28th May 2018
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About Rosalind Griffiths

I am a Shetland Times reporter covering news, including health stories, and features. I have been in Shetland for more than 30 years.

Posts by Rosalind Griffiths

Grass fire at Nesting

Grass fire at Nesting

1 comment, 19/03/2016, by in News

Firefighters were called to a grass fire at North Nesting just after 1.30pm today (Saturday).One appliance from Brae and two from Lerwick went to the scene, and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service reports that 17 hectares of grassland were destroyed. The fire engines were back at base by 4.30pm... Read more...

Information sought on medication theft

Information sought on medication theft

06/03/2016, by in News

Police are appealing for information following a reported theft of prescribed medication from Sandside, Firth, Mossbank, some time on Friday.The tablets are Zipclone 7.5mg with 10 tablets in the packet. They are described as small, white, round, with a line through the centre.Anyone finding ... Read more...

Award for blogging gardener

Award for blogging gardener

0 comments, 05/03/2016, by in News

An apprentice gardener with Shetland Islands Council, Liam Anderson, this week won two awards at Lantra Scotland’s Learner of the Year Awards, at a ceremony at Dunblane Hydro.Liam, who works at Lerwick's flower park, won a CARAS (Council of Awards of Royal Agricultural Societies) prize as ... Read more...

Better connectivity by 2017

Better connectivity by 2017

0 comments, 05/03/2016, by in News

Broadband and mobile services across Shetland are set to improve with a funding boost for work on new cabinets and new masts.At present, more than 6,000 premises or 44 per cent, in Shetland are accessing fibre broadband but this number will be increased by the end of 2017. Around 50 per cent cur... Read more...

Sunday fun run for MS

Sunday fun run for MS

0 comments, 15/01/2016, by in News

Two women on a mission to raise money for MS are holding their first fundraising event on Sunday, a 5K fun run.Fiona Shearer and Frances Tait are organising the event, which will start in Lerwick's Gilbertson Park at noon on Sunday.Registration is £5 and forms can be picked up from Geordie ... Read more...

North Boats delayed

North Boats delayed

0 comments, 10/01/2016, by in News

Winds gusting up to 60mph have played havoc with the North Boats schedules once again.The NorthLink ferry Hjaltland, due to arrive in Lerwick this morning, is still in Orkney. She has been sheltering in Kirkwall bay and is due to dock at Hatston shortly.She will then sail to Lerwick, with th... Read more...