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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...

Strachan wins two Scots medals

Lerwick swimmer Andrea Strachan claimed the silver medal in the final of the 50 metres breaststroke at the Scottish National Short Course Championships last Saturday, having just missed a podium place in the 100m in the previous evening. She also won a bronze in the 4x100m freestyle relay, represen... Read more...

Missed the points (Kathy Greaves)
16/12/2013, by in Readers' Views

I am puzzled by Jonathan Wills' statement in reply to my letter in last week's Shetland Times, where he says that he has tried in the past to explain to me about the limits of a grid for Shetland. We have never had any discussion on this subject, ever. Explain? And he seems to have completely misse... Read more...