Adverse Weather Information

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.

Weather Warnings

Met Office logoThe Met Office issues weather warnings ahead of any severe weather events.

Latest information from the Met Office can be found at:
www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings/


Roads Information

Roads Weather Stations

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)


Schools Notices

Our schools' contact information is available in our schools directory


Public Bus Services Information

Latest news of any disruption to public or school bus services will be available on the Voicebanks below:

  • Bus services voicebank - 01595 745744
  • School Transport voicebank - 01595 745743

Bus timetables are available at: www.zettrans.org.uk/bus/BusTimetables.asp or at travel.shetland.org


Inter-island Ferries Information

Service Status - check if your ferry is running:

  • Voicebanks-;will have the latest updates:
    • Bluemull 01595 743971
    • Yell 01595 743972
    • Whalsay 01595 743973
    • Bressay 01595 743974
    • Skerries 01595 743975
    • Papa Stour 01595 743977
    • Fair Isle 01595 743978
  • Please see theBookings page for contact details. Online bookings can also be made.

Day Care Services

Day Care Service provision at our care centres may be affected with the adverse weather. Service users will be contacted directly by staff to discuss alternative provision. Anyone with queries on this service should contact the relevant care centre.


Off-island travel


Youth Clubs

For more information on Youth Clubs across Shetland contact 01595 744490 or email youth.services@shetland.gov.uk


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

For any weather related queries about the opening of our Games Halls please contact Sport & Leisure on 01595 744006 during office hours.


Where else to look / listen

BBC Radio Shetland (92.7 FM) will be on air with the lunchtime bulletins at 12.30pm and in the evening bulletin at 5.30pm. In the morning, any school closures in Shetland may be broadcast on BBC Radio Orkney (also 92.7 FM) from 7.30-8.00am.

Updates will also be provided on the BBC Radio Shetland Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/bbcradioshetland/

SIBC (96.2 FM) carries regular messages on morning decisions of school closures over the breakfast period. Messages of closures during the day are normally included in all news bulletins.

The Shetland News website will also carry regular updates, as will The Shetland Times.