SHETLAND’s renowned wildlife is set for another airing on national TV as a Ewan McGregor-narrated documentary hits the screens next week. Wild Shetland: Scotland’s Viking Frontier will be broadcast on BBC One on Wednesday (23 January) at 9pm. The one-off programme will “trace the course of a breeding season from the depths of winter to […]
A MAN was fined at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Thursday over an accident involving an overhead power line which caused thousands of properties across Shetland to lose electricity last year. The incident happened on 13 July after a scrap handler on the back of an articulated lorry cut through the cable next to Lerwick’s power […]www.shetnews.co.uk
THE FIRST phase of a three-year programme to upgrade Shetland’s streetlights to LED is now underway. The project to make all streetlights LED started recently in Cunningsburgh. Shetland Islands Council agreed last year to invest £2.8 million in upgrading its streetlights to energy-saving LED. The current lanterns are said to use at least 100 per […]www.heraldscotland.com
Pod of orcas caught on camera hunting seals just off Shetland HeraldScotlandIt was trip designed to capture the perfect shot and they were prepared to wait patiently for five months to ensure they got it.
More than half of Scotland's planned windfarms are destined for sites in the Highlands - Press and JournalCopyright of publisher www.pressandjournal.co.uk
More than half of Scotland's planned windfarms are destined for sites in the Highlands Press and JournalPoliticians and campaigners have hit out after it was revealed more than half the country's major windfarm applications are in the north and north-east. Of the 27 ...
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Three bidders invited to apply for contract to run ferries for the northern isles Press and JournalThe invitation to tender for the next contract to run ferries to the Northern Isles has been issued to three bidders. Submission of final tenders is scheduled for ...
AN INVITATION to tender for the Northern Isles ferry contract has been issued to three bidders. Submission of final tenders is scheduled for March, with a view to awarding the contract in July. It is expected to come into place at 2.01pm on 31 October while the routes’ vessels are in port. The eight-year contract, issued […]www.shetnews.co.uk
A SOCIAL care worker who admitted stealing prescription medicine from a Lerwick care home while on the nightshift has been fined £500. Kerry Gannon, of Sandveien, Lerwick, admitted at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Thursday to taking quantities of dihydrocodeine and codeine tablets from Edward Thomason and Taing House on or between 30 August and 28 […]www.heraldscotland.com
CalMac warns of port closures as it bids to take over North routes HeraldScotlandLIFELINE island ferry services face more disruption this winter as vital infrastructure is overhauled.www.fishupdate.com
Thursday, January 17, fish prices from Lerwick market Fish UpdateFISH MARKET PRICES SHETLAND. Thursday 17th January 2019. 15 BOATS LANDED 2658 BOXES Arcturus, Venturous, Guiding Light, Mizpah, Sedulous, ...www.shetnews.co.uk
PUNCHING a man who had previously subjected him to a bizarre “stalking” episode cost a Lerwick man fines and compensation at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday. Joseph Williamson, 27, of Sandveien, admitted punching the man on the head to his injury in Da Wheel Bar on 9 September. The complainer was sentenced to 300 hours […]
A MAN who lost his temper and attacked his ex-partner’s new boyfriend has been fined at Lerwick Sheriff Court. Ian Pottinger of Parkview, Sandwick, admitted punching the man repeatedly on the head and body to his injury, when he appeared at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday. The court heard that on 19 November Pottinger had […]
Scotland weather forecast: Snow is already blighting country as Met Office issues ice warnings before -11C - The Scottish SunCopyright of publisher www.thescottishsun.co.uk
Scotland weather forecast: Snow is already blighting country as Met Office issues ice warnings before -11C The Scottish SunSCOTLAND has been blanketed in snow as ice and freezing temperatures blast the country. Yellow weather warnings have been issued as forecasters predict ...www.pressandjournal.co.uk
Further snow showers expected across north and north-east Press and JournalThe snow and ice that hit the north and north-east overnight caused a spate of collisions and transport delays this morning. People throughout the region were ...
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Scotland weather: Video footage shows parts of Scotland being bombarded with heavy snow overnight as rest of The Scottish SunPunters in Aberdeenshire and Inverness captured captivating footage of the large amount of snow fall.www.heraldscotland.com
Snow hits Scotland as temperatures plummet below freezing HeraldScotlandYellow weather warnings have been issued across Scotland for ice and snow as temperatures plummet to below freezing.
A SENIOR librarian who bashed a man who had attacked his step daughter was fined £200 at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday. Milford Georgeson, 63, of Brenneck, Laxfirth, admitted punching his step daughter’s partner Steven Cassidy, who is this year’s Nesting guizer jarl, repeatedly on the head to his injury on 19 November . The […]
Calls made to combat marine litter on Shetland after dead gannet discovered entangled in rope and twine - Press and JournalCopyright of publisher www.pressandjournal.co.uk
Calls made to combat marine litter on Shetland after dead gannet discovered entangled in rope and twine Press and JournalCalls have been made to combat marine litter after a Shetland man photographed a gannet which appeared to have died after becoming entangled in rope and ...
Shetland woman dropped off kids at school while five and a half times the drink driving limit - Press and JournalCopyright of publisher www.pressandjournal.co.uk
Shetland woman dropped off kids at school while five and a half times the drink driving limit Press and JournalA woman who dropped off passengers at Sandwick Junior High School while five-and-a-half times the drink driving limit received a hefty driving ban and fine at ...www.heraldscotland.com
Hostile bidder for Scottish oil company reaches key milestone HeraldScotlandFAROE Petroleum has said trading in its shares will be cancelled after DNO passed a key threshold in its hostile takeover of the company which…www.independent.co.uk
No confidence vote result: Did your local MP support Theresa May's government? The IndependentTheresa May has survived a vote of no confidence, tabled by Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn, less than 24 hours after she suffered a crushing defeat of her ...
Coin for the Ferryman | Scotland The TimesFor years, residents of the Hebrides and northern isles have complained that ferry fares are too high, unduly penalising residents for whom the *service* is a vital ...www.shetnews.co.uk
A WOMAN who dropped off passengers at Sandwick Junior High School while five-and-a-half times the drink driving limit received a hefty driving ban and fine at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday. Samantha Anderson, 42, of South Punds Park in Levenwick admitted driving with 121 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath on 16 December […]www.shetnews.co.uk
A MAN who failed to pay fines and compensation for offences committed more than a year ago was imprisoned for 45 days at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday. Colin Robertson, 38, of Hoofields, Lerwick, had been fined £650 and ordered to pay £905 in compensation to his ex-partner last January after admitting making abusive phone […]www.shetnews.co.uk
SHETLAND Islands Council has spoken out against the Scottish Government’s provisional funding offer for the next financial year as it plans more talks with ministers. Councillors were recommended to approve the indicative funding package – which amounted to a like-for-like drop in revenue funding of around 2.2 per cent on last year – when they […]www.fishupdate.com
Wednesday, January 16, fish prices from Lerwick market Fish UpdateFISH MARKET PRICES SHETLAND. Wednesday 16th January 2019. 6 BOATS LANDED 988 BOXES Fairway, Defiant, Avrella, Radiant Star, Tranquility, ...
Councillors have unanimously supported a motion condemning the latest funding offer from the Scottish government. Council leader Steven Coutts warned that the provisional reduction in core funding had left the council’s ability to provide essential services “under threat”. Mr Coutts tabled a motion at Wednesday’s meeting of the full council which noted “with disappointment the […] The post Councillors’ condemnation of Holyrood budget offer appeared first on The Shetland Times.www.shetnews.co.uk
THE first of four days of industrial action saw Shetland College staff picket the entrance to the college at Gremista today. Around a dozen placard carrying staff protested to get what local EIS FELA branch secretary Andrew Anderson said was a fair wage settlement rather than the 2.5 per cent over three years offered by […]www.shetnews.co.uk
A SHETLAND councillor has voiced his concern over what he feels is a “democratic deficit” stemming from the number of full council meetings held every year. Shetland Central member Ian Scott told Wednesday’s full council meeting that as a “back bench councillor” he often feels “emasculated” in the local authority’s decision-making. It came as councillors […]www.shetnews.co.uk
TWO appliances from Lerwick and Scalloway were called out just before midday to deal with a fire that started in the kitchen of the Da Haaf restaurant, in Scalloway. Fire fighters use two sets of breathing apparatus as well as foam to put the fire out which is understood to have started in a fryer. […]www.scotsman.com
Met Office issues yellow weather warning for Scotland as snow and ice set to hit The ScotsmanThe Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice to Scotland, as wintry conditions are set to hit.
A picket line has been formed outside Shetland College as lecturing staff campaign for an improved pay offer. The post Lecturers go on strike at Shetland College appeared first on The Shetland Times.www.shetnews.co.uk
Alistair Carmichael MP held a meeting in Shetland, last Friday, thereby associating himself with a potential positive outcome from the Women Against State Pension Injustice (WASPI) campaign (Pensioners fuming over government ‘theft’; SN, 11/01/2019). However, Mr Carmichael omitted to mention that he was part of the Coalition Government in 2011 that unjustly brought about a […]www.shetnews.co.uk
A FRESH call has been made for people to do their bit in the fight against marine litter after a local man photographed a gannet which appeared to have died after becoming tangled in rope and twine. Jordan Clark came across the bird at Mavis Grind on Tuesday afternoon. The 24-year-old said the stricken solan […]
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Artist comes face to face with his own design during visit to Lerwick Tourist Office Press and JournalA Shetland cartoonist came face to face with his own creation following a visit to Lerwick Tourist Office. Stephen Gordon, known as Smirk, designed the character ...www.pressandjournal.co.uk
Fears for students as lecturers to strike across north and north-east Press and JournalCollege students caught in the crossfire of a wages row between the Scottish Government and lecturers will miss out on lessons today as teaching staff go on ...
Jenna Reid on launching her debut album Working Hands at Celtic Connections HeraldScotlandJenna Reid is enthusing about having an ally from home by her side as she prepares to launch her latest album, Working Hands, at Celtic Connections…
Theresa May’s Brexit defeat makes history as biggest ever government loss in Commons - The IndependentCopyright of publisher www.independent.co.uk
Theresa May’s Brexit defeat makes history as biggest ever government loss in Commons The IndependentTheresa May's defeat on her Brexit deal – losing by 230 votes – has made history as the biggest ever government defeat on the floor of the House of Commons.www.shetnews.co.uk
ISLES MP Alistair Carmichael said the vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister could not be clearer after Theresa May lost the meaningful vote on her Brexit deal by an unexpectedly large margin. Speaking immediately after the government’s historic defeat in the House of Commons, the Orkney and Shetland MP reiterated his view that […]www.dailyrecord.co.uk
Brexit vote LIVE as Theresa May's EU deal defeated by 230 votes in Commons Scottish Daily RecordTheresa May's Brexit deal faced its final hurdle this evening as Tory, Labour, SNP, Lib Dem, Green and DUP MPs took part in a historic vote at Westminster.www.shetnews.co.uk
Evelyn Morrison is absolutely right in her assessment of the Speakeasy panel (Appalling lack of foresight; SN, 14/01/2019) Unfortunately Shetland tourism is sleepwalking into a situation that will see this industry decline just as quickly as it has increased in the last few years. Clearly those on the panel (with or without personal investments in […]
THE LOCAL Citizens Advice Bureau is going on tour around Shetland in the coming weeks and months to help people with reducing their energy bills. Energy advice will be given out on understanding tariffs, switching energy supplier, managing fuel debt, installing renewables and accessing loans and grants to make homes more energy efficient. Shetland’s Citizens […]www.shetnews.co.uk
A GERMAN registered pelagic factory trawler is under investigation by officers from Marine Scotland after being detained west of Shetland on Monday afternoon. The 117 metre Helen Mary was detained by the fisheries protection vessel Jura and escorted from the fishing grounds west of Foula to just outside Lerwick harbour. Both vessels are currently waiting for the […]www.telegraph.co.uk
Eight reasons to take a cruise around the UK in 2019 The TelegraphThe UK domestic cruise market is booming and no wonder as the British Isles have manifest attractions. Consider the sheer diversity: Scotland alone boasts over ...www.heraldscotland.com
Orkney residents crowdfunding for new drugs dog after old one loses sense of smell HeraldScotlandThe search is on for another drugs sniffer dog crowdfunded by islanders on Orkney after the first one lost its sense of smell because it had waited…www.pressandjournal.co.uk
Review to look at smaller council wards for islands Press and JournalA review of council wards on Scotland's islands has been launched in a move that could see councillors represent smaller areas. Any reorganisation would take ...
Premier Oil shares plunge amid talk of potential $1.5bn North Sea deal HeraldScotlandINVESTORS have wiped around £75 million off the market valuation of North Sea heavyweight Premier Oil amid reports the company is planning to tap…www.heraldscotland.com
Herald Entrepreneur: 'I never dreamed I could achieve anything like this' HeraldScotlandAS a busy working mum, Dianne Teo couldn't find a fitness plan that suited her lifestyle - so she created her own.www.shetlandtimes.co.uk
Police are appealing for information after an alleged theft of a purse from a bus passenger. The post Purse ‘theft’ prompts police appeal appeared first on The Shetland Times.www.shetlandtimes.co.uk
A man has been fined £400 at Lerwick Sheriff Court after he admitted repeatedly using text and social media to contact his former partner in breach of a court order. Denis Zalekesin, 41, of Leslie Road, Lerwick, pleaded guilty to the offence when he appeared from custody before Sheriff Ian Cruickshank. Zalekesin was granted bail […] The post Man who breached court order is fined £400 appeared first on The Shetland Times.
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