26th May 2015
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Carmichael staying put as Northern Isles MP, he says

• Alistair Carmichael has vowed to remain as MP for the isles.

• That is despite widespread calls for him to step down after he admitted leaking a private memo in a bid to smear First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

• Mr Carmichael has insisted he will not bow to pressure to give up his seat.

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Carmichael 3

Samaritans branch celebrates its 30th anniversary

• The Shetland branch of the Samaritans celebrated its 30th anniversary on Saturday.

• An event was held in the Lerwick headquarters at Charlotte Street.

• The highlight was an inspiring speech by former local volunteer Roy Paterson.

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ST15-22 cake-K2000

Isles left with MP of questionable integrity, says Skene

• The SNP General Election candidate says it is appropriate that Alistair Carmichael be pressed over his future.

• Danus Skene says the people have been left with “an MP of questionable integrity”.

• The Northern Isles would be better represented by one of the SNP’s ‘dynamic new bloc’, he claims.

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Royal Navy minehunter proves a star attraction

• The Royal Navy minehunter HMS Middleton is on a five-day visit.

• It coincides with the centenary of the Voe Bakery, which supplied the 10th cruiser squadron back in 1915.

• People were given tours of the vessel and also a video presentation.

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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…