Frank Hay's letter on behalf of Sustainable Shetland (Group in not anti-renewables; SN, 19/10/2018) states that wind farms cannot be constructed without using large quantities of fossil fuels.
On behalf of Sustainable Shetland I would like to respond to the "Wake up and Smell the Fumes" letter (17/10/18).
Faroese delegates will be visiting Shetland in early November to discuss their state-owned Faroese Telecom bringing fibre broadband and 5G to Unst ahead of the proposed spaceport (Renewed call for Norröna to return to isles; SN, 18/10/2018).
On the back of a week's worth of warnings from the world's top climate change scientists "Sustainable" Shetland's latest letter (Turbines would be even more out of scale; 28/9/18) couldn't have come at a better time.
I had a visit recently from a gentleman in Tsuyama City, Japan. He recalls that in the mid-1960s his school in Japan communicated with a school or schools in Shetland.
With the much needed new fish market construction in full swing, I'd like to know if Lerwick Port Authority have given any thought into what they are going to do with the old market (hopefully not just another store)?
It is with both delight and sadness I write this letter about the Co-operative store in Lerwick.
So VE/SSE want larger turbines for their still highly controversial project (Increase planned for size of Viking turbines; SN, 26/9/18).
Although I'm not able to be present for this year's Shetland Wool Week, 600+ wool enthusiasts from around the world are having the time of their lives across the islands this week.
I see that the committee for raising the money to buy the MRI scanner is due to meet the Charitable Trust in order to request funding from the oil money held in the Shetland folks name, and this is an encouraging development.
It is heartening to see the Shetland Partnership set such laudable goals (Partnership plan a platform for innovation; SN, 04/09/2018). Shetland News also does the community a service with the reminder that Shetland Charitable Trust is a member of the public planning partnership.
As a regular reader of Shetland News with a strong interest in your community and ongoing important debates, I'd like to send my regards and share some thoughts and views.
Why is it 'commendable' for Michael Craigie to travel by bike to a council meeting about bus services (Council could take some risk from operators for cheaper service; SN, 22/08/2018)?
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.