Welcome to Northmavine

Welcome to Northmavine

NCDC’s mission is to support the community of Northmavine through economic, social and cultural well-being development and regeneration, making Northmavine a better place to live, work and visit.

NCDC is a local charitable company run by dedicated staff and overseen by a voluntary directors  board. NCDC was formed to work with the community to encourage and support opportunities for development.

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Northmavine News

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  • Local Maker’s Market Proves a Great Success
    Local Maker’s Market Proves a Great Success 15.09.2021

    Last month's 'Local Maker's Market', organised by NCDC's Growing Local Northmavine project, proved to be a success with over 300 visitors throughout the afternoon. A number of local producers and craft makers featured at the event, expressing interest at having such events again in the future.

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  • Tourist guide now available to buy
    Tourist guide now available to buy 15.04.2019

    Buy our new 36-page colour tourist guide to Northmavine, which comes complete with QR code giving access via your smartphone to an online audio guide to some of our favourite scenic spots. Only £6.50 including postage within the UK!

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  • Our own....Up Helly Aa!
    Our own....Up Helly Aa! 07.01.2019

    Northmavine’s own version of the great Viking fire festival happens every year on the third Friday in February.

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Our Projects

  • Bruckland SCRAN recycling centre
    Bruckland SCRAN recycling centre

    Centrally located at the Hillswick/Ollaberry junction, NCDC's Bruckland SCRAN recycling centre is a place where surplus household goods can be left or collected for re-use, where scrap metal and waste plastic can be disposed of, and many a carbon footprint reduced.

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  • Housing
    Housing

    NCDC is a landlord - we own the ‘shop house’ at Hillswick, Shoormal - and letting agent for affordable housing in North Roe, the two state of the art houses called Anniesland, which we oversaw the construction of. We also help local folk to let or sell their property.

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  • The Polycrub
    The Polycrub

    The Polycrub is a gale-proof, hard-polycarbonate clad version of the well-known polytunnel, built using recycled salmon farm pipe. Designed and manufactured to kit form in various sizes, in Northmavine by NCDC subsidiary Nortenergy, Polycrubs are exported all over the world.

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  • Northmavine is one of the greatest places in Shetland to see otters, seals, dolphins and whales in their natural habitat. Not to mention the fantastic variety of seabirds.

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  • The finest scenery in Shetland – that’s our proud boast! From the spectacular cliffs of Eshaness to the arctic landscape on top of Ronas Hill, Shetland’s highest point, Northmavine amazes. There are pristine beaches too. And from ancient remains, walk in Viking footsteps through fishing booms, two world wars and the more recent past.

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  • An NCDC windpower project fuels the Ollaberry Industrial Estate and shop, and NCDC is committed to developing renewable energy projects, as well as battling climate change in as many other ways as possible, through forestry developments, responsible crofting and more. The NCDC recycling centre ensures waste and large surplus items can be dealt with locally.

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  • With 4G mobile phone coverage and superfast fibre broadband both widely available, Northmavine offers both visitor and resident an ideal location to work, play and tour, connectedly. The Shetland Webcams network of live coastal video extends to Hillswick and its weekly live ‘visual radio’ show, The Beatcroft Social, is broadcast from there.

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