6th February 2016
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Happy Christmas for Rona the draatsi
3 comments, 31/12/2015, by in Headlines, News

She may have stood little chance of survival when she was discovered on a fishing boat under some rags, but an orphaned baby otter is now fighting fit.The young cub was quickly taken to the Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary, run by Jan and Pete Bevington, after she was last month found on a fishing b... Read more...

Power down after overnight gales
0 comments, 29/12/2015, by in News

Gale-force winds caused power cuts in various parts of Shetland overnight.According to Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE), 32 customers in Unst lost power at 9pm, but were expected to be restored by 9.40am today.Another 27 customers were cut off just before 11pm due to a damaged pole, but we... Read more...

Drug dealer stabbed after supplying paracetomol
23/12/2015, by in News

A Lerwick resident stabbed a drug dealer after being sold paracetomol instead of cocaine, Inverness Sheriff Court heard yesterday.Ross MacDougall, 27, who was described as a prisoner at Inverness, but comes from Shetland, appeared from custody and admitted striking 26-year-old Garry Macdonald wi... Read more...