Shetland Islands Council

Chief Executive: 
Mark Boden
Council Leader: 
Cecil Smith
Civic Head: 
Malcolm Bell
Political control: 
IND
Address: 
Town Hall, Lerwick, ZE1 0HB
Telephone: 
01595 693535

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Shetland is located in the North Atlantic, strategically placed in relation to fertile fishing grounds and major oil reserves. It consists of a group of 100 islands, some 567 square miles in area with approximately 900 miles of coastline and a population of 23,200 (NRS - 2016). It is as close to Norway as it is to Aberdeen.