Fixed links

Facts, not fiction

This week our newly elected councillors will be starting their term in office and will be finding out which departments in the council they will be assigned to. Whoever is assigned to transport will find themself with a very difficult job to do, as they will have to deal with long running issues in Shetland’s […] Shetland News …


Space can be used as lever to help drive fixed links, Strang believes

THE SAXAVORD Spaceport team is trying its “very level best” to help make fixed links in the North Isles happen, according to its CEO. Speaking to Shetland News this week, Frank Strang reiterated his belief that a spaceport being built in Unst would accelerate the argument for tunnels in the North Isles – and potentially […] Shetland News …


Worth having conversation on fixed links, government’s Scotland minister says

THE UK Government’s Scotland minster says he is “very happy” to look at the idea of fixed links for Shetland. Iain Stewart also gave reassurances that funding through the government’s new Levelling Up scheme could come to areas like Shetland. The Milton Keynes South MP was speaking on Friday following a two-day visit to Shetland. […] Shetland News …


Time to take the case for fixed links forward

With regard to the recent fixed links meeting, I was able to watch the proceedings via a truncated version on YouTube and read coverage of it in this week’s press. Congratulations to the organisers for an excellent presentation. The result was a near unanimous decision in favour of fixed links which needs to be followed […] Shetland News …


‘We can’t comment unless we see the details’

The Whalsay Community Council have been viewing the latest Whalsay Transport Consultation being run by Stantec, where we see that it is stated “A fixed link remains the preferred option of the community council”. The Whalsay Community Council would like to make it clear that no one from ZetTrans, nor Stantec, has made any recent enquiry […] Shetland News …


Don’t forget about Bressay when it comes to fixed links, councillor urges

A COUNCILLOR has claimed Bressay has “without question” been left out of recent debate and discussion on the prospect of fixed links in Shetland. Stephen Leask, who represents Lerwick North and Bressay, alleged that while Unst, Yell and Whalsay get plenty of publicity around the “need” for fixed links, his own island constituents are “more […] Shetland News …