Business / Isles suppliers hear renewables chiefs tout a bright green futureABOUT 110 delegates turned up to hear that the future for large scale renewables in the isles is facing a critical 12 months – but if contracts are secured there will be big business for local suppliers.
Business / Thulecraft investment ticks all the boxesLOCAL company Thulecraft is investing almost three quarters of million pounds over three years into expanding and upgrading its box plant at Lerwick’s Blackhill industrial estate.
Business / Fish processor opens doors at GremistaA NEW fish processing business opened in Lerwick on Wednesday in a venture that is planned to incorporate a retail shop by the end of the year.
Business / Economic strategy approved by SICSHETLAND Islands Council has given the green light to implementing a refreshed economic development strategy which aims to see 250 new private sector jobs created in the isles over the next four years.
Business / Farm future up for discussion in NovemberTHE NATIONAL Farmers’ Union is holding a roadshow in Lerwick on 15 November to gauge members’ views on a new agriculture policy for Scotland in the face of an “unpredictable future”.
Business / Unken cakes in an unken busHAVE you ever found yourself wondering what’s inside that white minibus parked at Lerwick’s Lochside right next to the new emergency landing site?
Business / Miller outlines targets for tourismAN AMBITIOUS tourism strategy has been launched for Shetland that aims to bring an extra £10 million into the sector over the next five years.
Business / Shetland News supporters pay for new website
Business / Grieg’s fish suffer in the sunThe salmon company reported a loss in the third quarter of 2018.
Business / Fish landings at Scalloway continue while new market is builtSCALLOWAY’s ‘new’ interim fish market is now operational ahead of Shetland Islands Council (SIC) awarding a £5.6 million contract to demolish the old market and build a new state of the art facility at Blacksness Pier.
Business / Tidal project wins European awardA TIDAL energy project in Bluemull Sound has won a European Union award.
Business / New fisheries bill introduced to parliamentFISHING leaders have welcomed a new fisheries bill which the UK Government says will bring more powers to Scotland after Brexit.
Business / More success for Bigton farmerBIGTON Farm’s trophy cabinet has increased in size again after success at this year’s British Farming Awards.
Business / Hairdresser Bjørn is one of Britain’s bestA LOCAL hairdresser who hit the national headlines a few years ago as the stylist of Shetland’s dancing pony Socks has come third in a national hairdressing competition.
Business / Fishing industry oppose to more time in ‘Brexit waiting room’SUGGESTIONS that the transition period during which Britain is leaving the European Union could be extended by another year to the end of 2021 has been greeted with horror by the fishing industry.
Business / Sumburgh scanner upgrade expected to cost £1.5mAROUND £1.5 million is set to be shelled out on upgrading the hold baggage x-ray system Sumburgh Airport.
Business / Renewed call for Norröna to return to islesA FRESH call has been made for the Norröna ferry to stop off in Shetland again on its routes connecting Denmark with Faroe and Iceland.
Business / New tourism strategy aims to boost visitor experienceA NEW tourism strategy for Shetland for the next five years is set to be launched at the end of the month.
Business / CAP reform review welcomed but ‘does not go far enough’A REVIEW that promises fairer funding for farmers throughout the UK following Brexit has been welcomed, but claims have been made that the reforms do not go far enough.
Business / More support for aquaculture trainingA NEW post has been created locally to support the isles’ aquaculture industry when it comes to receiving training in areas like health and safety.
Business / Value of isles salmon reaches record highTHE VALUE of salmon produced in Shetland last year rose to over £215 million, according to new figures.
Business / Research aims to break new ground at the fishingTHIRTY one million pounds sounds like an awful lot of money to spend on a fishing boat, but when you see the new Research, you could not say that money has been squandered.
Business / Work to begin on upgrading decommissioning site next yearCONSTRUCTION work on expanding the decommissioning facilities at Dales Voe in Lerwick is expected to start next year after plans for the project were given the green light.
Business / Newbuild Research arrives in WhalsayTHE COMMUNITY of Whalsay has been welcoming its second brand-new state-of-the-art pelagic trawler in as many months.
Business / Cafe highly commendedA CUNNINGSBURGH cafe and shop was highly commended at last week’s Highlands and Islands Food and Drink Awards.
Business / Poor SEPA rating for local salmon farms
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