has introduced the first of three new Saab 2000s this week, taking off from Aberdeen destined for Shetland's Sumburgh airport. The Saab 2000 has a 50-seat capacity compared to the current 34-seat Saab 340 model, an increase of 40%.and more »

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