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For the last 17 years we have been delivering the latest news from across the isles to your PC, tablet or phone completely free of charge.

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About Us

Over the years Shetland News has grown in stature and reputation, and continues to enjoy healthy growth rates:

During the financial year 2018/19, the website recorded almost 3.6 million visits (over 7.8 million page views).

The number of individual readers (unique users) presently stands at between 25,000 and 35,000 per week;

In 2013 and in 2015 Shetland News won the Best Use of Digital Media accolade at the Highlands and Islands Media Awards, in 2015 Shetland News were also awarded the Top Story of the Year award.

In 2018 we published over 1,700 news stories, features, letters and reviews.