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Full line-up announced for Fiddle Frenzy

The line up for this year's Fiddle Frenzy concerts has been announced – with Kevin Henderson and Jenna and Bethany Reid among the top musicians performing. This year's festival is curated by the Reid sisters and concerts are to take place every night of the event - which runs from 3rd to 10th Aug... Read more...

Custody for threatening behaviour
14/07/2014, by in Headlines, News

A man who pleaded guilty to entering a house uninvited, threatening a woman sleeping there and behaving aggressively, was sent back to custody when he appeared at Lerwick Sheriff Court today. The court heard that Matthew Smith, 29, of Stanegarth, Lerwick, had gone into the house in the town's Bruce... Read more...

‘Lights Out’ as mark of respect
1 comment, 14/07/2014, by in News

The floodlights at Lerwick Town Hall will be turned off for an hour next month to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Shetland Islands Council is supporting a nation-wide Lights Out initiative in memory of the conflict's beginning. Everyone in the UK is being encouraged to t... Read more...

Conochies clinches top retailing prize
0 comments, 11/07/2014, by in News

Conochies on Lerwick's Commercial Street has been recognised as one of the best greeting card retailers in the UK.The shop was picked out at this year's greeting card retailing awards - effectionately known as the Retas - when it won the prize for being the best card shop in Scotland.The ann... Read more...

Extra North Isles ferries to run tomorrow
1 comment, 11/07/2014, by in News

Extra ferries will be running tomorrow between Unst, Yell and Fetlar. The Unst Yoal regatta is being held in Unst tomorrow and all ferries into the isle have been fully booked. As a result extra services are being provided. These are as follows: Ferries leaving Gutcher to Belmont: 09:30; 10:00; 1... Read more...

Teenager had pick-shaft during argument
10/07/2014, by in News

A Kirkcaldy teenager has been warned to stay out of trouble after he admitted having a pick-shaft during a heated argument with his brother. Matthew McAllister, 18, of the Fife town's Rutherford Court, pleaded guilty to having the offensive weapon in Lerwick's Ronald Street on Wednesday afternoon. ... Read more...

Award for isles librarian

Librarian Catherine Jeromson has won the Ian Johnson Alumnus Award from Robert Gordon University. This is conferred upon a former student who, within five years of graduation, has made as significant contribution to enhance her library service, and/or demonstrated significant personal and professio... Read more...

Levellers to return next week
1 comment, 07/07/2014, by in Headlines, News

 Folk punk legends The Levellers will be making their third trip to Shetland next week for what is hoped to be a sell-out concert in Clickimin on Wednesday. Singer, harp-player and guitarist Mark Chadwick is excited about renewing his contacts with Shetland which he says is an amazing place, with ... Read more...