Operational note: Linkspan replaced at Vidlin ferry terminal
The linkspan at Vidlin ferry terminal has been replaced this week by local contractors Malakoff Limited, working for Shetland Islands Council.
UK Community Renewal Fund
The UK government is providing £220m funding through the UK Community Renewal Fund to help local areas prepare for the launch of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund in 2022.
Operational note: Cash payments reintroduced on ferries
From Monday 26th April 2021, cash will once again be accepted for fare payments on all Shetland Islands Council Ferries.
Convener positive about future tanker movements
Council Convener Malcolm Bell has commented on the positive outcome of recent discussions with the oil industry over oil tankers anchoring near Shetland’s coast.
Operational note: Easing of Covid restrictions for transport
Restrictions on travel across Scotland will be eased from next Monday (26th) as the whole of Scotland moves into Covid Protection Level Three.
Gull nesting season
Shetland Islands Council is advising property owners and council tenants to get in touch if they have any problems with gulls nests on rooftops.
Operational Note: Vidlin linkspan work to begin next week
Shetland Islands Council will next week begin essential work on the linkspan at Vidlin Ferry Terminal.
Statement - Reaction to Covid relaxations
The Political Leader of Shetland Islands Council has reacted to today's announcement by the First Minister that Shetland will remain in Covid Protection Level Three.
Deadline approaches to register to vote
Anyone not yet registered to vote at the forthcoming Scottish Parliament Election on Thursday 6th May has until midnight on Monday 19th April to be added to the Register of Electors.
Death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
The Convener of Shetland Islands Council and the Lord Lieutenant for Shetland comment on the sad news that Prince Philip has died today.