Councillors have backed plans for Shetland Islands Council (SIC) to support a bid to host the Tall Ships Races in 2023.
Shetland Islands Council
A petition launched by two children and their parents encouraging the council to install traffic calming measures in some of Lerwick streets has attracted 170 signatures.
Two Shetland councillors have praised the work of local road staff after icy conditions sent a gritter spinning off a mainland road.
Nesting Primary School on Shetland has been graded satisfactory by inspectors following a visit in the summer.
The top council and NHS officials in the north and north-east slashed their total expenses bill by more than £11,000 last year.
A Shetland school will be shut to all pupils and staff for the rest of the week to allow a broken window to be fixed.
Lerwick South residents will be asked to cast their votes again soon after newly-elected MSP Beatrice Wishart resigned as a councillor.
The group campaigning for women to be allowed into Lerwick Up Helly Aa squads has clashed again with Shetland Islands Council (SIC).
Shetland Islands Council is relaunching its sportswear drop box scheme for a third year.
Residents of one of Britain’s most remote inhabited islands have stepped up efforts to move towards a cleaner energy system.
A warning has been issued to residents in Shetland following reports of rogue traders.
The bank of primary school teachers in the isles appears to be running dry after Shetland Islands Council failed for the “first time in a long time” to recruit to a temporary classroom job.
Passengers on board a Shetland Ferry have been evacuated after a fire broke out in the engine room.
Group campaigning for gender equality in Lerwick’s Up Helly Aa event says issue can ‘no longer be swept under the carpet’
The group campaigning for gender equality in Lerwick Up Helly Aa says the issue can “no longer be swept under the carpet” after Shetland Islands Council (SIC) launched its own investigation into whether its involvement with the fire festival breached equality law.
Shetland Islands Council has approved a loan of £300,000 to building firm BA Builders to allow for new homes to be constructed in rural areas.
One school has been shut down in a north or north-east community every two months on average during the public spending squeeze in the last decade.
Local authorities in the north and north-east will soon be raising more than £1 billion each year in extra revenue as they hike charges and fees to help plug funding gaps.
In the first part of this week’s P&J series on local government finance, Calum Ross today finds out how council workforces have shrunk in recent years.
Top officials have discussed moving the proposed site of the UK’s first spaceport, it can be revealed.
Shetland Islands Council has secured almost £2million funding to extend their existing fibre network on the two most northerly isles in the UK.
Taxpayers have paid out hundreds of thousands of pounds to send councillors and officers to far-flung locations such as Florida, Greenland and Slovenia in the past two years.
As part of the P&J’s week-long series on the challenges grieving families face when a loved one dies, Calum Ross today investigates the soaring cost of funerals.
Graveyards are on the brink of running out of space for new burials in dozens of communities across the north and north-east, it can be revealed.
Shetland Islands Council is incinerating hundreds of tons of NHS clinical waste from health boards across Scotland – including the Highland and Grampian – to help ease a national backlog.
Cash-strapped Highland Council has splashed out almost £1.2million on “secret settlements” with staff – sparking calls for greater scrutiny of public funds.
Trading standards officers in Shetland have issued a warning after the islands have been hit by another wave of scam bank calls.
A major project will begin next year to replace all of Shetland’s ferry linkspans.
Shetland Islands Council has announced work has begun to bring about temporary repairs to a sea wall in Lerwick in the wake of recent storm damage.
A representative from the Big Lottery Fund is to provide some vital advice to Shetland residents eager to raise some money towards their next project.
Concerns have been raised after new figures exposed a “vast disparity” in the number of classroom assistants in schools across Scotland.
Travelodge’s attempts to build a hotel in Lerwick in partnership with Shetland Islands Council (SIC) have been rebuffed by the local authority.
A pilot has been praised for his quick thinking when a council plane was forced to turn back to Fair Isle after suffering engine failure shortly after take-off.