Brexit

Businesses struggle as number of local job vacancies closes in on 400-mark

SHETLAND is being held back by the ongoing labour shortage crisis, which appears to be affecting almost every sector in the isles. The shortage has been evident nationally since the spring and data released by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) on Friday suggests the picture will get worse before it gets better. Shetland appears […] Shetland News …



‘Huge disappointment’ as trade deal fails to restore sovereignty

LOCAL fishermen leaders have expressed their “huge disappointment” and have vowed to “fight on” after the finer details of the post-Brexit trade deal became clearer over the Christmas period. Simon Collins of the Shetland Fishermen’s Association (SFA) stopped short of using the word ‘betrayal’ and instead chose his words more diplomatically when he spoke of […] Shetland News …


Fish landings take a hit in Covid-dominated year

MORE THAN 330,000 boxes of whitefish were landed in Shetland during 2020, a significant drop compared to recent years but better than expected after the significant reduction in fishing activity due to the lockdown earlier in the year. Shetland Seafood Auctions said on Friday following the last market day of the year that this year’s […] Shetland News …


Expectations high as UK and Faroe sign fisheries deal

THE SIGNING of a fisheries framework agreement between the UK and the Faroe Islands has been welcomed by local politicians. On Thursday an agreement which sets out that the UK and Faroe will hold annual negotiations on the issues of access to waters and quotas was signed by UK ambassador to Denmark, Emma Hopkins, and […] Shetland News …