22nd July 2018
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Fighting for what we have (Belle Spence)

The council’s decision to close Uyeasound School is yet another nail in the coffin for Unst. The continual asset stripping of the isles for the benefit of the Mainland must stop. We have lost our airstrip and suffered the closure of RAF Saxa Vord, two post offices and four shops. Due to further depopulation other businesses and community groups are suffering.

We are part of Shetland too. Yet all too often we are made to feel like outcasts, living on the edge. Even Mainland sports teams often act like they’ve got to travel to the ends of the earth when they come up here to compete. Don’t they realise that Unst teams have to travel most of the time, at great expense?

When RAF Saxa Vord closed SIC promised to help regenerate Unst. There has been very little evidence of this so far.

Depite this Unst is a go ahead community. But imagine what we would have been able to achieve if our energies hadn’t been taken up fighting the council for what we have.

Belle Spence
Unst.

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