Shetland Islands Council has handed out awards to 57 businesses from all over the isles in recognition of their contributions to recycling and cutting down on waste.
Environment spokesman councillor Jim Henry presented certificates last week to local businesses which had achieved either bronze, silver or gold standard, as set out in the national Tidy Business Awards Scheme sponsored by Keep Scotland Beautiful.
He said: “It is excellent to see so many Shetland companies, organisations and community groups of various sizes and locations from all over Shetland receiving awards. It sends out a strong message that Shetland businesses are concerned about the environment and are keen to get actively involved.
“In the current uncertain economic climate careful use of resources is a requirement of general business excellence. The award winning businesses have demonstrated this excellence on a national standard.”
Businesses achieving awards this year were: AL Laing Pharmacy; Baker Tilly; Bayes Photographic; BBC Radio Shetland; Burra Bears; Cancer Research; COPE Scrapstore; Crystal Cave; Eid Community Shop; Faerdie Maet; Gremista Waste Management Centre; H Henderson (Unst); Herrislea House Hotel; Hunter & Morrisons; Islesburgh Complex; Jim’s Garage; Jim’s Garage Mazda; M&R Gair; J Leask & Son; M& Co; Ninians; Ocean Kinetics; Oxfam; Peerie Shop & Cafe; RNLI Shop; Royal Bank of Scotland; Save the Children; Shetland Arts; Scoop Wholefoods; Scottish National Heritage; Seafood Shetland office; SEPA; Shetland Amenity Trust; Shetland Aquaculture offices; Shetland Museum; Bonhoga Gallery; Shetland Highlands and Islands Enterprise offices; Shetland Parliamentary Office; Shetland Times Bookshop; Shetland Voluntary Service offices; SIC ICT unit; SIC Infrastructure Services offices; SIC Library & Learning Centre; Station Garage; Stems; Sumburgh Airport; Lerwick Town Hall; Visit Shetland; Vaila Fine Art; Valleyfield Guest House; Walls Shop; SIC Waste to Energy Plant; Westside Veterinary Surgery, Bixter; Westside Veterninary Surgery, Scalloway; Westside Pine.
Any business interested in obtaining an award can contact the council’s waste services department on (01595) 744800.