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Daily Archives: October 12, 2010

Disgraceful slur on committee

Disgraceful slur on committee

I write in response to Billy Fox's ill-judged comments in The Shetland Times of 8th October. It contains a personal attack on me. I am used to that and can take it. However, the attack on members of the Association of Shetland Community Councils, and on my long-term role as vice-chairman of that bod... Read more...

Open your eyes

Open your eyes

It was with real astonishment that I read in the addendum to the Viking Energy windfarm application of what they call the “do nothing scenario” regarding the state of our hills. In this, the ornithology section, Viking claims that some two thirds of the blanket bog on the site is in poor conditi... Read more...

Clear majority against

Clear majority against

The “unrepresentative meetings” Laughton Johnston mentions in his letter were four consultation meetings hosted by Shetland Islands Council in 2009 to gauge public opinion on the proposed Viking Energy windfarm. All showed a clear majority against. This was also reflected in a Shetland Times pol... Read more...