About Your Council

Council Meetings

In order to delegate its main functions, the Council has established the following committees:

  • Policy and Resources Committee
  • Education and Families Committee
  • Development Committee
  • Environment and Transport Committee

The Shetland Islands Council and NHS Shetland also established an Integration Joint Board [IJB], which has responsiblity for delegated functions related to health and social care.

The Council has also appointed other committees and boards to conduct legislative requirements or oversee the work of the Council in a range of areas. These are:

  • Planning Committee
  • Licensing Committee
  • Audit Committee
  • Harbour Board

All of these committees form the political management framework for the Council.

You can find out more about the functions of these committees and boards by visiting our governance and constitutional documents page.

Meetings Dates

Most meetings of the Council and its committees are held in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Lerwick, and all meetings are open to the public. Meeting dates, minutes and agendas, as well as information about councillors and other meetings that councillors are involved in, can be found in the Council meeting calendar.