18th April 2015
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Whalsay defeat Spurs to win Highland Fuels Cup

• Whalsay are this year’s winners of the Highland Fuels Cup, the traditional pre-season football tournament played on artificial turf.

• The Bonnie Isle side defeated Spurs 4-2 in last night’s final.

• Goals for the winners came from Stuart Goodlad, Lee Irvine, Ross Irvine and David Murray.

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The Whalsay team with the trophy. Photo: Kevin Jones
The Whalsay team with the trophy. Photo: Kevin Jones

Jewellery stolen from display cabinet

• Jewellery and watches have been stolen from a display cabinet in the Toll Clock Shopping Centre.

• Items were stolen in overnight raid, police believe.

• Police are investigating and want to hear from anyone who saw suspicious activity

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Bolts Toll Clock Shopping Centre Entrance
Bolts Toll Clock Shopping Centre Entrance

CLAN chief executive to leave after 14 years

• CLAN Cancer Support chief executive Debbie Thomson is standing down after more than 14 successful years with the charity.

• Under her stewardship, CLAN has grown from employing a team of five to a staff of over 60.

• A highlight has been the building of the £3 million CLAN House and CLAN Haven in Aberdeen.

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clan debbie-K2000

Lerwick view blocked by ‘monster’ house

• A Lerwick resident whose view has been blocked by a house being built in a neighbouring garden.

• Mark Goodhand described it as a ‘monster house’ and called for planners to be more compassionate.

• Planning official says the matter has been dealt with properly including site visits.

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  • Shetland Food and Cooking
    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…