I find myself a bit confused by Mr Roberts’ letter to Shetland News regarding the interconnector cable and Viking Energy (Interconnector not just a ‘business opportunity’; SN, 28 April 2020).
As chief executive officer for the Amenity Trust Mr Roberts must be aware that one of the principle aims of the trust is to preserve and enhance Shetland’s natural heritage.
Viking Energy and the interconnector are interdependent.
The construction of Viking Energy and the other consented wind farms will involve the industrialisation of Shetland from Lerwick to Yell, so how does this equate with the aims of the Amenity Trust?
Could Mr Roberts or any of the trustees please clarify if the policy of the trust has drastically changed in any way?