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Viking longship leaving Lerwick tomorrow for Merseyside

The largest Viking replica longship in the world, which came into Lerwick Harbour late on Friday night after her mast snapped, will be leaving tomorrow for Merseyside where a replacement mast will be fitted. The 115-ft Norwegian Draken Harald Harfagre with 30 international crew on board had been e... Read more...

Isles referenda proposal shot down
7 comments, 04/07/2014, by in Headlines, News

The Scottish government has blown a raspberry at the idea of holding referenda on island independence. Earlier this year campaigners behind the movement, Referenda On The Islands (ROTI) mounted a campaign to hold votes over the status of Shetland, Orkney and the Western Isles on 25th September – ... Read more...

Two seamen airlifted by helicopter
0 comments, 01/07/2014, by in News

The Sumburgh-based coastguard helicopter was called to the rescue of two seamen in separate incidents this morning. A sick crewman was airlifted to Clickimin from the Russian fishing trawler Kurshskaya Kosa, 54 miles east of Shetland, after a call was received at 12.08am. The man was landed at Ler... Read more...

Lerwick chemist broken into
0 comments, 01/07/2014, by in News

The Freefield Pharmacy at the foot of Burgh Road in Lerwick, currently being refurbished, was broken into overnight between Monday and Tuesday. A quantity of individually marked power tools and toolboxes were stolen. The toolboxes are Makita in make and readily identifiable. The police are request... Read more...

Witnesses to driving incidents sought
0 comments, 01/07/2014, by in News

The police want to trace witnesses of several incidents of dangerous overtaking on the main A970 road between Lerwick and Brae. The incidents are said to have involved a small dark blue or black car heading south on the Lerwick side of the Halfway House, about 8pm on Monday. If anyone can help the... Read more...

Accused man remanded in custody
30/06/2014, by in News

A man accused of assault and possession of a knife has been remanded in custody. John Hutcheson, 23, of Lerwick, was also charged with carrying out an offence under the misuse of drugs act. Hutcheson made no plea or declaration when he appeared at from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court today.He was... Read more...

Camper airlifted from Oxna
28/06/2014, by in News

A camper who was close to going into a diabetic coma was airlifted from Oxna this morning by Shetland Coastguard.  Shetland Coastguard said the 48-year-old woman was taken to the Clickimin landing site and then to  the Gilbert Bain Hospital.   The call was received at 8.45am.  Read more...