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

NYDC receives SLF grant
April 10th, 2024

NORTH YELL PROJECT RECEIVES FUNDING FROM THE SCOTTISH LAND FUND … North Yell Development Council has been given £99,000 to buy units 3 and 4 at Sellafirth Business Park, North Yell, Shetland.

Cullivoe School no longer up for mothballing
March 19th, 2024

The SIC confirmed today that they will no longer be pursuing mothballing the Cullivoe School as the school roll has risen above the number for consideration. This is fantastic news for our community, we are grateful to the Cullivoe Parent Counil for all their hard work.

NYDC and Cullivoe Parent Council statements about mothballing
February 28th, 2024

NYDC have released a statement in opposition to the SICs decision to move the Cullivoe School to stage 2 of the mothballing process. You can read their full statement here. Cullivoe Parent Council also released a press release that can be viewed in full here.