Service disruption due to weather
Details of any weather related disruption to Council services across Shetland will be listed here.
Severe Weather Disruptions
We will issue alerts on our Facebook page and on Twitter.
Scottish and Southern Energy Networks
Power outages and damage to poles or cables should be reported by calling 105 or using the Power Track App
The public are urged not to approach any fallen power lines.
Ready Scotland also provides useful information to prepare and respond to severe weather.
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)
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
Inter-island Ferries Information
- 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 the Bookings 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.
- Northlink has operational news at: www.northlinkferries.co.uk/opsnews/
- Loganair has their latest travel advice on their newspage at: www.loganair.co.uk/about/news/
- Sumburgh Airport has arrivals and departure details on their website: www.hial.co.uk/sumburgh-airport/
For more information on Youth Clubs across Shetland contact 01595 744490 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
- Mobile Library schedules can be found online
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.