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Cameron speech praises isles’ spirit

Prime Minister David Cameron used his visit to the “farthest flung” part of Britain to claim the “broad shoulders” of the United Kingdom were a source of strength for communities across the nation. (more…) Read more...

Enchanting Sermanni to return to isles
18/07/2014, by in Headlines, News

Enchanting Scottish singer-songwriter Rachel Sermanni is to return to the isles in October. The fok-noir balladeer will be on the road with a new live album, recorded in the Yukon, Canada, at Dawson City Music Festival, and a collection of her drawings – nudes and dreams – following their debut... Read more...

Queen Sonja arrives in town
1 comment, 18/07/2014, by in Headlines, News

Norway's royal yacht the Norge made a fleeting visit to Lerwick Harbour this morning, and was believed to be carrying the Queen of Norway onboard. But a walk-about on the streets of the town from Queen Sonja looks unlikely. It is understood that any visit from the queen, or other members of the Nor... Read more...

Sixth accommodation vessel arrives
0 comments, 15/07/2014, by in Headlines, News

A sixth floating accommodation vessel has arrived in Lerwick to house another 400 construction workers at the Shetland Gas Plant. The Gemini cruise ship has been brought to Shetland by Petrofac and arrived at Dales Voe on Monday after sailing from Tilbury in Essex. Petrofac, the main contractor on... Read more...

Custody for threatening behaviour
14/07/2014, by in Headlines, News

A man who pleaded guilty to entering a house uninvited, threatening a woman sleeping there and behaving aggressively, was sent back to custody when he appeared at Lerwick Sheriff Court today. The court heard that Matthew Smith, 29, of Stanegarth, Lerwick, had gone into the house in the town's Bruce... Read more...