30th March 2015
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Brough Lodge receives £460,000 for renovation

Brough Lodge, the Gothic mansion on Fetlar, is to receive over £460,000 to help transform it into a mixed use commercial building. The lodge, regarded as one of Shetland’s most unusual buildings, is one of the latest recipients of funding from Historic Scotland’s Building Repair Grants Scheme.... Read more...

Althing considers the poor
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Around 20 folk visited the Tingwall hall last night for the Althing debate, which had its focus on being out of pocket.Martin Tregonning was supported in his motion that Shetland is a bad place to be poor by Chris Brown.Opposing them was Genevieve White, who was aided by Mr Brown's other hal... Read more...

Lerwick house break-in

A house in Lerwick's Hillhead area was broken into during the early hours of this morning.Electrical equipment and food were stolen during the incident, which happened between 3am and 8am.Police in Lerwick say the items were bulky and the thief, or thieves, are believed to have left on foot.... Read more...

Blast from the past at Sumburgh

The foghorn at Sumburgh Head lighthouse sounded again today for the first time in nearly 30 years. An invited crowd gathered for the event which is something of a personal triumph  for Brian Johnson who has spent the past few years off and on restoring the foghorn apparatus which last sounded in 1... Read more...