Liberal Democrat MSP Tavish Scott claims consumers in Shetland will “find it difficult” to understand why SSE has not reduced prices with the drop in oil prices.
I’ve been unsuccessful in finding any consumer who is puzzled.
When you sell off a public asset, and the company is only regulated with a light touch, huge sums of money are generated in profits and given away to shareholders.
What’s more puzzling to the electorate is what his party, in coalition with the Tories in Westminster, responsible for energy policy and regulation, have been doing about it for the past five years?
Become a supporter of Shetland News
Shetland News is asking its many readers to consider start paying for their dose of the latest local news delivered straight to their PC, tablet or mobile phone.
Journalism comes at a price and because that price is not being paid in today’s rapidly changing media world, most publishers - national and local - struggle financially despite very healthy audience figures.
Most online publishers have started charging for access to their websites, others have chosen a different route. Shetland News currently has over 430 supporters who are all making small voluntary financial contributions. All funds go towards covering our cost and improving the service further.
Your contribution will ensure Shetland News can: -
- Bring you the headlines as they happen;
- Stay editorially independent;
- Give a voice to the community;
- Grow site traffic further;
- Research and publish more in-depth news, including more Shetland Lives features.
If you appreciate what we do and feel strongly about impartial local journalism, then please become a supporter of Shetland News by either making a single payment or monthly subscription.
Support us from as little as £3 per month – it only takes a minute to sign up. Thank you.Support Shetland News