About Ryan Taylor

Ryan Taylor has worked as a reporter since 1995, and has been at The Shetland Times since 2007, covering a wide variety of news topics. Before then he reported for other newspapers in the Highlands, where he was raised, and in Fife, where he began his career with DC Thomson. He also has experience in broadcast journalism with Grampian Television. He has lived in Shetland since 2002, where he harbours an unhealthy interest in old cars and motorbikes.

Posts by Ryan Taylor

Crash victims remembered
1 comment, 23/08/2014, by in Headlines, News

Survivors of last year's helicopter crash off Sumburgh have thanked their rescuers following a poignant dedication service held to mark the tragedy's first anniversary.Over 100 people attended Sumburgh Airport's memorial site to hear the service given by Fishermen's Mission Superintendent, Aubre... Read more...

Queen Sonja arrives in town
1 comment, 18/07/2014, by in Headlines, News

Norway's royal yacht the Norge made a fleeting visit to Lerwick Harbour this morning, and was believed to be carrying the Queen of Norway onboard. But a walk-about on the streets of the town from Queen Sonja looks unlikely. It is understood that any visit from the queen, or other members of the Nor... Read more...

New landing site to cost £60,000
1 comment, 17/07/2014, by in News

The cost of moving the emergency landing pad for the coastguard helicopter at Clickimin has been set at £60,000. Shetland Islands Council is seeking to move the helipad from its current location to make room for the new Anderson High School – even though the current landing site was only officia... Read more...

Isles referenda proposal shot down
7 comments, 04/07/2014, by in Headlines, News

The Scottish government has blown a raspberry at the idea of holding referenda on island independence. Earlier this year campaigners behind the movement, Referenda On The Islands (ROTI) mounted a campaign to hold votes over the status of Shetland, Orkney and the Western Isles on 25th September – ... Read more...