Sheep importers urged to prevent infections reaching the isles
With increased numbers of sheep arriving in the isles, Shetland Islands Council is urging importers to continue to take steps to protect Shetland’s high health status.
S4 to S6 pupils receive their qualifications
A total of 572 secondary pupils in Shetland will receive their Scottish Qualifications Agency (SQA) grades today by text, email or post.
Operational note – Local transport safety measures from Mon 9th August
Scotland will move beyond Level 0 on Monday. Baseline safety measures will remain and passengers should continue to follow the rules to protect themselves and others.
Gingko tree planted at Lerwick Flower Park
A ginkgo tree has been planted in Lerwick Flower Park this morning, to mark the 76th Anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing on 6th August 1945.
Operational Note: Roadworks on A971 at Weisdale
Roadworks will start today on the A971 above Weisdale Voe and may last until June 2022, to allow cables to be laid in ducts alongside the highway for the Viking Energy Wind Farm.
Flooding consultation now live
Anyone with an interest in the impact of flooding can respond to the national consultation on Flood Risk Management Plans, which is now open for responses.
Royal Visit to Lerwick Town Hall
Lerwick Town Hall today hosted HRH Prince Charles, The Duke of Rothesay, where he had the opportunity to examine the recent conservation work on the building and the famous stained glass windows.
Parents asked to check their eligibility for free school meals, clothing grants and pandemic payments
With additional funding now available from the Scottish Government, parents are being encouraged to check whether they may be newly eligible for free school meals or a clothing grant.
Applications now invited for Islands Athlete Travel Award Scheme
A bespoke, more flexible selection process is in place for this year’s Islands Athlete Travel Award Scheme, with continued uncertainty over the sporting calendar for the remainder of 2021 and 2022
Operational note – Energy Recovery Plant upgrade
The Energy Recovery Plant at Gremista, Lerwick, is having major upgrades installed which will increase the plant efficiency, heat output and operational lifetime.