Walls Brownies’ leader Angela Leask speak to podcast host Marjolein Robertson about the Waas Up-Helly-A’. On Friday, 30th March, the Brownies will don their Viking outfits to celebrate the last Up Helly Aa of the season. Angela explains the origins of the 30 year old celebration on the Westside and talks about the benefits for the bairns involved and the community as a whole.
‘Really?’ – The Scotsman apologises after headline implies Shetland is in the Hebrides
The Scotsman has apologised after a headline on the cover of its Saturday magazine referred to Shetland star Douglas Henshall as a “Hebridean hero”.
Many social media users pointed out that neither the show, nor its star, are from or based in the Hebrides.
In Monday’s paper, The Scotsman published a correction and apologised for the error.
“In Saturday’s magazine, a headline on the cover incorrectly placed Shetland in the Hebrides,” the page two correction read.
“Shetland is, of course, part of the Northern Isles.”
Mr Henshall had responded to the mistake by posting a photo of the magazine cover to Twitter, writing: “Hebridean? Really?”
Shetland makes its long-awaited return to TV screens on Wednesday night.
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Two drivers receive warnings during roads policing operation
A roads policing initiative has seen two drivers given warnings.
Police in Shetland said officers were out today (Monday) in Yell and Unst carrying out speed and vehicle checks.
The drivers were warned for “minor faults”.
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NorthLink warns of possible disruption to ferries
NorthLink has warned of the possibility of disruption to its ferries later this week.
The ferry operator said there could be disruption to Wednesday and Thursday night’s sailings, going by the present forecasts.
More updates will follow later in the week.
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