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An aerial view of the Knab site. Photo courtesy of Shetland Islands Council. AROUND 30 Shetland Islands Council employees will be moved to the old Anderson High School for an estimated six months as the local authority's lease on Charlotte House comes to an end. Staff from environmental health, ...
Shetland, or the Shetland Islands, is an archipelago around 170km north of the Scottish mainland. It is made up of about 300 islands and skerries (tiny rocky islets), with 16 of them inhabited. Out Stack, one of the uninhabited islands, is the northernmost point of the British Isles, and has been described as ...

For the fourth series of the crime drama, cast were spotted filming in Lerwick, the capital of the Shetland Islands and the only town in the entire Isles. Shooting took place in the Lodberries area, and in particular on Commercial Street, according to the Shetland Times. Cameras also turned on Wester Quarff, ...
A meeting of Shetland Islands Council's harbour board on Wednesday heard that the blanket exclusion in force for many years for navigational safety reasons was no longer required. But councillors around the table warned not to send the wrong signal by relaxing the ban and suggested the issue should ...
The project is now underway in Yell after first being announced last year. Photo: Shetland News A PROJECT to develop a local heat and energy efficiency strategy (LHEES) for all properties in Yell is now kicking off. Shetland Islands Council (SIC) has received around £140,000 from the Scottish energy ...
SHETLAND Islands Council has agreed to sell more than 30 garage sites in Lerwick to individual tenants. Sites at Pitt Lane, Sletts Road, Glenfarquhar and Annsbrae will soon be offered to tenants; however, the council will retain garage sites at North Lochside and Garthspool as these areas are seen to ...

The Royal Air Force has moved one of its air defence radars onto the northern tip of the Shetland Islands as Cold War-era fears about Russian military movements start warming up again. The AN/TPS 77 radar – which now resides on top of the island of Unst, the most northerly of the Shetland Islands, ...
As the owner of a convenience store in the village of Voe and chairman of the environment and transport committee in the Shetland Islands Council, Ryan Thomson is all too familiar with the endless tide of plastic that bombards Shetlanders on a daily basis. “The amount of plastic I see coming through our ...
Forgotten Sons are based in Shetland, the most northerly part of the UK, and have never met their record company. Lead singer "Birdy" Burgess thinks it's tougher for a band like his to tour - due to the remoteness of the islands. He also says there are only three venues in Shetland where they can play gigs.
Photo: Shetland News SHETLAND Islands Council (SIC) is set to receive an extra £5 million next year to run its inter-island ferries after the Scottish .... from Orkney and Shetland island councils, and the efforts of MSPs from various parties, who have kept the pressure on the SNP to meet that commitment.".
The company said Wednesday that it found oil at the Capercaillie well east of Aberdeen and Achmelvich west of the Shetland Islands. BP is the sole owner of Capercaillie and owns 52.6 percent of Achmelvich, with Shell and Chevron holding smaller stakes. BP didn't estimate how much oil the wells contain ...
Thousands of people are set to descend on the Shetland Islands to enjoy this year's Helly Aa fire festival. The event is held on the last Tuesday of January each year to mark the close of the yule period and is attended by visitors from across the globe. Brace yourselves - this week is going to be 'the coldest ...
Lil Uzi Vert made a Shetland wool company "proud" after he wore a jumper with its name on. The US rapper performed in a knitted sweater with "Jamieson & Smith, Shetland" on the front during a gig in Atlanta, Georgia last year. "It was cool to see an American rapper wearing our company name," says Ella ...
... joined the events committee hoping that one day he will get the opportunity to lead the world-famous Viking fire festival. After 14 years, Mr Jamieson finally takes on the “immense privilege” of leading Up Helly Aa as the 2018 Guizer Jarl on Tuesday. READ MORE: Shetland island on sale for half the price ...
Lil Uzi Vert made a Shetland wool company "proud" after he wore a jumper with its name on. The US rapper performed in a knitted sweater with "Jamieson & Smith, Shetland" on the front during a gig in Atlanta, Georgia last year. "It was cool to see an American rapper wearing our company name," says Ella ...
Shetland island on sale for half the price of a two-bed London flat. The small island of Linga is back on the market for the second time in four years. Picture: Geograph ...
Forgotten Sons are based in Shetland, the most northerly part of the UK, and have never met their record company. Lead singer "Birdy" Burgess thinks it's tougher for a band like his to tour - due to the remoteness of the islands. He also says there are only three venues in Shetland where they can play gigs.

Shetland and Orkney's inter-island ferries have been placed at the centre of a political tussle. THE DISPUTE over whether the Scottish Government will honour its pledge to boost ferry funding for Shetland Islands Council has descended into a political spat between local SNP and Liberal Democrat MSPs.
Our list of jobs is updated daily online. For information on these jobs and more or to sign up for Job Alert e-mails go to www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/councils/shetland-islands-council. If you don't have access to the internet or have a disability which prevents you from applying online, please call 01595 ...
Amber and yellow warnings are in place for Scotland, Northern Ireland and parts of northern England from 6am on Thursday. The storm is currently focused around the Northern Isles and especially around the Orkney and Shetland Islands, which is where there is an amber warning for wind, until midnight ...
Until 2012, when Shetland Islands Council had to implement major budget savings, extra trees were bought and erected for Lerwick by the ...
A project to build an £800 million undersea electricity connection between the Shetland Islands and the mainland has been scrapped.
... to build a subsea electricity distribution link for the Shetland islands, citing a recent extension to meet the European Union industrial emission target. ... the operator of Lerwick power station, has confirmed that with energy supply security could be provided until 2025 to Shetland island at a significantly ...
“It's exciting, but this is a long game and we will be working together with Shetland Islands Council, the UK Space Agency and other ...
Shane Odie with Shetland Islands Councils' training co-ordinator Janice Leask (middle) and chairwoman of strategic board of enterprise and ...
A THREE-STRONG delegation from Shetland Islands Council will meet Scotland's finance minister on Thursday in the hope of securing greater ...
... Brent Blend in the week to Tuesday, amounting to 601,762 barrels, or an average 85,966 b/d, the Shetland Islands Council said Wednesday.
Unst is far north mostly in the context of Britain—Iceland, the Faroe Islands, and large parts of Scandinavia are notably closer to the North Pole.
The remote Shetland island of Unst could be in line for an ... working together with Shetland Islands Council, the UK Space Agency and other ...
The former Ministry of Defence aerial farm at Saxa Vord was identified as a key site to launch satellites from. Photograph: Geography ...
Siccar Point Energy Ltd. and Baker Hughes are moving forward to develop the Cambo Field, northwest of the Shetland Islands in the U.K..
Mr Hunter was followed Shetland Islands Council deputy convener Beatrice Wishart, then representatives from organisations including the ...
Shetland Islands Council has commissioned the surveys through the Scottish Government's £30 million rural and islands housing funds, which ...
SHETLAND Islands Council's political leader has described a meeting he and other islands council leaders held with Scottish island minister ...
As mentioned, it is set in the Shetland Islands. These islands ... I want to mention one of Cleeves' follow-up Shetland Island books, Red Bones.
He has also visited the Shetland Islands, including its isles of Foula and ... have included Orkney and a trip to Foula in the Shetland Islands.
Back on the mainland, he headed around Scotland and up to the Shetland Islands, where he visited the country's most northerly RNLI station at ...
A civic reception to recognise the occasion was hosted at Mareel in Lerwick on Monday by Shetland Islands Council deputy convener Beatrice ...
Shetland Islands Council, which owns the former Scalloway Junior High School buildings now jointly occupied by the nursery and a health ...
The lowest number of reported cases per 10,000 people was in the Orkney Islands and the Shetland Islands, with 47 and 50 respectively.
THREE projects including a £5.6 million upgrade to the Scalloway fish market have been rubber-stamped by Shetland Islands Council's policy ...
Locals dressed as Vikings march through the streets of Lerwick on January 31, 2006, in the Shetland Islands, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J ...
... the Irish Sea, rampaged through the Emerald Isle and on through the Scottish Highlands before pounding the Orkney and Shetland islands.
The Viking longboat burns during the annual Up Helly Aa festival in Lerwick, Shetland Islands, on January 28, 2014. Up Helly Aa celebrates the ...
The Shetland Islands came second, while Craven in North Yorkshire scooped third place. Russell Galley, managing director of Halifax, said: ...
The Orkney Islands, Shetland and the Western Isles in northern Scotland have been identified as the best places in Britain to bring up children.
The new £55.75 million Anderson High School and Halls of Residence has been handed over to Shetland Islands Council by hub North ...
Some 300 years ago, the little farming town of Broo in Scotland's Shetland Islands, Britain's northernmost group of island, became engulfed in ...
Photo: Shetland Islands Council CONCERNS have been raised over whether a proposed rebuilt and extended fish market in Scalloway would ...
The farming town of Broo on Scotland's Shetland Islands was no stranger to extreme weather. Located on an archipelago just south of the ...


 

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