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Shetland businesses encouraged to complete survey

Published: 02/11/2021

A survey is underway to find out what demand there is for commercial land and property in Shetland.

Katrina Wiseman

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is carrying out the survey in partnership with Shetland Islands Council, Hjatland Housing Association and Shetland Arts Development Agency.

The findings will be shared with all partners to help better plan for future potential demand for land, industrial workshop, laboratory or office space across the islands.

Katrina Wiseman, interim area manager at HIE in Shetland, said:

“This survey is about understanding the property and land needs of businesses in Shetland, which is fundamental to informing the work that we and our partners do in meeting their requirements and indeed the needs of industry and communities.

“We and our partners are keen to hear from any business in Shetland including those from creative industries and food and drink sectors who are seeking space to expand or develop their business.”

The five-minute survey will capture background information about businesses to help understand individual demand on the island. Among other things, it will ask about the type of business, size of the space, its purpose and the type of property required.

The survey was launched 1 November and it closes on 6 December. It is available at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Shetland-property-demand

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