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Nuisance caller in court
06/01/2014, by in Headlines, News

A young man who made repeated nuisance calls to the 999 service has appeared from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court. Nathan Hilditch, 18, of Horseshoe Close in Virkie, admitted making calling the emergency phone line requesting police assistance after drinking alcohol when he appeared today before s... Read more...

Lifeboat tows in Acorn

The Lerwick lifeboat was called out late yesterday afternoon to go to the aid of an Inverness-registered fishing boat. The Acorn (INS237) had got her propeller wound up in a net when she was fishing south-east of Fair Isle. The lifeboat took the boat under tow and headed to Lerwick. They arrived a... Read more...

Mavis Grind chilly dippers
0 comments, 28/12/2013, by in News

These brave souls made it a Boxing Day to remember – plunging into icy waters for an ancient tradition, but a relatively new one in the isles.Pilots, engineers, air traffic controllers and locals travelled to Mavis Grind north of Brae for "Haagdyve" – an ancient cleansing festival dating bac... Read more...

Ferry will not arrive until 2pm

The Northern Isles ferry Hrossey is expected into Lerwick at 2pm today, according to operators Serco NorthLink, after she sailed from Kirkwall at 8.30am this morning. The Hrossay’s arrival in Kirkwall was delayed after she remained in Aberdeen till 7.30pm yesterday (Thursday) and then followed a ... Read more...