Shetland Islands Council

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Admin HQ Lerwick
 • Body Shetland Islands Council
 • Control Independent
 • MPs
 • MSPs
 • Total 567 sq mi (1,468 km2)
Area rank Ranked 12th
Population (2010 est.)
 • Total 23,000
 • Rank Ranked 31st
 • Density 40/sq mi (15/km2)
ONS code 00RD
ISO 3166 code GB-ZET

The Shetland Islands Council is the local authority for Shetland, Scotland. It was established by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 and is the successor to the former Lerwick Town Council and Zetland County Council. This council was established in 1975 and was largely unaffected by the Scottish local government changes of the mid-1990s.

It provides services in the areas of Environmental Health, Roads, Social Work, Community Development, Organisational Development, Economic Development, Building Standards, Trading Standards, Housing, Waste, Education, Burial Grounds, Port and Harbours and others. The council is allowed to collect Council Tax. The Fire Service is part of the Highlands and Islands division of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

Political composition

  • Independent - 22

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