Shetlanders live longer than average Scots
4 comments, 17/10/2014, by in News

Life expectancy in Shetland is comfortably above the Scottish average, according to latest statistics published by the National Records of Scotland. (more…) Read more...

Freight ferry out of action
14/10/2014, by in Headlines, News

NorthLink cargo vessel the Helliar is heading to dry dock following a problem with one of its propellers.Once in dry-dock the problem will be looked at and repairs carried out.In the meantime the Hildasay is operating on a revised freight schedule and the ferry company said it is "liaising c... Read more...

Highlands and Islands MSP joins Greens
8 comments, 12/10/2014, by in News

Highlands and Islands MSP John Finnie has joined the Scottish Green Party.Mr Finnie was welcomed with a standing ovation in Edinburgh yesterday - at what the party expected to be its largest ever conference.Mr Finnie left the SNP in October 2012 over the matter of NATO membership. He has rep... Read more...