My daughter Robyn is in her last year of a Applied Social Sciences degree at Aberdeen Robert Gordon University.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last week’s ferries debate in the Scottish Parliament (‘Cross-party calls for SNP to act on fair ferry funding pledge as Holyrood backs motion’, SN 6/12/17) showed the SNP Scottish Government at its arrogant worst.
Glutton for punishment is the life lesson for me today. After my first go with the new Eastern Airways/Flybe franchise you'd think I'd of learnt my lesson...sadly I'm a sucker for a bargain and a complete fool.
One of the reasons Sustainable Shetland objected to Peel Energy's Beaw Field planning application was on the grounds of potential cumulative effect (Government approval for Beaw Field wind farm plans; SN, 4/12/2017).
I do not wish to explore the questionable science or the possible economic benefits to Yell of Isles Energy's wind farm proposals (Proposal to build large wind farm in north Yell; SN, 29/11/2017). I will leave that to the individuals and organisations more familiar with those arguments.
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.
Thank you for your article on Energy Isles' North Yell wind farm proposal (Proposal to build large wind farm in north Yell; SN, 29/11/2017).
I heard councillor Thomson speak on Radio Shetland (29 November) strongly supporting the latest Yell windfarm proposal.
It comes as no surprise to Sustainable Shetland that Energy Isles has taken this opportunity to lodge its planning application for a large windfarm in North Yell (Proposal to build large wind farm in north Yell; SN, 29/11/2017).
I would very much like to purchase a Shetland wool sweater, made in the Shetland Islands for my husband for Christmas.
Where there is alcohol, misuse alcohol will be purchased, regardless of cost! Wealthy families will breeze through it, unaffected as they have the means to pay (Health board welcomes alcohol price ruling; SN, 15/11/2017).
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.
Regarding the future use of the old AHS site, (Have your say on Knab plans; SN; 02/11/2017), I would like to suggest the following:
I wonder if your readers can help trace former friends of my daughter Amanda Laura Dwyer (Mandy Dwyer), who worked at the Gilbert Bain Hospital between 1988 and 1991.
I have racked my brains as to why Scotland's thin blue line should have to squander some of their limited resources in order to protect the Foula residents from the potentially horrific use of a 'wirm aeten' air rifle (Fine for possessing air rifle; SN, 26/10/2017).
Robina Barton in her open letter to trustees of Shetland Amenity Trust is absolutely right (The bigger picture; SN, 25/10/2017).
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).
This government is spending millions on upgrading the road between Glasgow and Edinburgh to save 20 minutes of journey time (Scotland's ferries: geographic discrimination or good value for a lot of money? SN, 19/10/2017).
Jonathan Wills has hit the nail on the head with his latest letter They are all internal ferries (SN, 19/10/2017). It is time to be realistic and demand what market loving liberal minds have chosen to think impossible.
The basic problem with public funding of our ferries is that no government (including the one in which Tavish Scott was transport minister) has ever understood that all of the Scottish ferries we're talking about are 'internal' services, by definition (Scotland's ferries: geographic discrimination or good value for a lot of money? SN, 19/10/2017).