2nd April 2015
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Police target doorstep crime and driving offenders

• Campaign will be aimed at bogus callers who target the vulnerable

• Operation is run by the police and trading standards officers

• Unmarked car will patrol the roads after a successful trial run

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Lerwick Police Station Main Sign
Lerwick Police Station Main Sign

‘Jekyll and Hyde’ character jailed for six months

• A repeat offender was imprisoned for six months at Lerwick Sheriff Court today.

• Owen Haughian admitted assaults and abusive and threatening behaviour in a police car.

• Sheriff says: “This is in some ways a tragic case if you are a Jekyll and Hyde character.”

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Lerwick Sheriff Court
Lerwick Sheriff Court

Highways plan for Commercial Street

• Plans are being drawn up to introduce unrestricted vehicular access to Commercial Street.

• Move would hereald an end to pedestrianisation in Lerwick town centre.

• Some retailers are considering installing a drive-thru service.

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Commercial Street View
Commercial Street View

General Election candidates clash over ferry fares

• Two of the Shetland and Orkney parliamentary candidates are at loggerheads over ferry fares.

• Alistair Carmichael describes exclusion of ferry services to Orkney and Shetland from RET as “unjustifiable”.

• SNP’s Danus Skene says Mr Carmichael needs to “do his sums”.

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  • Shetland Food and Cooking
    Shetland Food and Cooking

    A selection of recipes using traditional as well as contemporary ideas. Explores traditions and heritage, as well as the fantastic choices of local produce available today. View More…

  • Hairst is Coosed
    Hairst is Coosed

    Rhoda Bulter is arguably Shetland’s best-known and best-loved poet. Her 4 previous books are produced together for the first time and along with new material this collection boasts 194 dialect poems. View More…

  • The Literature of Shetland
    The Literature of Shetland

    The first ever history of Shetland\\\'s literature, covering over two centuries of creative work. Bringing many obscure local authors into the light, and offers new and insightful readings of better-known figures. View More…

  • Diana

    The whale ship, Diana, left Lerwick in early May 1866, bound for the Greenland whaling.
This journal is an astonishing record of endurance of that fateful trip View More…

  • Born a Beachcomber
    Born a Beachcomber

    Born in the last year of the Great War on a croft in the north of Unst, Thomas Mathieson escaped the hard toil of the croft for a life at sea, leading to adventures he never dreamed imaginable. View More…