North Yell boasts some of the most spectacular landscapes and beaches in Shetland and is rich in natural resources. It’s also home to a dynamic, ambitious community with bold plans.

Ready to welcome visitors to enjoy the dramatic scenery, abundant wildlife, and excellent fishing, the pioneering community is also proud of its enterprising spirit, engendered by the North Yell Development Council.



North Yell Development Council (NYDC) exists to encourage the community’s efforts to thrive as a self-sustaining, ambitious and carbon neutral community.

The council’s core objectives are to support Enterprise, Initiative, and Self-help and it has a long, proud history of helping foster a spirit of entrepreneurialism and resilience – inspired by the spectacular surroundings and bountiful natural resources.

Recent Projects

Energy Grant Scheme

In June 2023 North Yell Development Council launched Shetland’s first Energy Grant Scheme. 

Cullivoe Industrial Estate

The Cullivoe Industrial Estate is a two phase development located at the Cullivoe Pier and is home to 14 Business Sites. If you are interested in renting a site in Cullivoe email

North Yell Marina

The new North Yell Marina, opened in May 2022, has 23 berths as well as 5 visitor berths. The Marina has a brand new amenity building with toilet and shower facilities, washing machines and an eBike rental service.

Latest News

Land and Property development
November 20th, 2023

NYDC are asking people to come forward if they have land or property for sale in North Yell for a potential social housing scheme. If you have suitable land or property then get in contact by emailing

New NYDC Offices
November 20th, 2023

NYDC opened its new offices in the Sellafirth Business Park this month with a public consultation and Sunday Teas event.

NYDC Website Launch
October 2nd, 2023

North Yell Development Council are thrilled to launch their brand new website. The website is full of information about NYDC and the North Yell Area as well as providing facility to book Marina berths.