Politics


Whalsay Leave voter unusually quiet this week

HUXTER – A man who voted Leave in the EU referendum one week had has been unusually quiet this week. Anti-EU fisherman Robbie Shearer, who had been very animated in the build up to the referendum and…


Tavish to rule Shetland for next 482 years

LERWICK BOWLS HALL – Local MSP is set to continue to his democratically mandated reign of terror for another 482 years, after triumphing at the ballot box last night. Mr Scott used his victory speech to…


Dismay as cuts end vital drug and alcohol service

In a community with sky-high rates of alcohol and drug abuse, our society cannot find the means to fund a service purpose-built to treat alcoholics and drug addicts, it has emerged. The Community Alcohol and…






Carmichael released into the wild

HILLSWICK – Northern Isles MP Alistair Carmichael was officially released back into the wild today from the Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary. Da Bonxie broke the news that Carmichael sought political asylum at the Sanctuary in August….


Drop Carmichael on Syria instead, insist constituents

SHETNEWS COMMENTS SECTION – Shetlanders have today called on the UK Government to halt planned air strikes on Islamic State in Syria and instead drop Isles MP Alistair Carmichael. Their online comments come after it emerged…


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