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.
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 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.
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.
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.