In this week’s Shetland Times

In this week’s (Friday, 6th October) edition of The Shetland Times:

  • Parents call for action over bullying concerns.
  • Drug dealer jailed after stash and cash found in raid.
  • “Depraved” paedophile with obsession for soiled nappies jailed.
  • Sale of Loganair on hold.
  • “Horrifying” windfarm in Yell given green light as residents slam approval.
  • Police launch recruitment drive to bring more Shetlanders onto force.
  • Pilot Us future given focus as meeting hears public opinion.
  • SPORT: Report from women’s hockey inter county as blues end 20-year wait.
  • SPORT: Whalsay runner almost goes the distance to beat record.


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  • John Harding

    • October 9th, 2023 10:11

    If people are worried about bullying, drugs and possible future knife crime then having police in school will only make it worse! Look at America, there are more school shootings than ever. I myself was held at knifepoint by 4 men in Mossbank, and upon reporting this crime to the Police for the first time I was told that I have to get my witness to come forward before they will even investigate. I was Bullied pretty much non stop from Primary 4 to Secondary 4. The teachers were sometimes even worse than the bullies, punishing children who can’t do their homework, without even asking why they couldn’t do it, without saying “EXCUSES!” 80 to 90 percent of the time. This is why I never told anyone at School, what happened to me, despite thinking about it repeatedly. I can’t get justice for that crime, so all I can do is say, if you pull a knife on me, I will give you everything that 44 years of non stop fear gave me, no matter how Professional you think you are! Please feel free to share my contact details!


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