Best custodians? (Alice Ratter)
Why is the proposed new Anderson High School building exempt from the education budget cutbacks? Do we really need another “fancy” building in Lerwick – probably the best in Britain if not Europe? Or, would a modular type building suffice which could then be furnished with first class teaching aids and equipment?
Primary pupils in Yell are to be transported up to 16 miles on single track roads. The new Mid Yell School has had problems since it opened, one of which is the plumbing system, and the fittings are apparently a different spec from those available in this country!
Modify the plans for the new AHS and save five, 10, maybe even 20 million pounds. Give all the Shetland bairns an excellent education opportunity, sustain our outlying communities, bring back music and knitting tuition, enhancing our indigenous skills, and improve our carbon footprint by reducing transport costs.
Based on their previous budgetary decisions are our councillors the best custodians of <i>our</i> Charitable Trust fund?