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Letters / ‘I too have equality concerns’

The fact that Pete Hamilton chose to spend a wet and windy January day outside the front door of the Town Hall demonstrates his convictions about sexual equality in Lerwick Up Helly Aa. I am sure others share his views.

‘It’s time to start talking’ – says equality campaigner who has set up camp outside Lerwick Town Hall

I too have equality concerns.

I worry about the increasing number of people reliant on food parcels in our relatively affluent community.

I worry about the large number of people who are living in fuel poverty in the Islands.

Up Helly Aa is a socially driven event. It will change when the majority of people decide there is time for change – just see the pictures of SMUHA at Celtic Connections.

Meanwhile let us concern ourselves with people genuinely disadvantaged within these islands.

John Waters



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