23rd January 2018
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Up-Helly-A’ road closures

Up-Helly-A’ road closures

Police are reminding drivers there will be various road closures due to Up-Helly-A'.From about 8.20am to 11.30am on Tuesday 30th January some roads will be closed for the procession to make its way around Lerwick. All closures will be kept as short as possible.Ahead of the torchlit processio... Read more...

Ferry disruption

Ferry disruption

Sunday night's southbound ferry be leaving Lerwick an hour early because of poor weather.Serco NorthLink said the Hjatland will leave at 6pm for Aberdeen instead of 7pm.Meanwhile, the Hrossey is to leave Aberdeen at 5pm for its journey to Lerwick, but may be delayed in its arrival into Kirkw... Read more...

Whalsay house fire

Whalsay house fire

A number of fire engines were called to the scene of a house fire in Whalsay on Wednesday afternoon.The fire service was alerted to the blaze at the Schoolhouse at Brough, next to the Shoard charity shop, at 3.49pm and appliances from Whalsay, Brae, Hillswick and Lerwick attended.As of 5pm t... Read more...

Truck off the road near Voe

Truck off the road near Voe

A truck left the road at Dales Lees, north of Voe, on Wednesday causing delays for traffic travelling on the A968.Traffic lights were to be put in place on Wednesday afternoon, the council said, and the road there is to be closed between 9am and 1pm on Thursday.All traffic, including car... Read more...