Jump to content

  • Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Windows Live Log In with LinkedIn Log In with Google      Sign In   
  • Create Account

Upcoming events

Icon Latest Classifieds

Random Classified

Shetland Coloured Ram

Offers by mlwilliamson

Time Left - 12 Days, 7 Hours

    Oxjam gets ready to take over the town

    Originally published by and copyright of www.shetnews.co.uk

    A packed Lerwick Boating Club during last year's Oxjam. Photo: Chris BrownLERWICK will be awash with local music for a global cause when the annual Oxjam Shetland Takeover returns for its third year this weekend. In the past four years, beginning with an Oxjam gig in the Lerwick Legion in 2011, Shetlanders have raised over £12,000 for Oxfam – enough move to provide safe drinking water to six schools, or 238 safe, clean toilets for refugee camps in disaster areas, helping to prevent the spread of disease.

    Get the full story

    Shetland harbour gets £16.5m expansion boost

    Originally published by and copyright of Scotsman

    Shetland harbour gets £16.5m expansion boostShetland company, Tulloch Developments Ltd, has been appointed main contractor. Site set-up will start before Christmas and the main works are due to get underway in the New Year, with completion in Autumn 2016. Construction is expected to create up to ...Tulloch takes £16.5M Shetland Islands port job New Civil EngineerTulloch wins £16million Lerwick Harbour contract Aberdeen Press and Journal£16.5 million expansion of Lerwick Harbour Fish Update The Construction Index  - Construction Enquirerall 12 news articles »

    Get the full story

    Black Gaet crash

    Originally published by and copyright of www.shetnews.co.uk

    NO one was injured in a two-vehicle crash at the Black Gaet, south of Lerwick, on Thursday afternoon just before 5pm. The road is down to one lane and police officers are directing traffic.

    Get the full story

    Breach of data protection causes Shetland Council to change approach

    Originally published by and copyright of Aberdeen Press and Journal

    Breach of data protection causes Shetland Council to change approachA breach of data protection has resulted in Shetland Islands Council announcing that it will no longer publish individual responses to school closure proposals from members of the public. Last month council chief executive Mark Boden commissioned an ...

    Get the full story

    Told to leave Shetland

    Originally published by and copyright of www.shetnews.co.uk

    A TEENAGER from Barrhead was released on bail and told to leave Shetland on tonight's ferry, when he appeared from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Thursday morning. Patrick Colquhoun, of 18 Balgray Crescent, pleaded not guilty to a charge of being in possession of a knife at the Voe hall on Wednesday night. The 18 year old is only allowed to return to Shetland for his trial date on 5 February 2015 and the pre-trial hearing two weeks earlier.

    Get the full story

    Quartet chosen for Scottish students’ netball squad

    Originally published by and copyright of www.shetlandtimes.co.uk

    Four Shetland netball players have been selected for the Scottish Student Sport (SSS) 2014/15 squad.

    Get the full story

    New fisheries commissioner

    Originally published by and copyright of www.shetnews.co.uk

    Karmenu Vella.THE Scottish fishing industry has called on the new European fisheries commissioner Karmenu Vella to be more inclusive than his Greek predecessor Maria Damanaki. The Maltese politician was named the new commissioner for the environment, maritime affairs and fisheries in Jean-Claude Junker's commission, confirmed by the European Parliament on Wednesday.

    Get the full story

    Reduced Whalsay service after fire on Linga

    Originally published by and copyright of www.shetnews.co.uk

    Emergency services were called to Laxo on Wednesday night when the Whalsay ferry Linga had a small fire in one of her three engines while ten minutes into her scheduled crossing to Symbister. The master of the Linga alerted Shetland Coastguard at around 10.15pm saying he was returning to Laxo after indications of a fire in the engine room. On arrival at the ferry terminal crew members extinguished the fire with foam before local coastguard volunteers and the fire service arrived on scene.

    Get the full story

    Shetland ferry fire

    Originally published by and copyright of Aberdeen Press and Journal

    Shetland ferry fireA ferry had to turn back to pier in Shetland after a blaze started on-board. At around 10.15pm, the captain of the ferry – which was travelling between Laxo and Whalsay – reported a fire in the engine-room of the ship. Emergency services responded and ...Shetland ferry between Whalsay and mainland damaged in engine fire stv.tvall 3 news articles »

    Get the full story

    New £16.5m pier for Lerwick Harbour announced

    Originally published by and copyright of www.shetlandtimes.co.uk

    Lerwick Port Authority today announced its biggest investment to date in a construction project to benefit the fishing and oil sectors. The construction of a new jetty at Holmsgarth North will cost a total of £16.5 million and local company Tulloch Developments Ltd has been appointed main contractor. The new L-shaped jetty will provide deeper […]

    Get the full story

    New Holmsgarth pier to create up to 20 jobs

    Originally published by and copyright of www.shetnews.co.uk

    An artist's illustration of the planned Holmsgarth North pier - Image: LPALOCAL civil engineering firm Tulloch Developments has been appointed as the main contractor to build Lerwick Port Authority's new £16.5 million Holmsgarth North pier. The latest expansion of Lerwick Harbour will see 800 metres of additional deep water berthing space being constructed over the next two years.

    Get the full story

    SIC tightens policy following data breach

    Originally published by and copyright of www.shetnews.co.uk

    Angry members of the Urafirth parent council. From left: Clare Pottinger, Robin Sinclair, Pamela Ruddick, Liane Anderson, Charlene Johnston and Claire Herridge - Photo: Pete Bevington/ShetnewsA “BLATANT” breach of data protection has resulted in Shetland Islands Council announcing that it will no longer publish individual responses to school closure proposals from members of the public. Last month council chief executive Mark Boden commissioned an investigation after parents in Northmavine accused the local authority of “failing to ensure our privacy is taken seriously”.

    Get the full story

    Racial abuse charge denied

    Originally published by and copyright of www.shetlandtimes.co.uk

    A man has been released on bail after being accused of racially abusive to his victim – but warned to stay out of the isles unless to attend court. Keith Feeney, 39, of Mansefield Court in Kelso denies calling a man a “nigger” in the town’s Commercial Street, intending to cause alarm and distress. Appearing […]

    Get the full story

    Staff evacuated after fire at Greenhead Base

    Originally published by and copyright of www.shetlandtimes.co.uk

    About 60 men were evacuated from the Greenhead Base this morning in a full-scale emergency when an acetylene cylinder and an oxygen cylinder went on fire. Two fire engines from Lerwick and one from Sandwick were called to the base shortly before 11am, followed by a police van and an ambulance, which was called to […]

    Get the full story

    Man denies racism charge

    Originally published by and copyright of www.shetnews.co.uk

    A THIRTY nine year old man has been bailed after denying calling another man a “nigger” in the centre of Lerwick on Tuesday. Keith Feeney, of Mansefield Court, Kelso, pleaded not guilty to a charge of behaving in a racially aggravated manner with the intention of causing alarm and distress on the town’s Commercial Street.

    Get the full story

    Jan Bevington collects wildlife award for Shetland rescues

    Originally published by and copyright of BBC News

    Jan Bevington collects wildlife award for Shetland rescuesA Shetland woman who has been caring for sick animals for more than 27 years has received a prestigious award. Jan Bevington, 67, rescued her first seal in 1987, and then established the Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary. And she played a key role in the ...Wildlife heroine to be honoured with top international award following 27 ... Scottish Daily Recordall 3 news articles »

    Get the full story

    Fire at Greenhead

    Originally published by and copyright of www.shetnews.co.uk

    WORKERS had to be evacuated from the Greenhead Base in the north of Lerwick after two cylinders went on fire on Wednesday morning. The fire brigade was called out shortly before 11am and discovered that an acetylene cylinder and an oxygen cylinder were on fire.

    Get the full story

    Cargo ship drifting after engine room fire

    Originally published by and copyright of www.shetlandtimes.co.uk

    Shetland Coastguard was called to assist the Dutch cargo vessel Myrte on Tuesday afternoon after she had had a small fire in her engine room and lost engine power. The vessel with nine crew on board was drifting in the Fair Isle channel when the nearby Olympic Octopus came to stand by at around 5.10pm. […]

    Get the full story

    Cargo ship drifting off Fair Isle

    Originally published by and copyright of www.shetnews.co.uk

    A screen shot of the www.marinetraffic.com website showing the Myrte drifting off Fair Isle.THE Sullom Voe tug Tystie has taken the stricken cargo ship Myrte under tow but is now not expected to berth at the Greenhead Base in Lerwick before early on Thursday morning due to deteriorating weather conditions. The Dutch registered freighter with nine crew on board was drifting 12 miles off Fair Isle after suffering engine failure following a fire in its engine room on Tuesday. Shetland Coastguard was alerted at 5.10pm on Tuesday and has since been kept busy coordinating the rescue effort.

    Get the full story

    Shetland International Guitar Festival 2014

    Originally published by and copyright of www.shetnews.co.uk

    Programme online here: http://issuu.com/shetlandarts/docs/gf-2014-programme-digital/1?e=1295548/9416672 The Shetland International Guitar Festival runs from 6-8 November this year and is curated by legendary guitarist Martin Taylor.

    Get the full story

Recently Added Posts

  • GhostriderPhoto
    Bressay Chain Ferry

    Ghostrider - Today, 06:21 AM

    ^ *If*, and thats a big *if*, its cheaper in the long run. Boats tend to require replacement ever...

  • ScorriePhoto
    Bressay Chain Ferry

    Scorrie - Today, 05:12 AM

    Why do anything? Why not just continue with the present ferry system?

  • Frances144Photo
    2014 - My Shetland

    Frances144 - Yesterday, 03:03 PM

    http://myshetland.co.uk/storm-by-name-but-not-by-nature/ I worry so

  • marlin13Photo
    Bressay Chain Ferry

    marlin13 - Yesterday, 01:07 PM

    Anyone remember this? A tunnel could be built now without impacting on the aspirations of LP...

  • GhostriderPhoto
    Bressay Chain Ferry

    Ghostrider - Yesterday, 11:37 AM

    The LPA play their cards pretty close to their chest, I doubt that there aren't at least tentativ...

  • DizzyKipperPhoto
    Broadband speed

    DizzyKipper - Yesterday, 10:40 AM

    OK I get that, although I'm two miles from the exchange and still get 6Mb and have an SNR of 6. n...

  • Kavi UglPhoto
    Bressay Chain Ferry

    Kavi Ugl - Yesterday, 10:20 AM

    The other issue is the LPA obviously have significant development plans for that whole area(even...

  • MuckleJoanniePhoto
    Bressay Chain Ferry

    MuckleJoannie - Oct 22 2014 10:24 PM

    Out of interest I googled Bressay Bridge and came across this short video that visualises the bri...

  • hairyianPhoto
    Broadband speed

    hairyian - Oct 22 2014 09:25 PM

    So what does it say for people who  know they have a cabinet? I don't see any cabinet detail...

  • suuusssiiieeePhoto
    Bressay Chain Ferry

    suuusssiiieee - Oct 22 2014 08:40 PM

    And another point, would the LPA really have spent millions on dredging the north channel just so...

Latest Discussions