Welcome to Shetland News. By using our service, you agree to our Cookie Policy Find Out More

Letters - Send your letters to views@shetnews.co.uk

Who could object?

With regard to the huge transfer of public funds to bankroll Viking Energy (SIC seeks to buy SLAP from trust; SN, 13/08/2018), who could possibly object to the purchaser insisting on democratic reform of Shetland Charitable Trust as a precondition of sale?

We should be proud of our separate lifestyle

Thanks to The Year of the Young People and An Lanntair in Stornoway, myself and three other girls were given a week's textile placement over on the Isle of Lewis while two girls from Lewis received film placements here in Shetland (I'll add this now, Shetland gave next to no funding for this).

Will Viking be viable?

Scotland is set to enjoy a new renewable energy boom, according to an article in a national newspaper earlier this week.

Our democracy is undermined

There are good reasons why there's a spending limit and a requirement for full financial transparency during elections and referendums. Those rules are there to ensure that no party can win by simply outspending their opponents and that no unsavoury characters or foreign powers can sway political parties with large donations, for their own personal gain.

Death warrant for isles tourism

Energy Isles, presumably a proxy company for Viking Energy, are submitting a proposal for 50 turbines, each with a height 200 metres (656 feet) for their windfarm across North Yell.

Dog mess apology

I very recently had a letter printed in Shetland News letters (Please clean up after your dog; SN, 11/06/18) with regard to the increasing amount of dog mess around the Nesting area. Being a regular dog walker I do know of some people who don't pick up after their dog(s).

Please clean up after your dog

I have lived in Nesting for four years and enjoy the area very much. I got a young Border collie last year and spend roughly three hours a day exercising and socializing her, and, of course, picking up her mess after her.

Come on SIC!

Further to Dorothy O'Brien's letter (When is Lerwick going to move into the 21st century?, 30/05/2018), I have to agree that with all the SIC's hoo-hah about the tourists, and totally destroying the road system in Lerwick with speed bumps and stopping cars from parking on the street, they have done absolutely nothing about cafes or shop's being open on a Sunday.

When is Lerwick going to move into the 21st century?

TWO friends of mine arrived on Saturday evening for a week's holiday. They have never been to Shetland before and were very excited about it. They settled into their accommodation and got up on Sunday, looking forward to exploring the town.

Does anybody know?

I worked at Sullom Voe from 1979 to 1982. The year I left a large tubular cross was erected overlooking the voe.


JB's Autostore - Your local Auto Experts
Garriock Bros - Building Centre