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Early sailing
0 comments, 05/03/2014, by in News

Serco NorthLink is bringing forward its southbound sailing tonight due to strong winds and sea state. The ferry Hjaltland is scheduled to depart Lerwick sailing for Kirkwall and Aberdeen at 5.30pm, but will now leave at 4.30pm. Check-in opens at 3pm, and final check-in time is 4pm. Read more...

Swimmers win medals

Delting Dolphins swimmer Erraid Davies won two gold medals at the DSE National Junior and Youth Swimming Championships at the weekend in Sheffield as a member of the Scottish Para Swimming Squad. She dominated the 10-13 age group for the 50m breaststroke, coming in four seconds ahead of the secon... Read more...

Police seek missing girl
0 comments, 03/03/2014, by in News

Police in Aberdeen are increasingly anxious to trace 20-year-old Emma Leslie, orginally from Shetland, who was reported missing after a night out in the city. Emma was last seen with friends at 3am on Saturday within a nightclub in the Belmont Street area of Aberdeen. She is described as being 5 f... Read more...

Voters urged to engage in debate
35 comments, 03/03/2014, by in News

Isles MP Alistair Carmichael has urged voters to engage in the independence debate and think carefully ahead of September’s referendum. Mr Carmichael insists it is crucial for voters to stay well-informed as the referendum – now just 200 days away – draws ever closer. He has also posed quest... Read more...

Woman on drugs charges
28/02/2014, by in Headlines, News

A woman has appeared in private in the town's sheriff court charged with drug offences. Pauline Flaws, 38, of Lerwick appeared from custody today on a petition alleging a contravention of the misuse of drugs act. She made no plea or declaration, was committed for further examination and released o... Read more...

Andrea’s hat trick of medals

Lerwick swimmer Andrea Strachan won three medals at the British University Championships (BUCs) in Sheffield at the weekend. She took part in four events – the 50m and 100m breaststroke, the 50m freestyle and the 400m medley relay. On Saturday morning Strachan qualified for the finals of the 50m... Read more...