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

Cluness prepared for weather
2 comments, 27/01/2014, by in Headlines, News

Guizer Jarl Ivor Cluness has reiterated the Up-Helly-A's long-held mantra "there will be no postponement for weather" – despite the threat of force 8 gales at tomorrow night's procession. Mr Cluness insisted he was optimistic conditions would prove favourable during the day's events. "The weathe... Read more...

Injured crewman airlifted
24/01/2014, by in News

An injured crewman was airlifted from a standby vessel in the early hours of this morning.The Sumburgh-based rescue helicopter was dispatched after the man was hurt onboard the Grampian Otter 130 miles north east of Sumburgh. /p> He was landed at the Clickimin landing site and transferred to t... Read more...

Skerries closure not called in
22/01/2014, by in Headlines, News

The decision by Shetland Islands Council to close the Skerries secondary will not be called in by Scottish ministers.That means the department will close on 4th July, after which pupils will receive their lessons at the Anderson High School in Lerwick.A transition group will be established w... Read more...