The politician, whose father owns the land at Lamba Ness in Unst where satellite launch facilities could be based, is one of a number of new appointments to the company.
SHETLAND Islands Council (SIC) has apologised for taking over a year to fully address a complaint about school transport from a parent who said a two-mile route along a rural road was not suitable for young children to walk.
A WELL-known young group of traditional Shetland musicians Fjanna are heading to the mainland at the end of October for their first mainland booking since releasing their debut album Route 970 last year.
08:00 - Inter-island ferry services are slowly getting back to normal; on Yell Sound a single ferry service is in operation, the Whalsay ferry service is to Vidlin.
Port engineer Andrew Inkster, who has been heading up the VTS project for the council's ports and harbours department, said that at no time had port operations been unsafe and that the procurement of the VTS system had been rigorous and to a tender drawn up by consultants ABPMer.
TWO years after Shetland Islands Council's headquarters at North Ness was evacuated due to fears the building might collapse, local MSP Tavish Scott is calling on all parties involved to get around the table to resolve the ongoing saga amicably and without the threat of litigation that is now hanging over local building contractor Hunter & Morrisons.
SHETLAND Islands Council (SIC) has been given a largely positive final audit report for the last financial year - but auditors were left unsure over whether its £15.6 million saving target is realistic given its "lack of detail".
Members of the full council met on Wednesday to hear from auditors Deloitte, which has gone over the local authority's accounts and governance with a fine tooth comb.
The increasingly popular festival will celebrate all things textile over nine days as it plays host to locals and visitors alike, with over 600 people expected to travel to Shetland.
The previously unknown events have been discovered researchers led by Dundee University's Dr Sue Dawson and Professor Dave Tappin from the NERC British Geological Survey after studying sand in the isles.