Operational Note: Changes to accounts and fares on inter-island ferries
There will be changes to the way that passengers pay for travel on inter-island ferries from 1st April 2023.
Roads Notice: B9071 Laxo to Vidlin – Closure, Friday 17th March
The B9071 between Laxo and Vidlin will be closed during the day tomorrow (Friday 17th) to remove fuel and recover the tanker that has come off the road near the Skelberry junction.
Operational note: Household collections, West Mainland
Due to unforeseen vehicle breakdowns, Council staff have been unable to collect from households in the West Mainland today (Thursday).
Roads Notice: B9071 Laxo to Vidlin
A fuel tanker has come off the road on the B9071 between Laxo and Vidlin and drivers are asked to proceed with caution until the vehicle can be safely recovered.
Shetland Islands Council agrees 2023/24 Budget
Councillors yesterday (Thursday) approved budget plans for the coming financial year at a meeting of Shetland Islands Council.
Winter weather – Wednesday 15th March
Weather is expected to improve today but with poor road conditions in places, some schools will remain closed and there are changes to school transport this morning.
Operational note: Heavy snow showers and strong winds expected
With heavy snow showers forecast to continue, combined with increasing winds, Shetland Islands Council is asking drivers to consider whether they need to travel today.
Road closure notice: B9075 Kergord route closed due to snow
Due to drifting snow, the B9075 road through Kergord will be closed to all through traffic until further notice.
All schools closed due to snow
With more snowfall overnight, all schools in Shetland will be CLOSED today (Tuesday 14th March)
Operational Note: Household Collections
With recycling and black bag collections missed in many areas last week due to weather conditions, Council staff will attempt to catch up on collections this week and most likely into next week.