27th August 2015
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About Adam Guest

Reporter for The Shetland Times. I have also worked as a senior news reporter at The Barnsley Chronicle and as a freelance reporter for The Doncaster Free Press. Alongside news reporting I specialise in music and sports journalism. Pork pie lover.

Posts by Adam Guest

Coastguard call outs
0 comments, 22/08/2015, by in News

The coastguard helicopter was called out this afternoon to search for a missing man in Fetlar.Shetland Coastguard received the call at about 2.20pm and said the man had got lost in the fog, but managed to get to down to Tresta beach and was safe and well.Yesterday at about 3pm the helicopter... Read more...

NHS Shetland warns of phone scam
2 comments, 21/08/2015, by in News

NHS Shetland is warning folk of a telephone scam after an elderly woman had money taken from her bank account this week.In a statement the health board said a man phoned the woman and gave the impression he was calling about her medication. It is understood the sum was £270.NHS Shetland sai... Read more...

Councillors back new Toft pier
0 comments, 18/08/2015, by in Headlines, News

Councillors have backed an option to replace the Toft pier with a new structure estimated to cost between £1.5 and £2 million.A lengthy and heated discussion took place in the chamber this afternoon, with Lerwick South councillor Amanda Westlake wanting to see how much the pier was worth by "f... Read more...

Bottled whisky from the isles
17 comments, 12/08/2015, by in News

The first ever bottled whisky from the isles will go on sale next month.Shetland Reel Single Malt Scotch Whisky will be sold with four different cask strengths. The whisky has been distilled in Portsoy, Aberdeenshire and bottled in Unst by the Shetland Distillery Company.Director of the bus... Read more...

Broadband funding boost
5 comments, 12/08/2015, by in Headlines, News

Almost £18 million is being made available by BT to accelerate high speed broadband in Scotland’s rural communities, though it is unclear how much of that money will come to Shetland.The Scottish government said the benefit comes from the success of the government-backed £410 million Digital... Read more...

Bravery award for Jessica
0 comments, 10/08/2015, by in Headlines, News

A young woman from Lerwick who risked her own safety when she forced her way into a known drugs den to stop a man from bleeding to death from a self-inflicted knife wound  is to receive the highest level of bravery award from care charity St John Scotland.Jessica Bradley from Upper Sound wi... Read more...

Lifeboat called out due to engine trouble
0 comments, 09/08/2015, by in News

The Lerwick lifeboat was called out this morning to help a leisure yacht with a flat battery.Two crew aboard the Lucky Maru were unable to start the yacht’s engine, about 10 miles east of Lerwick, and needed help to be brought into Lerwick harbour.The lifeboat towed the vessel into Lerwick... Read more...

Three people towed to safety
0 comments, 08/08/2015, by in News

Three people were towed to safety after the engine on their leisure boat caught fire off West Burra.The Shetland Coastguard helicopter, Lerwick and West Burra coastguard rescue teams, and the Aith lifeboat were called into action at about 12.30pm this afternoon after a call stating the engine of... Read more...