About Peter Johnson

Reporter for The Shetland Times. I have also worked as an employed and freelance reporter and editor for a variety of print and broadcast media outlets and as as a freelance photographer and film maker/cameraman. In addition to journalism, I have experience in construction, oil analysis, aquaculture, fisheries, the health service and oral history.

Posts by Peter Johnson

Regatta cut short by death
27/07/2014, by in News

Skeld regatta was cut short on Saturday evening with the tragic death of Alan Slater, 63, who lived in Sandwick.Mr Slater's death led to the yacht race being halted by the organisers. A marquee concert featuring the Revellers was cancelled as was Sunday's songs of praise event. Read more...

European Fireballs fall foul of fog
1 comment, 27/07/2014, by in News, Sport

Mist and light winds scuppered the first day's sailing at the European Fireball Championships in Lerwick today.Principle Race Officer Bruce Leask had originally signalled a one-hour postponement after the skipper’s briefing but that became an indeterminate postponement.The championships we... Read more...

Irish pair win national Fireballs
0 comments, 27/07/2014, by in News, Sport

The Shetland National Fireball Championship has been won by an Irish crew who snatched victory in three out of the four races which formed this year's pared-down championship.Barry McCartin and Conor Kinsella were triumphant after fog lifted enough to allow racing to get underway on Friday. The ... Read more...

Wood fire doused at Ollaberry
25/07/2014, by in News

Two fire engines put out a burning stack of scrap wood in Ollaberry yesterday evening after getting a call from the public.Fire engines from Hillswick and Brae attended the scene using one hose reel jet and four sets of breathing apparatus to douse the fire and soak the surrounding area. The inc... Read more...

Fog grounds air traffic at Sumburgh
25/07/2014, by in News

Fog has disrupted flights to and from Sumburgh airport today, with three flights scheduled for departure and three arrivals before mid-day delayed. A further two aircraft managed to land and take off before 9am. Everything since has been fogbound. A press release from Loganair, which operates Flyb... Read more...

Crewman injured on Braveheart
25/07/2014, by in News

A crewman on the Yell scallop boat Braveheart was taken to hospital yesterday after he was struck and injured when the vessel was hauling her gear.Braveheart contacted the rescue service when she was just south of Baltasound, according to a coastguard spokesman, but in view of the vessel’s pos... Read more...

Levellers to return next week
1 comment, 07/07/2014, by in Headlines, News

 Folk punk legends The Levellers will be making their third trip to Shetland next week for what is hoped to be a sell-out concert in Clickimin on Wednesday. Singer, harp-player and guitarist Mark Chadwick is excited about renewing his contacts with Shetland which he says is an amazing place, with ... Read more...