23rd September 2018
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More than one island (Alma Lewis)

Last week I emailed all of the councillors about my concerns over closing Burravoe school and quoted, among other things, extracts from the socio-economic report on Burravoe, published in March this year, which indicates that closing the school will have an adverse economic effect on the community.

Just before signing this I asked the recipients to press reply when they had read the letter. Three councillors, Andrew Hughson, Betty Fullerton and Bill Manson, had the courtesy to reply by email and I spoke to Robert Henderson. The rest, 18 in all, have either not read my email or do not know where the reply button is.

Since the vote to close Burravoe school was so close I wonder if those who did not read my letter even know what the socio-economic report said and if they had read the report would it have changed their viewpoint.

Could I remind Mainland councillors that we inhabit the Shetland Isles – note the plural – and that Mainland is not the only island in Shetland.

Alma Lewis
Burravoe,
Yell.

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