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  • Knitting By the Fireside and on the Hillside

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  • The Other Titanic

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Four Covid cases highlighted in latest figures

7 hours 49 min ago

There have been four new cases of coronavirus in the isles today [Wednesday], according to the latest figures.

Data compiled by the Scottish government shows 25 cases in the latest seven days total.

There have been a total of 1,058 Covid cases in the isles since the crisis began.

Sentence deferred after stamping attack

9 hours 15 min ago

A man who left his footprint on another man’s face after repeatedly stamping on his head has had his sentence deferred for reports.

Matthew Robert Williamson, 21, admitted using a metal baton to strike his victim on the head and body at an address in Brae on 9th May.

He also repeatedly punched and kicked him while he was on the ground, and stamped on his head.

Procurator fiscal Duncan MacKenzie said the attack was so severe that Williamson’s footprint was left “quite noticeably” on the victim’s face.

Williamson, of Norgaet, Lerwick, had attacked the man because he had felt he had been spreading rumours about him.

Sheriff Ian Cruickshank said it was an “unwritten rule” that stamping on someone’s head was “just about as bad as it can get”.

In response, defence agent Tommy Allan said he “can’t argue with that”.

Williamson’s sentence was deferred for a criminal justice social work report and the baton was forfeited.

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NorthLink gives update on weather disruption

11 hours 24 min ago

NorthLink’s southbound sailing will not call into Kirkwall this evening because of the poor weather.

The ferry operator says the Hjaltland will sail directly to Aberdeen from Lerwick.

She is expected to sail from the Holmsgarth terminal at 8pm, two and a half hours later than normal.

The vessel is expected to arrive in Aberdeen at 9am tomorrow.

Meanwhile, the Hrossey is due to begin her northbound voyage from Aberdeen at 7pm.

Services on the Pentland Firth are expected to operate to the scheduled timetable today (Wednesday).

However, the northbound freight sailing of the Hildasay from Aberdeen has been called off. She had been due to sail for Lerwick at 6pm.

She is now expected to sail to Kirkwall on 1am tomorrow (Thursday).

The Helliar is meanwhile expected to sail to Lerwick from Aberdeen tomorrow at 6pm.

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    October 29, 2021 | 6.02am

Eight new Covid cases reported

December 7, 2021 | 2.09pm

There have been eight new cases of coronavirus in the isles today (Tuesday), according to the latest Scottish government figures.

The new figures bring the latest seven day total to 25.

A total of 1,054 coronavirus cases have been reported in the isles since the pandemic began.

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Hospitality students get creative juices flowing

December 7, 2021 | 10.43am

Hospitality students have helped spread festive cheer with an impressive spread.

They sold pancakes, waffles and fruit juice they had made in their Skills for Work course at Shetland UHI.

The Skills for Work courses offer a chance to acquire hands on practical skills that could help young people secure a job in the future.

Courses are chosen by high school pupils in S2 and completed in S3 and/or S4.

The S4 students – Daniel Percival, Timothy Li, Simone Anderson, Logan Ruthven, Sawitree Chaiyarat and Joe Kent – came up with the idea to host an event at the Lerwick campus canteen called It’s a Flippin’ Juice Bar.

Lecturer Raymond Smith said: “The team did an excellent job of planning and organising the Flippin’ Juice Bar and got to practice important real life roles and responsibilities required in a working environment.

“Their ideas ranged from a sit down breakfast to a Scottish brunch, but they decided on their Flippin’ Juice stall because the idea of healthy tropical seasonal fruits served with the options of waffles and pancakes really appealed to them.”

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NorthLink services face disruption due to weather

December 7, 2021 | 9.51am

NorthLink has issued an early disruption warning to its customers, with both north and southbound sailings tonight [Tuesday] cancelled.

The ferry operator says weather forecasts indicate the possibility of disruption until Thursday.

Hjaltland’s southbound sailing on Wednesday is also in doubt, with a stop-off in Kirkwall under review and highly likely to be cancelled.

Should that be the case, the vessel is expected to depart Lerwick at 9pm and sail direct to Aberdeen.

But her arrival there may be subject to weather related delays, and she may not berth until mid-morning on Thursday.

The forecast has also had an impact on freight services.

Cargo vessel Helliar was due to leave Aberdeen for Kirkwall and Lerwick at 3pm today, but this sailing has also been called off.

Helliar is now expected to depart Aberdeen sailing for Lerwick at 6pm on Thursday.

Pentland firth crossings are also facing disruption.

Santa switches lights on as Christmas parade makes welcome return

December 4, 2021 | 4.50pm
Olaf even made an appearance, alongside Maunsie the Market Cross.

Santa Claus swapped his sleigh for the lifeboat today (Saturday) as he lit up Lerwick’s tree in the Living Lerwick Christmas parade.

Vikings, Olaf from Frozen, Maunsie the Market Cross and even a goat paraded through the street this afternoon before Santa had the honour of switching on the Christmas lights.

Excited bairns and families filled the route to wave him along as he signalled the start of the countdown to Christmas.

The event was returning for the first time since 2019.

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Final call for calendar photo entries

November 29, 2021 | 4.33pm

Keen photographers have less than a week to enter their submissions for The Shetland Times 2022 calendar.

The closing date for entries is this Friday (3rd December) so do not leave it too late to get your entries in.

The glossy 2022 calendar will be included free with the newspaper over the festive period and could feature one of your images.

Your entry could be a scenic shot, a spectacular wildlife image or maybe a photo that tells a story about life in Shetland.

The photo must be taken in the isles and be landscape-format rather than portrait.

A high-resolution version will be required, and entrants are asked to send in a maximum of three submissions per person.

A shortlist of 12 entries will be selected before readers get to vote for their favourite at www.shetlandtimes.co.uk.

The chosen image will be printed on the calendar and will grace the walls of offices, kitchens and workshops around the isles throughout next year.

Entries can be emailed to editorial@shetlandtimes.co.uk with “Calendar Competition” as the subject title or by sending your files at www.shetlandtimes.co.uk/share.

Mail delivery is back on track

November 29, 2021 | 2.27pm

After several days without a mail delivery, the first mail carrier since Thursday arrived at Sumburgh Airport this morning (Monday).

A scheduled air delivery was turned back on Friday as Storm Arwen approached from the north, bringing with it 67mph wind gusts.

Arwen continued to wreak havoc as it reached the mainland, closing Aberdeen Airport the following day leading to a second day without mail.

The Met Office has forecast light to moderate winds and rain for the remainder of the week.

Town hall lit red ahead of Remembrance Sunday

November 13, 2021 | 9.03am

The Lerwick Town Hall was lit red last night (Friday) ahead of Remembrance Sunday.

Shetland Islands Council joined the ‘Light Up Red’ event, with the town hall also set to be lit red tonight (Saturday).

This year marks 100 years since the poppy was adopted as a symbol of remembrance, and SIC convener Malcolm Bell said he was pleased the town hall could mark this “particularly important milestone”.

Photographer captures stunning shot of orca sending porpoise flying

November 9, 2021 | 2.30pm

Photographer Peter Tinkler captured this incredible picture of a female orca sending her prey flying on Friday afternoon.

The shot shows a porpoise, also known as a neesick, soaring through the air at Gulberwick after being attacked by the killer whale.

Mr Tinkler said she was one of four whales from the well-known 27s pod which had been tracking porpoises through the area.

He said the whales were “in stealth mode” as they followed their prey before attacking them.

“It was amazing to watch,” he said.

“I just happened to be looking at the right place.”

The wildlife photographer, who posts images to his Instagram account @windnwaves_shetland, said the picture had been shared “hundreds of times” already.

VIDEO: Visit the Hallowe’en House…if you dare!

October 24, 2021 | 8.12pm

Visitors to Krista and Colin Tulloch’s house this week are in for a real fright.

The couple have transformed their home, in Hardbrakes Place, Dunrossness, into a spooky Hallowe’en House complete with moving window displays and skeletons galore in the garden.

Krista told The Shetland Times: “We really just want everyone to enjoy a bit of Hallowe’en fun and magic both young and old and in the process hopefully raise some money in aid of Ability Shetland which we have donation tins on the fence for.”

This year’s display is their biggest yet and also their last here as they are moving soon.

Krista said: “You never know what might appear – dancing skeletons, ghosts, Frankenstein or werewolves.”

The display was switched on tonight (Sunday) and will run from 6.30pm to 10.30pm every evening until Sunday.


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