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Daily Archives: February 9, 2009

Weather causes disruption across isles

Weather causes disruption across isles

09/02/2009, by in News

A decision on whether to close schools in the North Isles and the north and west Mainland for a second day due to the snowy weather conditions will be made on Tuesday morning.All schools in these areas (Baltasound, Uyeasound, Fetlar, Cullivoe, Mid Yell, Burravoe, North Roe, Urafirth, Ollaberry, Mo... Read more...

Altaire skipper in court

Altaire skipper in court

09/02/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

Appearing charged with drink driving, resisting arrest and failing to provide a breath test, the skipper of one of the country's largest fishing boats had his case continued without plea at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Monday.John Peter Duncan, 61, of Bonavista, Ollaberry, who skippers the Altaire, wa... Read more...

Man admits assaulting girlfriend

Man admits assaulting girlfriend

09/02/2009, by in News

A 42-year-old man who admitted assaulting his girlfriend and committing a breach of the peace after drinking heavily at the weekend has had his sentence deferred.Appearing from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Monday, Neil Davidson, of Sandveien, Lerwick, pleaded guilty to repeatedly pushing hi... Read more...

Hunt is on for bog standard poetry

Hunt is on for bog standard poetry

Poets are being invited to submit work that will go on display in Shetland's public toilets in a new "Bards in the Bog" project.Of those submitted six will be chosen by the isles' poet partner Jen Hadfield, who recently won the TS Eliot Prize, to be shown in all leisure centre toilets, the Esplana... Read more...

Fishing boat towed into Lerwick

Fishing boat towed into Lerwick

09/02/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

A Fraserburgh-registered fishing boat was towed into Lerwick on Monday morning after alerting the coastguard that she had no engine power and was taking on water.The Carisanne II, with six crew on board, reported problems at 8.25pm on Sunday. She was 30 miles east of Unst at the time, pair-trawlin... Read more...

In brief

In brief

09/02/2009, by in News

A teenager who drove her vehicle into a wall in the centre of Lerwick in the early hours of Sunday morning has been charged with careless driving.A report is to be submitted to the procurator fiscal.-------A 20-year-old man was found with what is suspected to be a small quantity of drugs... Read more...