27th August 2015
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Visiting acts impressed by first Shetland Reel Festival

The feeling of performing with an old friend at the inaugural Shetland Reel Music Festival was as gratifying as playing in front of thousands in some of the world’s biggest cities. (more…) Read more...

Bottled whisky from the isles
17 comments, 12/08/2015, by in News

The first ever bottled whisky from the isles will go on sale next month.Shetland Reel Single Malt Scotch Whisky will be sold with four different cask strengths. The whisky has been distilled in Portsoy, Aberdeenshire and bottled in Unst by the Shetland Distillery Company.Director of the bus... Read more...

Broadband funding boost
5 comments, 12/08/2015, by in Headlines, News

Almost £18 million is being made available by BT to accelerate high speed broadband in Scotland’s rural communities, though it is unclear how much of that money will come to Shetland.The Scottish government said the benefit comes from the success of the government-backed £410 million Digital... Read more...

Bravery award for Jessica
0 comments, 10/08/2015, by in Headlines, News

A young woman from Lerwick who risked her own safety when she forced her way into a known drugs den to stop a man from bleeding to death from a self-inflicted knife wound  is to receive the highest level of bravery award from care charity St John Scotland.Jessica Bradley from Upper Sound wi... Read more...