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News / All schools and early years settings closed due to weather

The UHI Shetland Lerwick and Scalloway campuses will also be closed to students

This number six bus went off the road north of Dunrossness. Photo: Graham Simpson

ALL schools and early learning settings in Shetland will be closed today (Monday) due to the snowy weather and forecast, the council has said.

The Met Office has placed Shetland in a weather warning for snow and ice through to Wednesday inclusive.

All Shetland Islands Council youth clubs will also be closed today, while the Eric Gray at Seafield centre is shut as well.

Children’s services staff will continue to monitor the situation regarding schools opening tomorrow.

UHI Shetland Lerwick and Scalloway campuses will also be closed to students today due to the weather.

Sumburgh Airport has now reopened after closing earlier in the day, while Tingwall has closed.

There are also some disruption to bus services. Updates can be found on our Transport Notifications section at the top of the website (see photo).

NHS Shetland said some staff have been unable to get to their normal place of work. “Where this is the case, our staff will call you to reschedule your appointment where appropriate,” a spokesperson said.

“If you have a health centre appointment that is not urgent and you do not want to travel today, please call to reschedule your appointment to a different day.

“Our district nursing teams will be undertaking urgent-only visits today. Your community pharmacy is open. If you have difficulties accessing your pharmacy to collect medicines, please contact them to discuss your needs and they can support you with accessing your medications.”

A detailed and regularly updated weather forecast can be found here.

A snowy Scalloway this morning. Photo: Shetland News

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