29th July 2015
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Drink driver jailed for six and a half years
16/06/2015, by in Headlines, News

A drink driver who killed a man after ignoring pleas to slow down has been locked up for six and a half years.John Pottinger, 21, of South Whiteness, was described as "pretty drunk" when he got behind the wheel of his Volkswagen car, having been at a disco in Burra.He later ploughed into ped... Read more...

New bus book a spotter’s delight
1 comment, 14/06/2015, by in News

A book to delight all “bus spotters” and the wider public is being published next month, focusing on the history of independent transport operators in the Scottish Islands.Author Richard Gadsby’s book has the title A fleet history of Pre-War Independent Operators in the Scottish Islands, b... Read more...

Row developing over fishing grounds
26 comments, 13/06/2015, by in News

Trawler skippers are calling for separation zones between local boats and UK-registered Spanish gill netters that are competing for the same fishing grounds north and west of Shetland.Relations between the local fleet and the encroaching flagships are said to be increasingly fraught, with trawle... Read more...

New hatchery officially opens
0 comments, 13/06/2015, by in Headlines, News

The new high-tech salmon hatchery at Girlsta was today officially opened, marking a major achievement in the local seafood sector.The large £15 million development has created 16 highly-trained new jobs. It will operate 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.Fully fitted with modern equipment, the... Read more...

In this week’s Shetland Times
0 comments, 12/06/2015, by in News

In this week's Shetland Times:• Amenity, arts and recreational trusts are left seeking ways to plug significant funding gaps after Shetland Charitable Trust's decision to tighten its belt.• A Facebook campaign against "extortionate" air fares to and from Scottish isles have gained more t... Read more...