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Shetland Heritage Centre proposal

The Shetland Classic Car Club proposes that a Shetland Heritage Centre should be established among the remaining unused buildings on the Campus at the Knab (which will comprise the original AEI building, the Janet Courtney Hostel and the Science Block).

Disgusting mess

Whilst on a walk to the Sands Of Sound beach on a beautiful winters day, just a couple of weeks ago, I could not believe the disgusting sight of bags upon bags of dog waste just dumped at the side of the gate.

A big thank you

Friday (12 January) is my last day as the meter reader for SSE (Scottish Hydro) and I thought it fitting to write a little letter to the public of Shetland.

Morally indefensible

Whilst glancing through the situations vacant in the Shetland Times of 22 December 2017, I noticed that an entry from Mareel for drinks and beverages staff on zero hours contracts was advertised.

Medics series very well received

We hope you have all been managing to watch the Island Medics programme that has been on BBC1 each day for the last fortnight. If not you can catch up on BBC iPlayer.

No support for planning pressure group

Having attempted to draw out individuals, developers and the general building trade in Shetland who have real concerns about our planning system, I have failed to gather sufficient support for a planning reform pressure group so I withdraw from the fray.

Inconsiderate parking

It was fantastic to see so many attend the craft exhibition at the Clickimin Centre but very disappointing to see a few motorists park on the wet, soggy grass across from the centre and leaving deep vehicle tracks and ruts as a result.

The bigger picture

A second open letter to trustees of Shetland Amenity Trust:

First of all I would like to wish Ruth Mackenzie well in her new role as chair, and I'm glad to hear that trustees are "keen to ensure that all staff have the opportunity to contribute and to make sure that their views and ideas are known" (Amenity trust 'moving in the right direction', SN, 19/10/2017).


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