15th August 2018
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People urged to turn up to windfarm meetings with their views ready

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People attending the four public meetings about the Viking Energy windfarm next week should turn up ready to voice their views. The events organised by Shetland Islands Council will simply involve recording what people want to say.

The council confirmed on Tuesday that the sessions in Brae, Aith, Dunrossness and Lerwick would not be in the form of a debate or question and answer forum. Instead, those who attend will be asked to express their views, which will be transcribed by minute-takers and also taped.

The record will be used to help shape the council’s view on the windfarm planning application and will also be submitted to the government’s energy consents unit, which is handling the planning process.

The sessions were requested by councillors in July in an effort to glean a clearer view of public opinion on the controversial 150-turbine development. They are to be chaired by executive director of services Hazel Sutherland, who is currently the acting chief executive.

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  1. according to mr wishart its pointless attending meetings or giving opinions as they will and are going ahead with the wind farm so why bother as our money is not controlled by us the public only way to be fair is to hold a referendum even after all our cash is being syphoned off by viking energy .ps lets see what percentage the 10 percent.[ 4] men have put into this or are they using our money to further their profits?

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