Council election

Party politics in the council chamber? Surely not!

Ahead of May’s local government election, modern political history PhD student Mathew Nicolson looks at the role party politics has played in council elections over the years. And although there is an increase in the number of candidates on a party ticket, his verdict is clear that those with a party affiliation take a high […] Shetland News …


Westside ambitions

After talking to many people on their doorstep, I can really sense people’s ambition for our community. It’s becoming clear that a Wastside Community Development company or trust along the lines of the ones in Northmavine and Bressay would help us to aim high to meet community needs. A vehicle like this would allow funding […] Shetland News …


Big changes ahead as senior council posts set to become vacant

WITH SHETLAND Islands Council’s leader and convener confirming their plans not to stand in the May election, there will be change at the top in the chamber. But Steven Coutts (Shetland West) and Malcolm Bell (Lerwick North) are not the only senior members deciding to call time on their council career, with experienced development committee […] Shetland News …