Operational note: Ferry Services –Yell Sound
Due to crewing issues, ferry services on Yell Sound on Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th October will be a single vessel service only, running to the shift timetable.
Memorial inspection programme gets underway
Shetland Islands Council will soon be carrying out safety assessments at cemeteries and churchyards across the isles, continuing an ongoing programme of memorial inspections.
Help on offer to improve number skills
Adults in Shetland who want to improve their skills with everyday numbers and maths are being encouraged to take part in new numeracy classes, funded by the UK Government’s “Multiply” Programme.
Schools’ industrial action – 26/27/28 September 2023
The majority of schools in Shetland will be closed to pupils for three days next week, as a result of industrial action planned by non-teaching staff who are members of the UNISON trade union
New accessible play equipment in King George V play area
Play park equipment in the King George V play area in Lerwick has been upgraded as part of the Council’s five-year improvements programme.
Council issues short-term lets reminder
Current hosts of short-term accommodation lets in Shetland have until 1st October 2023 to apply for a licence to be able to continue to operate and take bookings beyond that date.
Business Start Up grants to continue
Shetland Islands Council is inviting grant applications from new businesses, following approval from Councillors this morning to continue to fund the Shetland Business Start Up grant scheme.
‘Young Shetland Writer’ 2023 winners
Shetland Library has today announced the winners of this year’s ‘Young Shetland Writer’ competition.
Local groups urged to populate new community directory
Community groups, organisations and services across Shetland are being encouraged to upload their contact information to the new Community Directory before its launch in the coming months.
Significant progress on planning for interisland connectivity in Shetland
Shetland Islands Council’s ‘Shetland Short Crossings Project’, aimed at connecting all main islands by either a tunnel or a new ferry, is now at an advanced planning stage.