It’s your own fault (Scotty van der Tol)
How dare Aith Parent Council accuse the SIC of casting a cloud over Aith school when it was themselves and their own communities who cast that cloud?
When we in Scalloway were fighting closure we made it very clear to the Aith and Sandwick junior high communities that it was not Scalloway that was being attacked but the junior high model itself.
I wrote to Readers’ Views and stated perfectly clearly that the case for closure was applicable to all junior high schools and that if you did not oppose it you would be next, and when that day came you would have no case or defence.
Anyone in the West Side and South Mainland constituencies has no right to utter a word of complaint. All your councillors voted to accept the report that said the junior high model was no longer valid. You elected them. You did not pressure them to keep Scalloway open. You did not say anything to them when they voted to close Scalloway. In fact you endorsed their ending of the junior high model by re-electing them. You and your communities did actively set the precedent for ending the junior high model and having your own junior high schools closed. The fact you did not listen when you were so clearly warned is your own foolishness. Please do not insult us further by complaining because you do not like the consequences of your actions and apathetic inaction.
The cold hard truth is you did this to yourselves and you should feel pretty foolish right now.
Scotty van der Tol