Various vacancies at Shetland Island Council
- We have a number of vacancies for various hours at locations throughout Shetland. Jobs on offer this week include… Male Social Care Worker – Brae…
Friday, November 27th, 2020
Reporter at The Shetland Times
- Reporter The Shetland Times is looking for an enthusiastic reporter to join its busy newsroom in Lerwick. Whether newly-qualified or with years of experience, you…
Friday, November 27th, 2020
Aquaculture Technicians at Grieg Seafood
- Aquaculture Technicians both experienced and at trainee level to work from the Gonfirth area shore base. The Company Grieg Seafood is a leading producer of…
Friday, November 27th, 2020
Driver at Reid Removals
- Vacancy We have an immediate opportunity for a class 1 or 2 driver with HGV license and CPC card. To load & deliver household removals…
Friday, November 27th, 2020
Factory Operatives / Forklift Drivers at Pelagia
- SEASONAL JOB OPPORTUNITIES Factory Operatives / Forklift Drivers Pelagia Shetland Limited require both Factory Operatives and Forklift Drivers for the mackerel season to work in…
Friday, November 20th, 2020
A B-road from Weisdale to Sandwater has been closed due to the failure of a parapet on the north side of the bridge over the... Road closed after failure of parapet
THE MAIN access road to the Viking Energy construction site near Sandwater has been closed as a result of damage to the bridge over the Burn of Pettawater. Shetland Islands Council’s roads department said that following the discovery of a failure of the parapet on the north side the bridge closure had become necessary in […]www.shetlandtimes.co.uk
A programme of asymptomatic Covid-19 testing is being rolled out to high prevalence areas of Scotland ahead of more widespread usage, including Shetland, in the... Asymptotic testing launches in Scotland – but unlikely to reach Shetland until New Yearwww.shetlandtimes.co.uk
A woman has been released on bail after after appearing from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court following an accusation she behaved in a threatening or... Woman released on bailwww.shetnews.co.uk
PLANS to remove air traffic control from Sumburgh Airport and centralise the service to Inverness are likely to cost the local economy more than £1 million a year. In a submission the Scottish Parliament’s public petitions committee, Shetland Islands Council said it was “difficult to foresee any positive economic impact” from the controversial move, which […]www.shetnews.co.uk
SHETLAND Islands Council is trialling a card payment system on the Bressay ferry starting from Monday. A debit or credit card payment option will be offered on board the MV Leirna allowing passengers to pay by contactless card, smartphone or using chip and pin. Other payment options, including cash, cheque or account card, will continue […]www.shetlandtimes.co.uk
The Scottish government has “no excuse” for being short on vital health inspectors required for post-Brexit checks on fishing catches. That is the view of... SNP ‘sitting on their hands’ on fish landing Brexit preparations
Police launch campaign tackling anti-social behaviour and alcohol fuelled criminality in run-up to ChristmasMonday, November 30th, 2020 ‑ Copyright of publisher www.shetlandtimes.co.uk
Police and partner agencies have teamed up to lead a campaign tackling anti-social behaviour and alcohol and drug misuse during the festive period. Police Scotland... Police launch campaign tackling anti-social behaviour and alcohol fuelled criminality in run-up to Christmaswww.shetnews.co.uk
I was very disappointed to hear convenor Bell’s response to some of the questions posed on Radio Shetland’s Public Platform form 26 November. During my five years on the council I sat on the planning committee and the lack of resources within the planning department was a constant theme. Difficulty in recruiting planning officers was […]www.shetnews.co.uk
A couple of years ago I was discussing udal law with the author of a new brilliant PhD on the subject. We turned momentarily to Stuart Hill. She said, in a bewildered tone: “But what did he think that commandeering the North Bridge Stores had to do with udal law?!” Brian Smith Weisdalewww.shetnews.co.uk
“Big renewables decisions lie ahead, councillors told”, read the headline in a recent Shetland Timesarticle. The development report being presented to councillors was an update and promotion of the proposed Orion project, which will use renewable electricity to power offshore oil and gas platforms, and produce industrial quantities of hydrogen. [Shetland News also reported from […]www.shetnews.co.uk
PUBLIC consultation on Shetland’s draft Active Travel Strategy began earlier this month. It will soon be followed by further calls for public involvement, with a review of public transport fare policy underway and a new Regional Transport Strategy in development. Climate change, societal inequalities and poor public health are driving the need for us to […]www.shetnews.co.uk
THE folk stories of old always warned of the dangers of the ocean, of sea monsters and sea witches luring unsuspecting boats to their doom or selkie folk who mysteriously shape shifted from seal to human form, writes Alex Purbrick. But as the folk stories are no longer at the forefront of everyone’s minds and […]
Shetland’s MSP has highlighted the need for new laws to ensure people are not forced to give up their family home to escape an abuser. ... Wishart calls for new laws to support victims of domestic abusewww.shetlandtimes.co.uk
A mini Tesla has been donated to enable poorly Shetland children drive themselves for treatment in hospital – rather than being wheeled around in a bed. The donation... Toy Tesla arrives in Shetland to make hospital visits more enjoyable for poorly bairns
Shetland food producers secure commitment from UK government ministers on export concerns after BrexitSunday, November 29th, 2020 ‑ Copyright of publisher www.shetlandtimes.co.uk
Shetland food producers met with UK government ministers to secure commitments on export concerns. Shetland food producers secure commitment from UK government ministers on export concerns after Brexitwww.shetnews.co.uk
POLICE in Shetland said they acknowledged the sentencing of a 48-year old local man to 32 months in prison, imposed at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Friday. John Rankin, formerly of Sandwick, pled guilty to all charges, including the possession of vast amounts of indecent images and videos of children, which were discovered following police enforcement […]
Shetland software firm’s role developing maths game welcomed as ‘exciting opportunity’ for new creative jobsSaturday, November 28th, 2020 ‑ Copyright of publisher www.shetlandtimes.co.uk
A Shetland software company is involved in the development of a computer game which aims to boost pupils’ maths skills. Shetland software firm’s role developing maths game welcomed as ‘exciting opportunity’ for new creative jobswww.shetlandtimes.co.uk
A former Shetland man who secretly filmed women and girls as they used a toilet has been jailed for 32-months. Sex offender jailed after filming women and girls including in Lerwick shop changing room
TRUSTEES of Shetland Charitable Trust have unanimously approved a £1.3 million “safety net” for four of the key organisations it funds in case the hardship caused by Covid-19 endures next year. The contingency fund for 2021/22 will be available for Shetland Recreational Trust, Shetland Amenity Trust and Shetland Arts in case there is any repeat […]www.shetnews.co.uk
A TRIAL of two people accused of murdering a woman in Shetland has heard from a forensic pathologist who carried out her post mortem. Leighanne Deboys, 34, told jurors on Friday that Tracy Walker’s jugular vein and carotid artery had been cut in the time before she lost her life. The High Court in Edinburgh […]
Viking developer says it has ‘consent for all works’ at Kergord after planning report raises concernFriday, November 27th, 2020 ‑ Copyright of publisher www.shetnews.co.uk
THE DEVELOPER of the Viking Energy wind farm has played down concerns raised in a planning monitoring report over an additional filter drain constructed in Kergord which was not said to be part of original consent. The issue came to light as part of an audit check carried out on the wind farm construction by planning monitoring […]www.shetnews.co.uk
Hi Lesley, This is an open letter to you, which I shall be sending to our local media in the hope that it is not censored. My name is Stuart Hill. I have booked a ticket for the event Reflections on Self Determination – an Islands Perspective, which you will be presenting. So that you […]www.shetnews.co.uk
A SHETLAND photographer who specialises in taking underwater snaps has had a striking image selected for the front cover of a national nature calendar. Billy Arthur’s photo of sea urchins will front NatureScot’s celebratory calendar marking Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters. Over 700 entries were received, with only 13 making the grade. Arthur said […]www.shetnews.co.uk
A PHOTOGRAPHER is looking to hear from any female skaters in Shetland who would be interested in featuring in a project taking place in the run up to next year’s Olympics. Hannah Bailey’s To Balance is Trust project, which has the support of major image agency Getty, aims to show the “real face” of skateboarders. […]
With Christmas approaching, the thoughts of many – in Shetland as elsewhere – have turned to Christmas preparations. What part does food play in the islands?www.shetnews.co.uk
NHS SHETLAND has clarified its advice to avoid any travel in and out of Shetland unless essential for work or healthcare purposes. Under current Covid restrictions there are no restrictions on people travelling between level one and level two areas, although the Scottish Government advises to minimise unnecessary travel to areas in level two. Currently […]www.shetnews.co.uk
THE Malaysian-registered tanker Eagle Bintulu (62,150grt) left Sullom Voe on 14 September with 600,000 barrels of oil in her tanks and then drifted for two whole months inside an environmentally sensitive ‘Precautionary Area’ before sailing on to Scapa Flow in Orkney on 14 November. The vessel is on long-term charter to Shell and owned by […]www.shetnews.co.uk
GOVERNMENT ministers have given commitments to support sheep farmers in the event of a price crash or a no deal Brexit. Assurances have also been given around maintaining livestock exports from the Northern Isles into the UK and beyond. The commitments were given in a virtual round table meeting held on Thursday (26 November). UK […]www.shetnews.co.uk
SHETLAND Space Centre has secured investment of £1.43 million from a company owned by a billionaire businessman and environmentalist. It has received the minority investment from Wild Ventures Limited, a sister company to Wildland Limited. It is wholly owned by Anders Holch Povlsen, the largest landowner in Scotland. His net worth is said to be […]www.shetnews.co.uk
BROTHERLY duo Ross and Ryan Couper are set to release their first album together, with the folk record a true family affair. Sister Mariann joins the pair on a track, while a couple of tunes written by their mum and dad also feature. The album An Den Dey Made Tae was recorded as live in […]
Shetland has long stimulated writers of both fiction and non-fiction. There is much to enjoy in the fiction section, as well as a remarkable range of poetry.www.shetlandamenity.org
Several place-names reflect people who have lived at or been associated with places in the past. Here we focus on a few less obvious and particularly interesting ones.www.shetland.org
Shetland-based artists draw so much inspiration from the world around them and the ever-changing landscape, wildlife and rich lore of the isles.www.shetland.org
In the run up to Christmas, we focus on some of the amazing creative talent within the isles, giving you a flavour of some of the multi-talented creative businesses that help shape Shetland’s economic landscape.www.shetland.org
Shetland-based artists draw so much inspiration from the world around them, like the ever-changing seas, the rich heritage of fishing and how the weather can dramatically alter the landscape in a heartbeat. In this blog, we look at how the sea inspires some local artists' work.www.shetland.org
You might have noticed that shetland.org looks a bit different. The site has been completely redesigned and redeveloped, and we are excited to share it with the world.
The Old Norse tangi, tungi means a point of land and is a common place-name in Norway, Faroe and Iceland. The names are easy to recognise and interpret because there are many parallel taing, teng, tung, tungi or tonga names in Shetland. The place-names describe the location, wildlife or buildings associated with the points.www.shetland.org
The painter explains her long-held fascination with Shetland’s dramatic skies and stormy seas.www.shetlandamenity.org
This week as our minds turn to bonfires, I consider some of the many place-names that relate to burning. Old Norse brenna and brandr, a burning, burnt off piece of land, gives brunna, brenna, brenda or brenya place-names. These are places where patches of heathery moorland were set on fire to clear for grazing and encourage new growthwww.shetlandarts.orgwww.shetland.org
Advice for people hoping to travel to Shetland from July 2020 onwards.www.shetland.org
Misa Hay is the founder of the Shetland Wool Adventures, running knitting tours of the islands and a beautiful new magazine. She explains her longstanding passion for the islands’ rich knitting culture.
A plan to build a shed has led to some remarkable archaeological discoveries.www.shetland.org
From secret beaches to epic adventures and fresh seafood, why you need to start planning a trip to Shetland.www.shetlandamenity.org
The njuggl is a water spirit similar to the kelpie, which frequents burns and lochs. It disguises itself as a horse and, by feigning tameness and affection, lures unsuspecting weary travellers onto its back and then gallops at lightning speed towards the nearest water.www.shetland.org
Brydon Thomason is one of Shetland’s best-known naturalists – and his family on the northern island of Unst are similarly wildlife-obsessed.www.shetland.org
Shetland has inspired an extraordinary volume of writing, both fiction and non-fiction, for a community of its size. This time, we look at what’s to be found in the non-fiction section, where the range of topics and writers is extensive.www.shetlandamenity.org
Old Norse bú, oxi, kálfr, kýr and kví village, farm and field names all relate to cattle. Discover the Shetland place names related to cattle in our latest Place Names blog.
Hannah Irvine is the headteacher at North Roe Primary School, in a tiny community in Shetland’s North Mainland. She talks about her work and life.www.shetland.org
Tidal energy has been a largely untapped source of renewable energy – but the world first tidal energy array in Shetland’s Bluemull Sound could be at the forefront of changing that.www.shetland.org
How a bus shelter became one of Shetland's top tourist attractions.www.shetland.org
Advanced nurse practitioner Vicky Schofield didn't just find her perfect job when she moved her family up from Chester – she found a new home and a safe, happy childhood for her kids.www.shetland.org
Ninian owner Joanna Hunter-Coe left London for family life in Shetland – and to bring a fresh twist to traditional Shetland knitwear.www.shetland.org
Emma Perring and Ewen Thomson live a largely sustainable life at Channerwick, a beautiful bay in Shetland’s South Mainland.
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