25th June 2016
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AboutRyan 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

Bad weather hampers air ambulance visit
0 comments, 12/07/2015, by in News

A second attempt to show off one of two air ambulances being brought into services was hampered by poor visibility.A planned itinerary was arranged and should have seen a new Airbus H145 tour extensively round parts of the isles, following feedback during consultation with communities.Th... Read more...

Town residents bemoan lack of parking
1 comment, 11/07/2015, by in News

Residents in flats near Stouts Court in Lerwick have voiced concerns about a lack of residential parking. A couple who stay in one of the flats opposite the block at the south end of Commercial Street say up to 14 extra cars can appear in the area if social events are taking place at the nearby boa... Read more...

In this week’s Shetland Times
10/07/2015, by in Features, Headlines, News

In this week's Shetland TimesA date is set for a legal debate into whether Alistair Carmichael should continue as isles MP.Bixter Health Centre is to be taken over by operators of the Scalloway surgery.The Scottish government has voiced a commitment to securing lower island air fares, ca... Read more...

Fire destroys Northwards trailer
0 comments, 24/06/2015, by in Headlines, News

Fire took hold of a Northwards trailer half filled with salmon outside the Scottish Seafarms premises in Scalloway this morning.Police and fire services attended the scene at Blacksness Pier following the call shortly before 8am. Staff at Scottish Seafarms were evacuated after the fire started ... Read more...

New hatchery officially opens
0 comments, 13/06/2015, by in Headlines, News

The new high-tech salmon hatchery at Girlsta was today officially opened, marking a major achievement in the local seafood sector.The large £15 million development has created 16 highly-trained new jobs. It will operate 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.Fully fitted with modern equipment, the... Read more...