Progress on Fair Isle ferry project
Councillors yesterday agreed to progress the project to replace the Fair Isle ferry, meaning that the next stage of work can now continue towards a Full Business Case.
Lanes Masterplan – feedback from survey and drop-in sessions
The team from 7N Architects who are working on the Masterplan for the Lerwick Lanes area are welcoming the public along to three public sessions early next month.
Operational note – Plastic recycling collection rescheduled for Bressay
Due to the suspension of the Bressay ferry service, today’s (Wed) collection of recyclable plastics (grey-lidded bins) has been rescheduled to Friday 26th.
Chief Executive thanks staff and the community
Shetland Islands Council’s Chief Executive Maggie Sandison would like to pass on her thanks to all staff, partner organisations and the wider community for their recent efforts to support each other d
Operational note – Ferry Bookings systems
Due to essential maintenance on the server which operates both the online and telephone ferries booking systems, they will be unavailable for the following periods this week:
Operational Note – Sandwick JHS and Dunrossness School closing early
Due to a widespread power outage in the South Mainland at the moment, Sandwick Junior High School and Dunrossness Primary School have been left without heating and communications.
Local transport disruption as wind picks up
Strong winds are this morning causing disruption on local bus and ferry services as the tail of Storm Isha passes over the isles this morning.
Warning of strong winds on Monday morning
Strong winds associated with Storm Isha are expected to cause some travel disruption on Monday morning, which may affect school transport and inter-island ferries.
Weather update – Saturday 20th January
Road conditions across Shetland this morning are much improved, with temperatures rising and a thaw setting in but compacted snow in some areas may take time to clear.
Weather updates – Friday 19th January
With the wintry weather in Shetland expected to continue for the next 24 hours, road conditions across the isles continue to be challenging.