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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...

Fog grounds air traffic at Sumburgh
25/07/2014, by in News

Fog has disrupted flights to and from Sumburgh airport today, with three flights scheduled for departure and three arrivals before mid-day delayed. A further two aircraft managed to land and take off before 9am. Everything since has been fogbound. A press release from Loganair, which operates Flyb... Read more...

Crewman injured on Braveheart
25/07/2014, by in News

A crewman on the Yell scallop boat Braveheart was taken to hospital yesterday after he was struck and injured when the vessel was hauling her gear.Braveheart contacted the rescue service when she was just south of Baltasound, according to a coastguard spokesman, but in view of the vessel’s pos... Read more...

Cameron comes to isles

The Prime Minister arrived in Shetland for a two-day visit this afternoon – making him the first UK leader to visit the isles in 34 years. David Cameron's arrival comes ahead of a drinks reception at the town hall in Lerwick this evening, where he will make an announcement on electricity subsidie... Read more...