19th February 2020

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Shetland Space Centre satellite launch plan gets £2m boost

• Leonne International, a private equity firm, has invested more than £2m in Shetland Space Centre (SSC).

• The cash boost will be used to develop a launch site and ground station at Saxa Vord, Unst.

• The space centre aims to be up and running by late 2021.

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Report highlights health needs of those in criminal justice system

• People in criminal justice system are of poorer health than others, an NHS report has shown.

• Report examined issues such as death rates as a result of substance misuse as well as poor mental health

• It calls ‘much wider network’ of agencies to support a public health approach to dealing with the causes and effects of crime

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Lerwick Sheriff Court
Lerwick Sheriff Court

Ex-cop admits attempting to destroy assault evidence

• Former police officer  admits perverting the course of justice.

• He pleads guilty minutes before Aberdeen trial was due to begin.

• Woman also in court and admits assault.

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Bakka van granted street trading licence on appeal

  • Bakka knitwear van granted a street trading licence to trade from two sites in Lerwick’s town centre.
  • Confusion reigned at the meeting with some councillors, and Dr MacGregor, unsure of what they were being asked to consider.
  • Objectors “jealous of my success”, she said.
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  • Borrowed Time
    Borrowed Time

    Debt, social mobility and the Fetlar Clearances: the Nicolsons of Brough Lodge. View More…

  • And that\'s the way of it
    And that\'s the way of it

    The fascinating life of a man who not only played an important part in the D-Day landings, but whose memory spans almost a century of unparalleled and tumultuous technological change. View More…

  • Shetland and the Greenland Whaling
    Shetland and the Greenland Whaling

    For the first time the full story of Shetland vital contribution to the Greenland fishery is told. The economic and social implications of the bloody trade is discussed in detail. View More…

  • Seabirds and Seals
    Seabirds and Seals

    An entertaining and thoughtful account of a quarter century’s voyages around just two of Shetland’s hundred islands. View More…

  • Fast Fish
    Fast Fish

    Davy Clark left home to find work at the Antarctic whaling. He found it. Rough, tough, dirty and dangerous work at that. But he also found friendships and camaraderie. This is his story. View More…