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Wonderful showcase in cosy Carnegie Hall

A cosy Carnegie Hall made the perfect setting for a wonderful showcase of Shetland music last night. Under the warming glow of candles and fairy lights, the sell-out gig was a celebration not only of the quality of music in the isles, but also its breadth. A host of top local musicians were on the... Read more...

Sixth accommodation vessel arrives
0 comments, 15/07/2014, by in Headlines, News

A sixth floating accommodation vessel has arrived in Lerwick to house another 400 construction workers at the Shetland Gas Plant. The Gemini cruise ship has been brought to Shetland by Petrofac and arrived at Dales Voe on Monday after sailing from Tilbury in Essex. Petrofac, the main contractor on... Read more...

Gas plant worker banned from driving
14/07/2014, by in News

A Portuguese worker at Shetland Gas Plant who drove when more than twice over the legal limit was fined and banned at Lerwick Sheriff Court today. Mario Alberto de Oliveira Torres, 51, of Rua Ameixoerilas, Barroselas, Portugal, admitted having 88 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath... Read more...

Custody for threatening behaviour
14/07/2014, by in Headlines, News

A man who pleaded guilty to entering a house uninvited, threatening a woman sleeping there and behaving aggressively, was sent back to custody when he appeared at Lerwick Sheriff Court today. The court heard that Matthew Smith, 29, of Stanegarth, Lerwick, had gone into the house in the town's Bruce... Read more...

‘Lights Out’ as mark of respect
1 comment, 14/07/2014, by in News

The floodlights at Lerwick Town Hall will be turned off for an hour next month to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Shetland Islands Council is supporting a nation-wide Lights Out initiative in memory of the conflict's beginning. Everyone in the UK is being encouraged to t... Read more...

Conochies clinches top retailing prize
0 comments, 11/07/2014, by in News

Conochies on Lerwick's Commercial Street has been recognised as one of the best greeting card retailers in the UK.The shop was picked out at this year's greeting card retailing awards - effectionately known as the Retas - when it won the prize for being the best card shop in Scotland.The ann... Read more...

Extra North Isles ferries to run tomorrow
1 comment, 11/07/2014, by in News

Extra ferries will be running tomorrow between Unst, Yell and Fetlar. The Unst Yoal regatta is being held in Unst tomorrow and all ferries into the isle have been fully booked. As a result extra services are being provided. These are as follows: Ferries leaving Gutcher to Belmont: 09:30; 10:00; 1... Read more...