30th July 2015
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In this week’s Shetland Times – jobs go, pool closed and car ‘explodes’

In this week’s Shetland Times:• A Lerwick mother describes the moment when her car exploded in a fireball.• Reaction to the news that 30 jobs are to go at Scatsta Airport.• The Clickimin swimming pool will be closed till at least mid-August and possibly for months.• Buildi... Read more...

Australian fiddlers to visit the isles
0 comments, 21/07/2015, by in News

Fiddle players from far-flung Australia be visiting the isles later this year, as they join forces with local musicians.The Melbourne Scottish Fiddlers will be collaborating with Shetland fiddle ensemble Hjaltibonhoga in September as part of their 20th anniversary tour of Scotland.The musica... Read more...

Man held on rape and underage sex charges
21/07/2015, by in News

A Brae man appeared in private in the sheriff court on Friday charged with rape and having intercourse with an older child among other sexual offences.Zai Joe-Lee Vessey, 22, appeared from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court and made no plea or declaration and was fully committed for trial and rema... Read more...

Topless man remanded after threat charge
20/07/2015, by in Headlines, News

A man who appeared in Lerwick Sheriff Court on Monday charged with behaving in a threatening and abusive manner in a police vehicle and at Lerwick Police Station on Sunday had his appeal for bail refused after continually interrupting the sheriff.John Wood Gibson, 38, of Bruce Crescent, Lerwick,... Read more...