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Planning your Shetland trip? Whether you’re looking for things to do in Shetland such as events and attractions, to make your Shetland visit run smoothly or are planning where to stay in Shetland, you’ll find everything you need for your Shetland holiday on Whats On In Our What’s On Shetland guide has the latest events not to miss while you visit Shetland – there’s always something going on, so don’t miss out on the latest exhibitions, shows and more on your trip to Shetland by checking out our Shetland Events Calendar page.

See what's on in Shetland. The events calendar is always packed with arts festivals, live music, exhibitions, blockbuster theatre shows, sport and activities for family and kids.​

Whats On In Shetland Local News

Please, do not speak on the fishing industry again

We are still waiting for an apology for all the inaccuracies Ms Burgess wrote in her MSP’s views column in the Shetland Times a few weeks back. She frantically tries to backpedal to fudge the absolute rubbish she put out about the Shetland fishing industry in Shetland News on 15 February 2023. She now pretends […] Shetland News …

SIC council tax rise among lowest in Scotland, chief executive says

SHETLAND’s council tax rise of 4.5 per cent is among the lowest in Scotland, according to chief executive Maggie Sandison. A rise of 10 per cent, for example, has now been approved in Orkney, while Western Isles council will increase its fee by five per cent – the same as Aberdeen. Some other local authorities […] Shetland News …

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Shetland News

  • ‘Hip hop harpist’ Anise shortlisted for Scottish music prize
    by Chris Cope on 21st March 2023 at 12:19 pm

    A MUSICIAN mixing rap, spoken word and harp who grew up in Shetland has been selected from more than 500 entrants to be shortlisted for a prestigious national BBC prize. Anise Pearson, who is now living in Edinburgh and goes by the name of Queen of Harps, is one of eight acts shortlisted for BBC

  • HIAL pay dispute ends after union members accept revised offer
    by Shetland News on 21st March 2023 at 11:15 am

    A DISPUTE between trade unions and Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd (HIAL) is set to end after members voted to accept a revised pay offer. Loganair said it will reintroduce flights it suspended due to industrial action a week earlier than anticipated. The Prospect union said its members working in fire and security accepted the

  • Council says church’s planning appeal should be dismissed
    by Chris Cope, local democracy reporter on 21st March 2023 at 9:51 am

    SHETLAND Islands Council says a planning appeal launched by a church after being denied consent for turning an ex-school building into a place of worship should be dismissed. The local authority has now responded to New Life Shetland’s appeal, saying the reason for the decision taken by councillors on the planning committee last year was

  • Project manager sought for £3m UHI campus redevelopment
    by Chris Cope on 20th March 2023 at 3:14 pm

    PLANS for a £3 million redevelopment of the UHI Shetland campus have reached their next stage as recruitment gets underway for a project manager. The project, which will receive government funding through the £100 million Islands Deal, aims to modernise the UHI facilities to make more learning opportunities available to more people, and to help

  • Fishing group keen to help folk respond to marine area consultation
    by Chris Cope on 20th March 2023 at 2:46 pm

    SHETLAND Fishermen’s Association is hosting two public drop-in events this week to help people prepare responses to a consultation on controversial plans to introduce highly protected marine areas in Scotland. The events will take place at the association’s offices at Mair’s Quay at Holmsgarth in Lerwick. The first will be between 5pm and 7pm on