THE PUBLIC is being given more opportunity to comment on the future use of the Sullom Voe Harbour area as part of an ongoing consultation into opening up the waters for development.
A series of public consultation events were held earlier this year to gather local views on the future of the harbour area, which includes Yell Sound and stretches from Brae up to past North Roe.
A further three drop-in sessions will be held in early June to allow the public to have more of a say on the consultation, and to provide an update on the project. They will be held at:
- 4 June – Yell Leisure Centre, Mid Yell – 2.30pm – 7pm
- 5 June – Ollaberry Hall – 2.30pm – 7pm
- 6 June – North Mainland Leisure Centre, Brae – 2.30pm – 6.45pm
Interest in the area has been expressed from sectors such as renewable energy, shellfish, finfish and seaweed farming.
The consultation responses will help to inform a masterplan for the area, which will be devised by Shetland Islands Council and experts from the NAFC Marine Centre in Scalloway.