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Fisherman dies after boat capsizes
3 comments, 25/03/2014, by in Headlines, News

A fisherman has died after a scallop boat he was travelling in ran into trouble in the early hours. Shetland Coastguard received a mayday call at 2.55am from the Diamond, reporting a position and that they had hit rocks and were going over. No further contact was made. Two crew were recovered fr... Read more...

Hoswick knitwear raid
0 comments, 23/03/2014, by in News

A “large amount of damage” was caused by thieves who broke into Hoswick Woolen Mill and stole cash and collection boxes. Police  this morning received a report of the break in, which is believed to have happened over the weekend between 5pm on Friday and 11am on Sunday. According to a police ... Read more...

Church broken into and robbed in Yell
0 comments, 22/03/2014, by in News

Police are looking for information about a break in and theft at Hamnavoe Church at Burravoe - the second reported incident in Yell at the same time.  According to a police statement the church break in happened sometime between 2pm on Wednesday afternoon and 10am on Thursday morning. A break in ... Read more...

Fishermen fined over Thule attack
20/03/2014, by in Headlines, News

Hefty fines have been levelled against three Fraserburgh fishermen who swung a pool cue at a man during an assault to injury in a Lerwick pub. Douglas McCulloch, 25, of the town’s Buchan Road was fined £1,000 after admitting his part in the fracas at the Thule Bar last year. Gary Strachan, 47, ... Read more...

Two injured in collision
0 comments, 19/03/2014, by in News

Two men were treated for minor injuries following a two-vehicle collision in Lerwick this afternoon. Police and the ambulance service were called to the scene of the collision between a van and a pickup on Ladies Drive at 1.21 pm. A Police Scotland spokesman said he understood no-one else was invol... Read more...