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Letters / A peasant nuisance?

With the announcement that the peat vandalisation on the hills – Viking Energy wind farm – is bringing a floating hotel to Lerwick to house the monster turbine erecting minions next spring, provokes a question: Is there going to be a fairer allocation of cabins or vehicle spaces on our (not a lifeline) ferry service?

Floatel headed to Lerwick next year to house wind farm workers

This shamble of destruction has blighted so many things in Shetland depending on what you value about the Isles as it transforms into an industrial land & seascape, but that aside we all need to travel to and from Aberdeen for so many reasons, but this past year has seen a takeover of the ferry by wind farm traffic, with local residents facing two fingers up to them by the pure commerciality of Serco NorthLink.

SSE should have been forced to get their own ship to drag all their rubbish onto the isles, but the despicable SNP government, the cowardly SIC and profit orientated Serco didn’t and still do not care a pig in a poke for local folk or the isles, which begs the question: Are we to be treated again as a peasant nuisance, come next summer’s sailings to & from Aberdeen?

Vic Thomas


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