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

Xbox 360 Elite 250Gb With 50+ Games, Offers

Offers by kallinesskid

Time Left - 7 Days, 17 Hours

    No flights

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

    TRAVELLERS in and out of Shetland had a frustrating day on Thursday with thick fog grounding all flights at Sumburgh airport. A spokesman said that by late afternoon airlines were starting to make alternative travel arrangements for its customers. Thursday night's ferry to Aberdeen will leave Lerwick at 7pm and is expected to be busy.

    Get the full story

    No jail for alpaca farmer who defrauded wife

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

    Colin Arnot: ordered to carry out 160 hours of unpaid work.A FORMER alpaca farmer who defrauded his wife of more than £11,000 last November avoided a jail sentence at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Thursday. Colin Arnot sparked a major air, sea and land search after he disappeared from the croft he ran with his wife in North Roe, Shetland, only to turn up one week later in Lerwick. In May the 55 year old pled guilty to forging his wife's signature on a savings account closure form with investment company Scottish Widows and instructing them to transfer money to a new account from which he extracted £11,615.67 between 2 September and 13 December last year.

    Get the full story

    Profits more than double for fish processor Shetland Catch

    Originally published by and copyright of Scottish Daily Record

    Profits more than double for fish processor Shetland CatchFish processor Shetland Catch Ltd has reported pre-tax profits more than doubled in the financial year to £3.11 million despite turnover dipping 13 per cent to £63.6 million. The Lerwick-based company said the 2014 year to March 31 had included “one of ...

    Get the full story

    Strachan qualifies for semi-finals

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

    Andrea Strachan swimming in heat 3 during the qualifications for semi-finals on Thursday morning - Photo: Ian MacNicol LERWICK swimmer Andrea Strachan achieved one of her main Commonwealth Games goals on Thursday morning when she qualified for the semi-finals in the 50m breast stroke. The 21 year old swam the 11th fastest time of 31.90sec.

    Get the full story

    Gas plant dispute settled

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

    Today's dispute at the Shetland Gas Plant has been resolved after about 1,000 workers decided to down tools this morning.

    Get the full story

    Gas plant walkout over as meetings agreed

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

    The Shetland Gas Plant is due to be completed later this year.WORKERS building Total's £1 billion Shetland Gas Plant have returned to work shortly before 4pm on Wednesday following an unofficial walkout over travel allowances. Representatives from the Unite and GMB unions will now meet managers from site contractor Petrofac next week for "onward discussions".

    Get the full story

    Fishing industry sends message to Cameron over discards

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

    Fishing industry representatives left Prime Minister David Cameron in no doubt about the need to tackle the European Commision over the discards ban. The Prime Minister went to sea on board the Radiant Star on Wednesday on a short trip south from Lerwick and back. The industry took the opportunity to highlight the lack of […]

    Get the full story

    Gas plant workers cease work in protest

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

    Around 1,000 workers downed tools at the Shetland Gas Plant this morning (Wednesday) in an unofficial dispute over travelling money, The walk-out was also blamed for the cancellation of a planned visit to the plant by Prime Minister David Cameron. Workers regarded as “resident” by Petrofac are not eligible for a £15 day bonus paid […]

    Get the full story

    Cameron hopeful of SNP deal on subsea cable

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

    Cameron laying a wreath at the Shetland Bus memorial in Scalloway on Wednesday morning, as MP Alistair Carmichael looks on.PRIME Minister David Cameron says he is hopeful that the UK and Scottish governments will agree a deal to lay an interconnector cable hooking Shetland up to the National Grid. He was speaking during a brief press conference with local media outlets in the Stewart Building in Lerwick on Wednesday morning, part of a surprise 24-hour visit which makes him the first UK leader to visit the islands since 1980.

    Get the full story

    Motion on Israel

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

    Indepdent Highlands and Islands MSP Jean Urquhart.INDEPENDENT Highlands and Islands list MSP Jean Urquhart has called on David Cameron to pursue sanctions against Israel as its attack on Gaza enters its third week. Over 500 Palestinians have been killed in the assault. According to the United Nations, most of the dead are civilians and more than one in five are children.

    Get the full story

    PM's fishing talks

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

    Prime Minister David Cameron held talks with industry leaders on board the Radiant Star on Wednesday.PRIME Minister David Cameron went to sea on board the Shetland fishing boat Radiant Star today – and industry leaders say he came ashore in no doubt about the need to tackle the European Commission over the discards ban. On a short trip south from Lerwick and back, representatives of the industry in the islands took the opportunity to highlight the lack of progress in finding a way to introduce the landings obligation without jeopardising the future of the local fleet.

    Get the full story

    Shetland gas plant workers strike over pay

    Originally published by and copyright of BBC News

    stv.tvShetland gas plant workers strike over payConstruction workers at the Total gas plant in Shetland have downed tools in a dispute over pay. About 900 welders, pipe fitters and riggers staged a sit-in at the site next to the Sullom Voe oil terminal. Earlier this year, managers Petrofac paid an ...More than 900 workers strike in pay dispute at Shetland gas plant stv.tvall 7 news articles »

    Get the full story

    Cameron goes to Shetland with an indyref message

    Originally published by and copyright of Herald Scotland

    Getty ImagesCameron goes to Shetland with an indyref messageThe Prime Minister told Shetlanders that the UK Government has reached a deal to spread the subsidy costs of providing electricity to the Shetlands across the whole of Great Britain, and not just the north of Scotland, putting the subsidy on a more ...Cameron in visit to Shetland The CourierDavid Cameron Visits The Shetland Islands Getty ImagesSubsidy deal 'will cut north of Scotland electricity bills' BBC News USA TODAYall 28 news articles »

    Get the full story

    Cameron speech praises isles’ spirit

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

    Prime Minister David Cameron used his visit to the “farthest flung” part of Britain to claim the “broad shoulders” of the United Kingdom were a source of strength for communities across the nation. Mr Cameron arrived in the isles on Tuesday afternoon and spent time visiting the newly-restored Sumburgh Lighthouse before attending a reception in […]

    Get the full story

    Shetland trio ready for Commonwealth Games

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

    Shetland commonwealth trio Lynda Flaws, Erraid Davies and Andrea Strachan will fly the flag for the isles as they kick off their quest for medals in Glasgow this week.

    Get the full story

    David Cameron arrives for surprise isles visit

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

    Prime minister David Cameron addressing around 100 invited guests in Lerwick town hall on Tuesday evening - Photo: Paul Shaw DAVID Cameron touched down at Sumburgh Airport for a short visit to the islands this afternoon - becoming the first serving Prime Minister to do so since Margaret Thatcher 34 years ago. His stopover is only the second ever visit of a serving UK Prime Minister to Shetland. Thatcher showed up in September 1980, shortly after the Sullom Voe terminal became operational, while Ted Heath also visited but not during his term of office.

    Get the full story

    Cameron comes to isles

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

    The Prime Minister arrived in Shetland for a two-day visit this afternoon – making him the first UK leader to visit the isles in 34 years.

    Get the full story

    Anniversary exhibition for Bonhoga

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

    Opening this weekend, the new exhibition at Bonhoga Gallery is a celebration of both the 20th anniversary of the gallery and the history of its home, the Weisdale Mill.

    Get the full story

    Fisheries grants

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

    SHETLAND based seafood businesses have been successful in securing European fisheries grants worth almost £300,000. ON Tuesday, the Scottish Government announced the latest round of European fisheries funding worth around £6 million to 109 different projects. In Shetland the largest beneficiary of European cash was the Shetland Fishermen's Association who will receive £158,500 to compile fish data in the northern North Sea.

    Get the full story

    Opinion: Mike Mackenzie – wrong again!

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

    1309 2 smallShetland Islands Council political leader Gary Robinson responds to MSP Mike Mackenzie's latest contribution to the local education debate (Opinion: alternative approach to education; SN, 21/07/14). It's hugely disappointing that someone in Mike Mackenzie's position chooses to launch what is now his fourth public attack on Shetland Islands Council without even having bothered to speak to me once on his chosen subject. Following his last misinformed assault I offered to meet him in person. Privately he agreed to that but I'm still waiting. What's equally disappointing is that he chooses to re-state figures, which, as I've already explained to him, are wrong.

    Get the full story

Look at me! I'm a happy little Clustr Map telling you how many people have touched the Shetlink homepage. Other pages I'm not sure about :(

Recently Added Posts

Latest Discussions