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Hillside Motors: Full service for the islands

Manager of Cope, Ingrid Webb, with participants Shaun Williamson (left) and Hamish Garriock, take delivery of their new Citroen Berlingo from Hillside Motors’ Martin Tregonning (far right) - Photo: Olivia AbbottA mixture of old and new is the recipe for success at Hillside Motors in Brae. The former Central Garage changed hands in June and customers have since been greeted by faces and surroundings both new and familiar.

The garage is still the islands’ only Citroën dealership - offering sales, authorised repair and Citroën parts distribution.

As a Citroën approved repairer the workshop carries specialist Citroën tools and diagnostic equipment. Plus the staff have additional specialist training for working on Citroën vehicles.

Ocean Kinetics invests in opportunities offshore

MAJOR growth in marine renewables, decommissioning and the offshore oil and gas industry look set to create up to 30 top quality, full time engineering jobs with ambitious local firm Ocean Kinetics.

The company is grasping new opportunities with both hands as its 50 staff move into its brand new £3 million headquarters in Lerwick’s Port Business Park, which has just been completed.

A celebration of Shetland sport

Read all about the Youth Legacy - click the banner bottom rightWITH THE success of the Olympic and Paralympic Games still fresh in people’s minds, Shetland is adding another week of sporting excitement.

Do you need a better trained workforce?

SHETLAND Islands Council is urging local businesses to participate in a new Skills and Training Survey to ensure that the private sector has the best possible opportunity to grow and generate new jobs.

An employment survey, carried out last year, found that 23 per cent of organisations had experienced difficulties in recruiting staff with appropriate skills.

SIC Service Review Proposals

Review of ferries, winter road maintenance and street lighting

The Council is reviewing all its services to save money so that it can provide the best possible service within its current budget.

Details of proposals to review the inter-island ferries, winter road maintenance and street lighting can be found by clicking on the links on the right.

Camera Centre: Take great Up-Helly-Aa Pictures

Create your picture products using one of the five state-of-the-art Kodak Kiosks with staff on hand to assist.Camera Centre is Shetland’s very own specialist in everything photographic, just what you need to take great shots of Up-Helly-Aa. Established for over 30 years, the company has been an innovator, bringing a host of new products and services to the Islands.

Böd Ayre Products Showcase

A SMALL family owned business in Shetland is banking on the growing trend for a healthy lifestyle by diversifying into edible seaweed.

Described by many as the new superfood, seaweed has been eaten by coastal communities for centuries, and is part of the staple diet in countries such as Japan, China and Korea.

Bolts Showcase

A LOCALLY owned family business is tackling the downturn in the traditional retail sector by re-launching its shops and adding the opportunity to shop online.

Owner of the Toll Clock Shopping Centre, Bolts Shetland Ltd, said the initial response from customers to their new outlets and website has been very positive.


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