6th July 2015
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Sturgeon promises Crown Estate cash and local involvement in management

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said that islands like Shetland will benefit from all the income generated from activities within 12 miles of the shore.Speaking at a meeting of the Convention of the Highlands and Islands (COHI) in Kirkwall on Monday, the first she has attended since becoming... Read more...

In this week’s Shetland Times
29/05/2015, by in Headlines, News

In this week’s Shetland Times:• We have extensive coverage of Alistair Carmichael’s decision to remain as isles MP following the row over his role in the leaking of a private memo to smear the First Minister.• Secondary school departments in Mid Yell and Whalsay could be safe from cl... Read more...

Seven and a half months for wife beater
27/05/2015, by in News

A man is beginning a seven-and-a-half-month prison sentence after he admitted assaulting his wife.Ricardo Kortram, 49, of North Road in Lerwick, was previously remanded after he pleaded guilty to several charges.Kortram had been due to appear in the dock last month after being charged with c... Read more...