25th September 2018
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Pictures of Mareel (Douglas Young)

I decided to take photographs of the new Mareel building on Monday afternoon, from the public roads leading to the North Ness and museum, showing the building’s progress.

After a few minutes, I was returning to my vehicle, when I heard someone shouting, and on turning round, saw a man approaching me. He wanted to know why I was taking photographs, and I politely and firmly told him that as I did not know him, I did not wish to give a reason. He persisted, saying he was the site manager, and I repeated I was not prepared to discuss the matter further. I then left in my van.

Ten minutes later he called me on my mobile, the number of which was on my vehicle, still requesting what the pictures were for. I told him that he was going too far and that I would take pictures in any public place of any subject of my choosing and that I was ending the conversation.

Perhaps my hi viz yellow jacket worried him. If so, why?

Douglas Young
Sumburgh.

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