ABOUT THE SERVICE
Keeping a Prosperous Economy in Shetland
Are you in business in Shetland? Would you like to establish a business here? Either way, we hope that you will find this page a useful introduction to the services of the Council’s Economic Development Service.
Shetland Islands Council aims to improve economic opportunities in Shetland. To achieve this aim a range of measures are in place to support people and businesses to develop their ideas into commercial reality.
A prosperous place needs to remain competitive by making the changes necessary to generate wealth, to keep people in work and provide economic security for the local community.
We have a number of measures currently operated by the Economic Development Service to stimulate economic development in Shetland. A list of our currently operated financial assistance schemes can be found on this site. We also have staff that can help you with any business-related enquiry.
Shetland Islands Council's Economic Development Policy which covers the period 2013-2017 can be viewed here.
Contacting the Economic Development Service
All Economic Development, LEADER and Business Gateway staff are located at:
Economic Development Service
Development Services Department
Shetland Islands Council
3 North Ness Business Park
Shetland, ZE1 0LZ.
Telephone: 01595 744 940