service disruption due to weather
Details of any weather related disruption to Council services across Shetland will be listed here.
We will also issue alerts on Twitter. Follow @ShetIslandsCll
The Met Office issues weather alerts ahead of any forecast of adverse weather.
Public Transport Information
School Closure Information
Roads Weather Stations (available winter only)
If you require a road condition report during adverse weather conditions, contact:
Roads - tel: 01595 744866
(Office hours, extended during bad snow conditions)
(you can also contact the Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency)
Library Van Information
Please phone the Library on 01595 743868 for information
The Library website will be updated as soon as possible if there are changes
Games Hall Information
Any disruption will be posted on our Leisure Facilities page
Bin Bag Collection Information
UPDATE: Friday 29th January 2016, 1400hrs
Council staff have been unable to complete today's household waste collections in parts of Shetland, due to the strong winds. Any households who have not had their black bags collected today, should leave them out again next Friday .
Where else to look / listen
If there is a likelihood of serious disruption caused by snow, BBC Radio Shetland will be on air. They are able to broadcast a bulletin at 06:54, 07:26 just before Radio Orkney, 07:57 just before the eight o'oclock news and then, if needed, later bulletins at 08:26 and just before nine. These will normally provide updates from the Head of Schools and Roads Inspector. The Shetland News website will also carry regular updates, as will The Shetland Times.
SIBC (96.2 FM) carries messages on morning decisions of closure over the breakfast period at approximately ten minute intervals, including within all news bulletins, starting from the time of the decision, (usually around 06:30), until just after 08:30. Messages of closures during the day are carried from the time of decision and then every three to four minutes at first and then at wider intervals and in all news bulletins for the required period. When a decision to close is taken the afternoon before, including a Sunday, this is carried within all news bulletins during the evening and through the night and the next morning's breakfast period.