24th October 2018
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‘Shetland in Statistics’ goes digital

The latest version of Shetland in Statistics has been published – and it’s gone digital.

Shetland Islands Council’s development service has compiled the data that covers 2015 and 2016.

For many years Shetland in Statistics has been produced in booklet form as a resource for anyone looking for things like population statistics, employment figures and geographical information.

The web version is in colour and features tables and graphs, new sections and an interactive contents page. Another new addition is the use of Infographics that summarise different sections of the booklet.

The council says it has been designed so it can be printed at home.

Business development researcher Leah Irvine said: “Shetland in Statistics is a valuable resource used not only within the council but externally by the media, researchers, business, students and so on.

“We recognised that some other important aspects of Shetland life could be included, so we decided to give it an overhaul. What we have now is an up-to-date, comprehensive resource which is both informative and enjoyable to read.”

3 comments

  1. Graham White

    Moving with ‘The Times’

    Excellent idea for this most useful publication!

    Thanks to all concerned

    Reply
  2. Christopher Johnston

    There seems to be a typographical error on page 48. The runway at Scatsta is 1360m X 31m and is of Tarmac construction.

    Reply
  3. Bill Adams

    There is an equally glaring error quoting dimensions for Runway 09/27 at Sumburgh.
    It was 1,084 meters long before being extended out into the sea at either end
    and has been about 1,500 metres long for several years now.
    Proofreading of documents before publication seems to be a lost art these days.

    Reply

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