27th February 2020

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Teenager out of pocket after late night assault outside nightclub

• Teen left over £400 out of pocket after festive night out aggression

• Henry Oldbury threatened door staff at Posers on 21st December

• He also assaulted a doorman by spitting in his face

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First cruise ship of the season arrives amid global coronavirus concerns

  • The first cruise ship of the 2020 cruise season has arrived into Lerwick this morning.
  • Fridtjof Nansen is the first of 114 cruise ships currently scheduled to visit the Lerwick harbour this year.
  • The cruise season begins amid ongoing fears of the spread of coronavirus.
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Council tax hike a political choice, member argues

• A councillor unsuccessfully railed against a council tax hike of 4.84 per cent.

• Tax hike could increase the funds generated by £569,000.

• But council could “mitigate” the rise with a draw from £350 million-plus reserve fund.

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Fire at Total gas plant extinguished

  • Fire at Total gas plant extinguished.
  • Crews from all over Shetland called to scene.
  • Brae crew examine scene.
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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…