19th April 2015
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Carmichael ‘no-show’ leaves just Labour and SNP candidates at hustings

• The late withdrawal of Liberal Democrat candidate Alistair Carmichael meant last night’s Althing hustings debate consisted of just two candidates.

• Danus Skene (SNP) and Frank McGarvey (Labour) were present but both the Tory and Ukip hopefuls had earlier pulled out.

•Around 80 people turned up at the Tingwall Hall to witness the debate.

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Alistair Carmichael.
Alistair Carmichael.

Community councils unhappy over multi-member SIC wards

• The Scottish government is to be informed, through MSP Tavish Scott, on the adverse impact that multi-member SIC wards is having on community councils.

• This morning’s meeting of the Association of Shetland Community Councils agreed unanimously to press the government over the issue.

• The current situation caused a lack of continuity, the meeting was told.

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Yell Community Council representative Laurence Odie.
Yell Community Council representative Laurence Odie.

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

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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…