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Letters / Do we really want one of the world’s largest arms companies operating in Shetland?

Until last week a modern day war between NATO countries and a world super power was pretty much unthinkable.

Russia’s invasion of a sovereign European nation has made it a genuine possibility.

My thoughts and prayers are with all of those facing slaughter in Ukraine.

In light of this Russian aggression, is it wise for us to be inviting one of the largest arms companies in the world to come and operate in Shetland?

SaxaVord Spaceport and its principal partner Lockheed Martin may buy us fixed links and will bring jobs to the isles, but at what price?

In 2020, then US President Donald Trump said “space is the world’s new war fighting domain.”

In an increasingly uncertain world, do we really want to be right in da hert o dat?

Kennedy Stewart