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Carmichael sets record straight on independence comments

Scottish secretary Alistair Carmichael has said that people in Shetland have the right to “start a conversation” on having more autonomy in event of a heavy Shetland no vote and a narrow Scottish yes win. (more…) Read more...

Viking talk
0 comments, 12/09/2014, by in News

Maritime historian Graham Anthony will be visiting Shetland this week to give a talk about Vikings and their settlements in Unst. According to Mr Anthony, the Vikings found the isle very much to their liking. His talk, which will have the title Vikings, Warriors on Land and Sea, will take place in ... Read more...

Extra cash for Christmas bonus
2 comments, 11/09/2014, by in Headlines, News

Up to £57,000 in extra cash is to be put into the grant scheme to help those in need.Trustees of the Shetland Charitable Trust agreed to add extra funds to the Financial Hardship Scheme (formally the Christmas grant scheme) after the budget was cut earlier this year from £361,800 to £100,000.... Read more...