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    New finance chief says books are in good shape

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    Shetland Islands Council had a “positive financial conclusion to the year”, councillors heard this week.

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    Adrift off Linga

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    Tak Hunter at Brae marinaTWO tourists visiting Shetland had an unexpected end to a three hour boat trip when they broke down in deep water and had to be towed five miles back to safety. Tour operator Jim Dickson, from Brae, had taken the pair on a three hour jaunt around Muckle Roe in his motor launch Tak Hunter when they came to a sudden stop just south of the isle of Linga in Swarbacks Minn.

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    Cultivating cannabis

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    A SHETLAND teenager who admitted cultivating cannabis in his Lerwick home must wait until next month before he is sentenced. Police found seeds, plants and equipment for growing the class B drug at 17 year old Larri Goodlad’s house at 1 Hillgrind.

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    Could have been worse

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    AN ORKNEY fisherman has been fined £500 and ordered to pay compensation after carrying out an assault on a night out in Lerwick. At Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday, 31 year old Stuart Anderson, of 3 Coplands Drive, Stromness, pled guilty to attacking and injuring a man in the town's Commercial Street in the early hours of 25 January.

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    Brawly fine

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    A MAN has been fined £500 after brawling in the foyer of a Lerwick supermarket. Eighteen year old Nathan Robertson, from Da Gaets, Culswick, Wester Skeld, set upon another man in the Co-op supermarket in Holmsgarth Road on 30 December last year.

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    Lerwick lass crowned Miss Shetland

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    Miss Shetland Jade Manson - Photo: Stanley WrightNINETEEN year old Jade Manson won the Miss Shetland beauty contest at an event at Aberdeen's Copthorne Hotel, on Sunday. The social care worker beat off competition from three other women to top the contest; she also picked up an award for the best walk of the night. The Shetland competition was held on the same day as its equivalent Miss Aberdeen contest. Lorna McKay was runner-up in the Shetland section, while Karen Jarmson and Jessica Carlyle also competed.

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    Protesters: anger at MP far wider than just SNP

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    Alistair Carmichael has vowed to stay on as MP in the wake of fierce criticism.PROTESTERS seeking a by-election for the Northern Isles constituency have disputed Tavish Scott’s claim that efforts to unseat Alistair Carmichael are being orchestrated from the SNP’s Edinburgh headquarters. The MP, who won the seat with a vastly reduced majority of 817 earlier this month, remains under strong pressure amid complaints to the parliamentary standards commissioner, a legal challenge and even a report to Police Scotland.

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    Seven and a half months for wife beater

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    A man is beginning a seven-and-a-half-month prison sentence after he admitted assaulting his wife.

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    Sent to prison for brandishing a knife

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    A MAN has been sentenced to eight months in prison for brandishing a knife and possessing diazepam whilst celebrating his last night in Shetland. Forty two year old Paul Macklin, of Moir Drive in Aberdeen, behaved “aggressively” at an address in Lerwick on 16 May while drunk, using a knife to “smash” a mobile phone. After the alert was raised, police later found Macklin to be in possession of the class C drug diazepam.

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    ‘Dirt-bike’ driver fined and banned for a year

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    A teenager who took out his dirt bike after drinking and travelled the equivalent length of a quarter of a football pitch has been banned from the roads for one year and ordered to pay a fine.

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    Seven months for assault

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    A MAN in Shetland has been sentenced to seven and a half months in prison after carrying out an assault on his wife that “could have easily ended in tragedy”. Ricardo Kortram, 49, of Lerwick’s North Road, appeared in the town’s sheriff court on Wednesday after pleading guilty to a number of charges. He had originally had been due to appear in court in April on a charge of causing fear or alarm to the woman by repeatedly phoning and texting her, threatening to kill himself if she did not reconcile with him and threatening to kill her.

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    Seven months for assault

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    A MAN in Shetland has been sentenced to seven and a half months in prison after carrying out an assault on his wife that “could have easily ended in tragedy”. Ricardo Kortram, 49, of Lerwick’s North Road, appeared in the town’s sheriff court on Wednesday after pleading guilty to a number of charges. He had originally had been due to appear in court in April on a charge of causing fear or alarm to the woman by repeatedly phoning and texting her, threatening to kill himself if she did not reconcile with him and threatening to kill her.

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    Motorbiking drink driver

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    AN UNEMPLOYED Lerwick man has been disqualified from driving and fined after taking a motorbike for a spin while almost twice the alcohol limit. Nineteen year old Mark Simon Rushby, of 5 Ladies Drive, took the unregistered vehicle from his house on 20 May during a party.

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    Admiral Fallow bring 'Tiny Rewards' north

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    Admiral Fallow will perform in Mid Yell on Friday and at Mareel on Saturday, along with conducting a schools workshop with North Isles pupils.ONE OF Scotland’s most acclaimed bands promise “something for everyone” when they return to Shetland this weekend for two gigs. Glasgow based indie-folk outfit Admiral Fallow will play the Mid Yell Hall on Friday before performing at Mareel in Lerwick a day later.

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    Local Liberal Democrats back Carmichael to stay as MP

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    Isles MP Alistair Carmichael has been given the backing of his Holyrood counterpart and the local Liberal Democrat group.

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    Eye-tracking exhibition

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    AN EXHIBITION of art created through eye-tracking technology that allows people with limited mobility to be creative has gone on display in Lerwick. Mareel is hosting Eye Can Draw - a collection of pieces by established mainland artists Dawson Murray and Jackie Smith, who both have multiple sclerosis - in its upper cafe bar.

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    Tavish backs embattled MP

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    Tavish Scott MSP.SHETLAND MSP Tavish Scott and the local Liberal Democrats have given their backing to embattled MP Alistair Carmichael over his decision not to stand down as the the MP for the Northern Isles because of his conduct in leaking a confidential memo. Following five days of silence, the LibDem MSP said on Wednesday morning that he was "very disappointed" by his party colleagues' actions but supported him in his attempts to regain the trust of local people. Here is his statement in full: "I am very disappointed by Alistair's actions. We have worked together for 14 years for Shetland. People come to see both of us to solve problems. I too feel let down. No wonder many people across the islands do too.

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    Local protest against Carmichael to continue

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    Embattled Northern Isles MP Alistair Carmichael.A NEWLY formed group seeking to force Northern Isles MP Alistair Carmichael to resign and stand for re-election is organising another protest in Lerwick on Saturday. It comes as pressure on the embattled Liberal Democrat intensified on several different levels over his conduct in leaking a memo about Nicola Sturgeon and then lying about it. - The parliamentary standards commissioner Kathryn Hudson has received a number of complaints about Carmichael’s conduct and is considering whether to launch a formal investigation;

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    Council’s harbours show healthy profit for past year

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    All Shetland's council-run harbours showed a profit for 2014/15, according to figures given to the SIC harbour board on Tuesday.

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    Ryan conquers Fitful Head

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    Ryan sitting in his wheelchair 1,000 feet up on the summit of Fitful Head - all Photos: Liam Brannan SUPPORTERS of Disability Shetland turned out in strength on Saturday to help one of their young clients to enjoy the stunning views from Fitful Head, one of the isles' highest hills. Thirteen year old Ryan Brannan from Cunningsburgh suffers from cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair.

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