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Halcrow sends mayday after mast breaks

Andrew Halcrow has been forced to call a halt to his second attempt at circumnavigating the globe after the mast on his yacht Elsi Arrub broke in harsh conditions. The "devastated" sailer from Burra was struggling in poor weather west of Cape Horn when the incident took place today. Mr Halcrow is ... Read more...

Skilled staff shortages
10 comments, 07/03/2014, by in Headlines, News

Painters and joiners could be retrained by the council as it looks to fill vacancies left due to other skilled workers being snapped up by the private sector. This was the situation explained by the director of infrastructure services Maggie Sandison fol­low­ing a meeting of the harbour board yes... Read more...

Early sailing
0 comments, 05/03/2014, by in News

Serco NorthLink is bringing forward its southbound sailing tonight due to strong winds and sea state. The ferry Hjaltland is scheduled to depart Lerwick sailing for Kirkwall and Aberdeen at 5.30pm, but will now leave at 4.30pm. Check-in opens at 3pm, and final check-in time is 4pm. Read more...

Joint push for new housing
39 comments, 04/03/2014, by in Headlines, News

A joint push is to be made to build hundreds of houses on "the only large scale development site in central Shetland". Members of Lerwick Community Council were told last night that Shetland Leasing and Property Developments Ltd (SLAP) had reached an agreement in principle to sell land at Staney ... Read more...