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Letters / The choice between fuel and food

Shetland News informed us on 24 February that 31 per cent of Shetland households suffer from fuel poverty and 22 per cent suffer from extreme fuel poverty.

Given the choice between fuel and food, these households choose food.

The supermarkets charge lower prices than the local shops for similar items – that is one reason for their popularity.

Supermarkets dictate what we eat and how it is produced

If the supermarkets are restrained or eliminated, where will those households in fuel poverty obtain the added income to pay higher food prices?

Christopher McDowall Johnston

Scottish Parliament election, 6 May 2021