ZetTrans News

To keep people up to date on developments in ZetTrans and its projects this page allows access to new and current ZetTrans press releases.

16 January 2014 - Mainstreaming Equality in ZetTrans

Shetland's Shetlands Equalities Mainstreaming Report and Equality Outcomes 2013 - 2017 has been published by Shetland's Community Planning Partners, and it includes a section relating to ZetTrans.


3 September to 5 October 2012 - Local Bus Services Redesign Project - Public Consultation

This consultation is accepting comments from the public up until the 5th of October. Full details available under the Comments and Consultation section of this website.

28 July 2010 - Scottish Government Ferries Review Consultation Events in Shetland

People in Shetland will have an opportunity to discuss the future of local ferry services as part of the Scottish Government’s Ferries Review when officials visit the islands next month.

The Scottish Ferries Review examines current provision of ferry services and respondents are being invited to consider a range of changes and improvements suggested by people and communities across Scotland that could be made to meet future customer needs. This includes:

* how ferries should be funded and procured
* the setting of fares
* what kind of services should be supported with public money
* who should be responsible for providing these services

The review was a commitment within the 2006 National Transport Strategy (NTS) and will inform the preparation of a long-term ferries plan for lifeline services to 2022.

Reporters are welcome to attend these events.


Date: Monday 9 August
Time: 1500 - 1930, with presentations at 1515 and 1800
Venue: Town Hall, Lerwick

Date: Tuesday 10 August
Time: 1500 - 1930, with presentations at 1515 and 1800
Venue: North Ness Hall, Yell


Andrew McIntyre - 0131 244 3069

St Andrew’s House, Regent Road, Edinburgh EH1 3DG

9 April 2009 - Scottish Government Questionaire

The Scottish Government is about to commence a data collection exercise in your area.

Further details are available here.

17 February 2009 - Scottish Ferries Review

A public consultation event will be held in Islesburgh Centrte on Thursday 26th February between 1130 and 1930.

Further details are available here

20 October 2008 - Bressay Tunnel

In June 2008 Council agreed that the recommendations of the Bressay Link STAG appraisal be adopted as Council policy and the tunnel option be developed in further detail. ZetTrans and the Council now wishes to ensure the wider community can be aware of the developing proposals and feed in ideas, any concerns and opportunities.

Full press release available here

18 August 2008 - Approval of Shetland Transport Strategy

The Scottish Government has approved Shetland’s Transport Strategy. For the first time, Shetland has a statutory document that contains the blueprint for shaping the future of transport services to and from and within Shetland.

Full press release available here

4 June 2008 - If You Car(e) Share......

Working in partnership with HITRANS, ZetTrans is launching a website to encourage and enable more people across Shetland to car share.

Full press release available here



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