Shetland Islands Council



Plans submitted for 124 new housing association homes in Shetland

Plans for 124 new homes in Lerwick for Hjatland Housing Association have been submitted to Shetland Islands Council for approval.

Published 31 July 2020

Learning lessons in homeless prevention

A report has been launched into a project in which four local authorities and seven housing associations, funded by the North and Islands Homelessness and Housing Options Hub and managed by Scotland’s Housing Network, explored enhanced practices in relation to section 11 notices.

Published 2 June 2020

North authorities join for first 'rapid rehousing' event to tackle homelessness

Seven local authorities from the north of Scotland gathered in Aberdeen last week to discuss plans to tackle homelessness.

Published 7 February 2020

Shetland landlords reminded of rental obligations

Shetland Islands Council has urged local landlords to make sure they meet their obligations to tenants in their properties following recent changes to the Scottish landlord registration scheme.

Published 9 January 2020

7N masterplan to guide future development of Lerwick neighbourhood

A masterplan drafted by 7N Architects for the creation of sustainable mixed use community on an old high school site in Lerwick has been adopted as Supplementary Planning Guidance by Shetland Islands Council.

Published 2 July 2019

Scotland’s Housing Network to study homelessness prevention among north and islands RSL’s

A homelessness prevention project is under way to investigate ways to improve the performance of section 11 notices in the north and islands of Scotland.

Published 1 May 2019

Shetland Islands Council approves home building loan

Shetland Islands Council has approved a £300,000 loan to BA Builders (Shetland) Ltd to allow the building firm to construct more homes.

Published 26 April 2019

Scotland’s Housing Network going from strength to strength with new members

Scotland’s Housing Network (SHN) has welcomed new the recent addition of new members Elderpark Housing Association, Shetland Islands Council and the return of Clackmannanshire Council.

Published 28 March 2019

Community group takes ownership of Shetland nesting school

A local community development group has take over the former Nesting School - the first time property has been obtained from Shetland Islands Council using new asset transfer legislation.

Published 26 October 2018

Landowners urged to propose Shetland development sites

Shetland Islands Council has called on landowners to propose sites that may be suitable for future development.

Published 8 October 2018

Blog: Lottery funding having a big impact on young people in Shetland

Hjaltland Housing Association and Shetland Islands Council reflect on the improved social outcomes for young Islanders thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Fund.

Published 10 May 2018

Shetland Islands Council appoints new chief executive

Shetland Islands Council has announced that Maggie Sandison has been appointed as the local authority’s new chief executive.

Published 1 March 2018

Former Shetland homes converted into new flats

Shetland Islands Council has completed work to convert four family sized homes into new one-bedroom flats in Firth.

Published 11 January 2018

Care Inspectorate rates Hjaltland’s ‘excellent’ sheltered housing support services

Hjaltland Housing Association’s Housing Support Services have been given a glowing report by the Care Inspectorate.

Published 19 December 2017

Shetland Islands Council to carry out energy study on Yell

A Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategy (LHEES) is to be developed on the Isle of Yell.

Published 14 August 2017