Tories under fire, patient travel plans and a local firm making a big splash in this week’s Shetland Times
• One of the candidates in next month’s council elections has pleaded for constituents not to vote for him, calling his appearance on the ballot papers a “cock-up”.
• NHS Shetland is exploring alternative options to sending patients on the ferry for hospital appointments, chairman Ian Kinniburgh has said.
• Alistair Carmichael plans to compete once more for Liberal Democrat votes following this week’s shock announcement of a snap general election.
• Shetland Composites have been making waves with a special machine for surfing fans.
• We hear from voters in Lerwick South and the North Isles wards.
• American songstress Laura Cortese speaks her return to the isles and a fondness of Shetland.