Shetland has moved a major step towards hosting its own space centre – just days after plans for a satellite-launching site in Sutherland won backing.
Shetland Islands Council
Altering bus and ferry times to make them fit better around the new school timetable will cost Shetland Islands Council around £47,000 a year.
Ten projects which could generate more than 600 jobs through increased productivity and economic growth have been identified by Shetland Islands Council (SIC) ahead of negotiations with government on securing an islands deal.
An appeal has been issued by Shetland Islands Council relating to those who may have concerns over their private water supplies drying up during the current spell of dry weather.
Shetland Islands Council (SIC) would not be interested in following in the footsteps of European cities like Paris and Barcelona by imposing a ‘visitor tax’ on tourists if it was given the power to do so, according to leader Steven Coutts.
The planned roll-out of recycling throughout Shetland will not be delayed by problems with the sorting shed at Gremista, with collections due to start next month in the north and west Mainland.
Shetland councillors have approved plans to cut free public transport for senior secondary pupils attending schools outside their catchment area.
The fishing village of Scalloway on Shetland is set to have its image and landscape revamped.
Hopes have been raised that the northern isles could soon secure improved ferry services after it was confirmed that the routes will be put out to tender again.
The chairman of Shetland Islands Council’s education and families committee said he is “very pleased” with a decision from councillors to approve the idea of merging Shetland’s further education sector.
Steven Coutts has been appointed the new leader of Shetland Islands Council on a permanent basis.
Shetland Islands Council has announced that essential work will begin next week to repair flagstones on South Commercial Street.
Shetland Islands Council’s development committee has given its approval for a Sullom Voe masterplan which could potentially lift the blanket ban on aquaculture in the harbour area.
Outgoing Shetland Islands Council leader Cecil Smith says “a lot of good things” have come out of his time as a council member - and maintains that “personal reasons”, rather than political fallouts, were behind his decision to step aside.
The under-fire political leader of Shetland Islands Council has resigned.
Shetland Islands councillor Cecil Smith has resigned as leader of the local authority.
Ambulance services in Shetland are likely to be dispatched from Lerwick Fire Station as of later this year.
The overtaking lane on the A970, north of Lerwick, will be closed for the remainder of the winter season as a precaution, due to loose stone chips.
A formal vote could be held in the island of Whalsay to determine the public demand for a fixed link connecting it to the Shetland mainland.
A budget deal has handed councils across the north and north-east a £40million boost – but leaders warned that threat of severe service cuts remained.
Grants for Scottish councils have been re-calculated just weeks before they set their budgets – with Moray and Aberdeen City among the authorities losing out.
An influential group of MSPs has called on the Scottish Government to quickly "resolve" a dispute over funding for internal ferry services in the northern isles.
Shock new figures show that Highland Council has slashed its workforce by more than a fifth during the public sector spending squeeze – the largest cut in Scotland.
Several local authorities in the north and north-east remain vulnerable to cyber attacks after failing to fully implement e-mail security measures.
An announcement from the Scottish Government on fairer fares for the Northern Isles ferry service could be made in a matter of weeks.
A raft of new measures to protect and empower the islands have been hailed as a "historic milestone" for remote communities.
An algal bloom has been confirmed at a loch in Shetland.
Transport and education is top of the agenda for newly elected Shetland Isles Council Leader Cecil Smith.
Shetland Islands Council leader Gary Robinson has lost his seat after five years at the helm.
An inter-island Shetland ferry is to be taken out of service from Monday for scheduled maintenance. The MV Dagalien is expected to be out of service for around three weeks. It will be replaced on the Yell Sound crossing by the smaller MV Fivla along with the MV Daggri.
Shetland has delivered what could be the first result of the local elections - with candidates in one ward standing unopposed.
Health chiefs on Shetland were under fire last night over plans to start sending patients on a 12-hour overnight ferry for treatment in Aberdeen.