11th February 2016
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Dreich start for Nesting & Girlsta Up-Helly-A’
0 comments, 05/02/2016, by in Headlines, News

A dull but mild morning greeted Guizer Jarl Mark Gifford and his squad as they mustered early today for the start of the Nesting & Girlsta Up-Helly-A'.Portraying the Norwegian Viking character Flóki Vilgerðarson, said to be a great traveller who once visited Shetland, Mark and ... Read more...

Council tax scam warning
0 comments, 01/02/2016, by in News

A council tax scam which sees householders told they can claim a refund has reached Shetland.The SIC's Trading Standards team leader, David Marsh, warned residents that the scam, which started in England last year, sounds genuine.He said: “People receive a phone call claiming that their ho... Read more...

Containers lost overboard
0 comments, 31/01/2016, by in News

Six empty containers were washed overboard from a cargo ship west of the Fair Isle Channel on Friday night.The coastguard says there has been no sign of the containers, which eash measured 20 feet in length, since the incident took place.A warning has gone out for vessels to be on the look-o... Read more...

Woman tells of how dog changed her life
1 comment, 31/01/2016, by in News

A dog lover from Bigton says that making the final in the Kennel Club’s Eukanuba Friends for Life competition at Crufts 2016 would mean the world to her after her special pooch was nominated for a spot in the contest.Gen Robertson’s Border collie Ben was put forward for the award after her t... Read more...