Facts: (1) Shetland comprises less than half of one per cent of the population of Scotland; (2) Holyrood is controlled by the SNP; (3) Shetland does not vote majority SNP, and (4) Shetland did not vote for Brexit.
Thus Shetland has little leverage with Holyrood and shouldn’t expect any great improvement by 2021 (‘Digital forum hears lack of broadband and mobile access is “killing” remote communities’, SN 21/8/16).
I suggest the SIC and all its appendages, trusts, etc. that are entrusted with Shetland’s money make the broadband initiative a top priority and implement it with local funds.
Christopher McDowall Johnston
5374 Saffron Drive