11th February 2016
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Councillors condemn ‘worst settlement’ as budget agreed

Councillors have today agreed a “balanced budget” despite hefty cuts in the settlement from the Scottish government that sees the SIC grant down about 5.1 per cent compared with some other Scottish council grant cuts of 1.5 per cent. (more…) Read more...

Baby rescued from locked car
24/01/2016, by in News, Public Affairs

A baby had to be rescued by firemen after being locked in a car last night (Saturday). The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service had no information on how the child came to be locked in the vehicle that was parked at Annsbrae Place, Lerwick, however one fire engine from the town arrived on scene at th... Read more...

Washing machine on fire

Fire engines from Lerwick and Scalloway were called to attend a fire in Brae when insufficient crew numbers prevented a response from the local brigade. The units from Lerwick and Scalloway arrived at the house in Gossaford, Brae, half-an-hour after the emergency call was received by the fire servi... Read more...