Two years ago I had the pleasure of visiting Shetland for the first time. Not knowing what to expect I was captivated by the unspoilt landscape and wildlife, unique in the UK.
From someone who lives in the industrial Midlands, I can only say how fortunate the people of Shetland are to have such an asset to attract the tourist and nature lover.
It is nothing short of astounding that anyone could be so short sighted as to actively promote irreversible destruction through the proposed wind farm? I am a supporter of alternative energy but not at the expense of the environment.
When Bob Dylan sang ‘The answer my friends is blowin in the wind’ he was not making a statement about the solution to the energy problem. Rather, the song was a comment on how eager we are to destroy.
Reading your columns, it seems that there are those who wish to push on with their plans against the clear wishes of the local population. To them, I would draw their attention to two more lines from the same Dylan song.
‘How many times can a man turn his head, pretending he just doesn’t see?’
‘How many ears must one man have before he can hear people cry?’
Listen to the views of those who matter, the people of Shetland, and let common sense prevail so that Shetland can be enjoyed by all, locals and tourists, for generations to come, so that this, slightly amended, line will not be prophetic.
How many deaths will it take till he knows that too many creatures have died?
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