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THERE are now four Shetland hotels on the market after the Scalloway Hotel was put up for sale. Owners Caroline and Peter McKenzie feel the time is right to retire from the business after owning the award-winning hotel for 11 years. The Scalloway Hotel, which has 23 en-suite rooms, has an asking price of £900,000. […]
THE TEAM behind the proposed Mossy Hill wind farm says it is now considering its bid for government subsidy after the development received planning permission. Peel Energy’s 12-turbine wind farm, which secured planning approval from Shetland Islands Council earlier this month, is dependent on an interconnector cable being laid between Shetland the UK mainland to […]www.shetnews.co.uk
A MULTI-agency debrief is set to be held in mid-May to discuss the Fair Isle Bird Observatory fire and focus on any lessons which can be learned from the incident. The session is expected to include agencies like the fire service, police, the coastguard and the RNLI, as well as Shetland Islands Council and inter-island […]www.pressandjournal.co.uk
Councils aim to make extra £1bn to plug funding gaps Press and JournalLocal authorities in the north and north-east will soon be raising more than £1 billion each year in extra revenue as they hike charges and fees to help plug ...www.shetlandtimes.co.uk
Youngsters from Brae High School have proved they've got what it takes to compete in the ever-challenging world of business. The post Replenish your glasses to toast young enterprise winners appeared first on The Shetland Times.www.shetnews.co.uk
A THIRD-year student exhibition of fine art and textiles will be held in the Bess Jamieson room at Shetland Textile Museum from 30 April to 11 May. It is the fruit of the first cohort of Fine Art and Textiles to be studying and producing an exhibition together. According to Faye Hackers of UHI contemporary textiles, […]www.shetlandtimes.co.uk
The company behind the Mossy Hill Windfarm, which was approved by Shetland Islands Council last week, has issued an artist’s impression which shows the turbines visible from Bressay. Peel Energy says its “Remote Island Wind” development, given the green light on Monday 15th April, will have a capacity of 50 megawatts and is anticipated to […] The post Mossy Hill Windfarm – graphic shows the view from Bressay appeared first on The Shetland Times.
Thousands of volunteers will take to the beaches, coastlines and roadsides this weekend to clear bruck as part of the 32nd Voar Redd Up. Over 200 groups have already registered with the Shetland Amenity Trust to take part in the annual spring clean. Once the bruck is collected by volunteers around the isles, staff at […] The post Main Voar Redd Up effort this weekend appeared first on The Shetland Times.www.shetnews.co.uk
I feel I must take issue with some of Alastair Cooper’s claims reiterated in last week’s Shetland Times. He makes a big issue of the size of the salmon nets now being used in the industry, and insists that these nets have to be sent south to be cleaned as they can’t be cleaned in […]www.shetnews.co.uk
WHALE watchers have been gifted the rare treat of close-in displays by humpback whales at Hillswick and Bressay Sound over the past few days. Wildlife photographers Hugh Harrop and Nick McCaffrey were among a group of people to see a humpback which is still in Hillswick Bay today, apparently feeding on plankton blooms around mussel […]www.shetnews.co.uk
A MAN was granted bail after appearing in private at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Tuesday. Stephen Walterson, from Lerwick, appeared on a petition alleging three charges, including carrying an offensive weapon in public. The 51-year-old also faced charges of assault to injury and behaving in a threatening or abusive manner. Walterson made no plea and […]www.shetnews.co.uk
A MAN from Gott was fined £300 at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Tuesday after admitting being concerned in the supply of cannabis and cannabis resin. Jonathan Stevens, of Stura, carried out the offence at an address in Lerwick on 11 April last year. Procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie said police carried out a search warrant at […]www.shetlandtimes.co.uk
A man has been fined £300 at Lerwick Sheriff Court after admitting supplying cannabis and cannabis resin. Jonathan David Stevens, 43, of Stura, Gott, admitted the “social” supply, which happened on 11th April last year at an address in the town’s Hoofields. Procurator fiscal Duncan MacKenzie told Sheriff Ian Cruickshank that police had executed a […] The post ‘Social’ supplier fined after cannabis seizure appeared first on The Shetland Times.
The police are investigating three incidents of vehicles being vandalised in Lerwick and Scalloway over the past week. The damage in town, to cars parked on Leslie Road and Goodlad Crescent, happened between 5pm on Saturday and 3pm on Monday. In Scalloway a car at Sycamore Avenue was damaged between last Wednesday and Monday. The […] The post Cars vandalised in Lerwick and Scalloway appeared first on The Shetland Times.www.shetnews.co.uk
A MAN was taken to hospital in Lerwick on Monday afternoon after his red Ford Fiesta left the main A970 road near Sumburgh at around 3pm. His injuries are not believed to be serious.www.shetnews.co.uk
POLICE are appealing for information after three vehicles were damaged in Lerwick and Scalloway in less than a week. Two of the incidents happened on Leslie Road and Goodlad Crescent between 5pm on Saturday and 3pm on Monday. In Scalloway’s Sycamore Avenue a vehicle parked on private ground was damaged between last Wednesday and yesterday […]www.shetnews.co.uk
I am trying to track down someone called James Smith, who was born in 1891, one of the sons of James Andrew Smith (1852-1923) and Mary Leslie. The family originated in Mid Yell, and eventually moved to Bank Lane in Lerwick. James was vice-chair of the Social Democratic Party in Lerwick, later the British Socialist […]www.shetnews.co.uk
A NEW non-profit online community radio station based in Shetland has been launched. Shetland Internet Radio Station switched on as the clocks struck midnight this morning (22 April). It will broadcast 24 hours a day and will “play the music you want to hear” – with Shetland and Celtic music in the catalogue alongside more […]www.shetnews.co.uk
THERE was a 20 per cent increase in the number of road traffic offences detected in Shetland in 2018/19 compared to the previous year after the police upped resources in response to “ongoing concerns” over driving in Shetland. A total of 587 offences were detected throughout the year, which was an increase of 100 from […]
Scotland’s most spectacular seabirds and where to spot them The ScotsmanThe UK is home to almost half of the seabirds in the EU, and 70 per cent of them are in Scotland. The islands and cliffs around the country provide habitats for a ...www.shetnews.co.uk
SINCE being in Edinburgh I have experienced countless remarks regarding my Whalsay accent, some of which were light-hearted jokes and didn’t concern me, others were needlessly boorish. The most shocking – I was on the train in standard class. Returning to Edinburgh from Inverness since being at my friend’s 20th birthday. There were four people […]www.scotsman.com
At The Open University education for all is our ethos – Susan Stewart The Scotsman'The first and most urgent task before us is to cater for the many thousands of people fully capable of a higher education, who for one reason or another do not ...www.shetnews.co.uk
PLANS to upgrade Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary have taken a step forward after local building firm Shetland Construction and Developments Ltd was appointed to oversee the £400,000 project. The refurbishment of the premises will include a visitor centre in addition to new facilities for seals and otters. The sanctuary, which is run by Jan and Pete […]www.shetlandarts.orgwww.shetlandarts.org
Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary has appointed local building firm Shetland Construction and Developments Ltd (SCD) to carry out a major upgrade of the Northmavine premises. The post Wildlife sanctuary appoints local builders for major upgrade appeared first on The Shetland Times.www.telegraph.co.uk
A softie's guide to the Tour de Yorkshire - all the fun with none of the lycra The TelegraphThere are those who think the Tour de Yorkshire is too French. The multi-day race, an annual event since Yorkshire hosted the Grand Depart of the Tour de ...
Tell it to the Bees star, 11, had to leave movie premiere as he's too young to see it - Daily RecordSunday, April 21st, 2019 ‑ Copyright of publisher www.dailyrecord.co.uk
Tell it to the Bees star, 11, had to leave movie premiere as he's too young to see it Daily RecordGregor Selkirk left before the 15-rated romantic drama began... but it wasn't all bad as he was taken for a chocolate milkshake instead!www.dailyrecord.co.uk
Scotland's record-breaking Easter to get even hotter tomorrow Daily RecordBank holiday bonus as mercury rises to 24C while intense meteor shower will provide spectacular encore.
Catwalk's most courageous stars take centre stage for Breast Cancer Care Scotland Fashion Show - Daily RecordSunday, April 21st, 2019 ‑ Copyright of publisher www.dailyrecord.co.uk
Catwalk's most courageous stars take centre stage for Breast Cancer Care Scotland Fashion Show Daily RecordTwenty-four inspirational women will appear as models at this year's event at the Hilton Glasgow Hotel.www.heraldscotland.com
EU provided over £100 million in funding to Scottish councils, figures indicate HeraldScotlandThe Scottish Liberal Democrats requested information on EU funding from local authorities across Scotland.
‘Scottish islanders still face accent prejudice’ The ScotsmanIslanders still facing discrimination purely on the basis of their accents, Shetlander Chloe Irvine writes.www.shetlandtimes.co.uk
Pupils and staff from Hamnavoe Primary School in Burra, along with parents, got Da Voar Redd Up off to a great start on Friday afternoon. The post Burra pupils clean up coastline but warn of old rope and net disposal appeared first on The Shetland Times.www.shetlandtimes.co.uk
A group of youngsters in the isles are enjoying the benefits of training with an American from a famous boxing family. The post ‘Gentleman’ Fullmer passes on valuable tips to local boxing club members appeared first on The Shetland Times.www.shetnews.co.uk
A NEW adaptation of John McGrath’s iconic and influential play The Cheviot, The Stag and the Black, Black Oil is finally coming to Shetland next month. First staged by the 7:84 company in the 1970s, the powerful account of the exploitation of the Scottish people has become a cornerstone of contemporary Scottish theatre. Under the directorship […]
Salmon farming company plans to build controversial cleaning plant next to Shetland ferry terminal - Press and JournalSaturday, April 20th, 2019 ‑ Copyright of publisher www.pressandjournal.co.uk
Salmon farming company plans to build controversial cleaning plant next to Shetland ferry terminal Press and JournalResidents in a Shetland settlement are up in arms after it emerged that an international salmon farming *service* company is planning to build a large net cleaning ...www.thetimes.co.uk
50 best secret beaches in the UK | Travel The TimesFrom hidden coves in Cornwall to wild shores in Scotland, we reveal where to go to escape the crowds — and where to book a room near by. Skrinkle Haven ...
A RECENT recruitment event aiming at encouraging more women to apply to join the fire service in Shetland appears to be bearing fruit. A total of 13 women attended an event at Lerwick Fire Station on Wednesday evening and the session has already resulted in a couple of folk applying to become a retained firefighter. […]www.theguardian.com
Book of prayers returned to library 43 years late The GuardianA book has been returned to a library in a Surrey town after 43 years, alongside a letter including clues about who had borrowed it.www.shetland.org
Following a special diet, whether through choice or for health reasons, is often manageable except for at one time: travelling. Whether you are vegetarian or vegan or have to avoid gluten, dairy or eggs, trying to plan where the best places to eat are becomes part of your life.www.shetlandtimes.co.uk
The police are investigating an incident where an intoxicated woman behaved in a threatening and abusive manner on a bus. They are looking for any witnesses who were on the number 23 Robertsons bus which left the Viking Bus Station in Lerwick for Mossbank at 9.10pm on Tuesday 16th April. If anyone with information should […] The post Disturbance on Mossbank bus appeared first on The Shetland Times.www.shetnews.co.uk
RESIDENTS of Toft are continuing to express their anger at plans for a large net cleaning plant on crofting land next to the ferry terminal. At least eight of the ten households making up the Toft community, near Mossbank, have now lodged their objections with the planning authority after first learning of the proposal from […]www.shetnews.co.uk
PEOPLE in some of Shetland’s most remote island communities are set to receive training from the Red Cross on how to be better prepared for any possible future crises. Fetlar, Foula, Fair Isle, Yell and Bressay are among 10 locations in Shetland and Orkney which will receive help in improving their “community and personal resilience […]
POLICE are looking to speak to passengers who were on a bus to Mossbank on Tuesday night after receiving reports of an “intoxicated female behaving in a threatening and abusive manner”. The number 23 bus had left the Viking bus stop in Lerwick at 9.10pm. Any witnesses are asked to contact Police Scotland in Shetland […]www.pressandjournal.co.uk
MP calls for subsea tunnels to connect the Western Isles Press and JournalTransport ministers have been urged to follow the lead of the Faroe Islands and build a series of subsea tunnels to connect the Western Isles. Na h-Eileanan an ...
Harbour on lockdown as suspicious package forces evacuation of area near Shetland’s Sullom Voe Terminal - Press and JournalFriday, April 19th, 2019 ‑ Copyright of publisher www.pressandjournal.co.uk
Harbour on lockdown as suspicious package forces evacuation of area near Shetland’s Sullom Voe Terminal Press and JournalAn island harbour was left in lockdown yesterday after a suspicious package was reported, forcing evacuations and delays to ships waiting to berth. Workers on ...
Letters: Let the next independence referendum require a majority for all areas of Scotland - HeraldScotlandFriday, April 19th, 2019 ‑ Copyright of publisher www.heraldscotland.com
Letters: Let the next independence referendum require a majority for all areas of Scotland HeraldScotlandIT must surely be obvious to everyone in the UK, as it has been to many in Scotland since 2014, that referendums do not settle issues "once and…www.heraldscotland.com
Bumper deal creates new North Sea giant HeraldScotlandCHRYSAOR has signalled a major vote of confidence in the future potential of the North Sea as it clinched a second major acquisition in the basin in…www.scotsman.com
Chrysaor snaps up ConocoPhillips UK arm for £2bn The ScotsmanChrysaor Holdings, the private-equity backed oil company, is to acquire ConocoPhillips' UK oil and gas business in a multi-billion pound deal.
Why you should head to Beaulieu this Easter weekend The TelegraphI know, a stately home on a bank holiday, you must think I've lost my mind. But in my humble opinion there's never NOT a good time to visit Beaulieu and ...uk.reuters.com
Conoco sells UK North Sea oil assets to Chrysaor for $2.7 billion Reuters UKU.S. energy group ConocoPhillips has agreed to sell its oil and gas assets in the British North Sea to private equity-backed Chrysaor for $2.68 billion (£2.06 ...www.shetlandtimes.co.uk
A suspicious package discovered at Sella Ness in the North Mainland has turned out to be a false alarm. A Police Scotland statement said: “Police Scotland was made aware of a potentially suspicious package found in the Sella Ness area in Shetland shortly after 10.30am on Thursday, April 18. “Following enquiries and examination of the […] The post UPDATE: Suspicious package was false alarm appeared first on The Shetland Times.
False alarm after staff evacuated on Shetland due to potentially suspicious package at Sella Ness - Press and JournalThursday, April 18th, 2019 ‑ Copyright of publisher www.pressandjournal.co.uk
False alarm after staff evacuated on Shetland due to potentially suspicious package at Sella Ness Press and JournalPolice have confirmed that a potentially suspicious package discovered on Shetland today is not as feared as first thought after staff were evacuated from ...stv.tv
Evacuation after 'suspicious package' found in Shetland STV NewsEvacuation after 'suspicious package' found in Shetland. The package discovered in the Sella Ness area on Thursday was later declared a false alarm.www.pressandjournal.co.uk
Defra on ‘red alert’ for Brexit as thousands of staff redeployed Press and JournalThousands of staff at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs have been redeployed to handle Brexit, it has been revealed. The figures, obtained ...
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