Knab masterplan update

A WORKSHOP will be held next week to give the public another chance to have their say on how the old Anderson High School site should be developed.

Edinburgh based consultants 7N will hold the event at the town hall in Lerwick on 22 May between 4pm and 8pm to give local people an update on their plans.

It follows two previous public sessions in November and March.

7N architects are currently drawing up a masterplan for the Knab site, which has largely been sitting empty since pupils moved across town to the new school at lower Staney Hill in October.

It is believed that much of the site will be used for housing, although other uses – in areas such as childcare, accommodation and sports – have also been mooted.

Ewan Anderson of 7N said: “The Shetland community have enthusiastically engaged with this process and it’s heartening that people have strong views on the future of this important site.

“The community’s comments from the previous workshop have been incorporated in these emerging proposals and we’re keen to hear any further feedback.”

Chairman of the Shetland Islands Council’s development committee Alastair Cooper added: “The plans for the Knab site are taking shape and we’re keen to ensure that the public continue to contribute to the future of this unique site.

“I’d urge folk to come along and see how this site can help to address some of our shared challenges in Shetland and to provide benefits to the wider community.”

Anyone unable to attend the workshop can send in their views to