5th May 2016
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Carmichael secures meeting with shipping minister over seafaring jobs

Isles MP Alistair Carmichael challenged the government in the House of Commons yesterday to "stem the flow of job losses" among UK seafarers.He asked what the government was doing about the issue. In particular, Mr Carmichael wanted to know if shipping minister Robert Goodwill would take a look ... Read more...

Motorist banned after trial
26/04/2016, by in News

A motorist has been banned for 18 months and ordered to pay an £800 fine following a trial at Lerwick Sheriff Court.Darron Smith, 35, of Norhavn, Upper Hillside, Gulberwick, will have to resit the extended driving test before he can get his licence back.He denied driving at excessive speed ... Read more...

Fire service called out to Voe incident
25/04/2016, by in News

Three fire engines were called out to an incident in Voe last night.One appliance from Brae and one from Bixter attended a kitchen fire in the Delting village.The incident occurred shortly before midnight and was under control by 12.45am.Substantial fire damage occurred in the kitchen ar... Read more...