Have your say on Knab plans

The old Anderson school was vacated in October. Photo: Shetland Islands Council

A PUBLIC meeting and exhibition will take place next week as plans to develop the now disused school site at the Knab in Lerwick gather pace.

Members of the community are invited to give their views on the proposals which are emerging for the site at a meeting in the assembly hall of the former Anderson High School on Tuesday between 6.30pm and 8.30pm.


There will also be an exhibition on the same day from 4pm to 6pm.

Earlier this year Edinburgh-based architects 7N were appointed to draw up the masterplan for the site, which it is hoped will become a “vibrant, mixed use and sustainable” area after schoolchildren moved to the new Anderson building at lower Staney Hill.

It is anticipated that the masterplan work could be completed by May.

Shetland Islands Council’s development committee chairman Alastair Cooper said the local authority was keen for the community to stay involved in the process.

Last year the council ran a public consultation on the future use of the site, with suggestions ranging from housing and education to a hotel and recreational space.

“We’re keen to hear from anyone with an interest in the future of the Knab site, to help to develop the masterplan, that will also enhance Lerwick,” Cooper said.

“The team are looking forward to working with the community to develop a vision that is worthy of this unique site.”

People who are unable to attend the meeting can email their comments to knab@7Narchitects.com.