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Letters / Another fine mess

One of the pleasures of being asked to guide some ‘Ooie folk’ during Wool Week is meeting visitors who are interested in how sheep and crofting developed the Shetland landscape.

The downside for last week was once again having to apologise to a visitor because of the inaction of Shetland Amenity Trust to maintain viewpoint signages for which they are responsible.

This time it was the sign at Voe that tells about the knitwear industry there and the Mount Everest connection.

The sign is mostly covered in green sly from which one of my American guests got her hands elted trying to read what it said.

It is high time that amenity trust management got out of their cosy offices to have a look at the embarrassing mess they are responsible for.

Allen Fraser



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