Designers have blamed the increase in costs on an overheated UK economy, inflation in the construction industry, and a lack of interest from contractors who see Shetland as a high-risk area.
The cost of building a new secondary school in Lerwick has rocketed to Pounds 48 million, an increase of pound;18 million, according to the latest estimates. The rising costs for a new Anderson High is jeopardising the council's capital spending programme, according to councillors.
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