30th July 2015
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Bus trip pensioner dies in hospital

• A Lerwick man who was taken ill on a bus trip to Wales has died in the Gilbert Bain Hospital.

• He was one of a group of four admitted to hospital on Monday after developing fevers and coughs.

• Director of public health Dr Sarah Taylor confirms the death but says other patients are ‘improving’.

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NHS Gilbert Bain Hospital Sign
NHS Gilbert Bain Hospital Sign

Returning Bridges has Clickimin laughing again

• More than 1,000 people turned up at the Clickimin on Wednesday night to watch the talented Scottish comedian.

• Glasgow stand-up pokes fun at local news including the complex’s swimming pool closure.

• Great support comes from dry and blunt Dougie Dunlop.

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SSE confirms 20 per cent investment in gas fields

• Energy company SSE, is to buy a 20 per cent stake in Total’s Laggan Tormore project including Shetland Gas Plant, the energy supplier announced today.

• The deal will see SSE invest $915 million in Laggan Tormore by 2018.

• Boss says the acquisition means the firm can introduce further diversity across our investment programme.

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Delays at the Shetland Gas Plant have contributed to further losses by Petrofac associated with its work on the Laggan-Tormore project.
Delays at the Shetland Gas Plant have contributed to further losses by Petrofac associated with its work on the Laggan-Tormore project.

Four in hospital after catching bug

• Four holidaymakers are in hospital with a virus after returning from a 10-day coach tour to Wales.

• Three passengers, who had just returned by NorthLink ferry, were kept in the Gilbert Bain Hospital after initial assessment yesterday and a fourth went to hospital later in the day.

• Director of Public Health for NHS Shetland Dr Sarah Taylor said that the patients were ‘unwell but stable’.

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NHS Gilbert Bain Hospital Sign
NHS Gilbert Bain Hospital Sign

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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
    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…

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    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…