19th February 2020

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Bail after alleged text message and pharmacy offence

• Scalloway resident accused of fraudulently obtaining medication from Lerwick pharmacy.

• Alexander Forbesis alleged to have pretended to staff that he had permission to collect prescription

• He is also said to have sent a sexually explicit text message to a woman on Valentine’s Day

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Lerwick Sheriff Court
Lerwick Sheriff Court

The String to close in ‘next few weeks’

• The directors of the cafe bar The String have announced “with some reluctance” that they intend to cease trading.

• Directors said they were devastated, in particular for the permanent staff facing redundancy.

• The String opened its doors in August 2018 and will vacate the building on 31st March.

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Flint’s given permission to turn into flats

  • Flint’s secures planning permission for apartment plans.
  • Works can now begin on redevelopment of pub.
  • D.G Leslie shop to remain open.
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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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    Borrowed Time

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    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…

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    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…

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    Seabirds and Seals

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

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    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…