With reference to SN article New SIC must 'hit the ground running'. It goes without saying that candidates should let folk know where they stand on all the issues and how they will commit to working together for the good of Shetland as a whole.
Having declared my candidacy at an earlier date I would like to point out that Mr Ratter has not contacted me. Where that leaves his intentions of working together as a council I am not sure.
I can only imagine he considers our respective views may not entirely gel. The group he proposes could therefore be more of a selected cabal rather than a forum designed to incorporate the views of the full council.
Having said that, should we both be successful in our intentions, I would look forward to working with Mr Ratter on issues where we share common ground.