Community council elections – a reminder

The returning officer for community council elections in Shetland is reminding electors that nominations for vacancies to community council wards throughout the isles close at 4pm on Tuesday.

Following the main elections in November, 49 vacancies remained, and the by-election process started on 14th January. Thirty-eight vacancies remained at noon on Monday, as follows: Brae 1; Bressay 3; Burra 2; Cunningsburgh 2; Exnaboe 1; Gluss 1; Haroldswick 1; Lerwick 6; Mid Yell 3; Mossbank 2; Nesting 2; Quarff 2; Quendale 1; Sandwick 3; Scalloway 3; Unst 2; Uyeasound 1; Voe 2.

Nomination forms can be obtained from the relevant community council clerk. Contact details are on the SIC website at or by contacting the returning officer’s staff on Lerwick 744554 or by email to Forms must be completed and returned by 4pm on Tuesday 1st February.


Add Your Comment

Add Your Comment

Please note, it is the policy of The Shetland Times to publish comments and letters from named individuals only. Both forename and surname are required.

Comments are moderated. Contributors must observe normal standards of decency and tolerance for the opinions of others.

The views expressed are those of contributors and not of The Shetland Times.

The Shetland Times reserves the right to decline or remove any contribution without notice or stating reason.

Comments are limited to 200 words but please email longer articles or letters to for consideration and include a daytime telephone number and your address. If emailing information in confidence please put "Not for publication" in both the subject line and at the top of the main message.

200 words left

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Get Latest News in Your Inbox

Join the The Shetland Times mailing list to get one daily email update at midday on what's happening in Shetland.