28th November 2015
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Trondra shellfish site gets the go-ahead

A shellfish site off Trondra has been allowed to increase in size after being given the go-ahead by Shetland Islands Council.East Voe Shellfish Ltd applied for planning permission to increase the length of four 200-metre twin headline longlines to 220 metres, retrospectively, as well as adding t... Read more...

Trial set after Hill denies vandalism charge
14/10/2015, by in News

Outspoken Shetland independence campaigner Stuart Hill has appeared at Lerwick Sheriff Court accused of vandalism.Hill, 72, of Ocraquoy, Cunningsburgh, denied wilfully or recklessly destroying the closed property at North Bridge Stores in Cunningsburgh.He is accused of forcing open the side ... Read more...

Assault man will have to pay almost £4,000
13/10/2015, by in News

A man's behaviour was "approaching evil" when he assaulted his ex-partner at the Brae Hotel, Lerwick Sheriff Court has heard.Sheriff Philip Mann said Andrew Smith, 33, of Treefields, Buckingham, intended to cause "maximum embarrassment, and probably maximum pain" when the 30-year-old carried out... Read more...

Jury trial begins for man accused of abduction
12/10/2015, by in News

A man has been accused of abducting his former girlfriend at the Brae Hotel earlier this year.Andrew Smith, 33, is facing trial by jury after being accused of seizing the woman by the hair on 20th January.He is alleged to have dragged her across a room, causing her to strike her head – ren... Read more...