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Coastguard helicopter has busy Sunday
0 comments, 04/08/2014, by in News

The Sumburgh rescue helicopter was involved in three more offshore medivacs yesterday taking sick workers from oil installations. (more…) Read more...

Bronze medal for Davies

What a moment. Erraid Davies, at the age of 13, is presented with her bronze medal. #Glasgow2014 pic.twitter.com/JKMinD15e1— BBC Sport Scotland (@BBCSportScot) July 27, 2014Beaming Erraid Davies has captured the hearts of the nation after winning bronze in the Commonwealth Games.Davies... Read more...

Regatta cut short by death
27/07/2014, by in News

Skeld regatta was cut short on Saturday evening with the tragic death of Alan Slater, 63, who lived in Sandwick.Mr Slater was found in the sea at the Skeld Marina around 7pm. Attempts were made to resuscitate Mr Slater without success before an ambulance arrived and he was taken to the Gilbert B... Read more...

European Fireballs fall foul of fog
1 comment, 27/07/2014, by in News, Sport

Mist and light winds scuppered the first day's sailing at the European Fireball Championships in Lerwick today.Principle Race Officer Bruce Leask had originally signalled a one-hour postponement after the skipper’s briefing but that became an indeterminate postponement.The championships we... Read more...

Irish pair win national Fireballs
0 comments, 27/07/2014, by in News, Sport

The Shetland National Fireball Championship has been won by an Irish crew who snatched victory in three out of the four races which formed this year's pared-down championship.Barry McCartin and Conor Kinsella were triumphant after fog lifted enough to allow racing to get underway on Friday. The ... Read more...