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?
With reference to yesterday's letter Oil money should be used for MRI Scanner (SN, 14/08/2018), this is almost identical to an idea contained in the email that I sent earlier this week to NHS Shetland and the Shetland Charitable Trust, and to which I have received a favourable response.
Declaring overprovision of off licenses in Lerwick may seem a laudable aim for the SIC but I suggest it's not necessary nor would it cut anything (More discussion on overprovision of booze; SN, 14/08/2018).
With reference to the MRI scanner appeal (Appeal launched for £2m MRI scanner; SN, 5/07/2018), I have recently witnessed the value of having this piece of equipment which was used on a young relative, and which found the source of a problem that the CAT scanner in Lerwick could not.
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).
Last week I had the pleasure of guiding a group of 21 Norwegians around Shetland for three days.
I felt the need to respond to the comment from Mark Carr (Apology needed; SN, 06/07/2018)
I find Shetland Amenity Trust's announcement to employ a graduate tourism development coordinator a bit ironic in view of their decision to close the Croft House Museum on Mondays throughout the tourist season (Amenity Trust graduate to explore cruise ship market and World Heritage site application; SN, 27/07/2018).
Scotland is set to enjoy a new renewable energy boom, according to an article in a national newspaper earlier this week.
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.
After the recent activity by Energy Isles I took a look at their website at https://www.energyisles.co.uk
I think that Sean Whyte (Isles marine litter 'worst in the world'; SN, 03/07/2018) should visit the opticians.
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.
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).
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.
Regarding my letter the other day about businesses opening on Sundays in Lerwick (When is Lerwick going to move into the 21st century? SN, 30/05/2018), I have done a survey of the responses to the letter which are on the Shetland News Facebook page at https://business.facebook.com/shetlandnews/ , and I thought readers might like to know the results.
Hyperbole does not a business case make when it comes to the Unst space race (Shetland's place in space sector 'compelling'; SN, 29 May 2018).
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.
Shetland News has reported on Scottish and Southern Energy's "consultation" with prospective windfarm (and tidal and wave power) developers, held on Wednesday 23 May (Cable talks the latest step to energy talks; SN, 23/05/2018)
I would like to applaud Craig Johnson's request that the SIC look into the viability of allowing Loganair to start flying to Scatsta Airport (Open letter to Loganair and the SIC; SN, 30/05/2018).
Due to the extortionate parking prices at Sumburgh Airport the cost of using your service is no longer competitive with NorthLink ferries (Inter-island travellers exempt from parking fee; SN, 29/05/2018).
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.
I worked at Sullom Voe from 1979 to 1982. The year I left a large tubular cross was erected overlooking the voe.
I would like to congratulate Hans Marter on his End of boom reveals economic weaknesses piece (SN, 14/05/2018).