3rd August 2015
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Shetland footballers win inter-county 6-0

• Orkney hammered at Gilbertson Park in 97th Milne Cup match.

• Hat trick and man-of-the-match award for captain Flaws.

• Players give retiring manager Bristow the perfect send-off.

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Coastguard helicopter called out twice

• Sick patient flown from Lerwick to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

• Incident holds up football match at Clickimin.

• Diver found safe and well off Uyea isle.

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Dominant Spurs retain Manson Cup

• Holders Spurs defend the Manson Cup in style with 4-0 victory over Whalsay.

• Strong first half display put them in control but opponents rallied hard in second period.

• Kick-off was delayed for 40 minutes because coastguard helicopter needed to land on the pitch.

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Spurs celebrate with the Manson Cup. Photo: Kevin Jones
Spurs celebrate with the Manson Cup. Photo: Kevin Jones

Children’s services praised but also room for improvement

• Most services said to be performing well.

• But important areas have room for improvement.

• Inconsistency over early response to problems.

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    Shetland Food and Cooking

    A selection of recipes using traditional as well as contemporary ideas. Explores traditions and heritage, as well as the fantastic choices of local produce available today. View More…

  • Hairst is Coosed
    Hairst is Coosed

    Rhoda Bulter is arguably Shetland’s best-known and best-loved poet. Her 4 previous books are produced together for the first time and along with new material this collection boasts 194 dialect poems. View More…

  • The Literature of Shetland
    The Literature of Shetland

    The first ever history of Shetland\\\'s literature, covering over two centuries of creative work. Bringing many obscure local authors into the light, and offers new and insightful readings of better-known figures. View More…

  • Diana

    The whale ship, Diana, left Lerwick in early May 1866, bound for the Greenland whaling.
This journal is an astonishing record of endurance of that fateful trip View More…

  • Born a Beachcomber
    Born a Beachcomber

    Born in the last year of the Great War on a croft in the north of Unst, Thomas Mathieson escaped the hard toil of the croft for a life at sea, leading to adventures he never dreamed imaginable. View More…