25th May 2017

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

Petition launched for fairer ferry deal

Petition launched for fairer ferry deal

14 comments, 07/05/2016, by in News

A new petition has been launched calling for the Scottish government to cut ferry fares to the Northern Isles - despite the SNP failing to win either the Orkney or Shetland seat.Isles man Ryan Thomson says fares on Shetland's lifeline services have increased by 31 per cent, while those in the We... Read more...

Poverty up despite employment

Poverty up despite employment

3 comments, 22/04/2016, by in News

The “romantic” notion that Shetland is a classless society has been laid to rest by the release of a report highlighting a likely increase in in-work poverty, it has been claimed.Findings contained in Shetland’s new Outcome Improvement Plan for the next four years show a steady rise in the... Read more...