Thursday May 9
Logan SF34 near Kirkwall on May 9th 2013, loss of cabin pressure due to rear cargo door
A Loganair Saab 340B on behalf of Flybe, registration G-LGNF performing flight BE-6774 from Aberdeen,SC to Shetland Islands,SC with 17 passengers and 3 crew, was enroute near Kirkwall,SC when a problem with the aft cargo door caused the loss of cabin pressure.
Wed May 08, 2013
RFID, GPS Bring Visibility to Construction of BP Oil Platform
Global oil and gas company BP is employing a combined solution utilizing radio frequency identification and GPS technologies to track every component that it ships from its European warehouses to South Korea, as part of a $10 billion project to build a new offshore oil platform for use in the North Sea.
Mon May 06, 2013
Visiting folkies applaud "amazing" landscape and festival hospitality
Islanders once more turned out in their droves to see over a dozen visiting acts fiddling, strumming, picking and singing their way through 24 concerts over four days at the Shetland Folk Festival.
Gray: squandering of oil money since 2000 caused SIC spending crisis
Shetland Islands Council would not be facing any school closures or cuts to its ferries budget if it hadn't squandered tens of millions of pounds from its oil reserves since 2000.
Thu May 02, 2013
We have a one bedroom, two person, single storey, semi-detached Sheltered house available to rent.
Plymouth Evening Herald
Plymouth adventurer plans to kayak to Norway
Plymouth adventurer Peter Goss has announced plans to attempt a crossing from Scotland to Norway by sea kayak this summer.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
The Lake Stevens Journal Online
Local musicians offering free concert
Scotland comes to Everett May 5 as the Northwest Scottish Fiddlers, based out of Edmonds, performs at 2 p.m., at the main Everett Public Library auditorium, downtown Everett.
"There Is Another World in Our World": A Conversation with J. M. Ledgard
Some critics have compared J. M. Ledgard's novels to the writings of W. G. Sebald, Italo Calvino, and J. M. Coetzee.
Bell will use Faroese meeting to lobby for Norrona sailings to be restored
The SIC will this week renew diplomatic ties with Faroe - partly in the hope of getting Smyril Line ferry the NorrA na to stop off in the isles again.
The best sunrises in Europe
Shetland is once again attracting positive attention from the world of tourism, this time for the quality of its sunrises.
Sat Apr 27, 2013
Years of dedication pay off as Gary is honoured for TA service
When Gary Irvine signed up to serve as a soldier in the Territorial Army, he would not have believed his new-found hobby would last for almost 30 years.
Thu Apr 25, 2013
What's On in Shetland - May 2013 + on
Useful numbers: Islesburgh Community Centre - 01595 745100; Shetland Amenity Trust - 01595 694688; Shetland Arts - 01595 743843; Shetland Box Office - or 01595 745555; Shetland Museum & Archives - 01595 695057.
Wed Apr 24, 2013
Offshore platform gets new lease of life at North-East port
AN offshore oil rig platform, which braved the rough North Seas for more than 20 years, has been given a A 250,000 new lease of life at a North-East port.