2nd September 2015
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Volleyball team to play in national league

• First two matches will be at end of October.

• New league structure great news, says spokesman Laurenson.

• Youngster Oldbury already selected for Scottish school team.

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Carmichael hearing to be broadcast live

• Alistair Carmichael election hearing to be broadcast live.

• Constituents will be able to watch proceeding via an online stream.

• Permission is granted to STV and will make television history, the broadcaster says.

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Alistair Carmichael

Robinson to press minister over emergency tugs

• Shetland Islands Council is calling on the UK government to guarantee the future provision of coastguard tugs.

• Gary Robinson said it was unacceptable that the already limited provision of such vessels should come to an end.

• Funding for the vessel is only in place until March next year.

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The coastguard tug Herakles, seen here in Scalloway Harbour. Photo: Mark Burgess.
The coastguard tug Herakles, seen here in Scalloway Harbour. Photo: Mark Burgess.

Daroja arrives in Lerwick Harbour after weekend collision

• The Streamline chartered container ship Daroja was back in Lerwick today after a weekend collision.

• She was involved in the incident with the Erin Wood near Peterhead on Saturday.

• Daroja was escorted into Peterhead where she was surveyed before continuing her journey to Lerwick.

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The Streamline charter cargo ship Daroja heads south in heavy seas last winter. Photo: Ian Leask
The Streamline charter cargo ship Daroja heads south in heavy seas last winter. Photo: Ian Leask

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    A Photographic Guide to Shetland’s Geology

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  • Sea-Girt Vigil
    Sea-Girt Vigil

    A stunning recreation of seventh-century Shetland, following a group of Pilgrims to the island of Yell, on a physical and spiritual voyage. A celebration of those who first brought Christianity to these isles. View More…

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    Legacy of Shetland Lace

    21 stunning projects. While some are strictly traditional others are modernised and the patterns featured have designs planned for all levels of skill and experience. Recently reprinted. View More…

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    Bestselling pocket sized collection of Shetland words with English meanings. Recently reprinted. View More…