Business

Ninian Northern jacket arrives for decommissioning

THE WORLD’s largest construction vessel has arrived in Lerwick as the decommissioning of the Ninian Northern oil platform reaches its next phase. The huge Pioneering Spirit arrived at Dales Voe in the early hours of Friday morning carrying the 8,500 tonne, 83 metre high steel jacket from the platform following removal in a single lift from the […] Shetland News …


Sandwick bakery set to open temporary shop in local hall during extension work

THE CARNEGIE Hall in Sandwick is set to be turned into a temporary grocery shop this summer while the local baking company extends its existing retail premises. An application for off-sales alcohol licences went in front of councillors this morning (Monday). The licensing board was happy to approve the application, which would allow alcohol to […] Shetland News …


Katrina takes on HIE area manager role

A NEW area manager for Shetland has been appointed by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE). Katrina Wiseman said she was “delighted” to take on the role on a permanent basis after acting as interim manager. She joined HIE in 2003 and has been based within the Shetland team in a variety of roles, including head […] Shetland News …



Town shop accepts gift voucher issued way back in 1980s

GIFT token expiry dates are the bane of many a modern consumer, but it’s not something that will trouble shoppers at Harry’s Department Store – which has just redeemed a token issued some 34 years ago. The shop, a fixture on Lerwick Commercial Street for almost 60 years, last week accepted two several-decades-old gift tokens […] Shetland News …



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 …


Martin named ‘community hero’ in accountancy awards

A LOCAL accountant has scooped a national ‘community hero’ award. The prize, given to Martin Tregonning, is part of the Impact Awards sponsored by UK business software firm Sage. The Impact Awards recognise accountants and other businesses who have made an impact of the previous year. The response to the effects of the Covid pandemic […] Shetland News …


Seafood companies receive government help

A NUMBER of mussel farming businesses as well as owners of shellfish boats have been compensated for losses incurred as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the challenges linked to Brexit. The Scottish Government has now published details of financial awards made under the Seafood Producers Resilience Fund, which was announced in early February […] Shetland News …


Crofter Chris nominated in initiative seeking Scotland’s ‘food heroes’

BRESSAY-based crofter Chris Dyer is among the nominees for a Scotland-wide “food hero” competition recognising sustainable food businesses. Garths Croft focuses on traditional and heritage breeds of sheep, pigs and poultry and is among 18 small businesses recognised by the organisation Food Hero Scot as “sustainability heroes within our communities”. The Covid-19 pandemic and growing […] Shetland News …