30th August 2015
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Coastguard call outs
0 comments, 22/08/2015, by in News

The coastguard helicopter was called out this afternoon to search for a missing man in Fetlar.Shetland Coastguard received the call at about 2.20pm and said the man had got lost in the fog, but managed to get to down to Tresta beach and was safe and well.Yesterday at about 3pm the helicopter... Read more...

Swan’s cygnet
22/08/2015, by in News

Shetland’s iconic restored Fifie sailing boat, the Swan has been reunited with her former tender boat after many years.The inflatable used by the Swan at the moment is playfully known as the Cygnet, there is no name for the original wooden tender as of yet.At an informal ceremony l... Read more...

NHS Shetland warns of phone scam
2 comments, 21/08/2015, by in News

NHS Shetland is warning folk of a telephone scam after an elderly woman had money taken from her bank account this week.In a statement the health board said a man phoned the woman and gave the impression he was calling about her medication. It is understood the sum was £270.NHS Shetland sai... Read more...

Councillors back new Toft pier
0 comments, 18/08/2015, by in Headlines, News

Councillors have backed an option to replace the Toft pier with a new structure estimated to cost between £1.5 and £2 million.A lengthy and heated discussion took place in the chamber this afternoon, with Lerwick South councillor Amanda Westlake wanting to see how much the pier was worth by "f... Read more...